Welcome to the student city of Malmö

As a new student, there is a lot to keep track of at the beginning of the semester, and if you have just moved in, it can be confusing.

A good way to get to know your new classmates, find new friends and get to know Malmö a little better is to participate in Insparken. Insparken is organized by Festmesteriet during the first two weeks of the autumn semester.

When you start your new course or program, you will get a lot of information about how everything works at Malmö University, but studying is not everything! Malmö is a kaleidoscope of people of all colors and shapes. New things are always happening here and the old working-class city has become an innovative, multi-dimensional and vibrant city. Of course, Malmö’s 24,000 or so students help to add color to the city. As a student, you will soon be an integral part of Malmö.

Our Survival guide

As a new student, there is a lot to keep track of at the start of the semester; Where should I live? What is there to do as a student in Malmö? When does Insparken start? Who can help me if I get into trouble? Don’t worry, all these questions can be answered in our Survival Guide! We’ve put together our top tips to make your first time as a new student in Malmö easier. Download or view it directly in your browser below.

Do you have more tips for new students in Malmö? Submit them to inforum@malmostudenter.se.

Intro weeks / Insparken (Fall semester only)

If you are a new student at Malmö University, there is an Inspark! During two weeks you will have lots of fun together with lots of students and be introduced to our beautiful city in the best way. You can find the schedule on the Inspark’s official website, festmesteriet.se or on malmostudenter.se.

Festmesteriet, which is one of the Student Union’s associations, holds a fantastic start to the fall semester for all new students at Malmö University. This is to give every new student the chance to meet new friends and get to know Malmö a little better. The kick-off is for everyone, completely voluntary and without nasty elements.
As a new student, this can be the first great opportunity to get to know new people. Participating in fun and relaxed activities usually works well as an icebreaker. The Inspark is for new students only and is entirely planned and executed by experienced students at Malmö University.

What to do in the first week

Find housing

It’s nice to have a roof over your head. Take a look at our page Housing where we have collected our best tips for those looking for accommodation in Malmö.

Search grants at CSN

Apply directly at www.csn.se.

Join the Union

Becoming a student union member has many advantages. You will be represented on university committees and bodies and can get personal support if you have problems with your studies in any way. The Union is always on the side of students. That’s right, you also get a student ID (Student & Mecenat card) as well as local discounts and great offers. Click here to read more and become a member.

Obtain computer ID

Your computer identity is used throughout your study time to log on to computers, access the wireless network and it’s learning. You must order your computer identity before you can register for your course. You do it via Id Service.

Get multi-card

Your multi-card acts as a credit card, copy card and passage card. The multi-card can be obtained from Orkanen or Health and Society. More info at Mau.se

Get a loan card

Because books can be an expensive part of your student budget, borrowing books can be smart and you need a loan card. Register your Multi Card as a loan card at Malmö University Library.

Buy course literature

Buy and sell used by Campusbokhandeln located at Skeppsbron 3, close to Posthusplatsen.

Fix a bike

Bike is a convenient way to get around in Malmö and also cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the bus! Check out Malmö city bike bicycle auction, or sign an annual subscription to rental bicycle at malmobybike.se.

Engage yourself

Brighten your free time in one of the associations or join your area- and faculty boards and make sure your education and environment are as good as possible. Contact your student representative or read more at Get Involved!