Utbildning på universitet, högskola och eftergymnasial nivå

To increase your chances of getting a job you can extend your competence with studies at university, university college or post upper secondary level. If you are new to Sweden and have a trade or profession where there is a great need for people there are even more opportunities.

Training and education within the job and development guarantee programme

If you have participated in the jobb- och utvecklingsgarantin for more than 450 days, you may be able to study at higher vocational college (yrkeshögskola), university college (högskola), university or People’s High School (folkhögskola). You need to have upper secondary education as a basis. Sometimes you also need to have taken certain upper secondary courses to be accepted for a certain educational programme.

We first make an assessment of whether the training or education is needed to increase your chances of getting a job. You then apply for the educational programme yourself.

You can study for a total of 12 months full time.

Education and training within the introduction programme (etableringsprogrammet)

You can study at university college, university or higher vocational college within the framework of etableringsprogrammet. You need to have upper secondary education as a basis. Sometimes you also need to have taken certain upper secondary courses to be accepted for a certain educational programme. Often you also need to have sufficient knowledge of Swedish and English.

We first make an assessment of whether the training or education will increase your chances of getting a job. You then apply for the educational programme yourself.

Fast track, snabbspår, for those who are new to Sweden

If you are new to Sweden and have experience or training in a trade or profession where there is a great need for staff, you may be able to take a faster way into the labour market. With a combination of validation of your skills, work experience, language training and training or education that suits your needs, you can find a job where your previous training and experience will be used more quickly.

This is called snabbspår and is available to, for example, teachers, HGV drivers, salaried staff in the building sector, wood industry workers, chefs and positions in healthcare. The length of the training or education varies depending on the trade or profession concerned.

Read more about snabbspår

Financial support

You can receive financial support while you are studying within the framework of one of our programmes. You can receive financial support in the form of aktivitetsstöd, utvecklingsersättning or etableringsersättning.