Application season begins

As the application season starts today, it brings with it a lot of anxiety in the minds of the students. The process of selecting the right university, right course, preparing the SOP and compiling the required documents takes a heavy toll.

The fact that the admission process of Sweden is quite streamlined as compared to all the other global countries makes life a bit easy. You can apply to the Swedish universities on a single website while paying only one application fee.
However, this did not stop things from going wrong for me. Murphy’s Law!

So, the story begins on Jan 14 2018. It was the eve to the deadline of the applications and I just managed to submit my application and was eagerly waiting for the results due on April 5. Jump to the D-day, I found that all the universities had kept me on the waiting/reserve list. I was surprised, to put it in very simple terms. I knew I had a great profile and application. So, I started sending emails to every university to figure out what had gone wrong.
The reason was a shocker! They stated that I did not submit the required documents needed for the programs.
I had actually uploaded the provisional degree certificate from college rather than the one issued from the university.
Unfortunately, I had received a message on the admission portal to upload this particular document, which I definitely overlooked.

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Because of this simple blunder, I had to wait for a year before applying to the universities. This time cautiously, cross-checking with each and every documentation. So, here I am now at KTH.

Few of the important documents that I uploaded and that were required by my program at KTH (Masters in Integrated Product Design: Innovation management and Product Development) are:
1) Letters of motivation
2) Three letters of recommendations
3) CV/Resume
4) Summary sheet of my program
5) Transcripts
6) Degree Certificate issued by the university
7) Tofel score
8) Passport copy

Few of the courses also have a summary sheet and portfolio documents that mandatory needs to be attached. So cautiously look into the requirement while applying and regularly check “My messages” page regularly on the admission portal.

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If you still have questions regarding the course, you can reach out to the student ambassadors of your program or leave your questions in the comments below.

All the best for the application process!

Vivek Anandbabu
Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.

2 thoughts on “Application season begins”

  1. Dear Vivek,

    I am writing this to have a trouble free process to complete the application submission. For the past few days i am trying for it, but can not proceed further. I am writing this one from Kerala, and looking to get admisssion for my daughter who had done her B.TEH in Electrical & Electronics, passed out wiht first class from University fo Kerala in 2018. currently doing her MBA, the same will be completed 2020 May appx. Looking to be get admitted in 2020 Autmn in the Power Engg. stream. for MS programme

    Could you please guide to get the exact web page for the application submission. I have created an account, but could not move forward apart from giving her name, address etc. It is bit confusing. could you pls. help! Kindly eleaborate by sending a mail to 4693171@gmail.com/anjali6.2017@gmail .com.

    Thanks and best wishes

    Mukesh

  2. What are the total expenses for the entire process of application (including visa, tuition, accomodation, food, etc)? And on what basis is the scholarship provided and to whichever students?

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