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Hej hej! Want to live in one of the world’s most sustainable countries? Want to have the possibility to be tomorrow’s “green” leader? Have you finished your bachelor’s already or are 1 semester away to finish it? Then, this will be interesting to you! 

Applications are open and KTH is ready for your talent! Have you ever thought about pursuing a master’s abroad? Well, by clicking here you can begin your journey. As almost everything here in Sweden, education is centralized to have some kind of control when it comes to enrollment. Whether you are a prospect student for a Swedish university or a current enrolled one, you’ll have to get through university admissions 😀

Founded in 1827, more than 14,000 students, and a top technological university in Europe, KTH offers around 60 master’s programmes taught in english organized into nine subject areas!

  1. Architecture and Civil Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Energy and Sustainable Development
  4. Engineering Physics and Mathematics
  5. Industrial Management and Innovation
  6. Information and Communication Technology
  7. Life Science Technology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  8. Materials Science and Engineering
  9. Mechanical Engineering


Not convinced yet? In a general way, you’ll need your transcripts in english, a valid english certification and fulfill the specific requirements of the specific programme that you decide to choose. Trust me, it’s easier than it looks! By applying to KTH, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to world’s challenges and be part of a leading sustainable university.


To name some, if you decide to continue your career path within sustainable development (as me) you’ll find interesting what KTH has to offer to you. For example,

Don’t be shy! Click, apply, celebrate! Be sure you check to complete offer here!

Did it actually SNOW today?

Hey Folks!!!!!

It’s been quite a busy week with exams. Now that exams are done, I feel super awesome!! Yesterday I had an amazing time at the Tentapub at Nymble, the student union house. An open dance floor is all you need to prep yourself for the new period. Haha!!

So, coming back to the topic. Did it actually snow today?!!! The white dust that was falling down was SNOW?

When I arrived in Stockholm, it was bright and sunny at 10 PM! yes 10 PM! It was a very strange experience for me, coming from southern India where the sun sets sharp by 6  all around the year. And, today the sun was almost down by 4.15 PM! The weather is changing every day and it’s getting colder..well like they say,…Winter is coming!!! But is winter arriving too early? LOL!

It was around 12.00 in the noon, I received a message in the Whatsapp Lappis group. Someone posted asking if it was actually snowing outside. And, when I looked out of my window, I did see really tiny flakes of white dust flying around. The cold October winds were gusting through the trees carrying the red and golden autumn leaves, and along with it, floated the white dust! ❄️

Not believing my eyes, I turned to my phone. The weather app cannot be wrong you see… and this is what I saw…

See the tiny snowflake? Looks like it was indeed snowing 🙂

I wouldn’t count this as my first snow. That’s when I can make a snowman and play with snowballs! You need to wait for that post! This is just October! Mild snowfall in October! It’s still crazy anyway

Quite contrasting to the afternoon, I saw an amazing sunset today. Well, I see every day, but today Dhruv had come to my place to click pictures. The perks of living on the fifth floor! My place has an amazing view of the city and my room is attracting visitors ’cause of that. LOL! Here are few pictures shot by Dhruv today 🙂

Yes! This was taken from my window!

The colours!!! God! I totally love my room and the view from here <3 🙂

The red Lappis buildings are gleaming brighter!

And did I tell you that it was also raining today? Rain, mild snow and a spectacular sunset! What more can I ask from this beautiful city?

Alright guys, its almost 5.30 now and I am going to catch some evening Fika, I have fallen for the coffee here!

From being lost in the smell of Indian curry to

falling for the aroma of cinnamon buns,

From relishing South Indian filter coffees to

enjoying Fikas every two hours,

Fom sunshine to snowfall,

From cheers to skål,

I have come a long way, indeed..

But the journey has only just begun…. 😛 🙂












Take care,

Sindhu 🙂 ❤️

Birthday with the DKV Crew…

So, the exam week is over and period two begins on Monday. As we all take the weekend to relax and get ourselves ready for the next period, I would like to share one of my first memorable events in Stockholm yet- MY BIRTHDAY!!

