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.

Uppsala International Hub arrange programs to help people to get a job in Sweden. Keep a look out in the IFSS-group (only open for employees and scholarship holders at Uppsala University) at Medarbetarportalen for more information and registration, or go directly to Uppsala International Hubs calendar.

At the Swedish Public Emploment service you’ll find webinars on for example how to write a CV and how to nail the job interview

There are also a number of private established agencies to approach, for example Manpower and Randstad (Swedish only).

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