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Universities Of Sweden For International Students

Max Said:

Loan for a International School?

We Answered:

Check to see if your school is listed on the Federal School Code Search: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/FSLoo…

You might be pleasantly surprised.

And the FAFSA will help you with grants and scholarship -- surely there are some for students interested in studying in Sweden (sponsored in the U.S. and over there).

Gabriel Said:

California State Universities?

We Answered:

It's kind of hard to match up exactly, but I'd say your estimate so far is pretty spot on. C is generally considered "average", and anything above that is, well, above average. A is really above average, but since your grading scale only has the three different categories I'd say that yeah, a B average would fit in the "very good" category.

I just wikipedia-ed the grading system, and while the answer is really lengthy, it might help you out a little.

Zachary Said:

What are the options in Europe for an international Student after completing masters in Swedish University?

We Answered:

Well if your a Muslim you could get heaps of money for hating western values and breeding the local people out of existence if not go back to your birth state and look for a job.

Brett Said:

How difficult is it to transfer to Norway/Sweden?

We Answered:

There are a couple of English biology programs in Sweden and one in Norway, but they have very competitive entry with people from all over the world applying. You do have to start over again because credits don't transfer. A biology degree here is just biology, not biology with a minor in French, a little anthropology and art history.
http://www.studyinsweden.se/Course-searc…
http://studyinnorway.no/sn/What-can-I-st…

Otherwise, you need to speak a Scandinavian language and pass a test (TISUS in Sweden or Bergenstest in Norway) to be eligible. To pass the test, you have to have reading, writing, comprehension and speaking proficiency equal to that of a native entering university. The text books are usually in English for biology, but the lectures won't be.

The rules for applying are pretty much just submitting your university/high school grades and language certificate. It's not like the US where you write essays and they consider your community service and athletics and so on. It's just grades. There's a small chance you may need to take a science course if you don't have the required high school ones. You'll need your uni grades even though they're in business, because Americans have to have a year of higher education to go to university here. All the information you need can be found on the above links.

It's easier to find work in Norway than in Sweden, in my own experience. Norway's economy is much better with low unemployment, and there are fewer people so less competition. For me, it was 1.5 years (Sweden after learning Swedish) vs 2 weeks (Norway) to find work. If you're a student you'll probably be doing unskilled evening work like bartending/restaurant and for that, you have to speak at least the basics of a Scandinavian language. It's not that you can't get a skilled job, but hours tend to be very regular here, meaning most skilled work is during the day. I don't know what your work experience is, so it's hard to give better information. You can work up to 20 hours/week per the study permit.

As far as expenses, Sweden is much more expensive than most of the US, and Norway is much more expensive than Sweden. You have to show you have a certain amount in savings to cover your costs while here (though once you have a job, that can count towards the next year). For Sweden, it's 73.000 SEK (~$10500)/year. For Norway, 81.400 NOK (~$14000). Those numbers will cover your minimum costs for 10 months of the year, but not if you're a big spender. However, Sweden plans to start charging tuition for non-EU students next year that could double the cost needed. Norway doesn't charge tuition. You still have to pay a few student fees (maybe $100/semester) and books are shockingly expensive. My half of the monthly costs (rent, bills, food, transportation) are ~7000 NOK, which wouldn't leave much for non-essentials on 8140/month.
http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/151_…
http://studyinnorway.no/sn/Study-in-Norw…

Yes living costs are very high, but the salaries match even for unskilled work. Working 20 hours/week in a restaurant in Norway, you could get 12000 NOK/month, or about 8500 NOK ($1450) after tax. Swedish salaries match the required monthly amounts too.

Housing is notoriously difficult to get in parts of Sweden (especially Stockholm, where the legal rental waiting list downtown is about 20 years). It is very easy to get an apartment in Norway, but also very expensive. Plan on living in a bokollektiv (usually a shared house with other people, with your own private room), sharing an apartment with another student or living in a very small studio.

Travis Said:

Boyfriend left for 9 months overseas today. How do I deal with a long term relationship? Never done it :(?

We Answered:

No. It's perfectly normal to feel upset. I don't think anyone else in that position would feel any different. By just talking it one day at a time, and knowing that him being gone isn't something that's permanent. It's also good to keep in touch as much as possible. Through the phone, internet, letters, or by any means necessary. I hope everything works out for the best. :)

Jose Said:

Which universities offer tuition free graduate level degree in aeronautics in europe(MSc.Aeronautics)?

We Answered:

There are very less universities to your requirements but you can find them on "europestudies.com"

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