Mälardalen University(abbreviated MDH) is one of Sweden’s large institutes of higher education.
The University has over 13,000 students studying our 51 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.
Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund
(Öresundsbron). The Baltic Sea lies to the east of Sweden, as well as the Gulf of Bothnia, which
separates Sweden from most of Finland. The northernmost part of Sweden belongs to the Arctic.
Västerås (pronounced roughly Vester-ohs) is a city in Västmanland in central Sweden, at lake Mälaren. Västerås is Sweden’s fifth largest city, with 107,000 inhabitants in the city proper, and a total of about 134,000 inhabitants in the municipality as a whole. Västerås is also one of Sweden’s oldest cities, being officially established in the year 990.
Student life at Swedish universities is as varied as the universities and cities themselves. Whether you’ve chosen to study in an urban centre or a traditional university town, you’ll have a host of activities at your disposal. The hub of student activity is each university’s student union, which organizes social events for students. However, you’ll also find many ways to get involved in your local community and in outdoor and sporting events.
As an international student looking for housing, your first point of contact should always be your university. Many universities offer housing services for international students and some may provide limited or guaranteed housing for all international students, including degree-seeking students.
Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are the big hitters in terms of concentration of culture, heritage and arts events and sites in Sweden, but there are other fantastic places in the country to see Sweden’s past, present and maybe even future.