Swedish – Svenska

In the working world, it is important to be able to communicate in Swedish. You will need to have competence in communicating in Swedish if you apply for jobs in government or municipalities.
In Swedish municipalities where Swedish is the first official language, a good level of fluency is a requirement for employment.

Swedish – Svenska

The official languages of Finland are Finnish and Swedish.  This is prescribed by the law. 

Swedish language studies are included in the degree requirements of universities and universities of applied sciences if the mother tongue and language of education of the student is or has been Finnish.  On the other hand if the mother tongue and the language of education has been Swedish, then the contrary is true.

The Swedish courses are designed for intermediate and advanced level students and the Swedish courses are tailored to meet the language needs of the university academic degree programs as well as the needs of the professional working life.    Elementary courses are not offered in Swedish.

Students who have completed secondary school (high school) in a language other than Finnish or Swedish are exempted from completing Swedish language requirements. (Please, contact your department study advisor for exemption.)

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The courses by faculty

When you register for Swedish courses, register by using the course code of the writing course.  The oral course is embedded into the writing course.  

For you

Faculty of Education

In the spring term, it is possible to complete these courses independently online.  The code for this independent online course is 901048Y. This course will be offered if there are enough participants.

Faculty of Science

In the spring term, it is possible to complete these courses independently online.  The code for this independent online course is 901048Y.   This course will be offered if there are enough participants.   

Oulu Business School

Faculty of Technology

In the spring term, it is possible to complete these courses independently online.  The code for this independent online course is 901048Y. This course will be offered if there are enough participants.  

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

In the spring term, it is possible to complete these courses independently online.  The code for this independent online course is 901048Y.   This course will be offered if there are enough participants.  

Students in International Degree Programs: contact your degree program to find out if you can take some Swedish courses as a part of your Optional Studies.

Industrial Engineering and Management

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Molecular Medicine DD

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Biochemistry BSc

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Biochemistry MSc

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Biochemistry

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Chemistry

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Civil Engineering

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Process and Environmental Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

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Protein Science MSc

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Mining engineering and mineral processing

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Molecular Medicine MSc

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Information Studies

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Archeology

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English

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History

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Architecture

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Literature

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Cultural Anthropology

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Logopedics

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Swedish Language

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Saami Culture

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Saami Language

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German language and culture

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Finnish Language

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Science Communication, MA

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Geosciences

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Economics and Business Administration MSc

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Physical Sciences

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Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics

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Learning Sciences, BA, MA

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Primary Teacher, BA, MA

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Psychology, BA, MA

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Master's Programme in Learning, Education and Technology, MA

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Music Education, BA, MA

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Special Education, BA, MA

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Intercultural Teacher Education, BA, MA

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Early Childhood Education, BA, MA

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Education/ Educational Psychology, BA, MA

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Master’s Programme in Education, MA

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Master's Programme in Education and Globalisation, MA

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Business Analytics MSc (Tech)

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Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Biology

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Biomedical Engineering MSc (Tech)

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Information Processing Science

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Computer Science and Engineering

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Epidemiology and Biomedical Data Science

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Dentistry

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Medical and Wellness Technology

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Medicine

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Biomedical Engineering MHSc

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Health Sciences

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Economics and Business Administration BSc

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Mathematical Sciences

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Geography

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History of Sciences and Ideas

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Other Swedish courses

Refresher Courses

Intermediate Courses