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You decide who to become

At MDU you get the knowledge, the tools and the opportunity to create your future. Here you can choose between 1 000 courses and 58 programmes in design and communication, economics, health, teacher education, classical music and engineering.

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Happening now! Student accommodation is available at the moment in both Västerås and Eskilstuna.

In Eskilstuna and Västerås, we collaborate with housing agencies to make it easier for our students to find accommodation.

Housing Eskilstuna, Bostad Eskilstuna External link.

Housing Västerås, Bostad Västerås External link.

One University - two campuses

We have our main campus centrally in Eskilstuna and Västerås, but we also educate in Nyköping. The study environments are designed in collaboration with the students - and this is evident.


The University campus lies right in the heart of Eskilstuna, just a few minutes from the Central Station. If you want to do more than just study, the city’s restaurants, shops and night life lie close at hand.

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The campus in Västerås is just a 15-minute walk from the Central Station, right between the city centre’s active life and recreation facilities. On the one side lie the old town and the city centre, with its wide range of malls, cafés, restaurants and other entertainment facilities.

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Collaboration – for your sake

All MDU’s courses and study programmes are produced in collaboration with the private and public sectors to ensure that you, the student, have the relevant skills on graduating. Collaboration also provides opportunities for real-life projects, placements, trainee positions and network-creating during your period of studies – quite simply unique offers for you as a student.

Here people meet who want to develop themselves and the future

MDU’s students are attractive in the labor market. According to the University Chancellor's Office, 86 percent of MDU’s students get jobs in their field one year after graduation.

Application and admission

Great that you are interested in Mälardalen University. One of the first questions are often about how and when to apply. That and more will be answered on this and related pages.

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Here’s how it works studying at university

Distance course or study programme? Full-time or half-time? What does higher education credits actually mean? This is how it works.

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Student project attracts international attention

Panama's ambassador to Sweden recently visited Mälardalen University’s (MDH) C2 lab – a laboratory where several of the University's engineering students work on projects together with researchers, other higher education institutions and companies in the industry. One of the projects that attracted attention during the visit was the self-driving sailing boat AutoSail.

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Returning student?

How nice that you’ve found your way back to MDU! Perhaps you’ve decided to carry on studying at the Master’s level, or quite simply want to finish off something you’ve started? Here’s information about how you do it.

Welcome back!