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New student

Congratulations on making a good choice and we're happy that you've chosen to study at MDU. Here's some information for you who just got admitted.

New student


Your study overview can be found in the Ladok student administration system and this is where you can register for an examination.


You will submit your study assignments in Canvas and stay connected with teachers and other students here.


We use Zoom for video meetings which can be used for lectures and for other group activities.

Student email

Your student email is available in Office 365 which is a web-based package solution.


Planned upgrade of the data network

Between 17.00-21.00 on March 25, you will not be able to use the wireless or fixed network in our premises. Services such as Canvas and Zoom are also affected.

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Discover the library's app!

Did you know that the library have an app? You can use it to get easy and quick access to your library account on the go.

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MFA – multi-factor authentication at MDU

We are continuously working on making our IT services at MDU secure, therefore we will introduce MFA (multi-factor authentication, two-step verification) for all students.

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IT support

The wireless network Eduroam is used at MDU. Eduroam is an international cooperation between several universities and university colleges in all parts of the world.

Your student account will give you access to the University’s student computers, Ladok, the Student Portal, Canvas (the virtual learning environment) and student email.

You will find a list of all the software programmes in our public computer rooms.

As a student, you are allowed to install certain software on your own computer. You will need to log in with your student email.

In order to use the University’s printing service Eduprint, you must have a student account and an account for printing.

Support during your study time

As a student it is important to develop the best way of learning and having a good study technique is essential. It concerns planning, having good study habits, being able to motivate oneself when things are difficult, keeping an eye on your mental health, understanding how memory works, understanding what is required to learn something and much more.

As well as tips we have a reading course that you can do when it suits you. If you are struggling to find motivation you can get help from a study coach.

Academic writing is an inherent part of all higher education courses and study programmes at university level. To finish your programme you must write a degree project which places high demands on your writing ability.

There are various types of support and adaptations available if you have a permanent disability or another type of disability while you are studying.

If you have any questions about your choice of study and the labour market you can contact one of the University’s study counsellors. They can help you if you need guidance in making decisions about which programme or courses that suit your goals and future profession. Study counsellors at MDU must comply with professional secrecy.

If you experience problems during your study time at the University you can get help from our Student Ombudsman.

The Student Ombudsman can for example:

  • listen to and discuss questions that concern the University’s operations
  • provide support and guidance regarding the rights and obligations of students
  • help students who experience discrimination
  • advise students who have been reported to the Disciplinary Board

Information about how to act in the event of a fire, a possible accident or other serious incident.

Study information

The course literature you need can be found in the syllabus.

You can search for timetables, programme schedules, the academic calendar and examination schedules.

You can search for programme syllabuses and course syllabuses. You can search for the name of the education, programme code or course code.

As a programme student at MDU you need to apply for your courses. Here is information about what to do.

If you have previously studied at a Swedish or foreign higher education institution, you can apply to have all or part of the education in your degree accredited.

All forms have been gathered on one page.

Rules and instructions to help you prepare for the exam.

Information about the discontinued courses at MDU. The university offers three opportunities for final examinations for discontinued courses.

Student activities

Study guidance: digital drop-in

  • 2024-02-14 12:00–12:45
  • 2024-02-21 12:00–12:45
  • 2024-02-28 12:00–12:45
Are you thinking about starting your studies or are you a student with us and have questions about your studies? Welcome to our central Study Advisors where you can ask questions, big or small about studies and the labour market.

International Week 2024

  • 2024-05-15 – 2024-05-17
International Week aspires to be a platform for open and interesting dialogue on international collaboration for everyone interested in building a better world.

Student life

Mälardalen Student Union (MDS) is the official Student Union at MDU and is active at both campus locations. There are also student associations that you can join that will enrich your student life.

As a student at MDU, you can be active in many different ways.

You can work as a student ambassador, get valuable experience, and make new contacts.

As a student, you can take a job to mentor another student at the University. This means you can help them plan their study and the study setup. Working as a mentor is a great way for your own personal development and a qualification in your future working life.

Our main campuses are located centrally in the cities of Eskilstuna and Västerås. Here you can find maps and other information.

Students and employees at MDU travel free of charge on the buses between the Eskilstuna and Västerås campuses. This applies from Mondays to Fridays, on ordinary working days, during the autumn and spring semesters. The MDU card is used as a travel pass.

In order for MDU's organisation to be as good as possible, it is important that you as a student tell us what you think. There are several different ways to be involved and influence your study environment at the University.

Through the Aj, Oj, Halloj system you can report injuries, and accidents or give suggestions for improvement in your study and work environment at MDU.

Our Code of Conduct applies to the campus so that everyone can feel secure and safe. Many rules are self-evident, such as no littering or disturbing others.

But there are other rules that are important to be aware of. If you violate these rules you may end up at the Disciplinary Board.

For instance, you are not allowed to:

  • Allow a third party into the campus during certain times or on premises that require permission.
  • Go on scooters, longboards, skateboards, inline skates or similar.
  • Drink alcoholic drinks or smoke tobacco, e-cigarettes (vapes) or the equivalent.
  • Bring pets with you unless they are a guide or assistance dog.
  • Sleep overnight or use the University’s premises for private purposes.
  • Take photos, film or record audio during lectures, seminars, or other forms of instruction or examinations unless you have received permission to do so.

Please note that children are usually not permitted entry to MDU’s teaching and examination premises.

Starting to study often means a change in your finances. Maybe you are moving away from home and have to stand on your own two feet for the first time with your own money.

There are certain scholarships that are specifically addressed to MDU students.

Do you want to live in your own place? In a dormitory? Prefer communal living? Remember to allow yourself plenty of time to find accommodation.

Jobs and future

A total of 86 per cent of MDU's students get a job in the area they have studied a year after graduation. If during your studies you discover what you want to work with, your chances of getting your dream job will increase.

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Study abroad

As an MDU student, you have the opportunity to do an exchange study. This means that you can complete a semester or an academic year abroad at a higher education institution that MDU has an exchange agreement with.

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Returning student

Do you still have one exam to do before you can graduate? Did a busy life get in the way? It's never too late to take up your studies again and reach your goals. We can help you to get started.

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