Over one hundred Chinese students gathered in central Shanghai to take part in the information meeting that the Consulate and the Swedish Institute co-organized in collaboration with 11 Swedish universities on April 4.
The participants have all been accepted to studies in Sweden but not yet accepted their slot and the purpose of the activity was to give them more information about what it could be like studying in Sweden.
The afternoon started with presentations from the Swedish Institute and the Consulate including basic information about Sweden and practical information such as the procedures of applying for residence permit.
A panel, consisting of two Chinese alumni, then shared their experiences of what it was like studying in Sweden.
Among the 11 participating Swedish Universities, three had representatives in Shanghai that could give presentations and answer questions specifically regarding their university. For the other 8 universities computers had been prepared to give the students a chance to live chat with representatives from their universities via Skype.
The evening was rounded up with food, mingle and a crash course in networking where additionally 60 alumni were invited to be able to answer questions and share information about what it is like being a student in Sweden.
The participating Swedish Universities were: Royal Institute of technology (KTH), Chalmers University, Karolinska Institutet, Linnæus University, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, Halmstad University, Lund University, Mid Sweden University and Linköping University.