Language skills and social competence are the two key factors- in addition to formal qualifications- for a successful career. The Pathway semester is designed to enable you to reach your full academic and social potential while in Sweden.
The programme is tailored for students with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 or equivalent (see requirements) who wish to improve their English proficiency and learn how to communicate in an academic environment. The course is also an introduction to Swedish society and culture as well as the Swedish language.
Learning is based on a combination of activities such as lecture-based input, seminars, study visits, projects and guidance. Dedicated teachers, small student groups and a supportive learning environment with continuous feedback will provide you with an excellent framework to succeed in your studies. In addition to the formal courses you are expected to engage in self-studies for 20 hours per week.
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Read more about programme fees here.
Completing the programme
Upon completion of the programme you will have received:
- the English language preparation in reading, writing, listening and speaking necessary for enrollment in degree programmes at Jönköping University
- acclimatization 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
- direct entry to a degree programme at Jönköping University
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.
Students studying the Pathway Semester Programme, Autumn semester 2020, with a conditional offer to a succeeding programme at Jönköping University Autumn Semester 2021, have the possibility to study single subject courses at JU during Spring Semester 2021:
S1: Practical English 7.5 credits
S1: Intercultural and international communication 7.5 credits
S2: Gender Geographies 7.5 credits
S2: Culture and Society in the English Language 7.5 credits
The courses can be subject to change. Students concerned will get more information in connection to their arrival at Jönköping University.
Content updated 2020-02-14