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"You get all the support you need"

It’s very convenient living and studying here in Gothenburg, and I’m really grateful that people here are helpful, honest and kind. I can always count on the support of my classmates and my professors to help me pass the exams.

The relationship between the professors and students is very different to when I studied in China, but I like it here. Here you can go by their office and talk to the professor like a friend, and they might invite you for coffee.

During the first course I took here I really had to study a lot to pass the exam, but I made it. Before the exam I went to my professor’s office and said that I’ve never taken an exam here before. He told me what kind of literature to focus on and that I should read the notes from the lectures. That really helped me pass the exam. If I have any problems with my studies, the first thing I do is talk to my professor about it.

Swedes are honest people

Da YuSince I’ve been here I’ve lost my wallet twice and both times I got it back, so I think Swedish people are very kind. When I lost my wallet in the library someone took it to the reception desk and they found my credit card with my name on it. They e-mailed me to say that they had found my wallet and that I could come by and pick it up.

Great working possibilities

A great thing about my Master’s Programme is that we have so much contact with companies through school. We visit different companies and you get to see the working environment. So you get more than just the theoretical work. Many of the managers at the companies are former students from the School of Business, Economics and Law.

One of the reasons why I came here is that I would like to work for a Swedish company. We have IKEA in Changsha and the finance department is located there. A friend of mine who graduated from the University of Gothenburg works there and I would like to do the same for some time. I’m not sure what I will do in the future, but if I could choose one city to live in, especially when I retire, I would definitely choose Gothenburg.

/Da Yu

Da Yu

About Da Yu

Age: 23

From: China

Studies: Master's of Science in Accounting

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Swedish companies

Sweden is the birthplace of many world-conquering companies including IKEA, Tetra Pak, Volvo, Ericsson, AstraZeneca and H&M. It means that getting on the career ladder here can really take you places.

Should you receive a job offer while you’re still studying here, you can apply for a work permit and enjoy the work-life balance that Sweden is famous for.


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