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Complementary Education for Foreign Teachers: the ULV Programme

Are you a trained teacher with a foreign teaching degree and want to work as a teacher in Sweden? Then you can complement your training through ULV to gain Swedish teacher qualifications.

For applicants to ULV

For admission to ULV, you need to have at least a two-year post-secondary teaching degree from another country. You also need to have a passing grade from the Swedish as a Second Language 3 course or equivalent.

The complementary education varies in length depending on your previous education and professional experience. The degree programme may include at most 120 credits.

At the University of Gothenburg, studies within the teacher training programmes are conducted at half-speed (50%) with regular campus meetings. Communication between the meetings takes place online. Subject studies are usually conducted on campus through full-time studies.


Visit the ULV national website for more information about the programme and the link to the digital online application.

ULV’s national website

From the 2019 spring semester, all students in ULV at the University of Gothenburg have two compulsory modules: a language placement test in Swedish and an introductory course in Swedish. To take the test, a passing grade in Swedish as a Second Language 3 or equivalent is required. For those who pass the language placement test, the requirement for introductory course in Swedish is fulfilled. For others, studies at ULV begin with a course in Swedish. The course involves full-time studies.

What does the programme include?

If you are accepted for ULV, an individual study plan will be created for you containing the courses required to successfully complete the relevant degree. Your studies may include teacher training courses and/or subject studies.

The programme can cover at most four full-time semesters or eight half-time semesters. An introductory course in Swedish may be required.


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