English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This one-semester preparatory course package aims to refresh and improve your English proficiency, so you can pursue further university studies in Sweden.

Prepare for studying a Master's Programme by improving your English and writing skills. The English for Academic Purposes course package emphasizes group work and individual responsibility - trademarks of university level studies in Sweden.
The English for Academic Purposes course package starts twice a year, in late August and late January. Courses are taught on campus in Falun, Sweden where you will have access to our award winning library and engaged faculty.

Description of Course Package

You can find a link at the bottom of this page to a course package handbook that provides detailed information about the individual courses and the course package in general. You will receive a copy of this on your Introduction Day.

The course package comprises four courses:

These courses provide a basis for you to develop the four core language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will meet students and teachers with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Interculturalism is, therefore, a key component of your study experience.

Through group work and individual work you will improve your English language skills in a variety of contexts, although primarily one that is academic. The friendly and personable environment that characterises the courses is key to the success of the student group, as demonstrated by former students.

Your successful completion of this course package will result in eligibility equivalent to English 6 (B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference) for further studies.

Meet some of our former students of English for Academic Purposes (webpage)

Applications and Course Fee

You can apply online for the English for Academic course package, starting in January 2023. The deadline to apply is August 15th and you have until September 1st to submit your supporting documentation and application fee.

Applications to the August 2023 intake will be open from October 16th, 2022 until January 15th, 2023.

All citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA must also pay a 900 SEK application fee to University of Admissions of Sweden to have their application evaluated.  

Course Fee

If you are a citizen of a country in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) then you are not required to pay any tuition fees for studying the English for Academic Purposes course package. 

If you are required to pay tuition fees, the fee for the course package (all four courses) is 52 500 SEK. This should be paid before applying for a residence permit application, therefore we recommend that you pay the fee at least 3 months before you plan to begin studying.

Admission Requirements and Selection Groups

In order to be eligible for the EAP course package you must properly document that you:

1. Fulfill the English proficiency requirement (normally this is submitting an Academic IELTS result with an overall result of 5.5 and no section less than 5.0)

2. Demonstrate that you have completed upper-secondary studies equal to Swedish upper-secondary school and/or completed university studies equal to a Swedish Bachelor's degree.

Please note that we have two selection groups for this course package. The first selection group is for applicants who are citizens of a country in the EU/EEA. The second selection group is for applicants who are required to pay tuition fees as per Swedish law. 

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For more information about applications and fees, please contact: study@du.se

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