Why Study Swedish?
Swedish courses are a fun way to satisfy your language requirement, learn more about Norwegian heritage, or get acquainted with a non-Indo-European language. Our courses are taught by an exceptional faculty, including our visiting Swedish Language Lecturer and a Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student.
How will this impact my career?
In our increasingly global world, proficiency in a foreign language is a big career asset! Students of Swedish have gone on to jobs at Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, as well as to graduate and professional schools at such institutions as the University of Wisconsin, the University of Maryland, the University of Washington, and Harvard University.
What requirements am I filling?
The College of Art and Sciences, the School of Social Work and the College of Education have language requirements beyond the UW admission requirement – studying Swedish through the third quarter fulfills this requirement.
What scholarships are available?
Students of Swedish are eligible to apply for support from the Leiren Endowment Fund.
Can I study abroad?
Yes! We have a variety of programs for students to study abroad in Sweden and throughout Scandinavia and the Baltics.
How does registration work?
The sequence starts in autumn quarter with SWED 510 and lasts for three quarters.
Want to learn more?
See what our students have to say about studying Swedish at UW!