Could you tell us the main reasons for choosing Norway as your study destination?
“After talking with some friends who work in Norwegian companies, I found out about the education system and the opportunities I could have after graduation. Tuition fees are paid by the Norwegian government. Prices on everything else are quite high. The beautiful scenery impressed me in the beginning.”
Why did you choose this particular institution?
“I used to work in ship building industry. And the Master’s program at the University of Stavanger fits my career improvement plan. Stavanger is a lovely and warm city, not too big and not too small. Just perfect.”
What was your idea about Norway before you arrived?
“I imagined Norway with lovely people, competitive education and beautiful nature. Norway never disappointed me.”
Which are the main differences from your country when it comes to your life as a student?
“People get drunk every weekend, ha ha! And Norwegian people get more outgoing and cuter when they are drunk. Weekend is really party time.”
In your opinion, what is the most important academic outcome as an international student in Norway?
“To get knowledge form both teachers and project group members.”
Are there any personal experiences as a foreign student in Norway you would highlight?
“Company presentations and seminars are useful and provide chances to get to know cutting edge technologies.”
What would you tell students from your country about university life in Norway?
“Passing subjects is not so hard, but performing your best can be quite a challenge. Professors are always patient and welcoming for you to drop by and ask questions. I would recommend making full use of this possibility and performing your best.”
What do you miss the most when you are away from your country?
“My girlfriend and family.”
In your opinion, what is the most important outcome of being an international student?
“Learning how to perform my own best and cooperate with people in a multi culture project team.”
What are you doing now?
“I’m in my second and final year of my degree, and my Master’s thesis is my main concern.”
What are your future plans?
“I plan to stay in Norway for some years before I go back to China. I hope work experiences in Norway will give me better insight into international operations and business.”