How to apply to Malmö University: 6 simple steps

Thinking about studying abroad? Have you already ruled out Sweden as too expensive, too cold, too… out of the way? Think again!

How to apply to Malmö University: 6 simple steps
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Whether you are currently in the US and want an entirely new experience, or in the UK and want to try living abroad before Brexit possibly slams the Euro door in your face, there might just be a corner of Sweden which will surprise you.

Malmö, situated at the very southern tip of Sweden, enjoys a milder climate than much of Scandinavia, and has easy access to Copenhagen’s international airport just 20 minutes away. As Sweden’s third largest city, Malmö will enthral you – while not hitting your wallet as hard as Scandinavia’s larger cities.

Admissions to Malmö University for autumn 2017 are open until January 16th – so what are you waiting for? You can find everything you need to know here.

But here’s a handy checklist to help you get started!

1. Pick a programme

First things first, find your degree programme. Whether it’s a bachelor’s or a master’s, Malmö University prides itself on creating educations with a social conscience, it is at the heart of all that we do.

All our English-language taught programmes are designed to keep you on the cutting edge of an increasingly competitive and global job market, check them out here.

Everyone from outside of Sweden applies the same way, by creating an account on It is super simple to use and help is always at hand from a member of our admissions team!

2. Invest in your future

If you’re coming from outside of the European Union or the EEA, then you will need to pay an application fee. If you are in the EU, then now’s the time to provide evidence of your citizenship. Find out all you need to know here.

3. Admin time!

There is nothing the Swedes like more than a bit of bureaucracy, to ensure you get on your programme of choice, you’ll need to send in the right documents.

There are different requirements depending on whether you are choosing to study a bachelor’s or a master’s programme, so double-check to make sure you’re sending the right stuff! Everything is easily explained here.

4. While you’re waiting

Instead of continuingly refreshing your browser awaiting news, why not look into potential accommodation? While there is guaranteed housing for fee paying students, most Malmö students find a place to live on the private market; our housing pages are full of great tips and good advice.

Wondering what makes Malmö such a special place to live and study? Read all about it straight from other students here.

5. Keep an eye on things

All you need to know about your application will be notified on your account at You will be told when your documents are safely in the right hands and can see the status of your application. Your notification of admission will also be published here.

6. Pack your bags

And if you get in…that's when the fun really starts! Brace yourself for an academic adventure at a university which can boast truly global classrooms in a city which prides itself on its multiculturalism.

You’ll make friends for life from around the world and benefit from Sweden’s world class education system.

Welcome to Malmö, where there really is something for everyone!

This article was sponsored by Malmö University.


Swedish opposition proposes ‘rapid tests for ADHD’ to cut gang crime

The Moderate Party in Stockholm has called for children in so called "vulnerable areas" to be given rapid tests for ADHD to increase treatment and cut gang crime.

Swedish opposition proposes 'rapid tests for ADHD' to cut gang crime

In a press release, the party proposed that treating more children in troubled city areas would help prevent gang crime, given that “people with ADHD diagnoses are “significantly over-represented in the country’s jails”. 

The idea is that children in so-called “vulnerable areas”, which in Sweden normally have a high majority of first and second-generation generation immigrants, will be given “simpler, voluntary tests”, which would screen for ADHD, with those suspected of having the neuropsychiatric disorder then put forward for proper evaluations to be given by a child psychiatrist. 

“The quicker you can put in place measures, the better the outcomes,” says Irene Svenonius, the party’s leader in the municipality, of ADHD treatment, claiming that children in Sweden with an immigrant background were less likely to be medicated for ADHD than other children in Sweden. 

In the press release, the party said that there were “significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD within Stockholm country”, with Swedish-born children receiving diagnosis and treatment to a higher extent, and with ADHD “with the greatest probability” underdiagnosed in vulnerable areas. 

At a press conference, the party’s justice spokesman Johan Forsell, said that identifying children with ADHD in this areas would help fight gang crime. 

“We need to find these children, and that is going to help prevent crime,” he said. 

Sweden’s climate minister Annika Strandhäll accused the Moderates of wanting to “medicate away criminality”. 

Lotta Häyrynen, editor of the trade union-backed comment site Nya Mitten, pointed out that the Moderates’s claim to want to help children with neuropsychiatric diagnoses in vulnerable areas would be more credible if they had not closed down seven child and youth psychiatry units. 

The Moderate Party MP and debater Hanif Bali complained about the opposition from left-wing commentators and politicians.

“My spontaneous guess would have been that the Left would have thought it was enormously unjust that three times so many immigrant children are not getting a diagnosis or treatment compared to pure-Swedish children,” he said. “Their hate for the Right is stronger than their care for the children. 

Swedish vocab: brottsförebyggande – preventative of crime