CSN accreditation for Camino Barcelona



How does CSN work for language courses abroad?

If you are a Swedish citizen dreaming of learning a new language abroad, you have the opportunity to apply for student aid from the Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN) when choosing to study at Camino Barcelona. We at Camino Barcelona offer exciting language courses classified as studies at the upper secondary level, enabling you to benefit from CSN support from July 1st of the year you turn 20.

Our courses are designed to provide you with an authentic language experience while meeting CSN's requirements for student aid. The best part is that the weeks you spend with us will not impact your quota of weeks with student aid for future university studies, allowing you to feel confident in your choice of language education with us.



What must the course fulfill?

We understand that careful planning is crucial for studying abroad, and our role is to provide you with full support throughout the process. To meet CSN's specific requirements and give you the opportunity to apply for student aid, Camino Barcelona offers a comprehensive range of courses suitable for both part-time and full-time studies. To be eligible for CSN support, the language course must meet specific criteria. Firstly, studies must be conducted on at least a part-time basis, equivalent to 50 percent of a full-time study load. This commitment should be over a continuous period of at least three weeks. At Camino Barcelona, we strive to offer versatile options, allowing you to tailor your language studies to your own needs and goals, creating a study plan that meets CSN's criteria while fitting your individual schedule.



What does the loan consist of?

CSN support for our language courses abroad consists of two main parts – a grant portion and a loan portion. The grant portion represents the amount you receive and do not need to repay, aimed at easing the financial aspects of your studies. The loan portion constitutes the amount you commit to repay over a specified period after completing your studies. This provides flexibility in financing your language studies and the opportunity to adjust your financial situation according to your needs.

CSN support for language courses abroad consists of two main parts – a grant portion and a loan portion. For a 4-week period, based on 2024 prices, the breakdown is as follows:

  • Grant: 3 988 SEK
  • Loan: 9 168 SEK
  • Additional Loan for Expenses: 2 864 SEK

  • Total CSN Support: 16 020 SEK



    State Subsidy for Studies

    The state subsidy for studies is partly a loan and partly a grant which can be requested for studies in a public university, a school for adults, a vocational school or a private university. The grant recipient can decide if they would like just a subsidy or if they would like a grant as well. In order to obtain the state subsidy for studies, certain requirements have to be complied with. The information about these requirements can be found here: www.csn.se.

    How long does it take?

    We understand that meticulous planning is crucial for studying abroad, and our role is to provide you with full support throughout the process. Once you have decided on your start date, the number of weeks, and the course you want to take, our dedicated team at Camino Barcelona will assist you with your CSN application. It typically takes about 2-3 weeks from submitting your application until everything is finalized. We look forward to welcoming you to Camino Barcelona and helping you turn your language dreams into reality!