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

Use the lecture-free period before the Winter Semester 2019/2020, to improve your language skills.

  • The program for the intensive courses can be found in the 29th calender week in TUMonline.
  • The courses take place in September and October.
  • The registration starts 3 weeks before each course starts.

Course Registration

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.

Cooperation Chamber of Commerce

The German-Swedish Talent Program is an exclusive scholarship from the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce 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. three) from students who want to apply for a scholarship for taking summer courses in Sweden.
In 2018 two students of the TUM Language Center got a scholarship for a summer course. 

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