The Pre-Orientation Programme helps you with additional support and resources to ease into your life and studies in Sweden. Learn from current students and alumni who share their first-hand experiences of what it is like to live and study in Malmö. This page contains podcasts, videos, and webinars, all from a student perspective.

Meet the student behind the camera

My name is Karenina, but here in Sweden people usually call me Karen. I am originally from Indonesia and I have been studying at Malmö University for almost three years now. I am doing a full bachelor's program in Human Rights.

Meet the student behind the camera

My name is Karenina, but here in Sweden people usually call me Karen. I am originally from Indonesia and I have been studying at Malmö University for almost three years now. I am doing a full bachelor's program in Human Rights.

The reason why I chose to study in Sweden is mainly because of these three things: I want to know how it feels to live in a Nordic country, country with a good welfare system, and a country that has good human rights protection and Sweden checks three of them! Besides studying, in my spare time, I enjoy doing photography and videography.

Meet your webinar host

My name is Miriam Bubniaková, and I am a Housing Assistant at Malmö University. Two years ago I packed my life into a suitcase and moved out of my home town in Slovakia to start my study journey in Sweden. In that span, while finding my way around Malmö, getting a job, finding housing, handling...

Meet your webinar host

My name is Miriam Bubniaková, and I am a Housing Assistant at Malmö University. Two years ago I packed my life into a suitcase and moved out of my home town in Slovakia to start my study journey in Sweden. In that span, while finding my way around Malmö, getting a job, finding housing, handling studies, meeting incredible people, enthusiastically discovering all possibilities and fighting some struggles, I have gathered experience worth sharing. Not only my personal insights but advice and challenges of hundreds of students that arrive each semester.

For this semester and summer months as part of the University Housing Office team, I will be involved in preparation of a pre-arrival package of events and activities for all incoming international students for the Autumn semester 2022. 

We would like to support all of you who are just about to start this journey by helping with things students found most challenging and wished they knew before arriving here. In upcoming months, I will be hosting a series of 4 online webinars on different topics such as housing in Malmö, practicalities around getting a personal number with a bank account and getting comfortably settled in a new place. 

Podcasts

What I wish I knew before moving to Sweden

Swedish culture: friends, finding job, daily life, transport

Coming soon.

Academic life and structure

Coming soon.

Wise grad podcast

Meet your podcast host

I’m Sanjay Thompson – a criminologist, communications specialist and Malmö University Alumni. I have a bachelor’s in Psychology from UWI Mona, a Master’s of Science in Criminology from Malmö University. Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Medicine at Lund University. I’m also an avid performer and...

Meet your podcast host

I’m Sanjay Thompson – a criminologist, communications specialist and Malmö University Alumni. I have a bachelor’s in Psychology from UWI Mona, a Master’s of Science in Criminology from Malmö University. Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Medicine at Lund University. I’m also an avid performer and fitness lover.

I created my podcast, Wise Grad, to help students positively engage in their studies. Students have a lot of fun, but they also go through many issues from depression and anxiety to feeling completely lost and overwhelmed with academia. There are also times we have no idea what step to take in advancing our lives or career. All we need is a push to get the ball rolling. Wise Grad is your guide! The podcast compiles real stories, practical information, and resources in hopes of helping students thrive all year round