Spouses

This page provides information for spouses about finding a job and learning Swedish.

Finding a job

One of the challenges of moving to a new country as an accompanying spouse is finding an occupation. A good starting point is the website Work in Sweden which is the official source for information about working in Sweden.

There are a number of established agencies to approach, for example Arbetsförmedlingen which is a national public agency or Manpower and Randstad (Swedish only), both private agencies.

Unfortunately, the International Faculty and Staff Services office is not able to arrange for work or internships/work experience.

Swedish language courses

Please note that although Swedes are happy to speak English, it is still hard to find a job if you do not speak Swedish. There is a cost-free course in Swedish for non-Swedes as soon as you have received your personal identity number, called Svenska för invandrare – often abbreviated as SFI. We recommend you to contact SFI as soon as possible.

SFI in Uppsala

You can also learn Swedish as a foreign language at Folkuniversitetet in Uppsala. The courses are given by teachers who have graduated from university and have extensive experience of teaching Swedish as a foreign language. For more information please contact Folkuniversitetet.

Volunteer Fair

A volunteer fair presented by Uppsala University together with Volontärbyrån. Insight into public, social, Charity and non-profit sectors.  http://www.uu.se/en/students/volunteer/
time/place 12th September, 11:30-13:30 Blåsenhus. No registration needed.