To study at Malmö University you must apply online through 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.   

Admission rounds

Below you can find the application dates for the various admission rounds.

First admission round for autumn semester 2021

We recommend international students apply in this round.

  • Application period: October 16 – January 15
  • Admissions results published, master's studies: April 9
  • Admissions results published, bachelor's studies: April 16

Second admission round for autumn semester 2021

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
  • Admissions results published: July 9

Admission round for spring semester 2022

International students can apply for distance learning courses starting in the spring semester. Students who need to apply for a residence permit should not apply for on-campus courses.

  • Application period: TBA
  • Notification of Selection Results: TBA

How to apply 

Students apply to Malmö University online through the national website Follow our step-by-step guide to the application process.  

1. Find your programme and check admission requirements

All English-taught bachelor's and master's programmes can be found in our online 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.

2. Submit your application

Make sure to apply by January 15 through

When clicking the ‘Apply’ button on the programme page, you will be directed to the national admissions website 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 OR if you submit supporting documents after the documentation deadline, your application will be considered late.

Late applications are processed only if time allows. Your place in the selection process will be determined by the date you send in your complete application, late applications are viewed on a first-come basis. 

Please note: Malmö University cannot say when your late application will be processed. If processed, it is likely students will receive a result after University Admissions' Selection of Notification Results.


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 

Find out if you are eligible

Please note that specific admission requirements are listed on the respective programme’s page in the online course catalogue. 

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

Document your English proficiency

Admission requirements for bachelor’s studies

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

Instructions for your country of study

Admission requirements for master’s studies

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

Qualifications information specific to your country of study

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. 

For students in their final year of bachelor's studies

Eligibility through Recognition of prior learning

If you lack formal credentials supporting general or specific admissions requirements, you can show that you have the potential to manage university studies by applying for recognition of prior learning. Prior learning may have been acquired in a number of ways, for example:

  • Work experience
  • Education outside of the formal education system
  • Other life experiences

Eligibility through recognition of prior learning does not automatically lead to a place on a course or programme, but it gives you an opportunity to partake in the selection. Please remember to explore what possibilities you have to compete in the selection for the education for which you are applying.

If you have previously been considered eligible through recognition of prior learning, your description and other documents remain in our admissions system. However, you always need to notify us regarding your current application for Recognition of prior learning. Easiest way to do this is to send an email to

This is how you apply for recognition of prior learning at Malmö University

  1. Thoroughly read through the document under “Directions for your application” below, and do the assignments which are relevant to your application.
  2. Apply to the course/programme of your choosing through before the application deadline.
  3. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning together with your responses to the assignments onto before the application deadline.
  4. Send an email to and let us know that you have applied for recognition of prior learning.

Directions for your application

When you apply for recognition of prior learning, you should follow the directions in order for our assessment to be as good as possible. In the directions, you will receive:

  • Information about which admissions requirements there are for general and specific eligibility
  • Assignments you should do to show your potential to manage university studies.



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. 

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 9. If you are a bachelor's applicant, you will receive notification of the result of your application by April 16. If you applied in the first admission round and were admitted or placed on the reserve list and wish to keep your place, 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 9. It is important that you reply to your offer, by July 23. 

More about admission results

Reserve list 

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. 

More about the reserve list


If you have general questions about applying to Swedish universities, or problems creating or accessing your user account, please contact:

University Admissions Support Centre

If you have questions related to your application to Malmö University, contact our Admissions Office

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Comments and complaints

Comments and complaints directed at the Admissions Office are submitted to the Manager, Annika Pfannenstill