Exchange Studies at Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University has over 125 exchange agreements with universities around the world. To attend Mälardalen University as an exchange student, there must be a formal exchange agreement with your home university.

Welcome to study at Mälardalen University in Sweden.

Students at seminar

Exchange student includes students participating in the Erasmus programme and students from partner universities from outside the European Union. Students whose home universities are members of ISEP are also considered Exchange Students.

The ERASMUS code of Mälardalen University: S VASTERA01

Services for exchange student

Insurance, reception and introduction, the Student Union and accommodation

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Academic information

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.

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Located in the heart of Sweden

Mälardalen University (MDU) is a medium-sized university in the very heart of Sweden. The university has two campuses: one in the city of Västerås, located on the north side of lake Mälaren and the other one in Eskilstuna, on the south side of the lake. The campuses are about 35 minutes apart by a free bus line offered by the university. Both cities are situated about 100 kilometres west of Stockholm.

Application for an exchange period

In these pages you'll find out how to go about when applying for an exchange period. Please note that you can only apply as an exchange student after being nominated by your home university. Please contact your coordinator at your home university before you apply.

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Courses for exchange students

Autumn semester 2024

Before you leave your exchange studies at MDU

We hope that you have enjoyed your stay and studies at Mälardalen University, made a lot of friends and that adapting to the Swedish Academic System has not been too difficult.

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Extending your exchange period

Do you wish you had signed up for two semesters instead of just one? For an exchange student who is here at MDU for a one semester exchange it may be possible to extend the period of exchange to two semesters.

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More information

Marcus Kjellberg, international coordinator at
The School of Business, Society and Engineering est-international@mdu.se

Sinisa Bosancic, international coordinator at
The School of Innovation, Design and Engineering idt-international@mdu.se

Mariana Ehn, international coordinator at
the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare hvv-international@mdu.se

Christina Kääriä, international coordinator at
the School of Education, Culture and Communication ukk-international@mdu.se