Korta vägen (international academics)
Korta Vägen is a national programme funded by the Swedish government, aiming to fast track international professionals into work that is relevant to their academic background. Korta Vägen is a partnership between the Swedish Employment Office (Arbetsförmedlingen), Luleå tekniska universitet and LTU Business.
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Korta Vägen is open for individuals registered with the Swedish Employment Office (Arbetsförmedlingen) and either have completed SFI D or have a sufficient knowledge of Swedish to part-take in the course. Your application is reviewed and approved by the Swedish Employment Office.
In order to be eligible you need to born outside of Sweden and have at least two years of higher education from your home country. Residents who have received a residence permit within the last 36 months have priority.
Korta Vägen welcomes all academic fields, but is especially suitable for the following areas:
Technology, data, or science
Social or behavioral science
Finance, business, marketing or administration
Health and medicine
During the Korta Vägen Intro Week you complete a test to help determine whether you meet the criteria to attend the course. If you are accepted, your course plan follows one of two directions and consists of a combination of modules based on your test results and needs.
Korta Vägen offers two routes
1) Preparing you for working life
2) Preparing you for supplementary studies (e.g. to meet the legal requirements to practice your profession in Sweden).
The modules include
Job market orientation
Higher education methodology
Vocational training and advise
Korta Vägen includes two language tests that help you verify your proficiency in Swedish with a future employer.
Dates, duration and cost
Korta vägen is a full-time course and lasts no more than 6 months.
Korta Vägen starts in August and January.
Free. The programme is funded by the Swedish Employment Office.
Send CV and personal letter to the Employment Service in Luleå: Kirsi Paloniemi Lundqvist firstname.lastname@example.org 010-48 821 28
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