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Planning to apply to a University?

... and speak fluent Swedish?

Puffin
post 14.Feb.2011, 05:57 PM
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Don't forget that the final application date för the SweSAT University Entrance test - Högskleprovet - is midnight February 15th

If you are planning to do a bachelor programme it means that your application has 2 chances of being accepted as around 30-40% of places are allocated on the basis of of the test results
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7/1
post 16.Feb.2011, 01:23 PM
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Sorry guys but i forgot how to add a new topic ... can you help me.tnx
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Puffin
post 16.Feb.2011, 01:28 PM
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Go t the first page of discuss where all ofthe different subject forums are listed and then click othe new topic icon
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flobalob
post 23.Feb.2011, 07:57 PM
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To get a degree in worthlessnes ?
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Meatball
post 23.Feb.2011, 08:12 PM
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Puffin, wanted to ask you, you mentioned on another thread somewhere about dispensation...is that Reell kompetens you are talking about? Does anyone ever get accepted on Reell kompetens and how is the best way on doing it..any tips? I am studying at Komvux and I am thorougly sick of it and I still need about 700 or 800 points for a slutbetyg. I don't have behorighet from my high school certificate...ps Please excuse blink.gif my swedish english blandning. I tried the högskoleprovet once but my Swedish is not that fantastic and neither is my maths...

Thanx
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Puffin
post 24.Feb.2011, 02:33 PM
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Hmmm - not sure that reel kompetens will really help you that much

Reel competence is a way for you to show that you have the equivelent of academic qualifications through other means such as work experience, volunteer work, time spend abroad etc - for example you might not have Engelska B but can show that you speak fluent English from a year spent in the UK etc/or perhaps you have learned maths from a different route such as construction/boat building etc

However it is not designed as a way in for people who are weak in certain subjects - just because you are struggling with maths and Swedish does not mean that reel kompetens will be an easier route as the University can still call you to take a test orbe interviewed as they will want to be sure that you can keep up with the demands of the course

Also the reel kompetens only gives you basic eligibility and not a grade - so for competitve courses they recommend that you take Högskoleprovet - however this is hard if you are struggling with swedish and maths

Also
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Natalie St
post 14.Mar.2011, 11:43 AM
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Location: United Kingdom
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I heard somewhere that there are some Free Masters degree programs that one can have in Sweden. I'm considering applying for a free masters degree if I find a suitable one, because in UK are too expensive.

Can you recommend me a university for that purpose?
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Puffin
post 14.Mar.2011, 12:32 PM
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All Masters programmes are free to EU citizens - you will need money for your living expenses though

Check out websites as around 80-90% of Masters courses are taught in English - you might want to be wary of some of the small regional colleges (the ones that use the term Högskola/University college instead of University) as some of these have rather poor reputations (like South Bank and Luton in the UK)
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Natalie St
post 14.Mar.2011, 01:16 PM
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Thanks, Puffin. I'll check this out.

Also how about housing/job finding. How much do I need to pay for hiring a place to live. I work in IT sector (web design), is it easy to find a job in this sector and how much would I be paid on average?
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Puffin
post 14.Mar.2011, 03:06 PM
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Housing depends on which Uni you choose - Stockholm is dire though - generally if you get a student room/flat the average is around 3000-4000 kr per month - private lets may be more

Jobs will be hard to find - especially one that will allow flexibility around your course programme - Swedish unis are in session 40 weeks per year and are meant to follow standard business practice of setting study work for 40 hours per week - plus lectures and many courses require a paper each week and an examined seminar - exams and/or examined essays at the end of each module - ie every 5-10 weeks
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fridae
post 29.Mar.2011, 02:49 PM
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Is it still the case that masters degree courses are free for foreigners as well? I'm here on a work and residence permit and my partner (non-EU) would like to do her masters degree. Can someone confirm this? thanks

Oh yea, my partner also has a valid work and residence permit, just FYI. thanks
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mendesmeirelles
post 1.Apr.2011, 05:35 PM
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Unfortunately,now It's Free only to EU Citizens.Please check at Studera.nu ,is the official source of information about higher education in Sweden.You should do a deep research on the website,maybe there is a way for you to skip tuition fees.
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jbat
post 1.Apr.2011, 07:30 PM
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fridae..

don´t worry, it is free if you have valid work and residence permit here even if you are non EU citizen.

check studera for more detail...
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Puffin
post 3.Apr.2011, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (fridae @ 29.Mar.2011, 03:49 PM) *
Is it still the case that masters degree courses are free for foreigners as well? I'm here on a work and residence permit and my partner (non-EU) would like to do her mast ... (show full quote)

Yes - if you have a valid family tiesresidence permit or work permit then you are unlikely to pay fees - check out the details of who is exempt on Studera

https://www.studera.nu/studera/4673.html
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Brodo Baggins
post 5.Apr.2011, 04:53 AM
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I am an American military academy graduate looking for some help on the essentials of getting a graduate degree in Sweden. I sail in the merchant marine so employment and finances I can figure out on my own. Is there some kind of student visa available to foreigners? Are there any universities known for computer engineering programs? Lastly, is it common to see foreign students studying there or are people like me going to be few and far between? Thanks in advance for the advice.
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