If you know me, you would know I love birthdays because, for one day in a year, everyone gets the chance to be celebrated and look back on the milestones they have reached while looking forward to the new experiences that the new year would bring. For me, it’s always a day for reflection and basking in the love of family and friends.

Such a memorable day for me fell into the third week of my Stockholm adventure (lol). It’s amazing how in a short time, I have met wonderful people who went all out to ensure I had a first Stockholm birthday to remember;)

My birthday felt like a three-day event! Started off with the fireworks event the night before; then the D-day was spent pretty well and then the day after had a barbecue night to wrap up the birthday spirit;)

So, I live with the nicest, most friendly, wonderful, amazing, (looking for more adjectives to qualify them). You would not believe we all did not know each other before KTH and they proved all the qualities listed above and more on this special day.

For me, the highlight of that night was how Swedish we became in one night. We had a plan for a barbecue but it started raining and I was considering cancelling it. No, these amazing people were ready for a barbecue regardless of the weather conditions and so, we waited for an hour and people started preparing what they could in the house instead; when it was clear that the rain wasn’t going to stop, we had our barbecue night under the rain!

You might be wondering why I said becoming Swedish in one night. We all know that the Swedish weather is mostly cold but it’s nice to watch that instead of people deciding to sit at home and keep warm, they go out and make the environment warm enough or wear clothes that can do just that and enjoy the moment regardless!

This is exactly what we did and the barbecue turned out to be like a buffet dinner for 15 and we were just 8 (lol). Below are some highlights from the night;)

Richard preparing a dish with chicken and green beans – came out really nice

Trying to get things settled and moving things from the house to the venue;)

So, the idea was the fire from the barbecue would keep us warm and as you can see, we were covered up to suit the cold rainy night! Did we enjoy it? Yes!! Good food, good music and nice conversation can never go wrong you know:)

So, I thought the dinner was the end and then we all go in and sleep but that was not the case.

This last video illustrates the last piece of the puzzle. With just one light on to set the mood right (my fascination with lights and their influence on scenery is seen here again), my amazing corridor mates got a semblance of cake and ended the birthday with me making a wish – I could not have asked for a better ending to a perfect night:)

Thank you, Andres, Lola, Alex, Yifru, Chandra, Sixuan, Richard and Albina! It was obvious to me the effort everyone put to make the day work which indeed turned out beautiful and I could not have asked for a better crew. (We actually forgot it was raining at some point) . Thank you, KTH for bringing this set of amazing people my way:) (Haha!)

Application guide 1: Taking the first steps

So, the application round for master’s programmes at KTH for the year, 2018 is opened! This post is the beginning of many series to come so if you’re interested in applying to KTH, tag along;)

KTH offers over 60 masters programme organised into nine subject areas:

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Engineering Physics and Mathematics
  • Industrial Management and Innovation
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Life Science Technology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

To me, this translates that you have a vast range of programmes to pick from which helps you to be very specific in what you actually want to do. Very cool right? So, STEP 1: FIND YOUR PREFERRED PROGRAMME


So, various programmes at KTH have different admission requirements and, so it’s good to find out the ones that apply to your preferred programme. This is easily found at the section for each programme at the KTH website.

Since the KTH application period spans over a long time-frame, if you’re an applicant, you would probably be between stages 1 and  2 right now. I would say this is the time to spend preparing and making sure you gather and prepare all required documents for your programme.

Applications for all programmes at KTH are done online. Most programmes are applied for through University Admissions in Sweden. Not to worry, your preferred programme would have a direct link that directs you to the site, once you click on “Apply Now” 😉

The deadline is January 15th. However, applications for some joint programmes are made through other portals and their application periods vary. The simple step is to follow the instruction given on the KTH website for the programmes that fall into this category.

