Swedish for immigrants

Swedish for immigrants, sfi, is a free basic education in Swedish. At the sfi office we guide and inform you about sfi and determine your level of Swedish.

Who can attend sfi?

In order to study sfi, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a valid residence permit in Sweden or be an EU/EEA citizen.
  • You must live in Uppsala kommun.
  • You must have a need for sfi (lack basic knowledge of Swedish).
  • You must be at least 20 years old or have a complete upper secondary school (high school) diploma from your home country.

Sfi for Ukrainians

From August 2023 also people coming from Ukraine can study sfi (Swedish for immigrants) . 
Read more about Sfi for Ukrainians and how to register.

Registration at the Sfi office

You sign up for Sfi by contacting the Sfi office by phone or by visiting us at UJC Boländerna, Bolandsgatan 4. 

In the conversation with you, we make a survey of your educational and professional background and help you to choose a school and course. The waiting time for course start is 2–6 weeks.

The Sfi courses are free of charge. Sfi students are not entitled to CSN grants or loans.

Prepare your application to sfi online

Contact the Sfi office

Phone number: 018-727 22 10
E-mail: sfi@uppsala.se

Phone hours:

Monday 9.00-13.00
Wednesday 9.00-13.00 
Thursday 13.00-14.00

Drop in hours:

Tuesday 10.00-12.00
Thursday 10.00-12.00

Renewed registration

If you have studied sfi in Uppsala before and want to study again you need to contact the sfi office.

Sfi schools in Uppsala

  • Hermods
  • Utbildnings- och jobbcenters vuxenutbildning

Course start dates and deadlines

Courses starting on June 24 - last day to apply June 5 

Courses starting on August 5 - last day to apply July 18 

Courses starting on September 2 - last day to apply August 15

Courses starting on September 30 - last day to apply September 17

Courses starting on October 28 - last day to apply October 10

Courses starting on November 25 - last day to apply November 7