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

  • Intensive courses take place during the lecture-free period in spring and fall.
  • You will find the program in TUMonline towards the end of every lecture period.
  • As soon as the registration period has been set, the information will be published on our homepage.


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 sprachenzentrum@tum.de if you should 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 students of both Universities. After a successful start with Application and Internships in the respective other Country, we continued our e-learning project with the subjects Innovations and Effects of the Pandemic. In the winter semester 2021-22, the focus will be on Startups.

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 2022

Impressions of 2019

Online Program vhb:
"Klara, färdiga, gå"

The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) offers the online language courses "Klara, färdiga, gå" for Swedish.
The courses can be a useful supplement to the Swedish courses at TUM.
Please note that the TUM Language Center currently cannot guarantee that ECTS will be awarded for these courses. 
Courses of the vhb are free for TUM students and registration is carried out using the TUM-ID.

Start of the next registration 10.10.2022.

More detailed information about the courses can be found in the course descriptions.

Working in Sweden

Students interested in a career in ICT (information and communication technology) can register at "Sweden ICT" and get the opportunity to get in touch with exciting Swedish companies. The next event will take place on April 13, 2021.

Language levels

A - Nybörjare
isolerade kunskapsöar, motivationssteg, standardiserade situationer, kommunikation är det viktiga, ordförrådet är det intressanta, språket styr

B - Självständig
B1: man styr språket, tröskelnivå, grammatik och register smyger sig in, det mesta är gemensamt
B2: specialisering, utvidgning/breddning, kulturell medvetenhet, inte "riktigt svenskt"

C - Avancerad
kan leda/presentera/bidra, även utanför sitt område, klarar nya situationer, kan improvisera

Christina Thunstedt

Head of Swedish, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Korean, Norwegian, Turkish

Office Hours
By arrangement
Room 300, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

The TUM language center cooperates with the Swedish Institute (Svenska Institutet).
For further information, please visit the website of the Swedish Institute.

Credits: Pictures 1-5 are availble via imagebank.sweden.se

Picture 1: Niclas Albinsson
Picture 2: Melker Dahlstrand
Picture 3: Simon Paulin
Picture 4: Fredrik Schlyter
Picture 5: Anders Tedeholm