Timeline for exchange studies
Before your application
Remember to start early. Which semester you are able to apply for exchange studies varies depending on what programme you are studying. Review your syllabus to find out what applies to your particular programme.
Information about your degree programme
Find out when your faculty/department is holding an information meeting about where you can go and how to apply. Times for the information meetings are sometimes added to your schedule and posted on canvas, so keep your eyes open.
Open exchange places
There are different exchange opportunities available depending on what programme you are studying. You can find more information on what partner universities you can apply to here.
Go International Week
Ask us questions and get all the information you need for your application.
Read about previous students’ experiences
Find out what previous students thought about the university you are interested in applying to. You can find evaluations from previous exchange students in our database of partner universities.
Applications are open twice a year
When you should apply depends on whether you want to go on an exchange within Europe or further afield. Click here for more information.
Apply in MoveON
You apply through our system MoveON.
What does it mean to be nominated? When you apply to one of the University's exchange places, you apply to be nominated for exchange studies at a specific university. It's first after you have been nominated that you send an official application to a partner university, with the help of an International Administrator.
Notification of nomination
The decision regarding your application for exchange studies will be sent to you by email within 15 days of the application deadline. Being assigned a place for exchange studies is referred to as ‘nominated’. Being nominated means that Malmö University will notify the host university that you are the student chosen to apply there.
Apply to your host university
All nominated students need to submit an application to their host university. You will be contacted when it’s time to start your application. It is the host university that decides whether you are admitted or not.
Choose your courses
A Learning Agreement is a list of the courses you wish to study during your exchange.
Some of the documents you need to submit to your host university might take some time to collect, for example list of vaccinations or certificate of student funding from Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN). See our checklist for more information.
Meet other exchange students
During the meeting, you will get information helpful to your preparations. You will also have the chance to fika with other students going on exchange, as well as exchange students currently in Malmö.
Apply for scholarships in time
Explore the opportunities to apply for a scholarship.
At the host university
Keep yourself updated
If you are a Swedish citizen, we recommend that you register on the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s list, download its app 'UD Resklar' and check updated information at the Swedish embassy in your host country.
If you make changes to your courses at the host university, you must update your Learning Agreement.
When you come back to Malmö
Get your courses transferred
When you have returned to Malmö, you will receive your grades from your host university. You must then transfer your courses to Malmö University.
Share your experiences
What do you wish you had known before you went on an exchange? By filling out the Student Exchange Evaluation you get to share important lessons and experiences with future exchange students.
You can help future exchange students by sharing your experiences. There are opportunities to participate in information meetings and seminars at, for example, the Go International Week and the Kick-off. You can also join to be a buddy for international students through the Buddy Programme.