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Ho hey.

So my name is Roman, I’m 24yo media professional from Moscow and in mid April it came out that I was awarded the SI scholarship for master’s studies in Sweden. Told it would cover both tuition fees and living costs – hope so :) And that’s great.

And, yes, my life and plans have changed a bit – I didn’t expect this to happen, honestly. I graduated from my university in 2012, so for nearly 4y I’ve had a life full of work – but not studies. This will be a big change – in Russia you go to uni right after school (which for me meant at 16), and now I’m going to study when I’m an adult.

Good thing is that I will study at Stockholm University, and I know Stockholm pretty much – been there around 9 times. Also, I speak some Swedish, which makes everything easier.

A bit about how it goes after you’ve been offered a scholarship. Well, first you just follow all the instructions from SI (guys there are really helpful about everything), sign papers and send them via e-mail. Then you apply for the residence permit (which is also easy and goes online). And then you should take some care about you future stay in Sweden. Which means:

1. Accommodation

They tell you it is tricky. In Stockholm it is not tricky. It is hell. I’m really really jealous for those who are guaranteed accommodation by their university. It makes your way so much easier. So if you have this option – ALWAYS try it. If you won’t like the place you gonna stay in – you can always relocate then, but at least you know you have a place to live once […]

Just can’t wait!

04:00 again…. It marked another normal over-time working day as an auditor in Hong Kong.

I hopped on a taxi  and asked myself “What the hell am I doing?” This is the question that I keep asking since the second week as an auditor in one of the Big Four auditing firm. I must admitted that there is great difference between reality and what I expected. Long working hours, tedious works with no much judgement and thinkings needed…..

Yes, it is a big firm and I can gain invaluable experiences there, but what next? Be an internal auditor of a big corporate later and do the same thing for the rest of my life?

That’s how I started thinking to have a master degree…. To be inspired and to make changes to my career.

When it comes to studying overseas, UK or USA is the most popular among Hong Kong people. But for me, Stockholm popped up in my mind almost immediately.

I exchanged to Stockholm for half a year during my undergraduate degree and I was impressed by the professor there. They seldom refer to book knowledge, instead they encouraged students to think more before reading the book . “ There is no right or wrong for your idea, just different” is the word that I heard most during my exchange study.

What s more, I love almost everything in Stockholm (except the chilling winter). People are shy but very nice to each others. All in all, I just can’t wait to start my study there!!!!