Swedish Intensive Course for Ages 13–16

July 2020

Summer School 2019 is ended

This years´ intensive course in Swedish for years 13-16 is over! We have had some really fantastic weeks together with wonderful kids and adolescents from all over the world.
We are not accepting registrations for next summer just yet, we plan to open registrations for the 2020 summer courses in September 2019.

About the Course

Our Swedish course is aimed at students between the ages of 13 and 16 with varying abilities in Swedish. Whether you are a complete beginner or just looking to improve your Swedish skills to be better prepared for further studies in Sweden, this course is for you!
At the start of the course you will be tested so that we can find your particular language level. After this, we match the course to your specific requirements.

The registration form for 2020 will open here in September.

Beyond improving your Swedish, you will learn about Swedish history, geography and culture, as well as how Swedish society works. This is an intensive course, and includes studies in literature as well as grammar, speaking and writing practice. These will all be applied to practical contexts.

Although the course is usually taught in small groups or individually, there are also many activities done together. Participants are naturally welcome, and are encouraged, to make themselves familiar with Sigtuna town and its thousand year old history.

The course has now been running for a number of years and appeals to a variety of students from around the world, having originally been created as a way for Swedish expats  to maintain a connection with  Sweden. The course gives a fantastic introduction to studies in Sweden, and to living a boarding school.


Teaching is conducted by SSHL’s own qualified teaching staff who have experience of the specific requirements of expats as well as non-native speakers of Swedish.  Upon completion of the course, participants receive  a certificate. There is also the possibility to receive a statement from the teachers stating your particular language level.


Participants stay at the school’s boarding houses, and house parents (staff) responsible for the accommodation, will be on site 24 hours a day. During the course, most students will share a room with another course participant.


All meals are served in the school’s dining hall, whichand provides an excellent the opportunity for students to relax and enjoy each other’s company. relaxation and to bask in good company. SSHL is committed to providing a healthy choice of meals, and all food is; These meals are health conscious, and are prepared in the school’s own kitchen.


Every evening, with the exception of the three days when students are away on a school trip, there is one hour set aside for homework. During this time there is peace and quiet in the boarding house and participants get the chance to do their homework with the support of both English- and Swedish-speaking teachers.


All participants have access to the activities provided by the school’s sports & activities department. The focus of this week is on mathematics but in order to have the optimal conditions for learning there must be a balance between studying and extra curricular activities like sports and field trips. The house parents are also in charge of the students’ extra curricular activities. Amongst other things we arrange trips to Uppsala and Stockholm where we visit known landmarks, cultural heritage sites and other attractions.


Stiftelsen Stipendiefonden för Svensk Utlandsungdom awards scholarships to expatriate Swedish students for intensive studies in Sweden about Swedish language and society. Apply here.


The cost of the 2019 course is 27000 SEK which includes tutelage, room and board.

Please observe that your application is not considered complete before we receive your registration fee.

SSHL charges a registration fee of 5000 SEK for all registrants. Please use your child’s name in the payment message to ensure correct processing.

Final payments are to be received no later than 31 March.

Payment within Sweden:
Bankgiro: 142-9000

International transfers:
BIC: ESSESESS; Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, 106 40 Stockholm, SWEDEN

In the eventuality of a cancellation the following rules apply:

100% is refunded if cancelled before 16 April 2019.
50% is refunded if cancelled 16 April to 15 May 2019.
25% is refunded if cancelled 16 May to 16 June 2019.

For more information, please e-mail: summerschool@sshl.se