Do you wish you had signed up for two semesters instead of just one? For an exchange student who is here at Mälardalen University for a one semester exchange it may be possible to extend the period of exchange to two semesters.

Questions and answers regarding Covid-19 for exchange students

Due to the coronavirus Covid-19. Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions for exchange students.

MDH follows the developments and recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. These authorities are continuously updating their information and recommendations.

Find out more about the university's general recommendations on COVID-19external link.

There is a lot of disinformation around the spread of the Coronavirus and websites that might contain harmful code. Please only use trustworthy sources when you search for information.

Below you will find links to organizations that continually update information and recommendations relating to the Corona virus.


I am coming to MDH for exchange studies starting in the autumn 2020, will the university be open as usual by then?

We hope to have shifted back to on-campus teaching again by the start of the autumn semester 2020. However, we will keep our admitted students updated on the situation via email.


If the spread of COVID-19 prevents me from commencing my studies in autumn 2020, can I defer my admission to spring 2021/autumn 2021?

Contact the international coordinator at your home university as well as the international coordinator at MDH to see what the possibilities are to postpone your exchange studies.


When should I buy my tickets?

Due to uncertainty both globally and locally, we recommend that you wait as long as possible with booking your trip to Mälardalen University. When booking any tickets, we encourage you to select rebookable/refundable tickets, as the situation may change rapidly.


I don’t feel safe to travel to MDH yet, can I start my programme via distance education?

At this point, in April 2020, MDH is only temporarily offering distance education of all our programmes and course, and doing so due to the recommendations imposed by the Swedish Government. Students are expected to be able to return to on-campus education as soon as this is considered safe and the Swedish Government changes their recommendations.

We are thoroughly looking into a contingency plan where our educations might need to start as distance educations in August, and we will keep you updated about the developments.


Will you be arranging the Reception and Introduction days as per normal?

Our plan is to arrange our autumn Reception and Introduction days as per normal. However, it is too early to confirm details at this time. We will keep you updated of the developments.