Swedish Intensive Course for Ages 13–16

Dates: 18 – 31 July, 2021

We look forward to Summer School 2021!
We are now adapting this summer’s courses so that you may visit the school under safe and secure conditions. Our Summer School will take place in the best possible way, adapted to the situation in the world:

  • The number of students in the classes reduced by half.
  • Adapted excursions and activities.
  • Extra cleaning and increased space for accommodation and at meals.
  • Limited time outside campus.
  • We have a well-established plan in case a student should fall ill, which includes both staff, testing, and possible isolation.
For you who are longing to join, you are welcome to start your application now! See application form below.

  • Swedish Intensive Course: 18 – 31 July, 2021
  • Only a limited number of spaces available.
  • Full refund if cancelled no later than 30 June.

Start your application here, or read more about the course below:

About the Course

Our Swedish Intensive Course is aimed at students between the ages of 13 and 16 with varying levels of Swedish language skills. Whether you are a complete beginner or just looking to improve your Swedish language skills to be better prepared for studies in Sweden, this course is for you!
Before the course begins, we test our students language level in order to tailor the course to each students specific requirements.

Beyond improving your Swedish, our summer course students also learn about Swedish history, geography and culture, and some basic civic knowledge about contemporary Swedish society. This is an intensive course including literature studies as well as grammar, speech and writing exercises. Everything we teach is applied in practice.

The course is mostly taught in small groups or in one-on-one sessions, however, there are also plenty of activities for the entire group. Participants are encouraged, to explore the town of Sigtuna 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, which provides an excellent 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. 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’ extracurricular 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.

Fee and payment

Course fee: SEK 31,000.
This includes tuition, room, board and extracurriculars.

SSHL charges a registration fee of SEK 5,000 for all registrants.
Your application is complete only once your full registration fee has been received.
The remainder is to be received no later than 31 March.
Please enter your child’s name in the transaction message field.
The following rules apply for cancellations:
We offer full refund if cancelled before 30 June.

Payment within Sweden:

Bankgiro 142-9000

International transfers:

IBAN SE2550000000052501016629
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, 106 40 Stockholm, SWEDEN

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