Since, this stage is about getting all documents ready, the has a step-to-step instructional guide for Master’s applicants. Visit the link below:

Instructions for master’s applicants

Ensure you view step 2 in the above link as various countries have specific requirements and you can compare if the degree obtained in your country meets the basic entry requirements.

That’s it for this post. Follow the blog for subsequent posts in the application guide for a prospective future at KTH 😉



Never Refuse to Reuse!

Stockholmers, let’s talk about recycling! For me, as a foreign student coming from Mexico, I got pretty excited about going to IKEA (fyi we don’t have it in Mex) and buy a lot of new and amazing cheap stuff for my new place here in Sweden. Moreover, I thought about getting ready for the snow and buying a lot of brand new winter cloths; even, I thought about the equipment and cloths I’ll be needing for skiing and snowboarding (not a professional at all haha). But how to make this happen with my low-budget kind-of-profile (yes, let’s not forget I’m a student) and my commitment to reduce my negative footprint to the environment? Well, Stockholm and Sweden as a whole have a lot of things to offer us…

What about circular economy? Circular design? Adding value to our products while saving the planet? Well, let me tell you about the second-hand shops this beautiful country has to offer! The World Economic Forum recently talked about one store that open 1.30-ish hours away from Stockholm, in Ekilstuna! Good reason to travel a bit within Sweden, huh? Look the video published on WEF’s FB page down here…

Ok ok, you are tired, extreme low-budget, kinda lazy to go there… Stockholm has tonnes of second-hand shops to offer as well!

Fashionista much? You like Scandinavian Filippa K? Go to this “join  venture” between Filippa K and Judith’s Second Hand shop. Here you’ll find brand’s articles for a cheaper price due to recycling or they are from previous collections. More info? Click here.

Hipster much? Come find the best retro things for your daily or special outfit. You know, Halloween is coming? Come to Beyond Retro, British retro shop, where you’ll be able to find cool, well-organized and cheap stuff. More info? Click here.

More stores? Click here to find a cool article about the 10 best second hands in Sthlm!

You liked the info? Don’t forget to comment and follow! 😀

What a Week!

Hej Peeps! What a hectic week just passed by (I know… it’s already Wednesday haha). Sorry for being a little disconnected, but we just passed-ish tentavecka (tenta = exam; vecka = week) here at KTH! Still, I managed myself to attend KTH’s 100 years anniversary, with a 50 hours long seminars marathon. It was just amazing hearing and watching streaming live to all these researchers and their investigations, presented at the “Dome of Visions”.

One of the seminars that I liked the most and that talked about “new technologies being able to really solve climate change”, was presented by Professor Hans Lööf. He talked about our dependence on fossil fuels and how a radical change is needed for us to keep thriving without compromising our environment. Moreover, he made emphasis about a drastic change is needed to stop adding pressure to this system and that could lead us to really bad consequences that will jeopardize our development. What do you think? Do you think we will keep ourselves within the boundary and not increasing climate’s temperature more than 2º Celsius? Are we ever going to be fossil fuels independent? #FoodForThought #CommentAndGiveYourOpinion

Another amazing seminar that I was able to attend (and that was right after Lööf’s), was the one presented by the part-time teacher and researcher Mikael Karlsson. He talked about sustainable decision-making and public policy. Some interest point that he made during his seminar, was about how world leaders have been able to tackle one of many sustainable problems in our world, ozone depletion. After the Montreal Protocol came into action in 1989, agreement proving that chemicals such as CFCs contributed to the hole forming in our ozone layer, human kind (or better to say policy makers) haven’t been able to have a quick response to mitigate other environmental boundaries being trespassed (e.g. ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, water pollution, etc). Mikael here let us all clear that coordination towards sustainable decision-making is a key to environmental protection.

But well, the week and celebrations had to come to an end. Still, KTH will be soon posting all the video streamed live on its YouTube Channel! Be sure you have followed them for you to enjoy all the seminars no matter where you are!

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