Practical Information

Practical information for you who are about to take a Swedish course in Göteborg.

Placement test

Have you studied Swedish before? If you are not a beginner, please do a free placement test before booking a course.

Course Books

Folkuniversitetet has a collaboration with The Book Corner and they know what books we normally use in our courses. The address is Rosenlundsgatan 3, close to "Feskekörka", on the other side of the canal from Folkuniversitetet.

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 10.00–18.00
Saturday 11.00–15.00 

Phone: +46 31-41 93 00
E-mail: bookcorner@utbildningsstaden.se

You can also order your course books at a suitable online book store.

Visa and residence permit

Find out the rules for residence permits and visas for citizens of your country at Study in Sweden (external link).

Tourist information

Explore Göteborg through the city's Official Visitor Guide (external link).

Accommodation in Göteborg

Göteborg offers a variety of accommodations at different price rates. Folkuniversitetet does not provide accommodation and does not have any collaboration with any accommodation service in Göteborg. As a help for our students we have however collected a list of recommendations. It is important for us that you are able to plan your accommodation for your studies with us at Folkuniversitetet. Good luck!

Hostels in Göteborg
If you are looking for accommodation a hostel is the cheapest way to stay in Göteborg. Hostels in central Göteborg furthermore offers free Wi -Fi in their rooms and sometimes even free coffee and tea. Many of the hostels have shared kitchens where their guests can prepare their own meals. Most hostels also have a shared TV and guest computers where you can get access to news, email, maps and tourist information.

Göteborgs vandrarhem
This hostel is an excellent choice for those who want to stay close to Gothenburg's three major tourist attractions. From the hostel, you just need to walk across the street and you will arrive at the Liseberg entrance. With just a few minutes’ walk, you can also get to the cinema Bergakungen and to the Museum Universeum.

Kvibergs vandrarhem
Kviberg is one of the cheapest hostels in Gothenburg with really low prices in their dormitory. You can choose between single, double and up to six-bed rooms that are fresh and bright.

Slottsskogens vandrarhem
This hostel is located in the popular Linné Street in central Göteborg. By tram you reach Gothenburg City in a few minutes and a few steps from the accommodation you will find the park Slottskogen. If you’re hungry, you will find several affordable restaurants close to the accommodation.

Linné Hostel
The hostel Linné is situated at the perfect location in Gothenburg’s park scenery. Just walking distance from the accommodation you will find the park Slottsskogen. The hostel is located on one of Gothenburg's most restaurant dense streets. Whit in just a few minutes the tram takes you from the trams stop outside of the hostel to Gothenburg City center.

Rental agencies for private housings
Accommodation through Wimdu in Göteborg
Accommodation through Airbnb in Göteborg

Stay for free
Couchsurfing

Exchange homes during your vaccation.
Home exchange

Göteborgs Turistbyrå
Here you can find more suggestions about regular hotels etc.