You have great opportunities to study abroad as part of your programme. Find out when to submit your application, which places are available to you, and who you can contact if you have any questions.

Application periods

Autumn application period

September 15 – October 15. This application period is open for exchange places outside of Europe for the next academic year (next autumn semester and the following spring semester). There may also be places within Europe to which you can apply for the upcoming spring semester.

Spring application period

February 15 – March 15. This application period is open for exchange places within Europe for the next academic year (coming autumn semester and the following spring semester). There may also be places outside of Europe to which you can apply for the upcoming spring semester.

Find available exchange places

You can find available exchange places from your faculty or department on this page from September 15 and February 15.

Where can I go?

Depending on the programme you are studying, there are different opportunities. Find your faculty or department in the list below to see the available exchange places and to find out what applies to you. When doing an exchange from Malmö University you are insured by the insurance Student OUT through Kammarkollegiet on your exchange. Carefully read the terms of the insurance and make sure that you have appropriate insurance coverage at your study destination.

 

More information about Student OUT insurance

The Faculty of Health and Society

If you are thinking about studying abroad during your studies at the Faculty of Health and Society (HS), it is best to contact the international administrator at your department in good time and review your specific opportunities.

Exchange places for students at Health and Society

Information about exchange studies for students at Health and Society

Information meeting regarding exchange studies

All information regarding your departments information meetings will be shared on Canvas. The times for the meetings are: 

Department of Social work

20 September 14.00 – 15.30

Department of Care Science

21 September 16.00 – 17.30

Department of Criminology

24 September 9.00 – 10.00

The oaHSen travel grant

As a student at the Faculty of Health and Society, you can apply for a travel grant. The grant is valid for international activities that are relevant to your studies or future profession and can be granted a maximum of two times during the course of your education. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

The maximum amount that can be granted is SEK 5,000 per application.

The Certificate of International Merit — CIM

A Certificate of International Merits will give you credentials for the international experiences you gain while studying at Malmö University. It’s a verification of your academic, personal and professional progress, your international and intercultural competence, as well as your ability to make international comparisons related to your profession.

During your studies, you will need to take part in at least three activities with an international focus. Many of these activities are advertised through Canvas, but you can also create your own activity.

Certificate of International Merit

The Faculty of Culture and Society

The Faculty of Culture and Society is divided into three departments, and it is through those that exchange places are advertised. Find your department below.

The Department of Global Political Studies

Within most programmes at the Department of Global Political Studies (GPS), students have the opportunity to apply for exchange studies. Check your programme syllabus to see which semester is best for conducting exchange studies. You can also apply for exchange studies if you are studying freestanding courses.

Exchange places for students at GPS

The application period for exchange places will open 15 September. Deadline for your application is 15 October. You apply online

Exchange studies autumn semester 2022 and spring semester 2023, bilateral (outside Europe)

Exchange studies spring semester 2022, Erasmus+ programme (Europe)

Information about exchange studies for students at GPS

Information about exchange studies for students at GPS:

16 September 2021, 15:15-16:30

30 September 2021, 15:15-16:30

The same information will be given at both meetings. Both meeting will be held on Zoom in English. Did you miss the meeting? You can find the slides used in the presentation here

Drop in 

Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, all meetings with the International Administrative Coordinator of GPS have been replaced with online services. This means that information and guidance is conducted as usual but is offered by email, telephone or Zoom.

Drop-in Online (Zoom) during application period: Thursdays 12:00-13:00. When you click on the link below you will end up in a virtual waiting room. Please note, you might have to wait a while until you are let in.

Drop in Thursday 12:00-13:00

If I am enrolled in a programme, during which semester may I study abroad?

If you are enrolled in a programme, it is best to study abroad during your elective semester. Below is a list of elective semesters within the programmes at GPS:

  • European Studies: semester 4
  • International Migration and Ethnic Relations: semester 5
  • International Migration and Ethnic Relations, two-year master’s: semester 3
  • International Relations: semester 4 *(further information below)
  • Human Rights: semester 3 and 4
  • Political Science: Global Politics, two-year master’s: semester 3
  • Political Science, BA-programme: semester 5 (in Swedish)
  • Diversity Studies: semester 5 (in Swedish)

* For International Relations students: semester 4 is an elective semester and ideal for exchange studies. However, you can also use semester 5 for exchange studies, but it is highly recommended that the selected courses are in an IR-relevant field and on a similar academic level as the course In-Depth Studies in Global Politics (see programme syllabus). The autumn semester at the partner university must end in time for you to be able to attend the introduction for Semester 6.

