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. 

2. Download your computer identity

You'll be using your computer identity during your entire time as a student to login on to 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.

If you are starting autumn semester 2021, you can retrieve your computer identity starting from 30 July at the earliest, although in some cases it takes slightly longer. If it does not work on 30 July, try again in a couple of days.

Request computer identity (earliest, 30 July)

3. Register for your studies

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

You need to 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. Your welcome email will specify the time frame for 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 on the home page, under 'Current courses' 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 education but do not wish to continue, 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.

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. 

Schedules and classrooms


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.  

How to get your Multicard

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. 

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. 

Talking books and assistive software

When you have retrieved your computer identity, you should create a full-access Zoom account. This type of account has no restrictions on time usage, number of meetings or participants. If you already have a free Zoom account that is connected to the same email address, two accounts will be merged. Kindly install the Zoom app on both your computer and mobile phone.

How to use Zoom

Study results and study certificates

You can do the following things yourself in Ladok Student

  • register for courses
  • see your study results and registered credits
  • download course certificates
  • update your contact information

Login to Ladok Student with your computer identity 

Demonstration of Ladok Student

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 – 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.

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 through e-mail or calling them, alternatively at the library in Orkanen.

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.

Opening hours at the University

The University has limited opening hours due to the corona pandemic. As a student, you can access several of the university's buildings with your Multicard and code. 

University opening hours

Technology, computers and software

When studying an education offered on campus, you are not expected to have your own computer or software to be able to complete your studies. At the university, there are several computers with a wide range of software that you as a student can use. You will find computers both in computer rooms, open spaces and in the library.

Computers and computer rooms in the university buildings

We do not expect you to buy your own software. As a student at Malmö University, you have access to various software that can support your studies and research. Many of the services and programmes can be used both on the university's premises and remotely. For example, the Office suite with Word, Excel and PowerPoint can be downloaded and used.

Software and web services

If you need access to other technology, such as dictaphones, cameras and tripods, they are available to borrow via the university's technology lending.

Borrowing equipment

Planned gradual return to education on campus autumn semester 2021

Malmö University plans to gradually return to full operation on campus during autumn semester 2021 in two steps.

  • Until 7 November, Malmö University will offer a combination of on-campus and digital teaching. Teaching will be conducted digitally where the University deems it to be appropriate, for example in larger student groups and situations where it’s not possible to keep social distance.
  • From 8 November, the University’s education and examination is planned to gradually be offered on campus according to normal facility capacity. However, a large part of the English-taught educations will be offered digitally throughout the autumn semester.

Admitted students will receive more information regarding their studies and their schedule, directly from your Faculty, via email at the beginning of August.

Autumn semester 2021 and how the situation affects your studies. 

Digital teaching, student services and support

Online Introduction Week

You are invited to take part in the Malmö University Online Introduction Week. The week 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 Week for the autumn 2021 starts August 23.

Register for the online introduction week

Academic calendar

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.

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.