The courses start on the first academic week and last for 15-16 weeks (see the academic calendar).
Click on the course to see the time-tables, course descriptions, requirements etc in the study information system. You can find the schedule of the course by clicking on the “Event” button under the name of the course.
Language courses on the basis of English and/or Swedish:
- HVLC.06.010 Swedish for Beginners I, Level 0 > A1.2 (6 ECTS)
Elective courses held in English by the Department of Scandinavian Studies:
- FLGR.06.107 Runology (3 ECTS) - 100% web-based
Find the complete list of Swedish courses on our Estonian homepage.
The courses are generally free of charge for the students of the University of Tartu and for students from other Estonian higher education institutions (See which institutions and universities have a partnership with the University of Tartu).
Visiting students from foreign higher education institutions need to pay for their language courses only if they are fee-paying students at the University of Tartu. In case of the latter, consult with the foreign student office regarding the credit point costs and conditions.
Swedish is the sole official language in Sweden, where it is spoken natively by more than 9 million people. It is also one of the two official languages in Finland alongside Finnish and the sole official language in Åland, altogether with more than 300 000 speakers. There were Swedish-speaking communities on the western coast of Estonia as well as on the islands until the end of World War II. The Swedish-speaking minority in Estonia consisted of approximately 7000 speakers. However, nowadays only a few people have Swedish as their native tongue in Estonia.
Swedish is a Germanic Language. It is closely related to Danish and Norwegian and has several similarities with both the German and English language. The Swedish alphabet is a 29-letter alphabet, including the letters å, ä and ö. While the letter å is a common feature in all Scandinavian languages, written Swedish does not include the letters æ and ø, which are used in both Danish and Norwegian. Prosody is often considered to be one of the most noticeable characteristics of the Swedish language.