What to consider when selecting courses

If you study abroad during your elective semester, you are relatively free to select whichever courses you wish. If there are any restrictions in selecting courses, this will be stated in the announcement of exchange places. As a student at GPS, you cannot study only language courses during your exchange period. However, some of the courses can be language course.

Can I study abroad for two semesters?

You may apply for exchange studies for two semesters if this is possible within your programme.

If you apply for two semesters at the same university, submit a single application.

If you apply for two semesters at two different universities, submit two separate applications.

In your Statement of Purpose, clearly state which semester is most important to you, as there may be competition for places. If you wish to study at two different universities, you need to check and make sure the semester periods do not conflict.

The School of Arts and Communication

Within most programmes at the School of Arts and Communication (K3), students can apply for exchange studies. Check your programme syllabus to see which semester is best for conducting exchange studies.

Exchange places for students at K3

Information about exchange studies for students at K3

Information meeting fall 2021 via Zoom

Information meeting about exchange studies: Friday 17 September at 12-13. Did you miss the meeting? You can find the slides used in the presentation here

Drop-in times via Zoom

Due to the situation with Covid, all meetings with the International Administrative Coordinator at K3 have been replaced with online services. This means that information and guidance is conducted as usual but is offered by email, telephone or Zoom.

Drop-in Online (Zoom) during the application period: Thursdays 12:00-13:00. When you click on the link below you will end up in a virtual waiting room. Please note, you might have to wait a while until you are let in. Drop-in starts on 23 September.

Thursdays 12-13

Which semester can I go on an exchange?

If you are enrolled in a programme, it is best to study abroad during your elective semester. See the programme syllabus.

  • English Studies: semester 4 and 5
  • Interaction Design: semester 5
  • Culture and Change – Critical Studies in the Humanities: semester 3

If you study abroad during your elective semester, you are relatively free to select whichever courses you wish. If there are any restrictions, you will find them when the exchange places are advertised.

Keep in mind that introductory language courses are not approved (unless the partner university has made them mandatory for all exchange students).

If a course has the same title as a course within your programme, make sure that the two courses cover different content.

Supplement your application with examples of previous work.

Keep in mind that at some of K3's partner universities, you need to compile a portfolio of your creative work. An academic coordinator will usually help you with this.

The Department of Urban Studies

Students at the Department of Urban Studies (US) have a one-semester exchange. The semester in which the exchange occurs varies among the different programmes. Check your programme syllabus to see what applies to you. If you do not have an elective semester, it is important to review the courses offered at the partner university in order to ensure that they fit within the framework of your education. If there are any general restrictions regarding course selection, you will find information about this when the exchange places are advertised.

Exchange places for students at US

The application period for exchange places is open 15 September - 15 October. You apply online. In the link below you will find the study places available for you in your application. 

Study places outside Europe, Autumn semester 2022 

 

Information about exchange studies for students at US

Information meeting fall 2021 via Zoom

Information meeting about exchange studies: Thursday 16 September at 12-13. Did you miss the meeting? You can find the slides used in the presentation here

 

Drop-in times via Zoom

Due to the situation with Covid, all meetings with the International Administrative Coordinator at US have been replaced with online services. This means that information and guidance is conducted as usual but is offered by email, telephone or Zoom.

Drop-in Online (Zoom) during the application period: Thursdays 12:00-13:00. When you click on the link below you will end up in a virtual waiting room. Please note, you might have to wait a while until you are let in. Drop-in starts on 23 September.

Thursdays 12-13

As a student at the Department of Urban Studies, when can I study abroad?

Urban Studies students have a one-semester exchange. The semester in which the exchange occurs varies among the different programmes. Check your programme syllabus to see what applies to you. If you do not have an elective semester, it is important to review the courses offered at the partner university in order to ensure that they fit within the framework of your education.

If there are any general restrictions regarding course selection, you will find information about this in the current call.

