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Mälardalen University

4.5 out of 5 (22 ratings / 16 reviews) Västerås, Sweden
Our 15,000 students are studying courses and programs in economics, health, technology and education. We conduct research in all fields of education and have internationally outstanding research in the energy of the future and embedded systems.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Modern campuses, teaching and mindset along with outstanding research and an active student community. Strategic partnerships that strengthen us in both the present and the future. There are plenty of reasons to choose MDH.


Research at Mälardalen University is focused on strong research foundations, one centre of excellence and three development environments. The purpose is to promote dynamic research at the University and simultaneously make room for new ideas regarding both internal and external coproduction between different research areas.


Career Plaza or Karriärtorget, is a service function for students who want to prepare for their future working life. Through Karriärtorget you can find ads for jobs and degree projects.

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Student services

From then onwards it’s the Student Centre you contact with all your questions and if we can’t give you an answer straight away we’ll make sure to find out!

Housing services

Although Mälardalen University does not have any apartments of its own, we cooperate closely with the accommodation agencies in Eskilstuna and Västerås and inform them about admitted students. You apply for housing by following the link below.

Library services

The University library is a resource to students  researchers, teachers and other staff at Mälardalen University. It is also open to the public.

ICT services

The student account gives you access to the university's computers, e-mail, IT systems, etc. The student account consists of user ID and password as well as your student e-mail.

Medical services

Student Health Care offer support and advice from health adviser and counsellors. Our services are available for all students at Mälardalen University. All visits are free of charge and completely confidential.

Student Life

Campus life

MDH has its main campus centrally in Eskilstuna and Västerås, but also carries out training in Nyköping and Södertälje. MDH's study environments are designed in collaboration with the students - and it is noted.

Sports facilities

Are you a great athlete, or do you just like to exercise a little? The Student Sports Associations in Eskilstuna and Västerås provide you with plenty of opportunities for an active lifestyle.ELSA is the association in Eskilstuna. Literally translated, ELSA stands for Eskilstuna Just Sporty Enough Academics. We are an association that works for improved health among students.Every week we have several activities and we want everybody to join us. Elite or amateur doesn't matter; everybody is welcome! Mälardalens Student Sport is a sports association created by students from Mälardalen University in Västerås. We arrange training in floorball, soccer, volleyball, running etc. 

Student clubs

Being a student at MDH is a great experience that you will remember for life. New friends, new places and a close international community. Whatever your spare time interests the chances are great that you can continue your particular activity even when you’ve started studying at Mälardalen University.


Mälardalen University (MDH) has been granted the EPAS accreditation for the the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Management and the Master's programme in International Marketing. To become accredited is an indication that the programmes maintain high quality and stand up well from an international perspective.

Student Reviews

MDH experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university has a great system it organizes the course to work on real problems with real partners Swedish local and international companies (Volvo ABB, MTM…ECT), This way the students get academic and professional experience, this is noticed in all programs. Some of the courses are designed to be taught in workshops, so we get to use the concepts that we learned about....

My awesome experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was one of the best experience. The only problem I had was cultural differences and language

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Take part in as many activities as you can - you will meet a lot of international students and make friends for life! Also try to make Swedish friends - it is hard, but possible! Go for walks and hikes, enjoy the nature, which is so beautiful in that place! Sweden is really expensive, especially for Polish students like me. You can choose the cheapest accommodation and...

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