Malmo University Admission 2020-2021: Requirements, Deadlines, and Visa Process

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    Estd1998established year
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    Malmö University is one of the universities in Sweden that has witnessed tremendous expansion since its establishment in 1998. The school currently offers 101 bachelor's programs and 90 master's programs in several fields.  Professional education and training dominate Malmo's academic curriculum with the teacher training program being rated as one of the biggest in Sweden. With a strong reputation for churning out the best graduates in dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental technology, the school also offers B.Sc. programs in engineering for students seeking specialization in computer science and mobile IT, mechanical engineering and materials technology, product development and design, or building technology. International students applying for admission should also note that:

    • 30% of the total of 24,000 students’ population is International students and this is way higher than that for the whole country. This means Malmo University admits the highest number of international students in Sweden
    • 67% of the students undertaking bachelor’s programs are international students
    • 30 credits make up one semester of full-time studies, 15 credits make up half a semester of full-time studies, or a full semester of part-time (50%) studies, while 7.5 credits are equivalent to one-quarter of a semester of full-time studies, or a full semester of part-time (25%) studies
    • In Malmo University, a student can combine part-time courses to add up to a full-time study if the number of credits adds up to full-time studies.
    • Out of the total number of bachelor and masters programs in Malmo University, only seven bachelor programs and 24 masters programs are taught in English
    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year English-taught programs will be conducted online for the autumn semester 2020
    • International applicants who whose language of instruction in their previous education was English, need not submit an English proficiency test


    Application Portal Portal
    Application Fee Non-EU: SEK 900
    EU: None
    Payment Mode Credit card/Bank Card/Bank transfer/BankGiro
    Intake Seasons Autumn and Spring 
    Academic Calendars Semester based 
    Work study  Available 
    Financial Aid Scholarships, grants, part-time jobs, student loans

    Malmo University Admission Deadlines

    It is recommended that all international students apply for admission in the first admissions round, which opens from October until January each cycle so that there will be allowed enough time for tuition and other fees payment, and accommodation arrangements before the start of the semester. The second round application is only suitable for students from the European Union (EU), a European Economic Area (EEA) country, and Switzerland. However, international students who have already obtained a residence permit can apply for the second round of admission.

    International students can apply for some other courses and distance learning courses starting in the spring semester. However, this is not suitable for students who need to apply for a residence permit for on-campus courses as there will be no time to finalize the preliminary registration before the resumption of study

    The admission deadline for international students at Malmö University is tabulated below-

    Entry Term Application period Notification of Selection Results for the Master's program
    First admission round for autumn semester 2020 October 16 – January 15 April 3
    Second admission round for autumn semester 2020 March 16 – April 15 July 9
    Admission round for spring semester 2021 September 16 – October 15 December 10

    Note: Deadlines may vary for individual courses.

    Malmö University International Student Admissions

    International students interested in Malmo University are required to visit the program page and check the entry requirements, admission requirements, and other requirements specific to the programs of choice. Then if they meet the requirements, they can click on the “Apply” button on the program page

    Application portal: National Admissions Portal

    Application fee: 900 SEK

    Supporting documents and requirements:

    • Record of completed upper secondary (high school) education or Certificates and diplomas of completed degree(s) from an internationally recognized higher education institution
    • A copy of the page in the pssport showing the applicant's data and photographs
    • Copy of information passport page
    • Proof of English language proficiency


    • Certificate/diploma and transcripts must be submitted in the official language of the country where the school is located.
    • If the issued language for any supporting document is not Swedish, English, French, Danish, Norwegian, or German, the applicant is required to provide an official translation in Swedish or English by a translation company or a person who works as a translator.

    The documents and transcripts required to be submitted depending on the applicant’s country. Some of the academic county specific prerequisites are as follows:

    Country  Equivalent diploma/certificates to fulfill academic criteria 
    India  Higher secondary certificate examination, Intermediate Examination, Indian School Certificate (ISC),
    All India Senior School Certificate Examination, Pre-University Course, Certificate of Vocational Education (CVE), Polytechnic Diploma
    Japan  Upper Secondary School, Certificate of Graduation and Transcript of Grades.
    China  Senior Secondary School, Specialized Middle School, Vocational Secondary School Certificate of Graduation/Diploma Student Record/Transcript of Records with all upper secondary years and /or
    Senior Secondary Graduation Examination
    Bangladesh  Higher Secondary Certificate Examination or Intermediate Certificate Examination with a diploma in Commerce,
    Engineering or Nursing, Vocational Higher Secondary Certificate Examination, Pre-University course, Madrasah Alim Certificate Examination
    Pakistan  An Intermediate Secondary School Certificate (ISSC), or Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Officially issued Intermediate Secondary School Certificate (ISSC), or
    Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) and Statement of marks, or another official transcript. Each document needs to be verified as well as attested by Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). 

