Swedish Intensive Course for Ages 13–16


Due to the global pandemic our summer courses for 2020 have been cancelled.  We are currently accepting registrations for interest in our 2021 summer programme. All families with children accepted into our 2020 summer programmes have been contacted.  Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions at summerschool@sshl.se.


About the Course

Our Swedish 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!
At the start of the course, we gauge our students’ language level with a test and tailor the course to each students specific requirements.

Beyond improving your Swedish, you will also learn about Swedish history, geography and culture, and a few things about how modern Swedish society works. This is an intensive course that includes literature studies as well as grammar, speech and writing exercises. Everything we teach here 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. 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 2020 course is 29500 SEK including tuition, 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.

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to make changes to our cancellation policy.

The rules stated below are replaced by the following:

  • Final payments are to be received no later than 31 March, 2020.
  • The final cancellation date for a full refund of the course fee is 12 June, 2020.

We follow the development closely and our wish is for you to feel safe with your choice of school despite the difficult situation that prevails right now.


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 2020.
50% is refunded if cancelled 16 April to 15 May 2020.
25% is refunded if cancelled 16 May to 16 June 2020.

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