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English language requirements

Malmö University requires an English proficiency equivalent to English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school for admission to all programmes and courses taught in English. If you are applying as an exchange student specific rules apply, see the bottom of this page.

Upper secondary education

Depending on your educational background, you may be required to submit your secondary school credentials or a standardised test/certificate as proof of your English proficiency. Some foreign secondary school credentials contain English studies at a level considered to be equivalent to the English 6 requirement (usually, but not always, eight years of study).

Recognised English tests

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): an academic test with an overall mark of 6.5 and no module under 5.5.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Paper-based): total score of at least 575. The written test must be at lest 4.5 (scale 1-6)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Internet-based): total score of at least 90. The written test must be at least 20 (scale 0-30)

TOEFL test results must always be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), use code Sweden 3477.

University of Cambridge and Oxford

  • Certificate in Advanced English 
  • Diploma of English Studies 
  • Certificate of Proficiency

Internationally recognised English tests (Universityadmissions.se)

Academic credentials

If you have a previous university education in English or taught in English, you may fulfil the requirement. There is a list of recognised exemptions at the bottom of the English Requirements page on universityadmissions.se. Please note, Letters of Proficiency are not considered acceptable documentation. 

Previous university studies (Universityadmissions.se) 

Exchange students

Information for Exchange Students only
Exchange students from countries not included in the Erasmus+ Programme and whose mother tongue is not English should send the result of their TOEFL or IELTS together with the other exchange application documents.

Application for Exchange Students

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