New student  

Congratulations on securing your place with us! An exciting time is about to begin and the opportunities are plenty. Here are some things to keep in mind to get the best possible start as a student at MDU.

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This checklist has been designed to help you complete tasks recommended for new students.

Once you have received your admission decision, you must accept it before you can register. If you are admitted without having to respond, you can skip this step and proceed to step 2.

If you regret your choice of study programme, you must cancel your place. By doing so, you will allow another applicant to take your place.

If you have been admitted and have accepted a course or programme on antagning.se, you need a student account to be able to log in to computers, e-mail and other IT services. If you are admitted in the autumn you can create your student account from 12 August. It may take up to 6 hours before your account is created.

If you have been admitted to a course or programme, you must register, or you will lose your place. The registration for the autumn semester 2024 is open between 19 August - 8 September.

For courses starting later in the semester, registration will opens one week before the start of the course and close on the Sunday of the same week as the start of the course.

If you have been admitted to a programme, you must register for the course(s) in the programme, then you will be automatically registered for the programme and the place is yours.

If you have been admitted after the end of the registration period, you can email studenttorget@mdu.se for help with registration.

Remember to check that your contact information in Ladok is updated when you register.

The MDU card is a personal card that you use to enter the campus, the University premises and to print. It is also your travel pass for the free buses than run between the Eskilstuna and Västerås campuses. If you need an MDU card, you can order it after you have registered.

Welcome to the introduction for new students! The introduction consists of three parts:

  • Introduction films with useful information about your studies.
  • The Welcoming - a great start to the semester for everyone at MDU, for both new and old students.
  • The student associations' rookie period.

You can search for your course or programme to get information about the location and when it starts. As a programme student, you will have both programme and course starts.

Mandatory roll call

Some programmes require you to attend a mandatory roll call:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Pre-School Education
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education Years Preschool to 3
  • Primary teacher programme f-3, work-integrated
  • Supplementary educational programme
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (compulsory roll call on all courses)
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing
  • Teacher Education Programme for Secondary Education

If you can not attend the rollcall, you must notify us so you do not lose your place. You can do this at the Division of Admissions and Degrees at MDU.

Telephone: 016-15 32 50
Telephone hours: Monday and Wednesday, between 10:00 and 12:00
E-mail: antagningen@mdu.se

Västerås Campus

The University campus in Västerås is just a 15-minute walk from the central train station, close to the city’s shopping, restaurants and leisure facilities.

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Eskilstuna Campus

MDU's campus is in the centre of Eskilstuna, just a few minutes’ walk from the central train station.

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Study technique

With a good study technique, your chances of succeeding in your studies will increase. Good study habits will help you not only to gain new knowledge but also to reduce stress.

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Student website

On the student website you will find useful information you need as a student. Both about studying at MDU and about student life in the Mälardalen region

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Chat with our ambassadors

Meet our international student ambassadors and your new buddies! The buddies can answer questions regarding their programmes, the application process and student life, based on their personal experience of course. You can also contact our staff members such as our recruitment officers and study counsellors, who can answer more general questions.

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Studying with a disability

There are several types of support and adaptations available if you have a permanent disability or another type of disability, during your studies.

Support is available if you have for example dyslexia, ADHD, an autism spectrum disorder, permanent mental health issues or a chronic disease that affects your study situation. However certain forms of targeted study support require additional planning time. Therefore, it’s important to submit your application for support ahead of time, preferably as soon as you have been admitted to your course or programme.