event Start date: Spring: 15 January, 2024/Autumn 26 August 2024
place Location: Gränna
access_time Length: 16 weeks
rotate_right Application period: Spring: 15 August to 15 October 2024/Autumn: 2 December 2023 to 15 May 2024


Pathway Semester is designed to prepare students for English-language bachelor or master programmes. It develops language proficiency, prioritizing communication in speech and writing, presentation skills and academic writing. Students get acquainted with the culture, history, and functions of Scandinavian society.


This academic program will develop your confidence and critical thinking, equipping you to express yourself and achieve your goals.


Pathway Semester has a higher English level entry requirement (IELTS score of at least 5.5 or equivalent). It is ideal for students who want to develop their English language competencies and communicate in an academic environment. The focus of this program is to improve English proficiency, learn the Swedish language, familiarize with Swedish culture, and develop study skills.

Upon completion of the programme you will have received:

  • direct entry to a degree programme at Jönköping University
  • the English language preparation in reading, writing, listening and speaking necessary for enrollment in degree programmes at Jönköping University
  • acclimatisation to Swedish culture making it easier to live and study in Sweden
  • support in adjusting to the demands, challenges and expectations of Swedish higher education
  • basic knowledge in the Swedish Language

In addition, at the end of the Pathway Programme, you will receive a certificate of completion demonstrating skills equivalent to the Swedish high school course English 6. This is the most common English language level required for entering higher education in Sweden. You can read more about corresponding levels in other countries here.

The education is conducted at: Jönköping University Enterprise
verified_user Requirements: High School Diploma, IELTS 5.5 (no sect. below 5.0) , TOEFL 72/17 or equivalent. Read more.
event Start date: Spring: 15 January, 2024/ Autumn: 26 August, 2024
place Location: Gränna
data_usage Fees: SEK 99,500 including tuition and boarding fees. Read more about programme fees here.
language Language: English
access_time Length: 16 weeks
rotate_right Application period: Spring: 15 August 2023 to 31 October 2023/Autumn: 2 December, 2023 to 2 May, 2024

How to apply

To learn more about our requirements click here.


Read more about programme fees here


When will be the last day for arrival?

We expect you to be in Gränna for the roll call when the semester starts. If you can not arrive on time and you have informed pathwayadmissions@ju.se, we grant late arrivals until one month after the start of your programme. Do not forget to inform accommodations@ju.se and your teachers at pathway@ju.se as well.

Are you arriving late?

Do not worry, we will ensure students who have contacted us can participate online. Note that to be able to keep your place you have to partake in lectures, workshops and group work online.

Here you find the induction week time table: www.ju.se/newstudent

Here you find the schedule with links to classes: www.ju.se/student

You need to be able to use Zoom, here you find more information about how to use Zoom: https://ju.se/en/it-helpdesk/faq---manuals/programs/zoom.html

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