You may want to start learning Swedish before you come to Sweden. The website of the Swedish institute is a good place to start looking for a school in your area:
Private schools and other institutions offer evening classes in several languages, including Swedish and English. If you’re an exchange student you should contact your international study advisors for more information. The following links will come in handy:
Svenska Nu offers special courses in the Swedish language for PhD students and researchers:
At SFI Swedish for immigrants schools (Svenska för Invandrare) you can get free Swedish lessons if you have a residence permit and a personal identity number:
If you require a TISUS certificate, the universally recognised Swedish language test, you should contact Stockholm University's Department for Scandinavian Languages:
The following pdf document, "Learn Swedish in Stockholm - prepare yourself for studies at the university level", provides information about Swedish language courses for academic purposes:
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