Malmö is the commercial center of southern Sweden and an international city. This is expressed by the fact that Malmö has 270,000 residents who speak some 100 languages and belong to 164 different nationalities. Malmö is also undergoing a transition from being an industrial city to a city of knowledge. Older industries have been replaced by investments in new technology and training programmes of high caliber. Cooperation between colleges, science parks, and companies provides a sound basis for entrepreneurs and creative development in Malmö.
An exceptionally well developed infrastructure makes Malmö very easy to reach, whatever means of transport you use to get there: boat, plane, train or car. Malmö has an international harbor and the airports Kastrup and Sturup are only half an hour's journey from the center of Malmö. The motorway reaches right into the city center and Malmö has excellent rail connections with the rest of Sweden and Europe.
Malmö University was founded in 1998 and is today Sweden’s eighth largest university of undergraduate studies, with over 21,000 students. Located in the centre of Malmö at Universitetsholmen, the university has played a central role in the transformation of Malmö from industrial town to centre of learning.
Malmö University strives to be a university open to all; a university that is structured to cope with our ever-changing job market through a multi-disciplinary approach that crosses traditional school and faculty boundaries. Malmö University has six school and faculty areas, all of which are multi-disciplinary. This means that several sciences meet under one roof, each one enriching the other. It also means that courses and programs give graduates a wider outlook as they prepare for their imminent professional working careers.
Malmö University offers a range of subject courses and study programs in English. As an exchange student you can choose from all available subject courses within your field of interest and study.
Please click here for complete listing of courses in English.
Fall Semester: August 9 - January 13 (dates will be similar each year)
Application deadline: February 1
Spring Semester: January 10 - June 7 (dates will be similar each year)
Application deadline: February 1 of previous year
Exchange programs charge only regular JMU tuition, based on residency, while room and board are paid to the host institution. Students are responsible for airfare and personal expenses.
SAMPLE BUDGET (one semester):
|Total Estimated Costs||12,339||19,333|
All exchange students are guaranteed housing at Malmo. Options include furnished student rooms with private or shared bath, one-room student apartments, or shared private apartments.
Please click here for detailed information of housing options.
All students who participate in a JMU exchange program will be required to write a reflection paper upon completion of the program which will be available for future participants to read. Please click here to read past reflection papers from JMU students at Malmo University.
Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university.
Spaces are limited. Please meet with a study abroad advisor before applying. For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Exchange Programs.
Scholarships specifically for exchange programs are sometimes available. Check our website for current offerings. Most forms of financial aid apply to the cost of study abroad programs. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor for specific information about awards and eligibility. For more information, please click on the following link to the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.