Spouses

This page provides information for spouses about finding a job and learning Swedish.

Finding a job

One of the challenges of moving to a new country as an accompanying spouse is finding an occupation. A good starting point is the website Work in Sweden which is the official source for information about working in Sweden.

The International Faculty and Staff Services office arrange  a special Dual Career program with the aim to help our spouses to get a job in Sweden. The program is usually taking place during the autumn semester. Keep a look out in the IFSS-group (only open for employees and scholarship holders at Uppsala University) at medarbetarportalen for more informaiton and registration. 

At the Swedish Public Emploment service you'll find webinars on for example how to write a CV and how to nail the job interview

There are also a number of private established agencies to approach, for example Manpower and Randstad (Swedish only).

Swedish language courses

Please note that although Swedes are happy to speak English, it is still hard to find a job if you do not speak Swedish. There is a cost-free course in Swedish for non-Swedes as soon as you have received your personal identity number, called Svenska för invandrare – often abbreviated as SFI. We recommend you to contact SFI as soon as possible.

SFI in Uppsala

You can also learn Swedish as a foreign language at Folkuniversitetet in Uppsala. The courses are given by teachers who have graduated from university and have extensive experience of teaching Swedish as a foreign language. For more information please contact Folkuniversitetet.

Volunteer Fair

A volunteer fair presented by Uppsala University together with Volontärbyrån. Insight into public, social, Charity and non-profit sectors.  http://www.uu.se/en/students/volunteer/
time/place 12th September, 11:30-13:30 Blåsenhus. No registration needed.