Allmän Kurs – Preparation for Higher Education with Eastern Christian Studies Profile

In this program you will study the Allmän kurs (50%) in order to gain the necessary qualification to study further at a higher education college or University. Here you deepen your knowledge and skills in Swedish, rhetoric, writing, analysis of sources and study techniques. In parallel with this, you will study at Sankt Ignatios College (50%) where you can immerse yourself in four church traditions: Tewahedo, Coptic, Syrian or Byzantine.


Allmän kurs at the folkhögskola (50%):

  • Swedish 1, 2 & 3 / Swedish as a Second Language 1, 2 & 3
  • Social Studies 1b (with the opportunity to study Social Studies 2 & 3)
  • Religious Studies 1 (with the opportunity to study Religious Studies 2) 
  • Mathematics 1a, 1b or 1c (with the opportunity to study Mathematics 2 & 3)
  • English 5 & 6 (with the opportunity to study Engelska 7)
  • History 1a1
  • Science 1a1


Courses include, amongst other,

  • Church Languages: Ge’ez, Classical Syrian, Coptic, Greek or Church Slavic
  • Church Music from the student’s own tradition 


Please note that some courses at Sankt Ignatios College require previous study in that area. You may therefore be recommended to study a course other than your first chosen one. To see more courses for the academic year 2022/23:

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Quick Facts

Length: 1-3 years (depending on previous educational or work experience)
Study Pace:

Full time (100%)

Language of Instruction: Swedish
Location: Campus Södertälje

University preparation (SeQf Level 4)

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

Completion of Swedish foundation education or allmän kurs (foundation level) at a folkhögskola Also, all students need to be at least 18 year old and officially registered in Sweden.

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees: Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this program is SEK 1200 per semester

Course Start Dates (academic year 2022/2023): 18th August 2022 and 9th Januari 2023