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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

From the school: Multi-disciplinary programmes designed to keep your ahead of the competition. A modern and globally aware university in an inventive city.Best known for:·         We aim to create a multi-disciplinary learning environment, which means students will often study across more than one faculty. Multidisciplinary programmes enable students to learn from many different faculties, something we think is important in an increasingly complex world.·         Malmö University has a modern approach to teaching, where a student-centred learning approach plays an important part. Teachers and students work closely together, and students are seen as important contributors to the learning process.·         Education often includes elements of internship and project work in close cooperation with regional authorities, local initiatives and international companies.·Truly international classroom where about a third of our students have an international background. This is valuable for students who are looking for a global career·         Malmö University is one of the largest universities in Sweden, and have 250 partner universities worldwide.·Entrepreneurial and innovative environment that influences and is influenced by the education and research at Malmö University.· Modern facilities, award-winning in architecture and environmentally friendly. The university campus is located in a lively and central area of Malmö (thriving and dynamic city – ranked fourth on Forbes’ list of the most inventive cities in the world), just next to the railway station and only 2 km from the beach.· Copenhagen international airport Kastrup (Denmark) is only 20 minutes away by train, and Copenhagen city 30 minutes away.What kind of programmes (university) offers:Education at Malmö University focuses on among other things new media and technology, biomedicine, sustainability, migration, urban studies, and social science.                         Local industries: (Industries/sectors and/or large companies in the area that could be of interest to international students.)Malmö ranks fourth on Forbes’ list of the most inventive cities in the world, based on the number of patent applications per 10,000 residents. Eight start-up companies are founded every day in Malmö. The region furthermore hosts a range of global companies on the forefront of IT, mobile technology and life sciences. Medicon Valley is one of Europe's largest open innovation arenas in the field of life science, and connects academia, hospitals and companies in the Oresund Region*. Naturally, our educational programmes and research influence and are influenced by Malmö’s entrepreneurial environment.*Greater Copenhagen and Sealand in Denmark and Skåne in Sweden

What are the admissions criteria?

Sweden uses a centralized admissions process for all higher education programs. Applicants apply online to the programs they are interested in. No entrance tests are required, as the basic admission criteria are a high school diploma and English proficiency. In addition, programs may have their own requirements for eligibility.  Another thing to note, students who are in their final year of high school can not apply until after they graduate, since they don't have a diploma.  Given that the application deadline for international students is January 15th, most students will not be able to apply for fall admission directly after high school. Also of note-no matter how many programs an applicant applies to, they will get only one offer.  Applicants are first evaluated for their first choice school.  If they meet the eligibility requirements they are admitted.  If not, they are evaluated for their second choice school, and so on. 

What is student life like?

The student union has a bar and parties but, since the city of Malmo has such a young population, most of the social life occurs throughout the city.  

Scholarships & Funding

The scholarship options for international bachelor's students are limited to 2nd and 3rd-year students.

Housing options.

Malmo provides a housing guarantee for non-EU international students.  There are three student residences that are exclusively for use by Malmo students. The rooms are singles with a private bath and shared kitchen and common area.  Housing is in the range of 400 euros per month.

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Additional notes.

Malmo is a short 20-minute train ride to Lund and 40 minutes to Copenhagen.  Though it is Sweden’s 3rd largest city, it still feels quite small with just over 300,000 residents.  It is a former industrial city but when that became less lucrative, the city sought ways to revitalize and started Malmo University in 1998.  The city is known for innovation and is 4th on the Forbes list of most inventive cities.  Malmo is a young city, with half of the population under the age of 35, and is also known for its diversity.  The young and diverse population creates a nightlife scene that appeals to students. It also presents a lot of dining options that are within student budgets.  Malmo is actually known for its abundance of fantastic falafel.  Having had the best falafel of my life during this visit, I can personally attest to that claim! Other than the fact that the buildings are quite new and modern, I never would have guessed that Malmo University is such a young school.  The size of the school and educational structure is extremely impressive. I was especially impressed by the timely focus of some of the programs. In addition to an International Relations program, they also offer a program about Human Rights, one about International Migration and Ethnic Relations, and another on Peace and Conflict Studies.  The school’s main buildings are all very close together and there is one building where most bachelor's programs are held.  There is a lounge on every floor and canteens in each of the buildings. The school is on the more industrial side of the town, not the prettiest side other than the school buildings. However, the buildings are only a 10 minute walk from the central station,10 minutes from the more picturesque part of the old city, and a 20 minute walk from the famed Ribersborg beach.

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