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Introduction Programme

All students admitted to courses and programmes taught in English are invited to take part in the Malmö University Introduction Programme. The programme 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 Programme for the spring semester 2021 will take place January 15 and continues throughout the semester. Information about the introduction will be emailed to all registered students prior to the start of the semester.

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. 

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)

Arrival Day

For students who will be staying at our student housing, you should plan your travels so that you arrive in Malmö on Arrival Day: January 14. On Arrival Day there will be student mentors at the Malmö Central Station to guide you to the University and the Student Service Centre.

Once at the Student Service Centre, you will be able to pick up your 'welcome package' and some practical information. Coffee and snacks will be available while waiting for your turn.

Finally, if you are one of the students who will be staying in the University Housing dorms, you will get a ride to your accommodation where you will meet your landlord, sign your contract and get the key (please note that this only applies to you who have been offered housing through Malmö University). Please note that you will be asked to show a photo ID when signing your contract.

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.

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.

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