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Pathway Semester English

Jönköping University
16 weeks
Foundation / Pathway program
On campus
23 August 2021
Application deadline: 02 May 2021

Program description

Pathway Semester English

Language skills and social competence are the two key factors - in addition to formal qualifications - for a successful career. The Pathway semester is designed to enable you to reach your full academic and social potential while in Sweden.

The programme is tailored for students with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 or equivalent (see requirements) who wish to improve their English proficiency and learn how to communicate in an academic environment. The course is also an introduction to Swedish society and culture as well as the Swedish language.

Admission requirements

High School Diploma, IELTS 5.5 (no sect. below 5.0) or equivalent.

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Program delivery

Learning is based on a combination of activities such as lecture-based input, seminars, study visits, projects and guidance. Dedicated teachers, small student groups and a supportive learning environment with continuous feedback will provide you with an excellent framework to succeed in your studies. In addition to the formal courses you are expected to engage in self-studies for 20 hours per week. 

Tuition fees

  • Tuition SEK 52,000 (EU/EES citizens are excempt from paying tuition fee)
  • Boarding fee at Campus Gränna SEK 47,500 (paid by all students)
  • Lunch and Dinner at Campus Gränna.
  • Student Course Textbooks
  • Free Internet Access at Campus Gränna and at JU main campus
  • Free Bus Pass allowing travel in the Jönköping metropolitan area
  • Student Union Fee
  • Participation in leisure activities


Upon completion of the programme you will have received:

  • the English language preparation in reading, writing, listening and speaking necessary for enrollment in degree programmes at Jönköping University
  • acclimatisation to Swedish culture making it easier to live and study in Sweden
  • basic knowledge in the Swedish Language
  • support in adjusting to the demands, challenges and expectations of Swedish higher education
  • direct entry to a degree programme at Jönköping University

In addition, at the end of the Pathway Programme, you will receive a certificate of completion demonstrating skills equivalent to the Swedish high school course English 6. This is the most common English language level required for entering higher education in Sweden.

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About this institute

Jönköping University

Jönköping University

Jönköping University is one of the most international universities in Sweden in terms of the number of international students and faculty as well as student-exchange opportunities. Research is also largely internationally focused, which translates into internationally relevant programmes and courses....

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Why study at Jönköping University

Sweden ranked #3 study abroad country

Sweden has been ranked the #3 study abroad country in Europe for 2020! With a high English language proficiency and the headquarters of companies like H&M and Spotify, Sweden was also ranked #1 in Europe for students who want to achieve their career goals.

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Jönköping University

551 11 Jönköping

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