List of programmes and recommended semesters for exchange studies:

  • Urban Studies master’s programme SAURS: semester 3 (elective)
  • Leadership and Organisation: Societal Challenges and Organisational Changes, master’s programme SASCO: semester 3 (elective)
  • Urban Studies: Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport SAUBD: semester 3 (elective)

The Faculty of Education and Society

As a student at the Faculty of Education and Society (LS), you have many opportunities to study abroad. One important prerequisite is that what you study abroad can be credited within your programme and that the courses are approved in advance by a head of the subject at the faculty.

Exchange places for students at the Faculty of Education and Society

The application period for exchange places is open 15 September - 15 October. You apply online. In the link below you will find the study places available for you in your application. 

Study places outside Europe, Autumn semester 2022 and Spring semester 2023

Study places in Europe, Spring semester 2022

Information meetings, exchange studies at the Faculty of Education and Society

The information meeting will be held on Zoom. The same information will be presented at both meetings, pick the time most convenient for you. 

Wednesday 15 September 12.00-13.00

Monday 20 September 15:30-16:30 

If you are not able to participate in any of the meetings above and would like a recording of the meeting, please send an e-mail to: johanna.boussard@mau.se.

 

The Faculty of Technology and Society

If you are a student at the Faculty of Technology and Society (TS), you can study abroad. You are entitled to student financial aid during your stay abroad.

Exchange places for students at Technology and Society

The application period for exchange places is open 15 September - 15 October. You apply online. In the link below you will find information about the study places available for you in your application. 

Study places outside Europe, Autumn semester 2022 and Spring semester 2023

 

Information about exchange studies for students at Technology and Society

Students at the Faculty of Technology and Society have one semester available for exchange studies. Which semester is most suitable is different between the programmes, see your programme syllabus to find out.

During the application period, two information meetings regarding exchange studies will be held via Zoom. The same information will be presented on both of these meetings. 

15 September 12:15-13:00 Zoom 

30 September 12:15-13:00 Zoom 

Did you miss the meeting? You can find the presentation material from the meeting here

Partner universities

Malmö University has agreements with several hundred universities around the world. In the search portal, you can find out which countries and universities we work with. You can filter your search to see which agreements are open for the faculty/department at which you are studying.

Search for a partner university

To see how many credits at the host university you need to study in order to reach the equivalent of full-time studies (30 higher education credits), you can check the list of partner universities outside of Europe.

Full-time credits at our partner universities

Studies abroad on your own

If you do not find a suitable university among the University's partner universities, you can apply for studies abroad on your own. Planning your studies abroad independently gives you a lot of freedom of choice. You decide where, what and for how long you want to study. It also requires a lot of effort from you. You must obtain all the information yourself, keep in touch with universities and government authorities, and handle course selection, the application process, and everything else by yourself. If you know the country to which you wish to travel, embassies and consulates or affiliated institutions can often help with information.

Important things to consider when planning your studies abroad

  • You must find out all the facts about the university yourself and apply on your own as an ‘international fee-paying student’ (or ‘Free mover’).
  • You must often pay tuition fees (which you do not have to do if you go as an exchange student through Malmö University).
  • No credit transfer is assessed and guaranteed in advance. If you wish to apply for credits, you must do so after completing the exchange, using a specified form together with their foreign grades.
  • You must arrange your own visa, accommodation, insurance and other practical matters.
  • Find out what you need to know and make arrangements

    If you are eligible for student financial aid and wish to apply for it, then you need to check whether the foreign university you wish to attend is recognised or under government supervision. You need to find out what the education is worth and whether it qualifies for student financial aid. You must ensure that you are eligible for the courses you plan to study and have sufficient language skills.

    Translation of your upper-secondary school transcript

    A template for translation into English can be found on the website of the Swedish National Agency for Education. If you need a certified translation of your transcript, you can search the website of the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency for certified translators. Never send your original transcript. If you need a certificate showing that you are eligible for university studies, you can obtain one from the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

    Order application documents directly from the university

    Contact the university directly and ask for information and application documents. Some countries have central admissions processes and others want you to apply directly to the university. The procedure can also vary within a country.

    Be careful when filling out your application. An application that is not correct may be sorted and discarded immediately.

    Private recruiters/advisors

    A number of private institutions recruit students to universities abroad. They know their universities and usually help with the application process and related matters free of charge because they are funded by the universities to which they recruit students. This means that you will have to pay tuition fees at ‘their’ university. If you are interested in these institutions, you must seek them out yourself.