Mälardalen Nursing Exchange
Eskilstuna and Västerås, Sweden
The Mälardalen University Nursing Exchange allows students to study nursing in a country renowned for justice-oriented health and social policy. Students study the role of nursing in the Scandinavian healthcare system while gaining practical experience alongside Swedish and foreign exchange students in both theory and clinical courses.
Coursework for nursing students studying at Mälardalen University is outlined here. (Note: participation in the program takes place during winter and spring quarters of the senior year. Therefore, some senior-year courses must be taken junior year. Please see the nursing global engagement coordinator and/or your nursing advisor for planning and college approval).
Mälardalen University is one of Sweden’s largest institutes of higher education with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen enrolls 13,000 students each year, attracting nearly 750 international students from across the globe. The School of Health, Care, and Social Welfare, offers programs of study in Caring Science (what we call Nursing) and in allied health fields and has been operating since 1995. They enroll approximately 3,000 students a year, who are supported by approximately 120 educators. They graduate about 300 nursing students per year.
The cities of Eskilstuna and Västerås are both located on the beautiful Lake Mälaren, just one hour from the bustling capital of Stockholm. The campus in Eskilstuna is in the city center, surrounded by resteraunts, cafes, and nightlife. The Västerås campus is located is a fifteen minute walk from the central station, surrounded by the vibrant urban life and various recreation offerings of the city. Lake Mälaren provides students with water sports and boating in the summer, as well as skating and cross country skiing opportunites in the winter.
Eligibility to Participate
Students must meet the following requirements to participate: 3.0 GPA, Good Academic & Conduct Standing, selected Nursing Students in Quarters 4 and 5 of their Program, High Degree of Independence and Initiative.
Winter Semester (Winter and Spring quarters): Mid January—Early June
February 15, 2013
Housing & Board
Apartment-Style Living with SU Nursing Students
Program Cost Estimates
2013-2014 SU Tuition
Room and Board fees are approximately 1,000 per month.
Airfare from the U.S., insurance, books & materials, clinical fees, transportation and personal expenses are not included.
100% of financial aid is portable.
For more information, see the One Page Flyer for the Mälardalen University Exchange program!
Program Liaison: Jennifer Fricas, firstname.lastname@example.org.