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New student

Welcome to MDU and congratulations to making a great choice. You will need to put an effort in both preparing for your arrival to Sweden and also during your studies in what probably is a new country for you. But it will be worth it as it makes you grow and sets you up with all the skills you need for your future career.

Starting your studies

There are some things to keep in mind in order to get the best possible start as a student at MDU. Creating a student account, registering for your programme and courses are some of the next steps to take, once we get closer to the start of the semester.

Paying your tuition fee

Pay your first instalment of the tuition fee (if applicable). Please note that no invoice will be sent out by default. Payment details in the next step.


Join our webinars especially for you who are a newly admitted international student.

Residence permit

Apply for residence permit (If applicable) through www.migrationsverket.se The sooner you have your documents ready and apply, the better. The time to decision can be 3-4 months.


Through our housing partner in Västerås (and more ways).

Welcome session

Kick-start your studies with positive energy from this joint welcome session, where all new students meet. The welcome session will be held outdoors in close association to campus. More information will follow.

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Autumn semester start

  • 2022-08-29
The semester starts Monday 29 August. The schedules will be updated in August. In case you for whatever reason can't attend MDU, please decline your offer on universityadmissions.se (applicable to programme students only). That way your seat can be given to another applicant.

Travelling to Västerås

We've gathered some information on the easiest ways of getting to Västerås. Click to read more.

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Useful information

Keen on finding out how it's like to live and study in Sweden and at MDU? Here you'll find some useful information to give you a head start.

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Tips for a smoother process

When you have been admitted and if you’re from outside the EU, please make sure to pay your tuition fee to the university as soon as possible. Also apply for residence permit through the Migration Agency with all documents ready. Another advise is to start searching for accommodation while you wait for the residence permit.
We really recommend you to join the information webinars and read the information we send you, as that will make things a lot easier.

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