Sfi - Swedish for immigrants

SFI courses are designed for immigrants to give them basic knowledge of the Swedish language. You will learn to speak, read and write in Swedish. You will also practice conversation, in everyday and workplace scenarios. You will receive a grade after completing the course. There is no charge for participating in an SFI course.

SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) living in Lund municipality

– for Swedish residents lacking basic skills and proficiency in Swedish.

Eligibility to participate in SFI

You must have a Swedish personal identity number (in Swedish, personnummer) to participate in SFI. Alternatively, you will be eligible if you have a coordination number (in Swedish, samordningsnummer). You must also be at least 16 years old.

How to sign up
To sign up for an SFI course, please visit the reception desk at: LundaVälkomsten Vux, Mellanvångsvägen 10 C. 

Visit the reception desk during our opening hours. It is not possible, nor is it necessary, to book an appointment. Make sure to bring your passport or a valid ID.

If you have any questions, please call our reception at +46 (0)46 359 6088 or send an email to lundavalkomstenvux@lund.se. Our receptionists speak Swedish and English.

Opening hours for LundaVälkomsten Vux

Monday – Thursday, 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Information meeting
Once you have registered at our reception desk, you will receive an invitation to attend an information meeting at LundaVälkomsten Vux. You will meet our guidance/career counselors and teachers at the information meeting. You will also learn more about education in Sweden, SFI courses and the Swedish labor market.

Individual meeting
Once you have participated in the information meeting, you will receive a time to meet the staff at LundaVälkomsten Vux. They will ask questions about your background, education and experience so that an individual assessment can be made of which SFI study path best fits your needs. You may also book a time for individual guidance on your studies and career paths.  At this meeting, you can register and sign up for the SFI course that’s right for you.

Assessment test - if you already have some knowledge of the Swedish language
If you’ve already learned some Swedish, the teacher will decide whether to give you an assessment test. The test assesses your knowledge of Swedish in order to recommend a course at the right level for you.

Choosing the school
When you meet the teacher, you will receive information on the study path and course that is right for you. You may also tell us which school you would like to attend. Students on study path 1 are referred to SFI at Komvux Lund. Students on study path 2 or 3 may choose to attend SFI at Komvux Lund or Hvilan SFI (a division of Folkhögskolan Hvilan).

Information about the courses offered at each school is available here:

  • Komvux Lund SFI
  • Hvilan SFI (a division of Folkhögskolan Hvilan).

You may, however, be placed on a waiting list.

Need for special support
If you have a disability and need extra support to participate in SFI, you may notify us of that when you apply for the course. If you have any questions, please call us or send an email.


Visiting address: Lilla Järnåkraskolan, Building C, Mellanvångsvägen 10

Postal address: Lunds skolors resurscentrum, LundaVälkomsten Vux Box 41, 221 00 Lund

Reception: +46 (0)46-359 60 88

Camilla Lantz Jacobsson, Head of LundaVälkomsten
+46 (0)46-359 46 98

Email: lundavalkomstenvux@lund.se.




Komvux i Lund

Besöksadress: Gastelyckan, Glimmervägen 12, 224 78 Lund
Telefon (växel): 046-359 71 00

Receptionens öppettider:
måndag–fredag8.15-9.45, 11.15-12.30, 13.15-14.15
tisdag 17–18

Telefontid: måndag–fredag 10.1511.15
Telefontid SFI: måndag–fredag 10.15–11.15

Elev som ska sjukanmäla sig gör detta direkt till respektive lärare.

Education Department

Postal address: Box 138, 221 00 Lund
Visitors address: Stora Södergatan 47, Lund
Telephone (switchboard): 046-359 50 00
E-mail: utbildningsforvaltningen@lund.se 

Opening hours: The office of the Education Department is open Monday - Friday 8am - 12am, 1pm - 3.30pm.