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What is it like to study natural science in Gothenburg? Ask our international students!

Ivan

Home country

Croatia, has lived in Austria and was born in Russia

Study programme

Master's programme in Environmental Sciences

"As one of Europe's greatest cities for students, Gothenburg caught my eye for its vast international community and welcoming atmosphere. What attracted me the most about the University of Gothenburg would be the numerous opportunities a student can take, and choose their own educational path with various courses and programs.

In my free time I enjoy reading a good book, going outside for a hike or a walk to a lake and look at the surrounding flora and fauna."

Email: gusruziv@student.gu.se

 

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Ivan

Helena

Countries I lived in

Brazil and Germany (but spend many summers in Spain due to the fact that I am half-Spanish 😊)

Study programme

Master's programme in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

"In Gothenburg, you have all the opportunities the city has to offer. At the same time, you are close to the beach, lakes and some nice hike trails. Moreover, I chose Gothenburg because my programme sounded interesting and because of the Swedish social system – you feel like they (the Swedes) want for everyone to succeed.

In my free time, I like to go climbing and swimming, reading and finding new places to eat and have coffee on long walks."

Email: gushelbr@student.gu.se

 

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Helena

Bryn

Home country

The United States.

Study programme

Master’s programme in Environmental Science

"I chose the University of Gothenburg because I wanted a different experience than what I was used to in the US. I liked that the University of Gothenburg offered opportunities to contribute to scientific research at the hands of global leaders.  I was excited to move to Gothenburg because there was so much nature in the city and I felt like I was going to get to experience a wide variety of cultures in a city that attracted so many students from around the world.

In my free time, I like to take advantage of the nearby nature and hang out with friends.  Of course, I also love to participate in the traditional Swedish activity of fika!"

E-mail: gusandbrg@student.gu.se

 

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Bryn

Faiza

Home country

From Bangladesh, living in the UK at the moment for my Master's thesis

Study programme

I am pursuing an MS in Molecular Biology

"শুভ সন্ধ্যা ! (Or 'Good evening' in Bengali)
I chose the University of Gothenburg because the institute invests in state of the art research and advocates sustainability. As a life sciences enthusiast, I wanted to experience and benefit from being at the forefront of both."

Email: gusfaizah@student.gu.se

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Faiza

Berith

Home country

I was born in Denmark, but when I was 16 I moved to the Netherlands as my parents are from there, and both countries feel like my home.

Study programme

Master's programme in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

"I chose to come to the University of Gothenburg and Gothenburg because the masters was just what I was looking for and that the city and the country are so beautiful, was a huge bonus. It is really nice that, even though Gothenburg is a big city, the nature is literally just around the corner."

E-mail: guspapbe@student.gu.se

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Berith

Raagini

Home country

Grew up in Singapore (until age 7) and then India.

Study programme

Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology

"I chose this programme because it covered both Bioinformatics as well as systems biology methodology. I thought it was well structured and particularly liked that we could spend a full year on the thesis.

I did a semester abroad in Uppsala during my bachelor degree, and I liked the educational environment of Sweden. So, I was really happy to come back for my Master's.

I like to sing, read science fiction and spend time with my friends here (going hiking, or even just cooking dinner)"

E-mail: gusbisra@student.gu.se

 

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Raagini