Congratulations on being accepted to Malmö University! Now it's time to start preparing for your studies. Here you will find information about arrival day, the academic calendar, Introduction week and more.

Arrival day

We recommend that all international students who have housing through Malmö University Housing to arrive on the official Arrival Day to get the keys to their accommodation and receive welcome information. University staff, student mentors and landlord representatives will be on hand  throughout the day to welcome students and answer any questions.

Arrival Day for autumn semester 2021 is Thursday, August 19. 

Arriving late or after Arrival Day

If you arrive in Malmö later than 17.00 on Arrival Day, or at a later date, you will need to make an appointment with the Housing Office by emailing

The International Office does not have access to your keys, so it is very important that you make arrangements with the Housing Office beforehand if you are arriving in the city after Arrival Day or later than 17.00 on Arrival Day.

Introduction Week

All students admitted to courses and programmes taught in English are invited to take part in the Malmö University Introduction Week. Due to the situation with the ongoing pandemic and the restrictions in place, the introduction is planned as an virtual event. The week consists of lectures and activities that are designed to help you become acquainted with Sweden, Malmö and Malmö University. You will get the chance to meet other students and get to know the surroundings.

The Introduction Week for the autumn semester 2021 will be virtual and take place August 23-27, with some additional activities later on during the semester. Information about the introduction will be emailed to all newly admitted students prior to the start of the semester.

The week 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. 

Introduction 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 Week that are relevant to you.

Buddy Programme

In addition to the Introduction Week, we also offer the Buddy Programme - a way for you to get to know your fellow students better. 

Through the programme we arrange social activities and have fun! This is an opportunity for you to expand your network, make new friends and develop your language skills. The Buddy Programme matches students who have previous experience of living and studying in Malmö with newly-arrived international students, and each buddy group consists of students from both groups. Each year, Malmö University welcomes around 800 new international students, representing nearly 85 nationalities from all over the world. You can be proud to be part of a global student community in one of Sweden’s most diverse cities.

Due to the current circumstances, the Buddy Programme will be carried out both online and on-campus. You will be asked to state what option you prefer in your application. As a new student, you will receive information about the programme together with a link to an application form by e-mail before the semester start!

Register here!

How to get to Malmö University

Malmö's central train station is well connected within Sweden and internationally via links to Copenhagen. It boasts its own airport, Sturup, but for international travellers, it is best served by Copenhagen Airport — just a 20-minute train journey away. 

If you are arriving at Arrival day, student mentors wearing orange vests will be at the train station to help with luggage and directions. When arriving at Malmö Central Station, follow the signs towards the Anna Lindhs Plats exit. From there, it is a short walk to the Student Service Centre.

COVID-19 and travelling to Sweden

Make sure to bring your letter of acceptance with you, and proof that you have been offered accommodation in Sweden. Please make sure to stay updated regarding the regulations in place at the time of your travels, both in Sweden and regarding any transit you might have included in your travels. 

Information regarding the current restrictions and entry regulations in place regarding travels to Sweden can be found on the Swedish Police website. 

On you can find confirmed information regarding COVID-19 in Sweden. This page is handled by the Swedish authorities.

If you are travelling through Denmark, you will also need to stay updated regarding the regulations in place in Denmark. Find relevant information on Note the specific regulations regarding transit. 

Academic calendar

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

Academic year 2021/2022
Autumn semester 2021: August 30 – January 16
Spring semester 2022: January 17 – June 5