Malmö, situated at the southernmost tip of Sweden is Sweden’s third largest city. It enjoys a milder climate than most of Scandinavia. Malmö is close to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark with Copenhagen’s international airport just 20 minutes away.

Malmö is also a great place to study for international students whether you are looking for a totally new experience, or you’d like to obtain a degree from an international university to bolster your resume.

Malmö is home to one of Sweden’s top universities; Malmö University. Admissions into the university for Autumn 2017 session are currently open until 16th January 2017.

If you’d like to apply to study at Malmö University, here’s a checklist a 5 step guide to help you get started.


1. Choose a programme

Whether you’d like to pursue an undergraduate or graduate programme, the first step is to decide which programme you want to apply to.

Malmö university offers a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s programmes to choose from with many of them taught in English. You can find the list of offered programmes on the university’s website.

Applying to most of the universities in Sweden including Malmö university is done through the online admissions portal


2. Prepare Application Fee

If you are an international applicant from outside the European Union or the EEA, you are required to pay an application fee. If you are a citizen of the EU/EEA, you’ll need to provide proof of your citizenship. Details on the Application Fee can be found here.


3. Apply Correctly and Early!

The swedes are a very bureaucratic bunch, therefore, to ensure you get the programme of your choice, make sure you send the right documents and on time too.

The requirements for a bachelor’s programme is different for a master’s programme. Hence, you should make sure you are sending the right material! Find out what you need to submit here.


4. Application Result Notification

All notifications regarding your application will be sent to your account at You’ll receive updates from time to time regarding the status of your application such as when your documents are in the right hands. Your notification of a successful admission will also be published here.

While you wait for the result of your application, try to keep yourself busy and your dream alive by looking into potential accommodation. Although there is guaranteed accommodation for tuition fee paying students, most students at Malmö usually find a place to live on the private market. Malmö university’s housing page is a good place to start.


5. Apply for your visa and pack your bags

If your application is successful, congratulations! The fun experience of studying in Sweden starts here. The next step is applying for your student visa at the Swedish embassy in your home country.

If you don’t need a visa to enter Sweden, then pack your bags and get ready for an a delightful academic journey at one of Sweden’s renowned universities.

Enjoy your studies at Malmö University, Sweden!

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