Approximately half of the newly admitted doctoral students have a non-Swedish university-college background. In order to facilitate the adaptation of international doctoral students to the Swedish society, language and culture, Chalmers offers a beginner's course in Swedish. At certain departments, this language course is a compulsory part of the doctoral studies for non-Swedish-speaking doctoral students. Please talk with your supervisor about what is applicable at your department and your graduate school.
Take the opportunity also to speak Swedish with your colleagues as often as you can! Discussions during a coffee-break should not be underestimated.Swedish for PhD students at Chalmers