An old issue has come to the fore again: that of the international student demanding her study fees back because she thinks her study programme was of insufficient quality. The student has now filed formal charges against MDH with the district court of Västmanland. As a public authority, MDH has no legal support for refunding fees, and the case has come to be considered as one of general interest to the sector: what rules apply when a fee-paying student is dissatisfied with the quality of the studies?
– MDH obviously wishes for clarity in this issue, just as much as the student and Centrum för rättvisa, says Karin Röding, Vice-Chancellor at MDH.
While the total number of applications for the autumn’s courses and study programmes at the nation’s higher education institutions has decreased*, Mälardalen University (MDH) is moving ahead. Compared to 2014, the number of applicants has increased by 4 percent.