So easy! Applied to Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) class

Photo: Göteborg SFI office is conveniently located next to the ICA supermarket. So you can sign up before doing your groceries. Efficiency, check!


Göteborg, 14 Mai, 11C, Light rain


Tuition paying students at Chalmers get to attend a four month (aprox. 16 classes) Swedish Intro course for FREE!

The course is organized by Folkuniversitetet (, which loosely translates into Folk University… maybe you can compare it to “adult education” or “community college”… For me, Folkuniversitetet is a cozy/friendly studying environment, where I spent every Tuesday night learning Svenska.



Swedish isn’t a hard language to learn. Seriously, have you tried French before?



Swedish really isn’t that hard. I mumble and slur my English words so much that people think I’m speaking Swedish.


The other digital ambassadors have been making good progress… some handy tips:

  1. Dena:
  2. Jesus:

But the truth is…my Swedish isn’t going so well. It is my fault. I didn’t put enough time/effort into it. At Folkuniversitetet, I listen to my Swedish teacher preach while I stuff dinner into my face. Afterwards, I usually doze-off, thanks to a day of hard work at Chalmers.




In the back of my mind, I knew this SFI course existed, because one Chinese girl said she had difficulty signing up. The reasoning was this course is meant/prioritized for immigrants who are in need.








Then I conveniently forgot about SFI … until one day…








One day my friend Eva tells me she and her friends have signed up for SFI, and sends me the link:






but in essence, what you really need to know is:


Address: Rosenlundsplatsen 2

Opening time:

Måndag 10-16

Tisdag 10-18.30

Onsdag 10-16

Torsdag 10-16

Fredag stängt




Need list:

1/ you + 1 hr

2/ your passport

3/ a paper from the tax office with your Personal Number on it (when you land in Sweden, you need to register at the local tax office. Once you are registered, you will be assigned a Personal Number)





SO EASY! I was shocked how easy and effortless it was!


Approximately 3 month queue period.




Go sign up!











enclosed: some information sheets I received while signing up for SFI


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  • Harish • 14 Nov 2016 at 4.36 pm Reply


    How do I register as I have personal number and how do I get their email Id

  • Gankonoko kiyana William • 24 Sep 2016 at 5.50 pm Reply

    I have juste come respectely to solicit necessary informations about your program of Learning Swedish language, application form, brochures, période ans duration ect…

  • Saru • 17 Aug 2016 at 2.36 pm Reply

    Hai today I got registered for SFI. They gave me the center at Central of Gothenburg. How is it going to be?

    • Gimmy • 18 Aug 2016 at 12.05 am Reply

      Go to class on the date they specified and have fun! 🙂 /g

  • Rajesh • 11 Aug 2016 at 9.48 am Reply


    I am currently working in Finspang Sweden and come here on a work permit. I have got a personal number from the tax office too. It would be very helpful if you can show some pointers for Swedish classes in Finspang (region : Ostergotland) or any websites which has the information.

    I usually try to search and end up clicking which asks me to register everytime

  • ansumana saidykhan • 29 Jun 2016 at 9.01 pm Reply

    Hej my name is Ansu i have italy permit and i have number arbetsförmedingen
    .can his number apply for sfe

    • Gimmy • 30 Jun 2016 at 9.53 am Reply

      If you have a personal number, then yes. /Gimmy

  • Parakala • 2 Feb 2016 at 4.11 pm Reply

    My name is Parakala, I came to Sweden for one year masters degree I have been offered 10 months visa, for which I not eligible to get personal number. I would like to do swidesh language course now!! As I’m a pharmacist I need to have a academic swidesh language for getting license to practice. Suggest me the possible ways to register for swidesh course with out personal number.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Osman • 19 Nov 2015 at 1.56 am Reply

    Hej Name is Osman Ali Yusuf
    I live in sweden Göteborg and working in Göteborg but i come from spain and i want learn swedish language and i have registeration of tax agency personen har samordningsnumber but i’m still waiting Personumber so please do you have any idea that i can learning swedish language

    • Gimmy • 24 Nov 2015 at 1.46 pm Reply

      I believe you need your personal number in order to register for SFI. Meanwhile, you can check out other Swedish language learning tools suggested by our bloggers Dena and Jesus. Good luck! /Gimmy

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