A warm welcome to Malmö University! Use the checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything before the start of the semester. Find practical information for all new students. Specific information about your course or programme will be provided by email.
What you need to do before the start of the semester
1. Read the welcome email
Malmö University sends out welcome emails to all newly admitted students. The email contains important information, so please read it carefully. The emails are sent to the address you registered at universityadmissions.se. Please check all your inboxes, including spam folders, if you cannot find the emails.
2. Order and upgrade your computer identity
Step 1. Order your computer identity
With your computer identity (student account), you get access to Ladok for students, where you can register for courses and see your study results. You'll be using your computer identity during your entire time as a student to log in to computers and web platforms, such as the learning platform Canvas.
To keep your place on the course/programme, please make sure to register in time. The welcome email from your faculty/department will specify the time frame for when you can register for your education. You can also find this information in Ladok for students. You must register for the education you have been admitted to in order to participate in the studies and so that your teachers can inform you of your study results.
How to register
For most education, including distance studies, you can register online through Ladok for students.
You will need a computer identity (student account) in order to register.
Choose 'Access through your institution' when you register through Ladok for students. You can see what courses you have registered for under 'Current courses'.
If you are admitted to an education where online registration is not applied, you will find information about how and when to register for your studies in the welcome email from your faculty/department.
If you have been conditionally admitted, you cannot register online. Instead, contact the Student Administrator at your faculty. In the welcome email from your faculty/department, you will find information about which faculty you belong to.
You can find information about the start date for your programme or course in the welcome email from your faculty/department.
The welcome emails are sent to the address you registered at universityadmissions.se. Please check all your inboxes, including spam folders, if you cannot find the emails.
Practical information for new students
Your learning platform: Canvas
Your learning platform: Canvas
Canvas is the University's learning platform where you can access important information related to your studies, communicate with your teachers and other students, and submit study assignments. In Canvas you can also find schedules and contact details. Please note that you must be registered for your education to see your courses when you log into Canvas.
On the education info webpages, you will find programme and course syllabi. The programme syllabus describes the structure and objectives of the programme and the courses included in the programme. The course syllabus, for each course within a programme or for an independent course, contains the structure and objectives of the course, including a literature list.
The University campus is spread across several different buildings that are labelled differently in the schedule. Many of the premises have computers that you can use. The library has study environments that are suitable both if you want to study on your own and if you need to work together with others.
All students admitted to courses and programmes taught in English are invited to take part in the Malmö University Orientation. The orientation consists of lectures and activities that are designed to help you become acquainted with Sweden, Malmö and the University. You will get the chance to meet other students and get to know your new surroundings.
Spring 2024: 15 January – 2 June
Autumn 2024: 2 September – 19 January
Spring 2025: 20 January – 8 June
Some programmes and courses may start a few days earlier, or later, than our regular term dates. Therefore, please make sure to always check the schedule of your programme or course.