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Get ready to start your studies

There are a few administrative steps you need to take to start your studies at MDU. Please follow them in the right order and you'll be all set.

1. Create student account

You will need a student account in order to be able to log into computers, access course material, get into your email and use other IT resources. If you don't have a Swedish personal ID number please email the Student Centre for assistance. Enclose a copy of your passport page which has your details and photo and please write "Student account" as email subject. You will, from 10 January when account creation is possible, get a reply with instructions within 24 hours (work days). As a new student you need to have created your account by 16 January at the latest. Please note that the last days are on a weekend. Student accounts can be created no earlier than 10 January.

2. Register

When you have created your student account with the help of the Student Centre you can register in the student database. You must register for the course or programme, otherwise you will lose your place. The registration for the spring semester 2022 is open between 10 and 16 January. Registration for courses beginning later in the semester opens one week before the course starts and closes on Sunday the same week as the course starts. If you are admitted to a programme, you must register for the course(s) within the programme, then you will be automatically registered on the programme and the place is yours.

3. Order your MDU card

The university card is a personal card that all students can get. You use it to gain access to the university premises, for printing, borrowing books from the library, and other things. It also serves as a travel pass for the free buses between the Eskilstuna campus and the Västerås campus. You order your university card once you have registered for your programme or course. Note! It can take up to six hours after you have made a registration before you can order the card.

4. Digital introduction

Welcome to our digital introduction which contains both important information regarding your study time at MDU but also things that will make your new life as a student easier.

5. Start of programmes and courses

For international students, the autumn semester 2021 begins on 17 January. Using the link below, you can search for your course or programme for information about location and times. As a programme student, you will have both the start of the programme and the course. Information about which courses are included in your programme can be found in your programme schedule or in Ladok.

6. Student website

On the student website you will find more information about your studies on the programme and course or if you are going to study remotely. Here you can also find information about course syllabuses with reading lists, timetables and the platforms and systems that you as a student will use during your studies.

Student union and associations

To get the most out of your time as a student a tip is to check out both Mälardalen Student Union and the various student associations at the university. Click to learn more.

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