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Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University is one of Sweden’s largest institutes of higher education with more than 16,000 students studying Business, Health, Engineering and Education. The university conducts research within all fields of education and the areas Future Energy and Embedded Systems are internationally outstanding. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren in the cities of Eskilstuna and Västerås, both situated about an hour from central Stockholm.

Mälardalen University is a relatively young university, established in 1977. In just a few years the University has developed from a regional university of technology into a broad academy and a powerful driving force in the region. Students benefit from modern and pleasant facilities and an experienced faculty.

The University is organized in four schools, where all education and research is carried out.

  • School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV)
  • School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST)
  • School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT)
  • School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK)

Studying at Mälardalen University
As a student at Mälardalen University you will be seen. Seen by your teachers and professors in the classes that are kept small to moderate in size. You'll also be seen by your fellow classmates in the projects or group work that you will be doing together. The closeness to the teachers and experts and the focus on team work ensures the best possible knowledge exchange and makes the student from Mälardalen University attractive on the job market. 

The student life is what you want it to be. The variety of activities on and around the campuses is vast although depending on the season. Some examples are beach volleyball tournaments in the spring and summer, board games or parties indoors or building snowmen or skiing in the fall and winter. 

You decide who to become - decide on Mälardalen University.



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Why study at Mälardalen University

Sweden ranked #3 study abroad country

Sweden has been ranked the #3 study abroad country in Europe for 2020! With a high English language proficiency and the headquarters of companies like H&M and Spotify, Sweden was also ranked #1 in Europe for students who want to achieve their career goals.

Student lifestyle

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.


Although Mälardalen University does not have any apartments of its own, we cooperate closely with accommodation agencies and inform them about admitted 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 MDH are based there. This in combination with the active international student association makes most international students choose to stay in Västerås. As a service to you we have made arrangements with the local accommodation agency Bostad Västerås to make it easier for you to apply for housing.

In Västerås you can choose between corridor style apartments with a shared kitchen, or apartments that have a private bathroom and kitchen. Many of the apartments are located conveniently close to the University. There are both furnished and unfurnished alternatives to choose from.


Average rating 4.3

Based on 3 reviews.

The university exeperience is awesome.
GSEEM is a very good master program, but the problem is that that every firm need experience and very few firm are willing to hire international student with no experience.
Peter K.
International Business Management is one of the best business/economics bachelor program taught completely in English in Sweden. The education is free for people from the EU and is the ideal place to start your university studies. If someone likes to, they can continue studying on a master course at Mälardalen Högskola or have the chance to get ...
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Mälardalen University

Högskoleplan 1
721 23 Västerås

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