Every year, Malmö University welcomes more than 300 exchange students from all over the world. Being an exchange student is a great chance to broaden your academic horizons and get to know another country.
Applying for exchange studies
In order to be accepted as an exchange student you need to be a student at, and nominated by, one of our partner universities. The nomination is done by your home university through an online form. The link to the nomination form has been sent to all our partners.
1. Find courses and check eligibility
When you are nominated for exchange studies from your home university, you will receive a complete list of available courses via email. A complete list of courses to choose during the autumn semester is published in mid-March every year, and the complete list for the spring semester is published in mid-September each year.
Courses offered the previous academic year
You may find the courses that were offered the previous academic year below. Please note that the course lists are subject to change, and the offer may not be the same in the next application round.
When you have found a course that you are interested in, you can find the following on the course page:
Whether it's a full-time or part-time course
Department: under the 'Contact' tab you can find the department or school where the course is offered
Finding out if you're eligible
You can find out if you are eligible by checking the admission requirements for the course or courses you are interested in. Some courses require that you have previously studied within the field.
English language requirements for exchange students
English-taught courses at Malmö University assume English proficiency to correspond to at least Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 level. Your home institution is responsible to check your level of English proficiency before nomination.
Some courses may have additional requirements regarding your English language requirement - please make sure to check the course specific requirements.
Good to know about higher education credits:
30 credits are equivalent to one semester of full-time studies
15 credits are equivalent to half a semester of full-time studies, or a full semester of part-time (50%) studies
7.5 credits are equivalent to one-quarter of a semester of full-time studies, or a full semester of part-time (25%) studies
You can choose to combine part-time courses so that they add up to full-time studies. Be sure to check both course dates and credits carefully to make sure the number of credits add up to full-time studies. It is very important that you make sure that you do not, for example, choose two full-time 15 credit courses that run during the same dates.
Swedish for exchange students
All exchange students are offered a language course during their studies at Malmö University. The course, Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1A is equivalent to 5 higher education credits and is not included in your total of 30 selectable credits.
The Malmö University Buddy Programme teams you up with a current student at Malmö University. Together you explore the city and the University to make sure you get a warm welcome during your studies here.
Exchange studies in Malmö
Exchange studies in Malmö
Students Axel and Vivian talk about their experiences as international students.
Each faculty at Malmö University has at least one Administrative Coordinator, a person responsible for international matters and student exchange. This person is also the contact person that should be used on your Online Learning Agreement. On the course page under 'Contact' you can find the department or school within which your course is offered.