World Maritime University

country rank  30
world rank  4874

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University Overview

Established in 1983, World Maritime University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Malmö (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Skane County. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the International Maritime Organization, World Maritime University (WMU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational higher education institution. World Maritime University (WMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 36 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Swedish higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym WMU
Founded 1983

University Location

Address PO Box 500
Malmö (population range: 250,000-499,999)
201 24 Skane County
T +46 (40) 35 63 57
F +46 (40) 12 84 42

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office The Registry, WMU, PO Box 500
Malmö 201 24
+46 (40) 35 63 57
(409) 35 63 32

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff under-50
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to World Maritime University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

International Maritime Organization

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Malta Qualifications Council (MQC)
  • Ministry of Education in Beijing

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019