Learn Swedish at the TUM Language Center

Hjärtligt välkommen!

Swedish is the native language of about 10 million people. It is the official language of Sweden and is also one of the two official languages of Finland. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse and is closely related to Danish and Norwegian. Swedish is characteriyed by its melodic accent and its distinctive vowel system.

Courses during the semester

We offer Swedish courses from level A1 through C1 following the CEFR

Program overview in TUMonline

Courses during the semester break

  • The program of the intensive courses in the lecture-free period is now available in TUMonline.
  • Registration starts 3 weeks before the first day of the intensive course.
  • Examinations are taken in the form of course-related academic work.

Course Registration

Placement Test is recommended to register for levels above A2.

Why should I take a placement test at A2 and B1 level?
The test serves as an orientation or check of the individual language level before registering for the courses Swedish A2 and Swedish B1.

Students can register via TUMonline. Staff interested in taking a course should come to the first lesson.

The TUM Language Center reserves the right, in case of low number of present participants to cancel the courses.

Language Certificates and Language Tests

You can take a test to receive a language certificate to include in various applications (scholarships, internships, exchange semesters, etc.). Please contact thunstedt@zv.tum.de for further information

Tandem Learning

TUMtandem brings TUM students together for structured intercultural conversation.

Read more about TUMtandem here. Feel free to contact us via tandem@zv.tum.de if you have any questions.

Online tandem with the Swedish partner university KTH

The summer semester 2020 marks the beginning of the first e-learning project between the Swedish area at the TUM Language Center and the German area, Language and Communication, at the KTH. The use of the online tandem within language classes allows the integration of relevant topics for higher-level students in both Universities. Due to the achievement in the topic “Application and Internships in the other Country”, we will continue our e-learning project during the winter semester with the new topic innovations.
See more at Language and Communication at KTH

Internship in Sweden

Cooperation Chamber of Commerce

The German-Swedish Talent Program is an exclusive scholarship from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany for Master students with a technical or economics-oriented degree program. Required are Swedish skills at A2 level.


"The German-Swedish Talent Program". ("Dialog": Annual magazine of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce)

The German-Swedish Chamber offers a mentoring program for young professionals.


TISUS - Test i svenska för universitets- och högskolestudier

In cooperation with University Stockholm (Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet/
Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism) the TISUS-Test can be taken each May and October at the TUM Language Center. 
More inforamtion can be found at Stockholm University.

Summer courses in Sweden

Every year in March we are taking applications (max. four) from TUM students from level A2 who want to apply for a scholarship for a summer course at A2, B1 or B2-C1 level in Sweden.

If you are interested, please register Thunstedt@zv.tum.de

Summer course 2021

Impressions of 2019

Christina Thunstedt

Head of Swedish, Nordic languages and languages without lecturers

Office Hours
By arrangement
Room 300, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-22135


Photo Credits: Photos 1-3 are released under Creative Commons CC0 and freely available in the public domain at www.pixabay.com. Foto 4 Thunstedt: Eckert, Astrid und Heddergott, Andreas / TUM