Becoming a Chalmerist is my intention
I have my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from my home country. One day while I was studying in a Java programming course, I had a thought popping up in my mind that I wanted to study abroad somewhere and that place has to be in Europe. I started looking for a university since then. Days later a friend of mine came to me and told me that she wanted to study a Master’s degree in Sweden. That was the starting point of searching for a pearl. It was the beginning of my journey.
After months of looking for a place to study in Sweden, I decided to apply to the Master’s programme in Software Engineering at Chalmers because of its international reputation for technology and innovation. Besides, I applied for the Sievert Larsson scholarship that is provided to Thai students who want to come to study at Chalmers. I was admitted to the university and was awarded the scholarship in the end.
Living in a fridge
You may or may not know that Thailand has a warm and tropical climate as we Thai people have a punchline describing the seasons in the country: hot, hotter, and hottest seasons. This is true in the sense that the temperature has not reached below 18 degrees Celsius for a decade in the capital, even in winter, while the temperature in Gothenburg may go 10 degrees Celsius below zero. The weather when I first got here was about 16 to 20 degrees Celsius. It was not much colder than in Bangkok but I felt like I was in a fridge. Nice!
Like a Swede!
Swedes have their own way of taking breaks from study and work. Every time we take 15 minutes break from a lecture, my classmates and I rush to a coffee place to have a "fika" which is similar to the English concept of afternoon tea. I would call it a little party rather than what it is being called since we enjoy it more than the lectures. Oops!
Studying at Chalmers gives me more than expected; knowledge, experiences and good friends – I have all of this here. I would say that if you have an opportunity to study here, please do not hesitate to come. You will experience something far better than what you could ever imagine.
- MSc Software Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (September 2014 – present)
- BSc Computer Science, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (June 2009 – March 2013)
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Text: Nattapon Thathong
Edited by: Abhilash Ram
Master's programme in Software Engineering
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