Ask Mohammad questions about KTH and read more about his decision to study at KTH, thoughts about Sweden, advice to prospective students and his plans for the future.
Hello, I am Mohammad, 21 years old, and I come from Iran. I am currently studying my bachelor’s programme in Information and Communication Technology. I have been in Sweden for a year now. I like playing tennis, travelling to new cities and visiting museums.
Why did you choose this programme at KTH?
I enjoyed playing around with computers from a young age, and by the beginning of high school, I was sure I would want to study a computer-related course. I knew I wanted to study abroad, but I was overwhelmed by the options in English-speaking countries, so I decided to go against the odds and look for a programme in other European countries. Then I came across ICT at KTH. KTH university is highly ranked, and the programme was offered in English, which I was looking for.
What are the best aspects of your programme?
Through this programme one can build their knowledge on both the software and hardware side of the computers as well as mathematics. The courses are very well-structured. They give you a broad understanding that is practical and applicable to modern problems. It opens a wide variety of options after graduation, whether you wish to work in the industry or continue your education.
How do studies at KTH differ from your previous studies?
The classes here are usually relatively small, compared to most other universities. This allows you to communicate and get to know your fellow students and teachers, bringing you an enjoyable and private-learning experience. You will have a decent amount of laboratory work in each course, making the learning practice-based instead of theory-based.
What are some of your favourite courses so far?
There was an ”Introduction to IT” course in the first year. We had to give a robot some basic pre-defined commands. At the end of that course, we had a robot competition in which the winner would push the other robots out of the ring. That was an excellent way to introduce people with no programming background to programming and teamwork. It was a fun and great experience.
How is student life in Stockholm?
As an international student, I thought it would be hard to settle in a non-English speaking country, but student life couldn’t be more fun and easy. There is a lot of exciting things to do in Stockholm, depending on what your interests are. From canoeing and kayaking to winter sports, the options are overwhelming. For example, I like visiting museums, and there are about 80 of them in Stockholm alone.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH?
Now that you have read this far, you know what you can expect from your studies and student life here. You probably have done your research as well. All I can say is that I strongly encourage you to apply. If you are interested in technology, this is the right programme for you.