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

The first course of Sfi (Swedish for immigrants) for people coming from Ukraine will start on August 7. 
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

Please note that the phone is closed on 27 September and 28 September.

Drop in hours:

Tuesday 10.00-12.00
Thursday 10.00-12.00

Please note that there is no drop in on 28 September.

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 October 2 - last day to apply is September 14   

Courses starting on October 30 - last day to apply is October 12

Courses starting on November 27 - last day to apply November 9

Courses starting on Januari 8 - last day to apply December 7