New in Sweden

Course for positions that include interaction with new arrivals. The course teaches participants about debt, pensions, financial literacy, loans, insurance and banking-related matters, among other things. These topics are important for new arrivals, since they may come from countries that use a different financial system.

Social Orientation is a training course in personal finances for social and health communicators. Social and health communicators meet new arrivals and teach them about and discuss Swedish society in the the new arrivals' native language. The course teaches the communicators about debt, pensions, financial ability, loans, insurance, and banking, among other things. It is important for new arrivals to be aware of these topics when they arrive in Sweden from other countries that have different financial systems.

SFI-Ekonomi (SFI Finance) contains educational material about personal finances that is tailored to language classes for new arrivals. The material targets teachers who want to work with topics related to personal finances within the framework of the municipalities' language classes.

The material introduces Swedish terminology for private finances, provides orientation within the Swedish banking and payment system and clarifies important rights and obligations in simple Swedish. The material includes videos, a test and a handbook.

En enkel kurs i finans (A simple course in finance) is an open online course in economics for foreign-born. Coming to Sweden from another country with knowledge from a completely different economic system means that knowledge needs to be replenished. The course addresses, for example, topics such as housing loans, pension savings and other topics that can be difficult to understand without sufficient knowledge of the economic system in Sweden. The course is aimed at those who want to learn more about everyday economics.

The course is a continuation of the material "Your money and your finances" which can be used in Swedish for Immigrants (SFI).


Therese Wieselqvist Ekman
Senior Advisor
Last reviewed: 2022-09-08
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