For studies at Malmö University, some students are required to pay application and tuition fees. This website contains programme price lists, a step-by-step guide on the payment process, accepted payment methods, and information about refunds.

About fees

Students with citizenship in countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are generally required to pay application and tuition fees.

Swedish citizens, as well as citizens of other EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, are not required to pay application and tuition fees. As an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, you must upload documentation showing your citizenship to your application on University Admissions.  

Find out more on who is required to pay fees (Universityadmissions.se)

Due to the requirements of the Swedish Migration Agency, students required to pay tuition fees need to pay their first tuition fee instalment – for the first semester of studies – before submitting a residence permit application for studies in higher education to the Swedish Migration Agency.

Fee-paying students are subject to the same services, rights and obligations as non-fee-paying students, such as study and career counselling, student health care, disability services, access to library and university facilities. 

Tuition fees do not apply for exchange students, PhD students or EU/EEA students.

What does the tuition fee cover?

For programme students, the tuition fee covers:

  • full-time studies on bachelor’s or master’s level, 60 credits per academic year;
  • an accommodation offer from University Housing (rent is not included);
  • one Swedish or English language course; 
  • comprehensive insurance (FAS by Kammarkollegiet) and 
  • administrative services.

If you want to decline your place

If you have been admitted to a course/programme but don't wish to accept your place, please make sure to decline it at Universityadmissions.se. Log in to your account, go to Applications and follow the instructions.

Please also notify Malmö University by sending an email to tuitionfees@mau.se. This is important as it notifies the University that you won't be attending and also makes the place free for someone on the waiting list.

Price list for programmes

The tuition fees listed below are for degree programmes starting academic year 2024. The amounts are shown in Swedish Crowns (SEK). 

Follow the links below to see the full tuition fee for the programme that you are interested in. You can find the amount of the first instalment to be paid when applying on Universityadmissions.se.

Bachelor's degree programmes

One-year master's degree programmes

Two-year master's degree programmes

Payment process

The tuition fee must be paid per semester and in advance. It cannot be divided into smaller instalments. Below is a step-by-step guide on the payment process.

  1. An email with payment information will be sent to admitted students after the Notification of Selection Results has been published.
  2. Pay your invoice. You will receive a payment confirmation in your e-mail.
  3. Once you have a payment confirmation, you can submit your residence permit application for studies in higher education to the Swedish Migration Agency.
  4. Malmö University will notify the Swedish Migration Agency about your payment.

Your admission is conditional until you have paid the tuition fee. If the payment is not received by the deadline, you will lose your place on the programme or course that you have been conditionally admitted to.

Please note that the conditionally admitted status will not change in your University Admissions profile, even though Malmö University has confirmed your payment.

Payment deadline

Newly-admitted students (first instalment): 1 May

Current students (upcoming semesters): 1 August/ 1 December

Payment methods

Malmö University accepts payments by card or by international transfer. More information is sent to admitted students after the Notification of Selection Results have been published.

Refunds

Refund of tuition fees is only possible if a student is prevented from participating in the programme/ courses due to the following extraordinary circumstances.

Denied residence permit

You are eligible for a refund if you do not receive a Swedish residence permit in time within three weeks of the start of the semester, if you submit an early withdrawal and a refund application (see below) to Malmö University at the latest within three weeks of the start of the semester.

Other extraordinary circumstances

You are also eligible for a refund for the upcoming semester if you submit a refund application (see below) to Malmö University at the latest on the day before the start of the semester for one of the following reasons:

  • You have been conditionally admitted to a master’s programme because you had not yet received a bachelor's degree certificate at the time of application, and you do not meet the requirement to hold a degree by the start of the semester.
  • The programme syllabus contains admissions requirements for continuation to the upcoming semester and you do not meet the admissions requirements.
  • Your fee status changes (Note: if your fee status changes during the semester, refund for that ongoing semester is not possible).
  • You receive a scholarship and have already paid your tuition fee.
  • You have been granted a credit transfer exceeding 15 credits (Note: If you have remaining semesters, the amount will be deducted from your next invoice. If it is your last semester, the amount will be refunded to you).

General rules for refunds 

  • By paying the tuition fee, the student agrees to Malmö University’s tuition fee refund policy.
  • All refund applications must be submitted through the online form.
  • An individual assessment is always made to determine whether a refund of the tuition fee can be granted.
  • Refund requests for amounts lower than 1,000 SEK are never processed, regardless of the circumstances.

How to apply for a tuition fee refund

Submit the form below to apply for a tuition fee refund. A decision on your refund application is normally made within 4 weeks.

Refund payments are always made in SEK and Malmö University does not take into account changes in the exchange rate.

Processing time

The processing time can take longer if you submit a refund application in August-September. You will be notified of the decision by email. The total processing time for the refund to reach your account might be longer if you paid by international bank transfer.

Approved refunds

Approved refunds are always made to the same account from which the payment was originally made.

This rule applies regardless of whether you have paid from your own account or through another account holder. No exception to this rule can be made due to the Swedish Anti-Money Laundering regulations.

Payment and repayment of fees to and from Belarus, Iran and Russia

Due to international regulations, it is currently not allowed for Swedish universities to conduct monetary transactions with Belarus, Iran and Russia. You should be aware of this when you make a payment to Malmö University, and be conscious about the account you choose to make the payment from. A reimbursement is always made to the same account the payment was originally made from. Consequently, we recommend that you choose a payment method that works even if a refund must be made.

Apply for a refund

Fill in and submit the form to apply for a tuition fee refund.

Reason for requesting refund:

Bank account details

Must be the same account from which the tuition fee was paid. 

Fill in following information if you paid by card on Malmö University's website

Fill in following information if you paid by international transfer

Fill in following information if you paid by Swedish Bank Account

Certification

I certify that the information provided is true and correct:

Malmö University is responsible for the personal data processed within the University's operations, and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information on how your personal data is processed, visit mau.se/personal-data

If you wish to learn more, please contact:

tuitionfees@mau.se