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Introduction week

All students admitted to courses and programmes taught in English are invited to take part in the Malmö University Introduction days. 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 week for the spring semester 2021 will take place January 15-21, with some additional activities later on during 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. The sessions will be made available through our learning platform Canvas, and to access the material you will need to register. Please note that you will need your computer-ID to be able to register for the introduction.

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

Friday, 15 January

09.45-10.20 Welcome Meeting

Welcome to the introductory session! We have prepared plenty of helpful information to get you started at Malmö University. You will get to meet the staff of the International Office and representatives from some of the student services while also getting a glimpse of what lies ahead during the next few weeks.

10:30- 13:00 The Swedish Academic system

How does the credit system work, what does the letters in your grade mean, and what is expected from you in the class room? Learn about this, and more in these lectures!

Live chat with Adam Gray from 11:30.

14:00- 14:45 IT

This session will guide you through the virtual world of Malmö University and teach you how to log onto the university computers, use the printers and much more!

Live chat with Ebba from IT.

15:00 – 15:45 Library Information

Being able to find your way in the book collection and library system will be essential in order for you to succeed in your studies. During this tour you will get an introduction to the most important features of the university library.

Live chat with Aron and Ann-Sofie from the library.

16:00 - 17:30 Mini-Fair: Meet the student associations

Meet with the Student Union and take the chance to chat with some of their associations. Maybe you will get some ideas on what to do with your spare time while in Malmö. You will also get the opportunity to meet your international coordinator and get your documents signed and ask about questions related to your course.

The fair starts at 16.30.

Saturday 16 January

10.00-11.30 Swedish society

Political scientist Tom Nilsson talks about what Swedish culture is and what defines Swedish society. 

Live chat with Michele and Maria from the international office

Sunday 17 January

TBA Speed friends

Speed friending with Erasmus Student Network! Meet new friends.

Tuesday 19 January

TBA Virtual hang-out with ESN

Music, fun and games! Bring your own food and drink and hang out with your new best friends, ESN!

Tuesday 2 February

15:15-17:00 Swedish Language Course

Location: See your separate schedule

Your first Swedish class is off to a flying start! Lycka till! This course is only for exchange students who have signed up in advance.


Students staying at the Malmö University housing will be offered additional events through their residence assistants!

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

Unfortunately, due to the current guidelines and regulations in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to welcome all incoming students in the student centre as planned on Arrival day.  Instead, we will have student representatives available to greet you at the Central station Thursday 14 January from 9am to 5pm. They will be able to point you in the right direction and give you information on different option to get to the student accommodation. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide any organized transport from the university.

For students staying at the University Housing, we will also have a student representative’s meeting you at the bus stop by your new home. You will receive your welcome pack at the housing.

Please note that the ticket bought in the red Skånetrafiken vending machine for the train ride from Kastrup will also be available on the bus once you get to Malmö. Make sure to save your ticket!

Finally, if you are one of the students who will be staying in the University Housing dorms, you will meet your landlord, sign your contract and get the key at your accommodation (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.

Covid-19 and travelling to Sweden

Since 22 December there is an entry ban to Sweden from UK and Denmark. To be able to enter from Denmark and the UK you would need to be a resident in Sweden -To be considered a resident in Sweden you must verify that you have resided or will reside in Sweden for at least a year. This means that if you are admitted to one semester only you will not be able to cross the border from Denmark 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 entry ban from UK and Denmark kan 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