Applications and admissions
To study at Malmö University you must apply online through universityadmissions.se. The website contains all the information you need for the application process and the steps you need to take after you have completed it.
When to apply
We recommend that all international students apply in the first admissions round, open from October until January. Citizens from the European Union (EU), a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland can also apply in the second admission round. Some courses and distance-learning programmes also accept students for the spring semester. See what dates apply to you in the different admission rounds.
Below you can find the application dates for the various admission rounds.
First admission round for autumn semester 2019
We recommend international students apply in this round.
- Application period: October 16 – January 15
- Notification of Selection Results, master's studies: April 4
- Notification of Selection Results, bachelor's studies: April 18
Second admission round for autumn semester 2019
Students with citizenship in a European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland can apply in the Second admissions round for autumn semester. However, we recommend that all international students apply in the first admission round so that you have time to make arrangements for accommodation before the start of the semester.
Non-EU citizens who need to apply for a residence permit are not recommended to apply in the second admission round since it is near impossible to obtain a residence permit before the semester starts.
- Application period: March 15 – April 15
- Notification of Selection Results: July 11
Admission round for spring semester 2020
International students can apply for our distance learning courses as well as the master's programme Communication for Development, which start in the spring semester. Students who need to apply for a residence permit should not apply for on-campus courses.
- Application period: September 17 – October 15
- Notification of Selection Results: December 11
1. Find your programme and check application requirements
All English-taught bachelor's and master's programmes can be found in our course catalogue.
In the course catalogue, you can filter by subject, level of education, and duration of the programme, as well as find programmes that are open for late applications.
Click on the programme or course you are interested in to find the following information:
- admission requirements;
- tuition fees for non-EU students; and
- other requirements specific to certain programmes and courses.
Find out if you’re eligible
Please note that specific admission requirements are listed on the respective programme’s page.
To be admitted to bachelor’s studies you need to have completed an upper secondary school education that is considered equivalent to one in the Swedish educational system. Check if your country’s upper secondary school education makes you eligible for bachelor’s studies in Sweden at universityadmissions.se.
The minimum requirement for master’s studies is a completed bachelor’s degree that is equivalent to one in the Swedish educational system. Find country-specific information regarding qualifications at universityadmissions.se.
Most master’s programmes require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; please check for the programme page for more information. Special instructions apply to those who are in their final semester at the time of application.
English language proficiency
The English-language requirements are the same for all study programmes at the University; we require English B, or what is also referred to as English 6. Read more about how to meet the entry requirements at universityadmissions.se.
2. Submit your application
Make sure to apply by January 15 through universityadmissions.se.
When clicking the ‘Apply’ button on the programme page, you will be directed to the national admissions website universityadmissions.se. You will then need to create an account to be able to submit your application.
Paying the application fee and exemptions
Applicants with citizenship from a non-EU/EEA country are required to pay an application fee of 900 SEK for the admissions application to be processed.
EU/EEA and Swiss applicants are exempt from payment and must provide documentation of their citizenship in order for the application to be processed.
Deadline for paying the application fee or sending in documentation proving fee exemption is February 1.
3. Submit your documents
For your application to be processed you need to submit the required documentation. Make sure you also check the programme page to find out if there are any specific requirements. Please also make sure to check the country-specific instructions.
Deadline for submitting your documents is February 1.
4. Late applications
Some programmes are open for late applications. If you submit your application after the deadline, your place in the selection process will be determined by the date you sent in your application.
5. Get updates on your application process
You can get updates on your application and be notified when your documents have been registered through your account at universityadmission.se.
Results of your application
If you applied in the first admission round, the result of your application will be available in your account in April. This is referred to as a Notification of Selection Result.
Notification of Selection Result for first admission round for autumn semester
If you applied for a master's programme you will receive a notification regarding the result of your application on April 4. If you are a bachelor's applicant, you will receive notification of the result of your application by April 18. If you applied in the first admission round you are not required to reply to the offer.
Notification of Selection Result for second admission round for autumn semester
If you are a citizen in the European Union (EU), a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland, and applied in the second admission round, you will receive your Notification of Selection Result by July 11. It is important that you reply to your offer by July 26.
Due to lower merit ratings or late application you might be placed on the waiting list for a programme. You will receive notification by email from University Admissions if you are offered a place.
If you have general questions about applying to Swedish universities, or problems creating or accessing your user account, please contact:
If you have questions related specifically to your application to Malmö University, contact our Admissions Office
Student Centre, Neptuniplan 7
+46 40 665 75 00
Visiting hours/drop-in: Tuesday and Thursday, 11.30-12.30. Phone hours: 11.00-12.00. Cancelled phone hours and drop-in on Thursday, February 7.
Malmö University offers a variety of master's degree programmes taught in English. Master's level education is also referred to...
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