Korta vägen in English

The Short Route is a course for those of you who are new in Sweden, have at least two years of academic studies abroad and want to quickly increase your chances of employment within your field in Sweden. The training will bring you closer to the job market or higher education.

Korta vägen, the short route, halmstad

What is the Short Route?

The Short Route is a full-time course with a university affiliation where you get a customized, individual study plan. It lasts about six months and includes content like labor market information, career guidance, academic Swedish, a methodology course, a short internship and a workplace study visit. After the training, you will get a summary of recommended occupations and any suggested complements to increase your chances of employment.

The Short Route is an educational effort Folkuniversitetet conducts together with the Swedish Employment Office (Arbetsförmedlingen).

What are the eligibility requirements for the Short Route?

To be eligible for the Short Route, you must be new in Sweden, have at least two years of academic studies abroad, be unemployed and be registered with the Swedish Employment Office (Arbetsförmedlingen). Relatively good knowledge of the Swedish language is necessary to absorb and understand the course’s educational content. It is recommended that you have at least finished Swedish for Immigrants (SFI), including level D.

If you are interested in participating, contact your case manager at Arbetsförmedlingen. Your case manager will then assess whether you are eligible for the course.

You must live in Halland or Northwest Skåne to attend our Short Route course in Halmstad. It is possible to receive travel compensation from Arbetsförmedlingen.

Experienced teachers

Folkuniversitet has several years of experience running the Short Route in several places in Sweden. We offer experienced and qualified teachers in Swedish, internship coordinators to help you find a short-term placement, a career coach to support you in your development and an education-and-employment counselor to make it easier for you to find the fastest way to further your studies or begin working.

I’m interested! How do I apply?

If you want to take part in the Short Route, contact your case manager at Arbetsförmedlingen and mention ID 122545. This ensures your case manager has the specific reference number for our course.

You must be registered with the Swedish Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) and be legally permitted to work in Sweden. You may be required to take language tests to ensure you possess the necessary Swedish skills, and you must be able to provide documentation that supports your previous academic studies.

Current start dates

The course has several start dates throughout the year. Contact us for more information.


Niclas Eckered Göransson

Korta vägen in Swedish