Find out more about studying English at Högskolan Dalarna!
Programmes and Courses
We offer undergraduate courses that can be included in degree programmes and several MA programmes, as well as a variety of individual courses that will help you build your English skills to prepare for nearly any profession in a globalised world. Under "Course Combinations" and "Programmes" you will find more specific information about what we have to offer.
Choose the Right Level
Högskolan Dalarna does not offer beginner courses in English. Even our most basic courses require that the student is able to understand and make her/himself understood in English in speaking and in writing before the course begins. Students living in Sweden need to complete English B at upper secondary school (gymnasium) before applying for an English course at Högskolan Dalarna.
Students from outside Sweden need English proficiency equivalent to:
TOEFL paper based 575 credits, TWE 4.5, or internet 90 credits, TWE 20;
IELTS 6.5 overall band and minimum 5.5 in each test; or
University of Cambridge/Oxford Certificate in Advanced English, Certificate of Proficiency, or Diploma of English Studies.
We currently offer courses at five levels which are progressively more demanding of students' English and analytical skills:
English for Academic Purposes - gain the speaking and writing skills necessary to study in English at the university level.
G-1 Entry (first-year undergraduate)
G-1 Non-Entry (second-year undergraduate)
G-2 (third-year undergraduate)
You can learn more about which courses are offered at each level under "Course Combinations".
Study on Campus or by Distance
Most of our courses are offered both on campus and by distance. Nearly all of our courses, both on campus and by distance, have obligatory seminar attendance. Distance seminars take place in online e-meeting rooms. If you are interested in studying by distance, please click here to learn about the computer skills and equipment you will need.
The Application Process
All applications for higher education in Sweden are made through an organisation called universityadmissions.se. You do not need to submit your application to the English Department, and we do not have any additional information about the application process other than the information provided by Studera. Högskolan Dalarna's local admissions office, firstname.lastname@example.org, may be able to help you with some application questions.
Starting in Autumn Term 2011, tuition fees will be introduced for students who are residents of countries outside the European Union. Students who are legal residents of EU countries will continue to be able to study in Sweden tuition-free. Learn more about fees here.
Practicalities for Campus Students
If you plan to study on campus, you can find more information about costs of living in Sweden here.
If you have been admitted to a campus course or programme through Studera and are coming from outside Sweden, you should apply for your student residence permit through the Swedish Migration Board.
Högskolan Dalarna has campuses in two neighboring cities, Falun and Borlänge, which are about 20 kilometers apart and are connected by frequent bus and train service. The English Department's programmes and most of its courses are based in Falun, but some are based in Borlänge as well. For information about living in Falun and Borlänge, click here.
For general information that all students at Högskolan Dalarna need to know, click here and follow the links.
If you have any questions about the English Department that are not answered on our web pages, please contact us at email@example.com.