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.
Step 1: Submit electronic application
National application portal
Application for courses and programmes offered at Mälardalen University is done through www.universityadmissions.se, the national application portal for all higher education in Sweden and where all programmes suitable for international students are listed. During the admission periods you can also find a button on each programme page called "Apply".
Submitting an electronic application is very easy, just read the instructions and create an account and you're all set.
Most of our programmes start once per year, in late August. The international application period opens in mid October the year before and the official deadline is in mid January.
EU/EEA citizens or those who already have or don't need a residence permit for Sweden:
You can also apply in the national application period, also sometimes called the second application round, open between mid March and mid April. Please visit
www.antagning.se External link. (in Swedish)
Rank your selection
The order in which you put the programmes you want to apply for is key. You can change the order up until the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit your documents
After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the courses and programmes you've applied for.
All applicants need to document their previous studies. This means you need to provide documentation of your completed degree, and transcripts with courses and grades.
You also need to show you meet the English requirement. Some applicants meet the requirement based on previous studies, while others demonstrate their English ability by submitting English test results.
Please note: Mälardalen University does not require any documents like CV, motivation or recommendation letter, statement of purpose and such.
Why not? The answer is that we want to base our assessment of your eligibility on as objective grounds as possible.
Step 3: Make sure your application is complete
Now you're almost done. Just double-check that you've ranked the choices properly and that you have submitted all required documents.
If you are a non-EU/EEA student you also need to pay an application fee in order for your application to be processed. Please note that this fee cannot be waived. It's an administrative fee issued by the national organisation University Admissions.
As a foreign student, different options are available at Mälardalen University depending on the degree level you would like to study. You can study with us as an exchange student and as a course or a degree student.
Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, are required to pay a tuition fee for studies in Sweden.
Deferment of studies
Students who cannot start their studies on prescribed time may be granted a deferment of studies if there are special reasons.
Mälardalen University scholarship programme
Every year Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a Master's programme with us as their first choice.
The Admission Regulations lay out the instructions that the University applies on the question of application, entry requirements, selection and fees along with how decisions concerning these issues can be appealed against.
If you have previous studies from a Swedish or foreign university, you can apply to have this credited at Mälardalen University. Other education and vocational activities may also be considered for accreditation.
Admission of students is regulated by the University Board.
The Admissions Office answers questions regarding admission,
for instance eligibility, temporary postponement of studies and interruption of studies.