Checklist for international students

Once it's August, there are a few administrative steps you need to take to start your studies at MDU. Please follow them in the right order and you'll be all set.

Checklist: Get ready to start your studies

You need a student account to log into computers, access course material, get into your email and use other IT resources. If you don't have a Swedish personal ID number please email the Student Centre for assistance. Important! Please use the same email address that you used when you applied to MDU. Enclose a copy of your passport page which has your details and photo and please write "Student account" as email subject. You can send your email from 12 August, and will get instructions within 24 hours (work days).

When you have created your student account with the help of the Student Centre you can register in the student database. You must register for the course or programme, otherwise you will lose your place. The registration for the autumn semester 2024 is open between 19 August - 8 September. Registration for courses beginning later in the semester opens one week before the course starts and closes on Sunday the same week as the course starts. If you are admitted to a programme, you must register for the course(s) within the programme, then you will be automatically registered on the programme and the place is yours.

The university card is a personal card that all students can get. You use it to gain access to the university premises, for printing, borrowing books from the library, and other things. It also serves as a travel pass for the free buses between the Eskilstuna campus and the Västerås campus. You order your university card once you have registered for your programme or course. Note! It can take up to six hours after you have made a registration before you can order the card.

We want you to feel welcome and to get the best possible start of your studies. Make sure to be at The Welcoming, 30 August at 13-16 at Campus Eskilstuna. And do check out the introduction videos, that will help you get a smooth start to your studies,

For international students, the autumn semester 2024 begins on 2 September. Using the link below, you can search for your course or programme for information about location and times. As a programme student, you will have both the start of the programme and the course. Information about which courses are included in your programme can be found in your programme schedule or in Ladok.

Here we have collected welcome letters for the programmes starting in autumn 2024. The welcome letters contain information from the programme managers.

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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If you have any questions, please contact Student Centre.

E-mail: studenttorget@mdu.se
Telephone number: 021-101310