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 1 200 courses and 81 programmes in design and communication, economics, marketing, political science, health, teacher education, classical music and engineering.

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. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why as much as 86 percent of all students graduating from the University have jobs within their fields after one year.

World-leading research

Something else that permeates MDU's courses and study programmes is that they rest on a disciplinary foundation. In certain cases, the research conducted by the University is even world-leading, for example within the field of embedded systems. This enables the teachers, who in many cases are also researchers, to have access to the latest knowledge.

Good opportunities for studies abroad

At most of the University's programmes there is an opportunity to study for one semester abroad. MDU has around 130 agreements with 40 partner universities all over the world, and several grants for studies abroad.

Modern campuses

MDU's two campuses are located in the centre of Eskilstuna and Västerås, with walking distance to the railway station, restaurants and shops. In Eskilstuna the University will be moving in to completely newly-built premises during the spring 2020, customised to conduct education and research in collaboration. There are lecture rooms, group rooms, computer rooms, workshops, laboratories, method rooms, studios and other creative environments for modern teaching.

Housing guarantee

If you move from another town to read a programme at MDU, Eskilstuna Municipality and Västerås City guarantee that you will have access to accommodation. Moreover, you will get help to find it quickly.

Active student life

At both campus cities there is the Student Union and a variety of different student associations that give you opportunities for a rich student life. The introduction weeks are popular and a good time to get to know new friends - in many cases friends you will keep for life.


“At MDU I’m able to test my theoretical knowledge in practice”

Esma Hasani

Esma Hasani moved 500 kilometres to study at MDU to be an upper secondary school teacher.

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More information

For more information about MDU,
please contact the Student Centre at studenttorget@mdu.se