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Questions and answers regarding
COVID-19

The introduction of new students will primarily take place by distance. Thereafter MDH will phase in a gradual return to education on campus.

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-19


I am admitted to studies starting in the autumn 2021, will the university be open as usual by then?

The introduction of new students will primarily take place by distance as planned. Thereafter MDH will phase in a gradual return to education on campus. This means that more modules will be on campus compared with the spring, but most modules will still be conducted by distance. Please check the online course timetable to see if the programme will be on campus or done by distance. From 4 October, university operations will follow regular course instances and syllabuses.Online course timetable External link.

Infection safety will continue to be a high priority at MDH in order to make students and employees feel safe on campus. If the infection in society increases or cluster outbreaks occur, it may require that the entire University or single courses or programmes switch to distance learning again for a period.


I have paid the first instalment of the tuition fee for a programme starting in the autumn 2021. What will happen if I cannot begin my studies because of COVID-19?

MDH has a generous policy regarding refunds of tuition fees. For example, you have the right to reimbursement of the tuition fee if you are prevented from leaving your home country, or from entering Sweden, due to COVID-19. The same applies if you, due to health reasons, are prevented from starting your studies as planned.

Please note that no deduction or refund will be made due to the education having temporarily shifted from on-campus to distance teaching.

Find out more about tuition fees and the regular refund policy at Mälardalen University


If the spread of COVID-19 prevents me from commencing my studies in autumn 2021, can I defer my admission to autumn 2022?

If you are admitted to a programme and want to postpone your studies, you can apply for deferment of studies. The application form for deferment states the grounds on which we by law are able to grant deferment on.

If you have been awarded a scholarship from the University, the scholarship cannot be deferred.


Can I defer and start my studies in spring 2022?

The international programmes at MDH only start once every year, in autumn (late August/early September). This means that it will not be possible to defer to spring studies.


I am conditionally admitted to a Master’s programme, due to the fact that I was still finishing my Bachelor’s degree. I’m finished with my Bachelor’s, but as my university has closed, I am not able to receive my degree certificate. How do I go about?

The important thing is that you can show that you have in fact graduated from your Bachelor’s programme before the start of the Master’s at MDH. You can usually present your degree certificate after coming to MDH, if you have not received it earlier.


Due to the pandemic, I will not be/was not able to complete my Bachelor’s programme on time. Can I still start my Master’s studies at MDH in autumn and finish my Bachelor’s degree in parallel online?

In order to start your studies at MDH in autumn 2021, you must have completed your Bachelor’s studies by the time the programme starts. You must also be able to submit proof of graduation. In some cases, you may be able to apply for deferment, in order to start your studies in autumn 2022 instead. However, we cannot guarantee that your application for deferment is granted, since it is a matter of assessment of the reasons.


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

The introduction of new students will primarily take place by distance as planned. Thereafter MDH will phase in a gradual return to education on campus. This means that more modules will be on campus compared with the spring, but most modules will still be conducted by distance. Please check the online course timetable to see if the programme will be on campus or done by distance. From 4 October, university operations will follow regular course instances and syllabuses.

Infection safety will continue to be a high priority at MDH in order to make students and employees feel safe on campus. If the infection in society increases or cluster outbreaks occur, it may require that the entire University or single courses or programmes switch to distance learning again for a period.


How about introduction days etc.?

A digital introduction is available, allowing you to go through the information at your own convenience. View the digital introduction.

Social activities arranged by Mälardalen Student Union and the programme associations are also highly adapted or conducted online during the start of the semester.


What should I do upon arrival to Sweden, in terms of taking Covid-19 test and quarantine?

Please refer to the information from the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
To the webpage of the Public Health Agency of Sweden External link, opens in new window.


Information about the Coronavirus and Covid-19

During the autumn semester Mälardalen University (MDH) will phase in a gradual return to education on campus. In October, university operations will follow regular course instances and syllabuses.

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