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Application Deadline: Rolling Admission


Malmö, Sweden

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. 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 Older industries have been replaced by investments in new technology and training programmes of high caliber.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.

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.


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 offered:

  • Humanities
  • Language
  • Culture Studies
  • Design
  • Art
  • Theater
  • Medicine/Nursing
  • Health/Sports Sciences
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Communications
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Computer science
  • Business Administration
  • Technology
  • Architecture
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Education
  • International Relations

Please click here for complete listing of courses in English.


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.

Reflection Paper

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. 


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

How to Apply

To apply for Spring 2019, please email the Exchange Program Coordinator, Pernell Whitfield, at to have your exchange application generated.

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.
Spaces are limited.

A completed Exchange Program application consists of the following components:

  • Online application 
  • Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit Form
    Available from the Registrar's Office or downloadable here in Adobe Acrobat format.
    Required of ALL students studying abroad on an External program.
  • Exchange University's application (upon acceptance from JMU)

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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.


Fall 2018: Sep 3 - Jan 5
Spring 2019: Jan 15 - Jun 3

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)


In-State Out-of-State
Tuition 5,195 13,082
Housing 2,500 2,500
Meals 1,900 1,900
Books 375 375
Personal Expenses 1,660 1,660
Airfare 1,500 1,500
Total Estimated Costs 13,121 21,017

(all fees are tentative and subject to change)

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