Swedish Language Proficiency Tests

TISUS and Swedex are standardized tests that measure proficiency in the Swedish language.


The Test in Swedish for University Studies (TISUS) is intended to establish eligibility for Swedish-language university studies. TISUS is used as a final test in many preparatory Swedish courses, but it is also open to others with previous knowledge of Swedish. TISUS includes reading comprehension, oral presentation and written composition.

The test is given twice a year in Sweden and abroad, including a number of test locations in the United States. Test registration and payment is administered centrally in Sweden by the Department of Scandinavian Languages (Institutionen för nordiska språk) at Stockholm University.

If you are interested in taking the TISUS test in the United States, please contact Stockholm University to arrange for a date at a U.S. location. It is not possible to arrange to take the test by contacting the Consulate General of Sweden in New York directly; registration must be done through Stockholm University. 



Swedex is a new series of examinations that measure Swedish language competency for non-native speakers. An emphasis is placed on verbal communication and practical language application. Co-funded by the European Commission and co-organized by Folkuniversitetet and the Swedish Institute, the standardized Swedex examinations became available in Sweden and throughout Europe in autumn 2004.

NOTE: Swedex does not establish eligibility for Swedish-language university studies.