Malmö, Sweden

Semester Timeline

Fall Semester: September - early January
Spring Semester: mid January - June

Application Deadline

Applications Open: September 1st
Application Deadline: February 1st
Decision Date: March 1st

University Profile

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.

Location Description

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. 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 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. Subjects include Media, Communications, Business, Sports Science, Education, and more!

Course Catalog


Exchange students are given first priority to Malmö University housing. There are lots of things to consider before you arrive, such as submitting your housing application and find out what to expect from your tenancy. For more information about Malmö housing, click on the link below.

Housing Info

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university. 

There is no language requirement for this university. Most course instruction will be offered in English.

Applicants must have completed their first year of JMU before going abroad. There are exceptions for Transfer Students. 


In addition paying regular tuition to JMU, participants can also expect to pay the following estimated costs to the host institution:

Housing $3,000
Meals $3,700
Health Insurance $250 (estimate
Total Estimated Costs $6,950

Additional out-of-pocket expenses may include flight, visa fees, in-country transportation, and personal funds.

How to Apply

The application for admission has a number of parts. See the outline below and make certain you have completed all steps in the application process:

  • Online JMU Exchange General Application 
    Completing the General Application will allow you to select your top three universities for Exchange. Multiple Exchange Program applications do not need to be submitted.
  • Exchange University's application 
    Upon acceptance from JMU, the applicant will then complete the host university's application. The exchange program coordinator will work with applicant to provide access to the application. 

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