I studied the Master's Programme Globalization, Environment and Social Change at the Department of Human Geography

Questions and answers

Question:
Hello dear Katariina,

I would like to apply for this program, but want to know first - is it hard to get in?

Thanks
Aleksandra

Answer:

Hello Aleksandra,

unfortunately I don't have any statistics on how hard it is to get in to this program, however I know that it is one of the most popular ones internationally. But I think if your previous studies and your Bachelor's thesis are relevant to this program, it will be easier to get in. Good grades obviously also matter. :) I think you should apply if you find the topic interesting and not think too much if it's hard to get in!

Best regards,

Katariina

 

 
Question:
Hi Katariina, my name is Jessica and applying for the course, I see on course page that each year, only 25 students are accommodated and entry is very competitive based on your grades ratings. This makes me nervous. I studied environmental science for my first degree. 

Also, are there internship or work opportunities whilst studying?
Jessica

Answer:
Hi Jessica,

thank you for your message! Yes it is quite a small group of students they take in every year however bear in mind that they also look at the relevance of your previous studies and the subject of your Bachelors thesis. So if those are very relevant to this programme, you have better chances of getting in. :)

About the internship opportunities, I found it very hard to find any if you don't speak Swedish fluently. So personally I didn't do an internship during my studies which I have regretted afterwards. However there are other work opportunities even if you don't speak Swedish, like student jobs at cafes and such. But it is much harder to find something that would be relevant to your studies.

Hope this answered your questions, don't hesitate to email me if you have any other questions!

Best regards,
Katariina
 
 
 
Question:
Hi Katariina, I want to know the easiest way of getting admission to SU. And also guide me how to get fully funded scholarships. My field is materials sciences. Should a better way be to contact professor for funding for my masters studies? Thanks, Hamza
 

Answer:

Hi Hamza,
Thank you for contacting me! Here is a link to the page where you can find all the information on how to apply to the Master's Programme in Materials Chemistry. You can also find information on how to apply for scholarships on the same page: https://www.kemi.su.se/english/education/master-s-program/materials-chemistry. For more specific questions on the application process please contact the education coordinator of the department, Carl-Johan Högberg, carl.johan@kol.su.se.

Best regards,

Katariina

 
 
Question:
Hi! My name is Yamina and I am from Algeria. I want to study a master at Stockholm University. What do you think and about money, is it expensive? Thanks, Yamina 
 

Answer: 

Hi Yamina,

Thank you for contacting me! I do think Stockholm is quite expensive city unfortunately, one of the most expensive in Europe. Renting an apartment for example costs quite a lot, but if you share an apartment with someone like I did it's more affordable. Also as a student you get some discounts from public transport for example which is nice. :)

Thank you for your interest!

Best regards,

Katariina