Welcome to Malmö University! We've gathered all the information you need now that you've been admitted to your studies. Check out the links below to make sure you don't miss anything essential. Keep in mind that the following is general information that applies to all new students. You will also be sent a welcome email which contains specific information about your individual course or programme.
September 2 to January 19
January 20 to June 7
August 31 to January 17
January 18 to June 6
August 30 to January 16
Please note that some programmes and courses may start earlier or later than the dates above. Make sure to check your schedule regularly for correct dates and locations.
Beginning of the semester – what you need to do to get started
1. Read your welcome email
Malmö University sends out welcome emails to all newly admitted students with important information. The emails are sent to the address you registered at universityadmissions.se. As all welcome emails are not identical, it is important to read yours thoroughly. Please check all your inboxes, including spam folders, if you cannot find the emails.
If you have not received your welcome email by August 9 , please contact the student administration for your education.
2. Download your computer identity
You'll be using your computer identity during your entire time as a student to login on computers and web platforms. Most students can retrieve their computer identity starting from August 2, although in some cases it takes slightly longer.
Your computer identity will allow you to access to several online platforms such as Ladok Student, where you can check your study results, and Canvas, Malmö University's the online teaching platform.
Once you have a computer identity, you can get a wifi account to access the University's wireless network, Eduroam.
3. Register for your studies
You need to register for the programme or the course you have been admitted to in order to participate in the studies and so that your teachers can inform you of your study results. Your welcome email will specify when you can register for your education. You'll need a computer identity in order to register. This also applies to distance-learning students. If you have been conditionally admitted, you cannot register online. Instead, contact the study administrator at your faculty.
If you change your mind after registration
If you have registered for your programme or course but do not wish to continue your education, we ask that you submit a notification of withdrawal.
4. Check the time and place of your lectures
You can find the time and room for your lectures in your online schedule. Schedules will be published four weeks prior to the start of the course. You can find the dates for your roll call/introductory meeting in your welcome email.
If you are doing a distance learning programme or course
Newly admitted students taking a distance learning programme/course will get information about their schedule and programme start-date in the welcome email.
Practical information for new students
Schedule, classrooms, teaching platforms, multicards and opening hours. There are a lot of practical things to keep in mind as a new student.
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. Before you can log in, you must have your computer identity and have registered for your course or programme.
You use a multicard as your student ID, when you want to borrow material from the library card and to print and scan documents at the University. You can get your multicard at the library in Orkanen or the reception at the Faculty of Health and Society.
Financial aid for studies
Find out if you are eligible for financial aid on the Swedish Board of Student Finance's website.
Please note that you normally only are entitled to student finance if you have moved to Sweden for a reason other than studies. If you are a visiting student, you must finance your studies yourself or apply for a scholarship.
Your multicard automatically works as a library card at the university's library. If you already have a library card, you need to activate your new multicard at Library info desk in order to use it for borrowing books.
Finding your classroom
Study results and study certificates
Sometimes you may need a certificate documenting the courses you have studied or proving that you are registered at Malmö University. You can print out a study certificate via Ladok Student or ask a staff member at the Student Service Centre to help you.
You also login to Ladok Student to see your study results.
Schedule and roll call/introductory meeting
Your schedule includes information about the time and place for all your classes. Schedules are published four weeks prior to the start of each course.
Syllabus and finding course literature
In the syllabus, you can read more about the structure of your education, what courses are part of the programme and find required course literature. If you are doing a degree programme, you can find individual course syllabi and reading lists by clicking on the course.
You can borrow literature at the library or buy the books yourself. In the Niagara building, there is also a second-hand bookshop where you can find used course literature.
If you have a disability and need audiobooks for your studies, please contact the library.
During your studies at Malmö University, you will encounter different methods of teaching. These may take the form of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical lab work. Self-study, meaning when you take responsibility for learning outside of your scheduled timetable, will also form an important part of your education.
Opening hours at the University
The University buildings are open on weekdays between 8.00-16.30. As a student, you can access the facilities outside of these hours, every day between 6.00-22.00, by using your multicard.
Studying with a disability
There are various forms of support available for students who have a permanent disability such as dyslexia, ADHD or impaired vision.
You might come across some of these common words and phrases during your studies.
Alumnus comes from the Latin word 'alumnus' which means disciple. Today, the word is used for former students at a university or college. At Malmö University there is an alumni network for all graduated students, where they can keep in touch with university friends as well as keep updated on career opportunities and alumni events.
A Dean is a head of a faculty at a university and is responsible for the faculty's activities, staff and finances.
A department or school is a part of a faculty with responsibility for specific education and research. Malmö University has approximately 20 departments. The head of a faculty is called the head of department.
A faculty is a part of the University with responsibility for education and research in a specific field. A faculty usually consists of several institutions with programmes and courses. Malmö University has five faculties, and each faculty is divided into different institutions. The head of a faculty is called a dean.
Head of Department
A head of department is the head of a specific department at the University and is responsible for the department's activities, staff and finances.
Public discussion and examination
A public discussion and examination is a kind of seminar where a thesis or degree project is reviewed by an opponent who asks critical questions. The author of the thesis defends and explains the work. Usually, the student must both act as an opponent and respondent in order to pass examination.
At the University, a seminar is a form of teaching and scientific discussion, usually in a smaller group, which involves discussions about a scientific problem or specific literature. When the seminar is used in education, it is to develop the students' independent, critical thinking. Seminars can be led by both teachers and students, and all participants are expected to participate in the discussions.
A student union is an organisation run by students who either volunteer or take leave from their studies to work full time for the Union. Their tasks include supporting students in different ways and ensuring that students can influence decisions concerning education. They also organise various activities for their members. At Malmö University there are two Unions — Student Union Malmö and the Student Union at the Faculty of Odontology.
Computer identity and Multicard
Your computer identity is required for a variety of services. Your Multicard is needed in order to get access to some of the...
Registration, certificates & administration
See your study results, credits and register for courses. These are some of the services that you can do yourself or get help...