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 2020
We recommend international students apply in this round.
- Application period: October 16 – January 15
- Notification of Selection Results, master's studies: April 3
- Notification of Selection Results, bachelor's studies: April 20
Second admission round for autumn semester 2020
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 16 – April 15
- Notification of Selection Results: July 9
Admission round for spring semester 2021
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: September 16 – October 15
- Notification of Selection Results: December 10
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 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 3.
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 3. Please note that if you are applying for the programmes Interaction Design (master's), Media and Communication Studies and Communication for Development, you are required to submit your supporting documents by January 31.
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 universityadmission.se.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is how you apply for recognition of prior learning at Malmö University
- Thoroughly read through the document under “Directions for your application” below, and do the assignments which are relevant to your application.
- Apply to the course/programme of your choosing through universityadmissions.se before the application deadline.
- Submit your application for recognition of prior learning together with your responses to the assignments onto universityadmissions.se before the application deadline.
- Send an email to email@example.com and let us know that you have applied for recognition of prior learning.
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. 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 3. If you are a bachelor's applicant, you will receive notification of the result of your application by April 20. 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 a date yet to be announced. It is important that you reply to your offer, by a date yet to be announced.
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 questions related specifically to your application to Malmö University, contact our Admissions Office
Student Service Centre, Neptuniplan 7
+46 40 665 75 00
Phone hours: Monday - Thursday 11.00-12.00. Visiting hours/drop-in: Tuesday and Thursday, 11.30-12.30. We are closed during the holidays, from 24th December to 1st January, as well as 6th January. We will have extra phone hours on the 20th, 23rd, 27th and 30th of December between 11:00 and 12:00.
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