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Online Introduction Programme

All students admitted to courses and programmes taught in English are invited to take part in the Malmö University Online Introduction Programme. The programme consists of lectures and activities that are designed to help you become digitally acquainted with Sweden, Malmö and Malmö University. You will get the chance to meet other students virtually for online activities.

The Online Introduction Programme for the autumn semester 2020 starts Monday 24 August and continues throughout the semester. Information on how to access the course will be emailed to all registered students prior to course start.

The programme begins with a welcome meeting and is followed by a series of practical, academic and social activities. You are welcome to attend all activities, or just the ones you find relevant. 


If you have not yet registered and want to join the Introduction Programme, please send us an email to with your computer-id and full name.

See the full Online Introduction Programme

The schedule might be subject to change, all changes will be notified in Canvas. All registered students will receive an invitation to the course in Canvas via email before August 24.

Monday 24 August

10.00 – 11.30 Welcome Livestream

Join Kajsa and Camilla from the International Office on this live Welcome Livestream where you will get to know more about Malmö University and how to make the most of the Introduction Programme. 

14.00 – 16.00  IT Information

Learn about the different IT systems at the University through this short video and use the live chat to ask Ebba at IT Support any questions you might have.

Tuesday 25 August

10.00 – 11.30 Library Information

Learn how to navigate the library’s different services through this video and take the opportunity to ask any library-related questions to Karin and Aron through the live chat.

17.00 – 19.00 Buddy Programme Kick-Off

Did you sign up to become part of a buddy group? Then this is when you’ll meet your fellow new students and “your” Malmö University Buddies! The Erasmus Student Network Malmö will guide you through the idea of the programme over a virtual fika (i.e. a hot drink and a snack!).

Wednesday 26 August

9.30 – 12.00 Introduction to the Swedish Academic System

Make sure you are familiar with the Swedish academic system before the semester starts by watching this presentation by lecturer Adam Gray. Adam will do a live introduction at 9.30 and be available for questions via the live chat while you watch the pre-filmed lecture. The lecture is divided into six different parts, explained in six different videos:

  1. The credit system, the academic year and degrees
  2. Independent study, course literature, web portals and evaluations
  3. Examinations, group work and re-sits
  4. Support and service for students, disciplinary measures
  5. Critical thinking
  6. Plagiarism and referencing/citation

15.00 – 16.00 Hello from Student Union

The Student Union will present themselves and talk about how they can help students getting the most out of their time here at Malmö University! They can help you when you have problems with your programme or courses, they organize interesting and fun events, both study-social and study-political, you can learn how to get more involved and have an influence on your education and so much more! They also offer many discounts, have super-cheap breakfast and soup lunches and you get access to the student pub and club nights! There are many benefits from becoming a member with the STUDENT UNION!

16.00 – 17.00 Student Association Online Fair

The Student Union Malmö is an umbrella organisation for many student associations. We currently have 13 active associations and a bunch of student groups that cover many different interests (if you can’t find an association that is of interest to you, feel free to start your own by emailing Since we unfortunately can’t have a fair in physical form this year, we are offering you to join our DIGITAL ASSOCIATION FAIR! Once you click on the link you automatically join this fun association “party”! You will see that each association has their own chat room that you can enter to learn more about that specific association. Once you have received all necessary information from that association, you can leave the room by clicking the “Leave Room” button and join another room by simply clicking on the name of the association that interests you. We hope to see you all there!

Thursday 27 August

10.00 – 11.30 Love, Work & Play Workshop

An interactive lecture/workshop via zoom that helps you understand how you can make the best out of your studies in Malmö. We will talk about ways to find the balance between studies, student life, stress, recovery and fun and discuss how you as a new student can adapt to the new situation. Ola Olefeldt and Olof Samuelsson are both counsellors at Student Health Service at Malmö University.

15.00-16.45 How to Survive in Sweden – ESN Malmö

Have you ever wondered how to survive a meeting with a Moose? Then join survivor Ellen, National Event Manager of Erasmus Student Network Sweden at the ‘How to Survive Sweden’ humorous seminar.

Saturday 29 August

21.00 – late Virtual Party with ESN Malmö

Around the globe everything has become digital, but can a party become one as well? Join ESN Malmö, at the first virtual party of the semester, where we will listen to music and play some fun games.

Sunday 30 August

11.00 – 13.00 Virtual Brunch with ESN Malmö

ESN Malmö invites you for a virtual brunch! Prepare food and beverages of your choice, can be anything from toast to pancakes, and join us while we discuss our experiences from the last days and answer any questions you might have regarding life in Malmö!


More activities will be offered throughout the semester, details will be posted in Canvas. We will offer yoga on Zoom, Career Workshop, virtual parties, movie nights, Swedish Political History Lecture, Study Technique Lecture, Get Things Done Lecture, Cook-alongs and much more.

Introduction programme for Swedish-speaking students

If you are already familiar with Sweden and Malmö you can join the introduction days Tjuvkik (in Swedish) instead or as well. You can choose the parts of both Tjuvkik and the Online Introduction Programme that are relevant to you.

More about Tjuvkik (in Swedish)

Academic calendar

Academic year 2020/2021
Autumn semester 2020: August 31 – January 17
Spring semester 2021: January 18 – June 6