SFI – Swedish for immigrants

Study Swedish at C3L in Tyresö.


Sfi - Swedish for immigrants is for those who:

  • want to learn the basics of the Swedish language
  • want to develop an functional second language for further studies and for access to the labor market
  • is registered in Tyresö and at least 16 years of age

Other rules apply to citizens of the EU, EES or Switzerland. You must live in Tyresö and be at least 16 years old. You do not need to be registered in the municipality or have a social security number.

The course will give you basic knowledge of the Swedish language. The education should provide language tools for communication and active participation in daily, societal and working life.

You will practice reading and writing as well as vocal communication. You will extend your vocabulary, work on grammar and pronunciation.

We offer courses in daytime Monday to Friday and courses in evenings, Monday or Thursday. We also offer SFI remotely.

SFI distance course


  • Study route 1: Course A, B, C and D
  • Study route 2: Course B, C and D
  • Study route 3: Course C and D

Your placing depends on your study background and knowledge of swedish language.

How do I apply for SFI?

If you live in Tyresö and want to study SFI you can apply online:
Webb application SFI External link, opens in new window.

If you have studied in Tyresö before and want to resume your studies or have questions about SFI, send an e-mail to studiersfi@tyreso.se.

If you live in another municipality and want to study SFI in Tyresö

You need an approval from your local municipality to be able to study SFI with us at C3L.

Application form for studying in another municipality , 202.8 kB, opens in new window.

After receiving approval, please make an appointment for registration at the reception desk at C3L or via e-mail:

Phone: 08-578 275 00
E-mail: vuxenutbildningen@tyreso.se

For those of you who live in Tyresö and want to study SFI in another municipality

If you want to study SFI in another municipality, you need that municipality's specific application form. Information about where to find the form can be found on their website. You send/leave your application form to C3L along with your reasons for studying in another municipality, such as a certificate from your employer. E-mail: ike@tyreso.se.

SFI distance course

If you work, are on a parental leave of for other reason cannot attend lessons in a classroom, the SFI distance course might be the course for you!

In the distance course you will work with exercises on your own every week at your convenience. You can do them when it suits you, and you can decide at what pace you want to study, quickly or slowly. In courses C and D, there are optional online meetings for practicing speaking.

When taking the SFI distance course, you need to know how to use a computer and a blog. You also need to have educational experience and a good working knowledge of English or Swedish.

Linda Almgren
070-169 84 01

Samah Ayad
070-169 88 91

Åsa Back
070-169 87 16

Sara Daugaard
070-169 84 07

Mikael Gejel
070-169 81 73

Helena Holmberg
070-169 81 95

Elvira Huseinlee
070-169 85 25

Katarina Ivanovic
070-169 87 01

Karin Jansson
070-169 89 93

Emma Lind
070 -169 89 95

Fredrik Millvid
070-169 84 97

Tanya Minich
070-169 84 05

Isaias Redai Temnewo
070-169 81 85

Riitta Wegelius
070-169 88 13

Study counselors:

Kanilla Hedin
070-169 88 86

Isaias Redai Temnewo
070-169 81 85

If you need an interpreter, register via e-mail:

Applicants from Ukraine:

E-mail: start_sfi_2023@tyreso.se 

If you want to resume SFI studies or have questions:

E-mail: studiersfi@tyreso.se

Course start:

About 6 course starts for beginners per year. More options for those with prior knowledge. There may be a waiting time for a place at the education of up to 3 months.

Next start daytime for new beginners:
January 8 2024

Course length:

The duration of the study period depends on the chosen educational path and course. Information about the estimated study time is provided at the beginning of the course.

Financial support:

The course allows no financial support from CSN


To be qualified you must fullfill the criteria for each course A, B, C and D respectively


You will be provided with educational materials. If the educational material is not returned, a charge will be applied.

Information for SFI students External link, opens in new window.

If you have a vocational education, read about
SFX educations External link..

For those with a previous college or university education that needs to be assessed:

Assessment of foreign education External link, opens in new window.

Last updated: 22 November 2023