FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions


DO YOU ACCEPT FOREIGN STUDENTS AT YOUR SCHOOL?

Yes, we do. For English speaking students, we offer our International Film Production ProgrammeRead more about the programme here!

Non-EU citizens need to apply for a visa to study in Sweden. Read more about visa for students here.

If you have any inquiries about our international studies, please e-mail us at international@stockholmsfilmskola.com.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY?

To apply and become admitted to the International Film Production Programme, you need to have a highschool certificate/diploma, or such. If you don’t have this, depending on your other experiences, we can sometimes make an exception. Please write to us and let us know your situation.

You need to speak, read and write English. We do not have any requirements of test results from official English tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, etc.

You need to submit a complete application to be in the admission process.

ARE THERE MANY APPLICANTS?

Yes, we have many applicants at Stockholm Film School, but your chances are as great as any other’s!

HOW LONG ARE THE STUDIES?

Our International Film Production Programme is structured for one year.

The Swedish programme Praktisk Filmutbildning is planned and structured around two years.

Our intensive course, called Intenzio, is ten weeks long and held in evenings and weekends.

WHAT DO YOU BECOME WHEN YOU GRADUATE?

When finishing our programme, you have a professional training in practical filmmaking. What you become is up to you, but we have given you the tools and the experience that enable you to either work as an assistant within several capacities in the film industry, or to apply with good chances to a higher education, such as Stockholm University of Fine Arts (Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola). You can read more about what our former students do today here.

CAN THE SCHOOL PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION?

Stockholm Film School does not have the possibility to offer accommodation for students.

The average price range for rooms in Stockholm is €400 to €1000 a month depending of the distance to the city centre. Read more about your stay in Sweden.

WHY DOES IT COST MONEY?

All tuition fees go straight into the operation of the school, and pay for the school’s expenses.

Stockholm Film School is run by a non-profit association and its members. No money can be yielded as profit, everything goes straight to the running of the school. As a result the members are in full control of shaping the education. As a student you have the possibility of becoming a member and thus influence your own education.

CAN I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR THE STUDIES?

The International Film Production Programme is not qualified for CSN (Swedish student aid). Unfortunately, we do not offer any scholarships for our students.

The Swedish programme Praktisk Filmutbildning is qualified for CSN (Swedish student aid), which means you can apply for student grants and loans. You can also apply for a supplementary loan from CSN to pay a part of the course fee. Read more about the grant and loan.

In collaboration with Human Finans, we can also offer different alternatives to finance your studies. Read more about Human Finans here.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE YOU?

Stockholm Film School is a small school which is 100% dedicated and committed to film education and the students who make up the school.

We focus on practical training, you make film during the whole education. We prepare you to work in the film industry and all our teachers are themselves active in the industry.

We have no other operations, and answer only to the members of our association. You as a student can be one of them!

Read more about what our students say.

CAN I COME VISIT THE SCHOOL?

We are normally happy to receive visitors at school. Please note however, that under the circumstances right now, we are restrictive with visits to the school. We follow the recommendations of the Swedish authorities to prevent the spreading of the novel corona virus. If you wish to stay updated about our events, we recommend you to subscribe to our newsletter


During the spring semester, we usually invite you to our Open House-event at the film school on three occasions. However, due to the circumstances, we want to help prevent the spread of covid-19, and we have therefore been forced to cancel our upcoming Open House, which would have taken place on April 16.

Instead of a physical visit to the school, we offer a virtual visit through a live broadcast from our Instagram account, which will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. (GMT +2). If you have any questions about the application or education, you can ask them through the chat and we will answer live. If you want to look around the school, we’ll offer a virtual tour! Log on to Instagram and follow us at @stockholms_filmskola.


REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION – INTERNATIONAL FILM PRODUCTION PROGRAMME

  • A personal letter – maximum one A4-page
  • A letter of recommendation – maximum one A4-page
  • A recently taken photo of yourself
  • A short screenplay – maximum six pages
  • Five still images that together make up a story
  • A film recording (via Vimeo or Youtube) where you talk about these five images – maximum 5 minutes long
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your senior highschool certificate
  • A proof of payment of the application fee (€50, see details in the application form)

Once your complete application has reached us, we will schedule you for a Skype interview.


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