Exactly this time, two years ago, I was an applicant for Master Program at Chalmers and I remember vividly that I would check the universityadmission website thrice a day after every meals.
I am at the end of my journey at Chalmers finishing up my Masters thesis. It is truly a bitter sweet moment because on one hand I am relief that I'll be graduating soon and on the other hand, I do not really want to leave this place. It's a little too cold but it's all about proper clothes. Well, as I was thinking about the ending of my journey at Chalmers, I also reminisced about the last 1.5 year of how it all started and I think I would like to share those memories.
Exactly this time, two years ago, I was an applicant for Master Program at Chalmers and I remember vividly that I would check the universityadmission.se website thrice a day after every meals. I was so anxious about the result. But then I will get emails from the admission officer a couple of time asking me to submit more documents specifically the mathematics syllabuses as the title of my math courses in undergrad does not say much about the content. It made me more nervous after submitting more and more documents but at least I could roughly speculate what is happening to my application. Moreover, I have also applied for the Sievert Larsson scholarship so by the end of the February I received another email from the same admission officer asking me to provide a statement of purpose of why I deserve the scholarship (I am not sure if this apply to how they handle application this year). So, after submitting those while getting more anxious, in the beginning of March 2014 I saw the sign saying 'qualified' with full points (i don't remember the exact points, but they had this point system where your point increased with time and mine reached the maximum). Not knowing what it actually meant, I was quite relief as it seemed to be a good sign.
After tossing and turning in bed for several weeks and saying every prayers I know, in late March 2014, it was a normal evening. I had dinner with my mom and we were watching some Thai soap opera, and I received an email from the same admission officer. The subject of the mail reads 'Congratulations,' my heart skipped 10 beats. I was happy and sad as I thought it could be a congratulation for my admission but not for the scholarship or it could be both, so i crossed my fingers, my toes, and my heart and opened the mail. It was the best news of the year, I got admitted with full scholarship. I was so happy I almost cried and my mom said 'it's just a soap, you do not have to be that sensitive.' To make it worst, I hugged her and I could imagine the 'what the hell' look on her face and I told her the good news. It was one of the best moments of my life.
One thing to note is that, I have received the email one week before the official announcement date (middle of march), even before they publish the announcement. So, look out for the mails in the beginning of March and do not forget to click 'accept' for your place at Chalmers before the deadline.
Good luck to all you the applicants this year.
Written by: Daphne Hingert