Mälardalen University (abbreviated MDH) is one of Sweden’s large institutes of higher education. The University has over 14,000 students studying our 52 programmes and 1,000 courses, and almost 900 faculty and staff. MDH is characterised by close partnerships with businesses and the public sector in the region, making our University attractive to students - and our students attractive on the labour market.
  • 10 Masters
  • 14000 Students
  • Public Institution Type


Mälardalen University is situated in the densely populated and expansive region around Lake Mälaren, about one hour by train from Stockholm and Uppsala.

The University is characterised by its close cooperation with companies and with the public sector in the region and by its distinct environmental profile. Mälardalen University conducts education that leads to employment and invests in research which generates beneficial solutions for societal development.

Mälardalen University, with its campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås, is a central driving force in the region. Thanks to our close partnerships with international companies such as ABB, Volvo and Bombardier and HEIs all around the world, we offer an international study and working environment.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Malardalen University!


The International Division at the University coordinates student reception services and a series of activities for all our international students at the beginning of each semester. We will do our outmost to help you and guide your question to the right instance. Mälardalen University offers excellent study facilities and courses in study techniques, career and study guidance. Students will also be assisted in finding a place to live while studying here. Mälardalen University has excellent library facility which aims towards maintaining a supreme international level of quality in the fields of education and research. As a student at Mälardalen University you travel free on the bus between our campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Our university chaplain and student health offers support and help in various ways during your period of study as a student at Mälardalen University.

Student Life

While studying at Mälardalen University you will probably spend a lot of time at one of our campuses. The universitys study environments have been designed in cooperation with the students and it shows.

Light, modern and airy are words that describe Mälardalen Universitys premises well. But here there are also cozy courtyards and calm study rooms. All the universitys premises have in common that they are new or carefully renovated, with an atmosphere that is good for creative thoughts and study.

The university library is located both in Västerås and Eskilstuna. In addition to assigned reading, dissertations, electronic periodicals and books, there are quiet reading places for undisturbed study, but also group rooms for project assignments. On the campus in general, there are plenty of study places and computer rooms.

The Eskilstuna Campus

The campus in Eskilstuna is situated at five minutes walk from the central station, and, if possible, even closer to the city center with its large choice of restaurants, cafés and nightlife. This means that you never have to feel isolated at the university; you only have to step into the pedestrian street outside.

The campus consists of three blocks in the middle of the city center. A large part of the university is located in former industrial properties that have been renovated to top modern standard. By preserving the robust industrial brick-and-steel architecture, the old-time charm has been kept while the buildings feel modern and fresh at the same time. Surrounded by cobblestone streets, there is now a lunch restaurant, the university library, group rooms and lecture halls.

The Västerås Campus

The campus in Västerås is situated at just a 15-minute walk from the central station, in between the vibrant city life and possible leisure time activities. In one direction is the old town and the cathedral, and a stones throw away in the other direction is the Rocklunda sports centre, with several arenas and sports fields.

The first thing that meets your eyes when you come walking from the city centre is the big university library. The library with its impressive ceiling height (18 meters) and fantastic glass façade has become something of a symbol of the university in Västerås. The building has won architectural awards for its Japanese-inspired style and the natural wood-and-glass façade.

The universitys other facilities are bright and thoroughly renovated, and especially adapted to the activities at a university. This means that there are plenty of computer rooms, lecture halls and meeting places for the students.

On campus there is also a daycare centre, a lunch restaurant, a café and a student kitchenette where you can microwave your own food. However, during the summer students usually go out and sit on the large lawn in front of the university. Otherwise, the students natural meeting place is the students union building, just behind the university. There you can find both a restaurant and a café.

Student reviews:

"Friends of mine have studied here and everyone said that the exchange semester here was the best experience of their student life."

Olena Velychko from Ukraine

Read the full interview with Olena on the University Website

"Our university has a good relationship with ABB and Volvo Construction and some other companies in Västerås and Eskilstuna and we work together with them on research projects. This is a very good opportunity to visit the companies to enhance our study experience and it is also a good way to create employment opportunities in the future."

Fang Liu from China

Read the full interview with Fang on the University Website

"Since I have studied computer science in my home country, I was intrigued by the courses that Mälardalen university offers; from Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to Software Engineering and Real-Time Systems."

Raluca Marinescu from Romania

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