To study at Malmö University you must apply online through universityadmissions.se. The website contains all the information you need for the application and admission process.

Other application and admission processes

Information for prospective students affected by the war in Ukraine

Here you can find information about studying or transferring your studies to Malmö University as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Information for prospective students affected by the war in Ukraine

Apply for exchange studies

Here you can find information about the application process for exchange studies at Malmö University.

Exchange studies at Malmö University

Find entry requirements

You can find out if they are eligible and find specific entry 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 6, or what is also referred to as English B. Read more about how to meet the requirements at universityadmissions.se.

English language requirements (Universityadmissions.se)

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 universityadmissions.se.

Country-specific instructions (Universityadmissions.se)

Most master’s programmes require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; please check the programme page for more information.

Final year of bachelor's studies

Special instructions apply to those who are in their final semester at the time of application. Find the instructions at universityadmissions.se.

Final year of bachelor's studies (Universityadmissions.se)

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 universityadmissions.se.

Country-specific instructions (Universityadmissions.se)

Eligibility through Recognition of prior learning

If you lack formal credentials supporting general or specific admissions requirements, you can apply for recognition of prior learning. Recognition of prior learning allows you to show that you have the potential to manage university studies. 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. However, it can allow you to partake in the selection. Please remember to explore what options you have to compete in the selection.

If you previously been considered eligible through recognition of prior learning, your description and other documents remain in our 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 reellkompetens@mau.se.

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 universityadmissions.se before the application deadline.
  3. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning together with your responses to the assignments onto universityadmissions.se before the application deadline.
  4. Send an email to reellkompetens@mau.se and let us know that you have applied for recognition of prior learning.

Directions for application for recognition of prior learning (pdf)

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.

 

 

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 2024

We recommend international students apply in this round.

  • Application period: 16 October – 15 January
  • Admissions results published, master's studies: 27 March
  • Admissions results published, bachelor's studies: 11 April

Second admission round for autumn semester 2024

Students with citizenship in the following countries can apply in the Second admissions round for the autumn semester.

  • A European Union (EU) country
  • A European Economic Area (EEA) country
  • Switzerland

However, we recommend that all international students apply in the first admission round. Applying in the first admission round gives you 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. This since it is nearly impossible to obtain a residence permit before the semester starts.

  • Application period: 15 March – 15 April
  • Admissions results published: 11 July

Admission round for spring semester 

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.

Spring semester 2025

  • Application period: 1 June – 15 August
  • Notification of Selection Results: 5 October for bachelor's studies and 19 October for master's studies. 

How to apply 

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

1. Find your programme and check admission requirements

All degree programmes and courses can be found on our website. 

Find education

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
  • other requirements specific to certain programmes and courses
  • any additional documentation requested specifically for the selection to the programme.

2. Submit your application

Make sure to apply by 15 January 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. They must provide documentation of their citizenship in order for the application to be processed.

  • Deadline for paying the application fee: 1 February
  • Deadline for sending in documentation proving fee exemption: 1 February

Find more information at universityadmissions.se: 

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. 

The deadline for submitting your documents is 1 February. 

4. Late applications

Some programmes are open for late applications. If you submit your application after the deadline OR if you submit supporting documents/statement of purpose 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, late application. 

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 universityadmission.se. 

Later part of a programme and credit transfer

You can apply for admission to a later part of a programme if you meet the programme's entry requirements and have already completed studies that are equivalent to parts of the programme.

Decisions on eligibility and admission to the second year are taken by the faculty (or equivalent) in question. The transfer can only be made in conjunction with the start of a new semester. 

Apply for a later part of a programme (Formstore)

Credit transfer

You can apply for a credit transfer if you have previously studied courses at university which you think corresponds to courses in the programme you are admitted to. Other training and professional practice may also have provided you with relevant knowledge that can be recognised as a credit transfer. No credit transfers are assessed or guaranteed in advance.

The application for credit transfer can be made once you have been admitted to a course/programme and have accepted the offer. 

Apply for a credit transfer (Student web) 

Admission results

First admission round for autumn semester

  • Admissions results published, master's studies: 27 March
  • Admissions results published, bachelor's studies: 11 April

Second admission round for autumn semester

  • Admission results published: 11 July
  • Reply to your offer: no later than 19 July 

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. The admission results might also be referred to as notification of selection results. 

Information about admission results (Universityadmissions.se)

Admission 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 27 March. If you are a bachelor's applicant, you will receive notification of the result of your application by 11 April. If you were admitted or placed on the reserve list in the first admission round, you are not required to reply if you want to keep your place. 

Understanding your results (Universityadmissions.se)

Admission 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 11 July. It is important that you reply to your offer by 19 July. 

Applicants in the second admissions round will receive two admission results. If you are admitted or placed on a waiting list by the first admission result, you need to reply to your offer at universityadmissions.se. You will find detailed instructions in the admission results sent to you by universityadmissions.se.

By the second admission result, you might find out if you’ve been admitted to an education from the waiting list. You do not need to reply to your second admission result. More about admissions results at universityadmissions.se:

Information about admission results (Universityadmissions.se)

Please note that you can be admitted to no more than 45 higher education credits per semester. This means that your offer might change by the second admissions decision depending on how you’ve ranked your application. Read more about how ranking will affect your admissions results at universityadmissions.se:

Information about ranking your selections (Universityadmissions.se)

Reply to your admissions offer

If you decline your offers or forget to reply to your offer, you will lose any placements you’ve been offered. You will not get a new opportunity to reply. You can, however, make a new application to education that are open for late applications.

Reserve list

Due to lower merit ratings, keen competition, or if you have a 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. 

We can't estimate your chances of being admitted if you are put on the waiting list.

Information about the reserve list (Universityadmissions.se)

Newsletter for future students

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Contact

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

University Admissions Support Centre (Universityadmissions.se)

Questions related to your application

Please do not send sensitive personal data via e-mail.

Student Service Centre, Neptuniplan 7 admissions@mau.se +46 40 665 75 00 Phone hours: Monday–Thursday 11.00-12.00 (We’re closed on Tuesday, 13 February)

Comments and complaints

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