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Things About Student Life You Should become Familiar with After Submitting Your Application

As the application deadline has passed, I wanted to congratulate you on taking the first step towards an exciting academic journey at the KTH! As you eagerly await the admission decision, it’s essential to start considering the various aspects of student life in this vibrant city. From the cost of living to academic pursuits, future opportunities, and finding accommodation, there’s a lot to discover and prepare for. As the months string along, we on the blog team will be writing more about these topics to help you with the transition after decision day.

  1. Accommodation :
One of the Malvinas Väg buildings, part of KTH Accomodation

Finding suitable accommodation is a crucial aspect of student life in Stockholm. The Stockholm Student Accommodation (SSSB) is a great starting point for securing student housing. However, as demand is high, it’s advisable to apply as early as possible- you can get yourself on the queue as early as today. Alternatively, exploring rental options on platforms like Blocket can provide a wider range of choices, including shared apartments and sublets- this will help you understand the possible expensive you may have during your time at KTH.

Last week, I wrote about what I spend in a month, you can read about it here.

  1. Academics at KTH:
The study grind is on!

Before starting your studies, it’s beneficial to delve into the academic environment at KTH. Explore the various courses offered in your program and consider reaching out to current students or alumni for insights- we have ambassadors for every programme so feel free to reach out to them for any questions. You can find the list of ambassadors here: KTH is renowned for its strong emphasis on research and innovation, so staying updated on the latest developments and projects within your field can enhance your academic experience.

  1. Future Opportunities:
Me at my first internship:) I was standing in the company’s old mine!!

Stockholm is a hub for technology, innovation, and sustainable development, offering numerous opportunities for future careers. Research companies and industries that operate in Stockholm, such as Ericsson, Spotify, and Scania. Understand the job market and the specific requirements for internships or employment, including language proficiency (Swedish is often a plus), and relevant skills. LinkedIN was my best friend for this step.

  1. Cost of Living:
budget friendly activities= fika of course 🙂

Stockholm, like many other European cities, is known for its high standard of living. Prospective students should familiarize themselves with the cost of living to plan their budget effectively. This includes accommodation, food, transportation, and leisure activities. Migration Services requires that students will need to support themselves, regardless of if you have a scholarship, with about 10 314 SEK per month for living expenses. Additionally, students should explore student discounts, affordable grocery options, and budget-friendly activities to make the most of their time in Stockholm without breaking the bank.

As you await your admission decision, taking the time to familiarize yourself with these key aspects of student life in Stockholm will undoubtedly contribute to a smoother transition. From understanding the cost of living to exploring academic opportunities and securing accommodation, this preparation sets the stage for a fulfilling and successful student experience at KTH.

In the meantime, check-out Lorenzo’s blog on what comes after the application period, read it here.

See you next week!