event Start date: 26 August, 2024
place Location: Gränna
access_time Length: 35 weeks
rotate_right Application period: 2 December, 2023 to 15 May, 2024


This program is designed for international students who want to improve their English language skills in combination with an introduction to the Swedish language and becoming acquainted with Scandinavian society and culture.


Pathway Year English provides knowledge about higher education and how to communicate in an academic environment. During the programme, students will have the opportunity to participate in group discussions, share their own experiences, develop critical thinking, research ethics, and gain a more profound knowledge of living conditions, social issues, and cultural features in different parts of the world.


Pathway Year English has a lower English level entry requirement (IELTS entry: 5.0 or equivalent *). It is ideal for students who need more time to reach their proficiency and communicate effectively in an academic environment.

Upon completion of the programme you will have recieved:

  • 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
  • support in adjusting to the demands, challenges and expectations of Swedish higher education
  • acclimatization to Swedish culture making it easier to live and study in Sweden
  • 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 5.0 (no sect below 4.5), TOEFL 61/14 or or equivalent. Read more.
event Start date: 26 August, 2024
place Location: Gränna
data_usage Fees: SEK 199,000 including tuition and boarding fees. Read more about programme fees here.
language Language: English
access_time Length: 35 weeks
rotate_right Application period: 2 December, 2023 to 2 May, 2024

How to apply

To learn more about our requirements and how to apply, click here.


Read more about programme fees here


Course Structure

During the first semester, students have two core courses and can choose one from the elective course option.

Students have two core courses in the second semester and can choose one course from the elective courses’ options.

Programme Content

Elective Courses

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

You can submit your application online. Choose one of the following options, and the link below will take you to the application form.

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