The Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi hosted the ‘Study in Sweden’ event on Sunday 8 November 2015. At the event, held within the Embassy compound, prospect students and the graduates that have a couple of years’ working experience learned about studying and scholarship opportunities for the academic year of 2016 – 2017. The scholarships are intended for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden, which cover both living costs and tuition fees. In addition, the visitors had the chance to win a grand trip to Sweden to visit Swedish universities by simply taking part in a quiz with questions about Sweden.
“Sweden is world-leading in innovation, new technology, sustainability and equality – in large part thanks to its elite, forward-thinking universities, which have fostered new ideas since the 15th century” noted Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Camilla Mellander.
“In Sweden, while studying among the most creative minds, you will also find a strong focus on rationality, reason and applying knowledge so that it makes a real difference. Look no further than the Nobel Prize, the world’s most prestigious award, for an illustration of the Swedish approach”, stressed Ambassador Mellander.
Sweden is not only one of the most innovative countries in the world, it also has a long and proud history of academic excellence and it is home to some of the world’s best universities. The entire Swedish higher education system is ranked No.2 in the world, and several Swedish universities are ranked among the world’s top seats of learning.
As the goodwill Ambassador for Study in Sweden, Kim Ly, Swedish-Vietnamese film producer and actor, related from his experience of Sweden that it is a wonderful country to live and study in.
“There are lots of things that make Swedish higher education unique. Sweden emphasizes values, learning by doing and innovative thinking. Furthermore, everyone speaks English”, said Kim Ly. Kim Ly himself is a master graduate in economics from Stockholm University in Sweden.
The Swedish education system share many similarities with the North American education system, but Sweden also offers something extra: the informal classrooms and the non-hierarchical nature of Swedish society. In Sweden, professors insist their students calling them by their first name, which have helped foster a special and open learning environment. Creativity and critical thinking are encouraged, collaboration instead of competition between students is promoted and group work is a routine.
“Sweden has the special ability to provide international students with something that few other countries cannot, a chance to experience a different culture in a non-English speaking country while letting you use English in classrooms and outside. This is due to the Swedes remarkable English skills, which we start as early as age seven”, noted Detlef Clöwe, Regional Representative, Uppsala University in Vietnam.
It is possible for non-EU students to stay in Sweden after graduation and receive work permit if they could find a job before their residence permit expires. A degree from a Swedish university means unlocking your potential to take the lead in your career and developing the tools you’ll need to thrive in the global workforce.
By taking part in our Study in Sweden, potential students could find out more about the over 700 English-taught master programmes in leading universities such as Lund University, KTH, Karolinska Institutet, Jönköping University and Uppsala University.
Source: Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi