World Maritime University

country rank  30
world rank  4458

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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 such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 35 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Swedish higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local student Not reported over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student Not reported over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
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 Total Enrolment Range 250-499
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range under-50
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to World Maritime University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
International Maritime Organization

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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


  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
  • Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018