    English Language Requirements for International Students

    International students who want to apply to Malmo University are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by submitting one of the following scores.

    Bachelor’s program admission requires scores equivalent of the Swedish upper secondary course English 6 while English 7 equivalent scores are required for most of the master's program admission.

    Test  English (Scale 7) English (Scale 6)
    IELTS 7.0 6.5
    TOEFL (PBT) 600 575
    TOEFL (iBT) 100 90
    PTE 68 62

    Student Visa for International Students

    International students are required to have a residence permit and/or an entry visa for study if they intend to stay and study for a duration longer than 3 months. The Applicant must have acquired a residence permit before entering Sweden.

    The general requirements to get a residency permit are:

    • Letter of acceptance from the university
    • Partial payment of fees before handing the application
    • Copies of the passport page which show the applicant’s personal details, it's period of validity, and whether they have permission to live in countries other than the country of origin
    • Proof of financial means with a bank statement or proof of scholarship or grant
    • Application fee (SEK 1,000 for an adult single student)
    • Biometric: fingerprint and photo

    Malmo University Undergraduate Admissions

    Bachelors programs, offered by Malmo University, also known as the first cycle, are equivalent to 180 credits. Some of the bachelor courses taught in English are English Studies, European Studies, Human Rights, Interaction Design, International Migration & Ethnic Relations, International Relations, and Peace & Conflict Studies.

    Where to Apply:

    Application Fee: Non-EU: SEK 900, EU: None

    Academic requirements:

    • Official Transcripts of school previously attended
    • Translation of foreign transcripts in English, Swedish, French, Danish, Norwegian or German

    Malmo University Graduate Admissions

    For entry to any of the master's program, the minimum requirement is a 4-year Bachelor's degree or a Bachelor's degree followed by a Master's degree (total of 4 years of study). Some programs require the applicant’s first degree to be in a related field. Malmo also considers applicants with a 3-year Bachelor's degree with honors in some social science or humanities majors. However, Students holding only a 3-year Bachelor's degree without honors are not deemed to meet the admission requirements for a master's program.

    The following degrees are not honored as entry requirements for a master's program:

    • A Post Graduate Diploma
    • A Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh
    • A Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery from India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh

    Where to Apply: National Admissions Portal

    Application Fee: Non-EU: SEK 900

    EU: None

    Academic requirements:

    • Swedish secondary school English B or international equivalent
    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 credits
    • Certificates and diplomas
    • Certified true copies, translated in English, Swedish, French, Danish, Norwegian or German
    • All transcripts of grades and courses

    Some of the academic county-specific prerequisites are as follows

    Country  Academic requirements
    India  4-year Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor's degree followed by a Master's degree (4 years of study in total)
    Japan  4-year Bachelor's degree, 124 credits
    China  A 4-year Bachelor’s Degree Certificate, a Certificate of Graduation and transcripts (for each year of study)
    Bangladesh  4-year Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor's degree followed by a Master's degree (total of 4 years of studies)

    In the table below, are some specific requirements by Longwood University from some graduate programs.

    Few graduate programs are offered in English at Malmo University. The table below gives at a glance, some basic admission details about graduate programs at Malmo University.

    Requirements Leadership for Sustainability Biomedical Surface Science Criminology Computer Science: Applied Data Science Political Science: Global Politics
    Application Fee 900 SEK 900 SEK 900 SEK 900 SEK 900 SEK
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    Essay/Personal statement Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    GMAT/GRE Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    Work Experience Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    CV/resume Not required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    Recommendations Not required Not required Not required Not required

    Not required

    Interviews Not Required Not Required Not Required Not Required Not required

    An applicant may be waived from English language requirements if they meet certain criteria pre-decided by the University. Applicants are advised to check if they are eligible for this waiver. International students are recommended to apply for the first round of admission for the autumn semester, though they can also apply for the spring semester.

    Some courses require three-part supporting documents like a Masters in Leadership for Sustainability. Students are advised to check all the supplemental documents needed with the application.


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