Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the city centre of Malmö. We are looking for people who share our values of widening participation in higher education, promoting sustainability and working towards social equality. Our International Staff Support provide help and guidance to all international candidates, guests and employees. We look forward to receiving your application!

Current vacancies  

When submitting an application, you will be registered as a new user. You can also create an account without applying for a specific position. Register and log in to see your account where you can view previous or saved applications. 

How to apply for vacancies

  1. Click on the job posting that you want to apply for.
  2. Fill in the application on the registration page and submit your supporting documents.
  3. Submit the application by accepting the terms and conditions and clicking the registration button.

Your application is part of the public domain

Malmö University is a public authority, which means that members of the public have the right to obtain official documents upon request, including your application and any other documents related to the recruitment. If you have a protected identity, make one of the contacts on the job listing aware in order to get more information on how to proceed.

How we handle personal data

When you submit a job application, Malmö University will collect data regarding your name and contact details. As a government institution, we are required to collect this information in order to process your application correctly. If your application is successful, the data will be filed; if you are unsuccessful in your application, the data will be deleted after two years.

If you would like to find out what information has been registered about you or have comments regarding the handling of your personal data, please contact the University's data protection officer at Complaints that cannot be resolved directly with Malmö University can be submitted to The Swedish Data Protection Authority.

Assessment of your application                       

Applicants will be selected based on qualifications and training. Make sure to complete your application with care and attach the requested documents.

Simplify the application process with a user account

It is quick to create a user account. When you have an account, you no longer need to enter your personal details every time you want to submit an application. The account also offers an overview of your applications and any messages we have sent you via the system. The messages are also sent to your email address, so you do not need to monitor your account.

If you do not already have an account, you have two options:

  1. Create an account with the same email address as the one you used in the application. When you have done this, you can edit your application when you log into the account. This is the recommended option.
  2. Click 'Apply' in the vacancy notice and fill in the same email address as the one used in your application, as well as all the other required details. Your application will automatically be updated with this information.

You can also create an account at a later date. As long as you provide the same email address as the one used in the application, any previous information will appear in your account.

Updating your application

You can update your application for as long as the application period is open.

If you have an account, log in and click 'Edit' next to the link for the relevant application and make the changes you want. Confirm the changes by clicking 'Register'.

To make changes to an attached document, first update the document on your computer, then upload the new document. When you have uploaded the correct attachment, click 'Register' to update your application.

Keep your contact details up to date

In order to enable us to get in touch with you, it is important that you keep your contact details up to date.

  • If you do not have an account, email any changes to the relevant human resources officer.
  • If you have an account, log in and update your personal information.
  • If your email address has changed, log in with the old address and register the new one.

Benefits, terms and conditions

As a Malmö University employee, you are working for a public authority. This means that:

  • your salary is set individually;
  • you have more than the statutory five weeks of annual leave (the number of weeks you get depends on your age);
  • your employer will complement your statutory allowance if you are on parental leave;
  • the public are your employers; and
  • your work is governed by laws which ensure openness and transparency within the organisation. 

Moving to Malmö

Have you accepted a position at Malmö University or are you considering accepting one? Moving to a new country can be an exciting adventure, but there are also many things to think about and you may have some questions about working in Sweden and relocating to Malmö.

Working in Sweden

If you are new to working in Sweden, there is a guide made by several government agencies in collaboration to provide an overview of the most important things to know for those who wish to work in Sweden.

Working in Sweden guide 

International Staff Support

Do not hesitate to contact our International Staff Support. They will help and guide you through your relocation process. 

Contact International Staff Support 

Planning your stay

Entry conditions and visas

Find out if you need a residence permit or visa, and make sure to apply in good time before your stay. Different rules apply to different citizens and can vary according to the nature of your stay. 

EU citizens

As an EU citizen you may work, study or live in Sweden without a work or residence permit. If you are planning to live in Sweden for one year or more, you are required to register in the Swedish population register and obtain a Swedish personal identity number.

Information about how to register at the Swedish Tax Agency

Non-EU citizen

If you are a citizen of a non-EU country and are planning on working in Sweden, you probably need to obtain a work permit. If you are granted a permit for more than three months you will receive a residence permit card. Some countries will require an entry visa for travel to Sweden. You can apply for an entry visa at a Swedish embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

Work permit for employees and citizens of non-EU countries

Some countries will require an entry visa for travel to Sweden. You can apply for an entry visa at a Swedish embassy or consulate in your country of residence.

List of foreign citizens who require a visa for entry into Sweden

Visiting researchers

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU and want to work as a researcher, you are exempt from the requirements of a work permit, but you need to apply for a residence permit.

Further information about residence permits for visiting researchers


Working in Sweden

If you are new to working in Sweden, there is a guide made by several government agencies in collaboration to provide an overview of the most important things to know for those who wish to work in Sweden.

Working in Sweden guide 

Bring your family

Residence permit for family members

Your partner (live-in partner, spouse, or registered partner) and children can apply for a residence permit for the same period of time as you.

Permits for family members

Education and pre-schools

In Sweden, education is free from the age of 6 to 19 and pre-school is subsidised and does not involve any major costs. More than 95 precent of swedish children attend pre-school. Further information about school pre-schools and how you register your child/children can be found at the Municipality of Malmö´s website 

Education and pre-school in Malmö 

International schools

There are several international schools in Malmö. Find out more by visiting the website below. 

International schools in Malmö


Rental apartments 

The majority of rental apartments are advertised through the housing agency Boplats Syd. If you considering a long-term stay, it is a good idea to sign up as early as possible as it can take some time to get an apartment.

Boplats Syd

Guest apartments

The University has thirteen fully-furnished apartments for visiting staff. The contracts are short-term with a two week minimum lease and a maximum of 18 months. The apartments are intended for guest researchers, guest professors, teachers and lecturers and are only offered to visiting staff, not for employees. For more information about guest apartments please contact your host department at Malmö University since they have to fill out the booking enquiry form.

Need help finding accommodation?

If you need help to find accommodation please contact International Staff Support.

Contact International Staff Support



As a state employee, you are covered by work injury insurance and occupational group life assurance. If your work includes travel, you are also covered by occupational travel insurance.

Visiting researchers

Malmö University has acquired insurance for foreign guest researchers or other groups who are affiliated with the University and lack adequate insurance protection. The insurance also covers accompanying family members.

Additional insurances

It is recommended that you also get a home insurance. 

Professional development

We encourage all our employees to develop professionally and as individuals. Offering a range of courses, for instance on leadership and teaching in higher education, we strive to allow staff to realise their potential and utilise their competences to the fullest.

Staff members in all positions are offered opportunities for international exchange and to collaborate with colleagues abroad.

It is important to us that Malmö University is a workplace free from discrimination, victimisation and harassment. Employees and managers have a shared responsibility to strive for a work climate in which everyone experiences participation, security and mutual trust.