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.


You register with sfi by contacting the sfi reception by telephone 018-727 22 10. Our phone hours are Mondays–Thursdays 9.00–13.00

In the conversation with you, we make a survey of your educational and professional background and help you 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

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
  • Bergstrands sfi (Yrkesplugget sfi)

Course start dates and deadlines

Courses starting on October 4 – last day to apply is September 16
Courses starting on November 1 – last day to apply is October 14
Courses starting on November 29 – last day to apply is November 11

Contact the sfi office

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

Telephone hours for the time being

Monday 9.00–13.00
Tuesday 9.00–13.00
Wednesday 9.00–13.00 
Thursday 9.00–13.00


The drop-in at the sfi office is closed for the time being. Please contact the sfi office via telephone or e-mail.