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 webpage lists general information that applies to all new students. You will also be sent a welcome email with specific information about your 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. As all welcome emails are not identical, it is important to read yours thoroughly. 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. 

If you have not received the welcome email from your faculty or department by 5 January, contact the Student Administration for information.

2. Download your computer identity

You'll be using your computer identity (student account) 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 Canvas and Ladok Student.

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.

Request computer identity

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. The welcome email from your faculty/department will specify the time frame for when you can register for your education. You'll need a computer identity (student account) 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 (usually opens one week prior to the start of the semester)

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 from your faculty/department.

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. 

Canvas – our learning platform

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. 

Classrooms, lecture halls and buildings

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

As a student at Malmö University, you have access to software to 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

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 either Orkanen or the Faculty for Health and Society.

Contact IT support

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.

How it works at the library 


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

Remember to order your multicard right away, using your computer identity, since delivery might take 14 days.

How to get your multicard

Opening hours at the University

Most University buildings are open during office hours. As a student, you can access several of the university's buildings with your multicard and PIN-code. 


Your schedule includes information about the time and place for all your classes and exams. Schedules are published four weeks prior to the start of each course but are subject to changes. Log into the scheduling tool Kronox to register for exams.  

Schedules and classrooms

Study results and certificates (Ladok Student)

In the database Ladok Student, you can do the following things yourself:

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

Log in with your computer ID (student account) and password.

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. There is a nearby second-hand bookshop, Campusbokhandeln, where you can find both new and used course literature. Many online bookstores also carry a large range of course books.

How it works at the library 

If you have a disability and need talking books and assistive software for your studies, please contact the library. 

Talking books and assistive software

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.

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

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

Introduction Week

All students admitted to courses and programmes taught in English are invited to take part in the Malmö University Introduction week. The week consists of lectures and activities that are designed to help you become acquainted with Sweden, Malmö and Malmö University. You will get the chance to meet other students and get to know the surroundings. Information about the introduction will be emailed to all newly admitted students prior to the start of the semester.

About the introduction week

Corona pandemic

Malmö University is following the updates and recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Agency. During spring semester 2022 education and examination is planned to be offered primarily on campus, with infection control measures. Some teaching may be conducted digitally. Please keep distance and avoid crowding. Wash your hands regularly. 

How your studies will be affected by the pandemic 

Digital teaching, student services and support

Academic calendar

Spring 2022: 17 January to 5 June

Autumn 2022: 29 August to 15 January

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 from your faculty/department.

Academic dictionary

You might come across some of these 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.


The Student Administration will help you with the practicalities during your studies. Depending on the education you are studying, you should contact different student administrators.

Find the right Student Administration