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.

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 Friday, August 7, you are welcome to contact the student administration.

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. Your computer identity will allow you to access several online platforms such as Ladok Student, where you can check your study results. You will also need a computer identity to get a multicard, which is used to access buildings, borrow library books, make copies and to print. Once you have a computer identity, you can get a wifi account to access the University's wireless network, Eduroam.

You can retrieve your computer identity starting from August 3 at the earliest, although in some cases it takes slightly longer. If it does not work on August 3, try again in a couple of days.

Get your computer identity here (earliest, August 3)

3. Register for your studies

Make sure you register in order to keep your spot on the course.

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.

You can see what courses you have registered for under the tab 'Current education' in Ladok Student. 

Registration (opens one week prior to the start of term)

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.

Withdrawal and leave from studies

4. Check when your education starts

You can find information about your introduction/programme or course start-date in the welcome email that you will receive somewhere between July 31 and August 7. 

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. 


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. 

Malmö University starts the autumn semester mainly with digital teaching for most programmes and courses. In Kronox, however, a schedule with booked rooms is published in order to flexibly return to teaching on campus. If you are a new student, starting this autumn semester, it is important that you check when your education starts and whether your introductory meeting takes place digitally or on campus. You will receive more information regarding this in your welcome email which will be sent out in early August. At the start of your studies you will receive further information regarding your schedule.

Read more about schedules and classrooms

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.

When you have retrieved your computer identity and registered for your studies, you can log in to Canvas. 


As a student at Malmö University, you will be needing a Multicard, which is free of charge. You use the Multicard to access the different buildings, as your student ID, when you want to borrow material from the library and to print and scan documents at the University. 

The Multicard can be picked up two days after ordering at your chosen delivery point, but no earlier than August 17. Be sure to bring a valid photo-ID. Pickup takes place between August 17-28 from 09:00-16:00 in the buildings Niagara or Faculty of Health and Society. 

We advise you to get your Multicard during these dates if possible. If you are starting your studies digitally and cannot pick up your card by August 28, you will be able to get your card in the reception in Orkanen, weekdays 10-14.   

How to get your Multicard

Study results and study certificates

In Ladok Student, you can register for courses, see your study results, and print out a study certificate.

Login to Ladok Student with your computer identity 

Library card

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

Wi-Fi ā€“ wireless network on campus

The wireless network at the university is called Eduroam. To access the network, you need to create an account, which you can do at IDservice with your computer identity.

Your Eduroam/WIFI-account can also be used at other universities and some public places like train stations and airports.

Read more and access the network

IT support

The Helpdesk is for any students needing IT-support. If you have any questions about multicards, computer identities or Wi-Fi, feel free to contact them at the library in Orkanen or at the Faculty of Health and Society, alternatively through e-mail or calling them.

Contact IT support

Teaching methods

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.

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.

Find your programme or 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 talking books and assistive software for your studies, please contact the library. 

Read more about talking books

Opening hours at the University

Right now, the university buildings are closed, with some exceptions. For you who need to access literature, Wi-Fi and computer rooms, the Orkanen Library and Orkanen buildings D, E and F will be open. 

Summer opening hours (Orkanen Library)

June 8–17 weekdays 9-17
June 18 (Midsummer) Closed
June 21 – July 17 weekdays 10-14
July 20 – August 2 Closed
August 3–7 weekdays 9-17

To access the building you will need your multicard.

University opening hours and contact information

Teaching both digitally and on campus this autumn semester

Malmö University starts the autumn semester mainly with digital teaching for most programmes and courses. However, exceptions will be made for teaching and examination elements that are difficult to conduct digitally. We will therefore have a mix of teaching on campus and digitally initially. We do this in order to be able to offer the best possible teaching and at the same time follow the authorities' recommendations to keep a physical distance due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and COVID-19. 

More information about the autumn semester and how the situation affects your studies. 

Online Introduction Programme

You are invited to take part in the Malmö University Online Introduction Programme. The programme consists of lectures and activities that are designed to help you become digitally acquainted with Sweden, Malmö and Malmö University. You will get the chance to meet other students virtually for online activities.

The Online Introduction Programme for the autumn semester 2020 starts Monday 24 August and continues throughout the semester.

Read more and register here

Academic calendar

Autumn 2020: August 31 to January 17

Spring 2021: January 18 to June 6

Autumn 2021: August 30 to January 16

Spring 2022: January 17 to June 5

Please note that some programmes and courses may start earlier or later than the dates above. You can find information about your introduction/programme or course start-date in the welcome email that you will receive somewhere between July 31 and August 7.

Academic dictionary

You might come across some of these common words and phrases during your studies.

Academic dictionary


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.

Student union

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.