SFX-IT - Swedish for programmers

Study professional Swedish at SFX in Tyresö, combined with programming.


SFX-IT for programmers is a flexible solution regardless of what level your Swedish is at or how you prefer to study. You can choose to study online or in classrooms. Together with C3L, you decide the duration of your studies and what the education will include. You can choose to study up to six study periods, which roughly translates into a year and a half. If you complete the SVA Grund (levels after SFI D) within this timeframe, you are extended the opportunity to study SVA at upper secondary level along with students in our independent courses.

The purpose of the education is to give you, who are a programmer from another country, possibility to quickly learn Swedish and become available on the labor market.

How do you study?

At SFX-IT, you have two opportunities for study form.

Daytime in classrooms in Tyresö

Courses C, D and SVA grund: Swedish as a second language with a focus on IT and programming. The education corresponds to full-time studies. We recommend that you choose daytime studies if you are able to do so.

Evening time online

Courses C and D: Swedish as a second language with a focus on IT and programming. Lessons take place online in a virtual classroom one evening per week. You mostly work independently in close reference to a study plan and in the web lessons the teacher will primarily focus on oral training.

Course SVA Grund: Swedish as a second language with a focus on IT and programming. The teaching takes place virtually with a combination of individual supervision and teaching in a virtual classroom. You mostly work independently according to a study plan and in the web lessons the teacher will primarily focus on oral training.

You are expected to come to C3L for an information meeting in connection to the start of the course and at the end of the study period when you take a final exam. This is a good solution for those who already hold a job as a programmer but need to learn Swedish to be able to continue working in Sweden.

Who can apply?

You need to be a trained programmer, for example holding a university degree or a Microsoft certification in programming. You need to be able to speak and understand English.

You can be a beginner to the Swedish language. You must not have completed SVA Grund module 4.

How do I apply?

You apply online. Fill it in as instructed, print it out and leave it at an SFI center or Komvux center in your local municipality, together with copies of the documents specified in the application form.

Application External link, opens in new window.


Compulsory courses:

  • Swedish as a second language with an IT focus from SFI C to SVA 3
    Course description: You start at your current Swedish comprehension level. In addition to providing a linguistic basis, the Swedish taught is tailored to the demands of a programmer. The teaching intends to build concepts and methodology linked to the IT industry in Sweden. The courses end with a certificate or grade. All Swedish courses are also offered online in the evening, with lessons in web classrooms once a week.
  • Swedish with C#
    Swedish courses (daytime) include a course in C#. You learn the basics of the programming language C#, as well as the usage of Swedish terminology within programming. This course is offered to everyone who has passed the SFI C course.

Eligible courses:

  • Programming 1 with C#, daytime or online
    The course covers concepts such as data storage and data processing, logic, vectors, methods, objects, class libraries and file management.
  • Programming 2 with C#, daytime or online
    The course covers among others object-oriented programming, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, UML, interface and communication.
  • Orientation course certificate (programming project)
    We offer course packages to those who want to get official certificates from Udemy in any programming language. You study yourself with the help of online courses and instructional videos as well as exercises. Udemy is a comprehensive and well-regarded actor in online education and certificates, where in addition they also offer lifetime access to content that is continuously updated with the latest technologies.

In addition to these, we also offer:

  • CV assistance services
  • Job interview preparations services
  • Guest lecturers, visits and events focusing on jobs in IT


Therese Sarocchi
Phone: 08-578 275 09

Next start:

August 8, 2022, daytime/online

Application deadline:

June 23, 2022

Course length:

2-6 study periods (decided individually). One period is about 10 weeks.

Financial support:

This course allows financial support from CSN after finishing SFI D level


Experience within programming. Knowledge in English.


Grades and certificates will be given after passing courses within SFX-IT


Free of charge. Course material is included.

About SFX-IT:

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Last updated: 28 April 2022