Jacob is a talented young American student who received a scholarship for his outstanding academic achievements. He was born and raised in Alaska and completed a masters program in Entrepreneurship at Lund University.

Jacob, you have traveled a long way. What made you leave Alaska to obtain a masters degree in Sweden?
-I did a lot of researching for my masters studies and I found that Lund University offers the best combination of a great academic tradition, culture and history with modern and innovative ways of thinking and up to date research and development resources. Furthermore, the Entrepreneurial program looked amazing, not anything like any other masters programs I have read about!

Lund University have an extensive variety of Masters Programs, so why entrepreneurship?
-Well, with previous experiences from the fishing industry in Alaska and managing hostels in Panama I have worked with small businesses in an entrepreneurial setting. These experiences combined made me interested in starting my own company. The Entrepreneurship masters gave me the tools and resources to do so. Furthermore, when reading about the program I found that Lund University has a great support for this masters – collaborating with other faculties and exchanging experience and knowledge.  It was very rewarding.

Ideon and Venture Lab are two organizations at the campus of Lund University supporting and working closely with start-up companies that emerge from staff and students at Lund University.

Could you describe in what way this scholarship has affected your life?
-It has a great impact on my life. Without this scholarship I would never have been able to start my masters. I would have had to postpone it for some years… Thanks to this scholarship and this master program it has given me a lot more options in life and for my future. I am very grateful and in many ways this opportunity has changed my life!

Fact: Lund University Global Scholarships
Lund University Global Scholarship targets top academic students from all over the world with an aim to study at the Master’s Level at Lund University. Lund University Foundation supports American and other international students at Lund University with their tuition fees. All non-EU students are required to pay international tuition fees at all Swedish universities.

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