If you are not eligible for a national program or International Baccalaureate it is possible to apply for introductory programs. There are four introductory programs:
- Program oriented option (IMV)
- Vocational introduction (IMY)
- Individual alternative (IMA)
- Language introduction (IMS)
The introductory programs should give students who are not eligible for a national program an individually adapted education, which satisfies students’ different educational needs and provides clear educational routes. The introductory programs should lead to establishment on the labour market and provide as good a foundation as possible for further education.
The main rule is that students eligible for other programs should not attend an introductory program. The home municipality is responsible for providing preparatory education, the vocational introduction, individual alternatives and the language introduction.
In the admission for 2019, the programs Preparatory educuation and Program oriented individual options will be replaced by the new Program oriented options (IMV).
Program oriented option
The aim of the the program oriented option is that students in the compulsory school who have not achieved eligibility for a specific national program should be able to study to remedy this. This can apply not only to students who are not eligible for a vocational program or a higher education preparatory program, but also to students who are only eligible for a vocational program but wish to study higher education education preparatory program.
The program oriented option should cover the compulsory school subjects where the student did not achieve a passing grade and which are required for eligibility to a specific national program.
The aim of the vocational introduction is that students should receive a vocationally oriented education which makes it easier for them to establish themselves on the labour market or that leads to studies in a vocational program. The vocational introduction can be designed either for a group of students or for an individual student. Students who do not have the passing grades required for a vocational program are eligible for the vocational introduction. However, the vocational introduction is not open to those who will be offered the language introduction.
The aim of the individual alternative is that students should progress to the vocational introduction, to other forms of education or to the labour market. The individual alternative is designed for an individual student. Students who do not have the passing grades required for a vocational program are eligible for the individual alternative. However, individual alternatives are not open to those who will be offered the language introduction.
The aim of the language introduction is to provide immigrant youth who have recently arrived in Sweden with an education where the emphasis is on the Swedish language to make it possible for them to progress to the upper secondary school or to other forms of education. The language introduction should be designed for an individual student. Students who do not have the passing grades required for a vocational program and who have recently come to Sweden and thus need an education with a strong focus on the Swedish language are eligible for the language introduction.