These days are a common time for you, who want to study your degree and applied for your study, to receive your decision of your application. It’s the same thing here at KTH where you should have received your decision whether you are accepted to the program you applied for or not. If you didn’t make it, you should evaluate your application. It might be that you did not meet the requirements for it or missed to submit something, so try again next year. If you were accepted in your program, congratulations! Be aware that you have to accept the offer before April 2nd. There is a possibility that you might even have applied to several universities and are accepted on several universities, where you now have to decide.
If you were one of the latter cases, then you are lucky to get the chance to decide. I had the same luck where I received several acceptance letters (or was it a problem instead?). Anyways, what I did was then decide on several factors as I had mentioned several months ago in my previous blogs here http://www.kth.se/blogs/makarios/2012/01/planning-your-study-1/ here http://www.kth.se/blogs/makarios/2012/01/planning-your-study-2/ and here http://www.kth.se/blogs/makarios/2012/01/planning-your-study-3/. What made me finally choose to go here to KTH are several. On terms of world rankings, it has a high position which means that we would get a good education and good teachings. Following this is of course the quality of supporting matters such as good accommodation services (arranged by KTH accommodation), great computer facilities and high survivability using English are some of the added advantage when we study at KTH. You can see a few of KTH’s facilities on my previous posts. The third one is that I have never been to Scandinavia and see the northern part of the world; something that I enjoy until now. Let’s face it, we are studying overseas not only for the knowledge of your subject, but to actually SEE the world, meet people and learn the culture of your destination country. That is the truly meaning of a student! The beautiful landscape, clean city, long days and long nights are just some of the exclusives I can experience here.
Financial is also an important matter here. It is true that things here are quite expensive according to me, who comes from Indonesia where everything is quite cheap (Yeay for Indonesia!!). However, talking to some friends reveals that it is actually cheaper studying here at KTH rather than in Finland or Australia. Moreover, as a student we get quite a few good discounts to go to museums instead (or even free ) and around 30% discount on public transportation or even more if you’re less than/or 20 years old.
If you have that acceptance letter from KTH in your hand but still feel that financial obstructs you from studying here at KTH, apply for a scholarship. There is a scholarship available from Swedish Institute Scholarship here http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/SI-scholarships/The-Swedish-Institute-Study-Scholarships/Application-procedure-for-the-Swedish-Institute-Study-Scholarships/. You have time until 28th of March, so there is still time left!
Good luck in deciding!