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Intensive Swedish for Engineers and Architects -SFINX

Are you an Engineer or an Architect with a university degree from your native country? Are you looking for a Swedish course in Stockholm? At SIFA we offer Swedish courses for Engineers and Architects free of charge.

SIFA belongs to the municipal adult education in Stockholm. This specific program is called SFINX and will teach you Swedish with a professional focus.

Application deadlines

The SFINX program starts two times a year at SIFA, in october and mars. Below you find current application dealines. ​

Mars start (P2)
Course starts: 8 Mars 2021
Course ends: 7 May 2021
​Application deadline: Application is closed

October start (P5)
Course starts: 18 October 2021
Course ends:  17 December
​Application deadline: 10 September 2021

At SFINX you will get:

  • Free Swedish courses in the centre of Stockholm
  • Municipal adult education
  • Intensive Swedish courses for Engineers and Architect
  • Opportunity to tudy in groups with other students with a similar background and education to yours
  • Opportunity to establish contact networks in and outside of school
  • An insight into how Swedish work-life functions
  • Knowledge on writing a personal letter and interview training, and to learn about communicating in the work place, codes, unwritten rules and vocational vocabulary
  • Visits to work places, such as Sweco, ÅF and Scania  
  • The possibility to have a mentor, in cooperation with Sveriges ingenjörerThe possibility of attending courses at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Folder in English: Intensive Swedish for Economists, Lawyers and Social Scientists

Chat with a Student counsellor about SFINX

If you have any questions about Intensive Swedish for Engineers and Architects you can chat in English with a Student counsellor.

See timetable below:
Mondays at 1 pm to 3 pm
Tuesdays at 1 pm to 3 pm
Thursdaysat 9 am to 11 am

Link to chat: Chat with a Student counsellor 

Start at the level that is right for you

If you have no knowledge of the Swedish language you will start at Intro level C. If you already know some Swedish, you start at the level that is right for you. To be able to place you in the right course you have to be able to show proof of your current Swedish skills. Example of proof could be grades from another SFI or Komvux school or level test result from your home municipality. Read more about level test at: Level Test in Swedish

The Swedish courses that are included in SFINX:

You will study in cohesive groups. After you have completed a course you will directly start at the next level.

  • Intro SFI C 9 weeks (for beginners)
  • SFI C, 9 weeks
  • SFI D, 9 weeks
  • SVA grund 3, 9 weeks
  • SVA grund 4, 9 weeks
  • SVA 1, 9 weeks
  • SVA 2, 9 weeks
  • SVA 3, 9 weeks

This is how you apply

There is two ways to apply to SFINX. Before you apply be sure that you have your degree and certificates evaluated at Universitets- och högskolerådet UHR. You can begin your application to SIFA while awaiting an answer from Universitets- och högskolerådet

1. Apply at Vuxenutbildnigscentrum

You can get help with your application at Vuxenutbildningscentrum in Stockholm, Rosenlundsgatan 52. 

2. Apply by application form

If you want you can apply by filling in the application form below. Be sure you have all the documents that are requested. Se list below.

Application form for SFINX

Send application to:
Vuxenutbildningscentrum SFINX Arbetsmarknadsförvaltningen
Box 17140
104 62 Stockholm 

If you have qustion about your application: infosfx@stockholm.se 

Requirements for applying:

  • You need an engineer’s or architecture degree
  • You must have been in Sweden less than three years
  • You must know English at level English 6

Documents requested together with your application

  • Certified copies of diplomas from previous education, and translation of them into English or Swedish 
  • Official transcript 
  • A copy of your residence permit in Sweden. NOTE! Does not apply to EU citizens.
  • Copy of your id-card 
  • Your CV 
  • Proof of English skills. TOEFL, IELTS, TISUS (or other documents that show your English skills) or result or a level test result from your home municipality 
  • Proof of your current Swedish skills (if you have no knowledge of the Swedish language you start directly at Intro level C)
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