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Studying in Malmö

Students outside Malmö Opera. Photographer: Michel Thomas.

Malmö - the perfect city to study music!

There is undeniably something special about Malmö. The city is small enough for you to be able to get around everywhere by bike but big enough to have a rich cultural life. The inhabitants come from all over the world, and this is reflected in Malmö's continental atmosphere and fantastic music scene.

Three students biking. Photographer: Michel Thomas.

As a student city, Malmö has developed a lot in recent years and studying here is easy. You can find centrally located, good student housing at reasonable prices, the same applies to food and entertainment. No wonder Malmö was nominated the second best student city in Sweden 2023. 

Musik i Syd

A regional music institution with the Kristianstad Concert Hall as their base. The institution is also active in Växjö further up in Sweden with the chamber orchestra Musica Vitae as well as Palladium – a stage for dance and music in Malmö.

Malmö Academic Choir and Orchestra

Malmö Academic Choir and Orchestra is recognised as one of the region’s most prominent ensembles. Both the choir and orchestra are known for their high level of musicianship, engaging concerts, and progressive repertoire.

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

MSO offers students at Malmö Academy of Music free tickets and/or student discounts to many of their concerts. MSO plays at Malmö Live.

Malmö Opera

Malmö Opera also offers student discounts.

Jazz in Malmö

Arranges most of the jazz concerts given in Malmö.


MixMusik is a music association with a strong focus on world music. They arrange a wide range of concerts with local, national, and international artists every year.

Malmö Folk

Malmö's own folk music association. Arranges various concerts dedicated to folk music.

Malmö Konsthall

One of Malmö’s most famous art galleries which hosts several large exhibitions each year.

Malmö Museer

Malmö Museer is a museum located in the Malmöhus Castle. The venue hosts various exhibitions, both permanent and temporary ones.


An independent venue in Malmö that features performing arts, music, talks and other art forms.

Skånes Dansteater

Skåne Dansteater is Sweden's only independent dance company. They perform in Malmö but also tour nationally and internationally.


Dansstationen (the Dance Station) is a venue for contemporary dance for all ages. As a student at Malmö Academy of Music, you get a 50 percent discount.


A bistro cinema where you can enjoy both food and films.

Students sitting in a park in Malmö. Photographer: Michel Thomas.