Mälardalen University logotype


Services for exchange student

Insurance for exchange students

As an exchange student at MDU you are insured during your study period at the university by the insurance named Student IN. It is issued by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet).

Reception services

As a service to you the University organises reception days on Monday 22 August and Tuesday 23 August between 16:00-18:00. In the main entrance at Campus Västerås you will be able to pick up your key from representatives from Bostad Västerås, meet University staff and current students. All there to welcome you to Sweden and MDU.
Please note that there is no specific programme for these reception days. Arrival at other dates are of course possible, but please note that you are expected to pick up your keys and get to your accommodation on your own.


Digital introduction
Our short videos will provide you with all the information you need to get a good start of your studies here at MDU. To the introduction videos.

Welcome session
An official welcoming to MDU, where you'll be greeted by representatives from the University management, representatives from the city, and more. Plus you'll get a chance to meet all other new students at the University.

Västerås: Thursday 25 August between 10-11 at Blåsbo IP
Eskilstuna: Friday 26 August between 10-11 at Strömsholmen

Please only attend one of the sessions.

The Student Union

The Student Union is an organisation that works closely with the University, to maintain the quality of the education and study-social environment from a student’s perspective. At MDU we are proud of our Student Union, and also of the various student associations, who make sure to take good care of all you international students.


The majority of our programmes and courses in English are given at Campus Västerås, and many of the teachers/professors/faculty members you will encounter during your studies at MDU, are based there. This combined with the active international student association makes most international students choose to stay in Västerås.

The housing agency we collaborate with is called Bostad Västerås. They don't own any apartment buildings of their own, but act as a link between the landlords and the tenant, making it easier for both. There are various kinds of housing types available, but the most common is small studio apartments.

In order for you to get a better understanding of how the process of getting accommodation through Bostad Västerås works, here's a short overview:

  • Once admitted to MDU, please register through the website of Bostad Västerås External link, opens in new window.
    You can list several housing options you are interested in.

  • Get a housing offer through email
    Accepting this offer is highly recommended. There will be an opportunity to change your accommodation after the first semester or get a refund if you for some reason can't come to start your studies.
    Please note that declining the offer will result in you being placed last in the queue, and there is no guarantee that you'll get a second offer.

  • Accept and secure your offer through payment
    Please read the Bostad Västerås refund policy External link, opens in new window. in case you can't attend MDU, for whatever reason.
    Again, we strongly recommend you to accept the offer from Bostad Västerås. This as it's not very easy to find regular accommodation in the area.

To top