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 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 December 22 at the earliest, although in some cases it takes slightly longer. If it does not work on December 22, try again in a couple of days.
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 under the tab 'Current education' in Ladok Student.
You can find information about your introduction/programme or course start-date in the welcome email that you will receive somewhere between December 22 and January 5.
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.
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. 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. And between August 31 - September 4 from 10:00-14:00 at the entrance in the buildning Orkanen and the building 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 September 4, you will be able to get your card in the reception in Orkanen, weekdays 10-14.
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
There are several university buildings on campus. You can find the right building and lecture room for your class in your online schedule.
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.
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.
Teaching both digitally and on campus this spring semester
Malmö University starts the spring 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.
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.
As a student, there is a lot you can get involved in depending on what you are interested in. Here you will find information about the student union and several of the groups and associations available through the university.
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 December 22 and January 5.
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.