21st October 2020 – It is that time of the year again where students are busy applying to a number of best universities across the globe. I remember being occupied the whole season while I applied to more than 10 universities. The whole process was exhausting, considering that different universities required different kinds of documents and tests. It was overwhelming.
Fortunately, applying to Sweden was relatively simple and cost-efficient considering that we could apply to four different Swedish universities with the same application fee under the same portal. In this blog, I take you through my experience of applying to KTH.
CHAPTER 1 – THE PRELUDE
Two years into working as a Mechanical engineer in an international company, I felt the urge and need to pursue a Master’s program to specialize in a specific field. The professional experience exposed me to a wide range of domains and I figured out that I enjoyed a blend of management and engineering. I started looking for courses and universities that offered a mix of technical depth while having management related subjects included in it. The number of such courses where limited globally.
CHAPTER 2 – THE FIND
This is when I chanced upon Master’s in Innovation Management and Product Development course at KTH. I found this program to be matching my personal goals and the career that I would enjoy. I immediately started reading about student life and studies at KTH, Stockholm and Sweden. Since studying in Sweden cannot be considered any less than expensive, I was required to conduct a thorough research about it before making a decision. I called up few of my friends who were studying at KTH and flooded them with questions. I stalked (connected with) students on Linkedin and messaged them my queries. I mailed the student ambassador for the program and understood the offerings of the course. And now, I was ready to apply to the course.
CHAPTER 3 – THE SWEAT AND WORK
The next step was to apply. Usually, I found the application process to be energy and money draining. But I was happy when I found that the application procedure for Sweden can be done under a common portal i.e universityadmission.se and there is just one application fee. This relieved a lot of mental stress and I applied to four Swedish universities few days before the deadline.
CHAPTER 4 – THE END or THE NEW BEGINNING
4th April 2019 – I get a mail that I have been offered admissions at KTH and there would be a student ambassador who would guide me with the further process. There was also regular mailers and webinars that prepared us for the travel ahead. Finally on August 18th 2019, we land on the Sweden soil to begin a new adventure.