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 January 7 , 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 December 20, although in some cases it takes slightly longer. If it does not work on December 20, try again in a couple of days.

Get your computer identity here

Your computer identity will allow you to access several online platforms such as Ladok Student, where you can check your study results. 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.

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 the time and room for your introduction/ roll call in your online schedule. Schedules will be published four weeks prior to the start of the course. 

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.

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 service 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

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.

Login to Ladok Student with your computer identity 


As a student at Malmö University you will be needing a multicard, which is free of charge. You use a 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. You can get your multicard at one of the photo stations at the library in Orkanen or the reception at the Faculty of Health and Society. You can then retrieve you multicard from the Helpdesk.

More about multicards

Finding your classroom

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.

IT support

The Helpdesk is for any students needing IT-support. If you have any questions about mulicards, computer identities or WIFI, 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.

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. 

Read more about schedules and classrooms

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. 

University opening hours and contact information

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 audiobooks for your studies, please contact the library. 

Read more about audiobooks

Academic calendar

Spring 2020: January 20 to June 7

Autumn 2020: August 31 to January 17

Spring 2021: January 18 to June 6

Autumn 2021: 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. 

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.