Societal orientation

In Sweden, there is a law that requires all newly arrived people to receive 60 hours of societal orientation. The courses provide information about Sweden's laws and rules, democracy, equal opportunities, and how Swedish governmental authorities function.

The aim of the course is to provide those of you who are newly arrived with information about what you can do to quickly enter the work force and social life.  You are also provided the chance to discuss and ask questions.

The course is in your mother tongue. We can offer the course in Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese, Persian, Russian, Ukrainian, Tigrinya, and Somali but other languages may also be available, depending on demand.

Who can attend the course?

  • Those who are registered as a resident in Kungsbacka municipality
  • Those who come from a nation outside of the EES-area/Switzerland
  • Those who have been granted residency on the basis of some connection
  • Those who are between the ages of 18 and 64


You can apply by contacting us on the following telephone number 0300-83 81 33 or by email at

You are also welcome to contact us if you have any questions about the course.

Tip! is a web portal for those of you new to Sweden. Here, you can read more about Swedish society. All information is available in various languages.