Student Stories

Tanuj, University of Hohenheim 

Tanuj did a Bachelor in Biotechnology and a Masters in Bioinformatics in his home country India before coming for his Masters in Bioeconomy at the University of Hohenheim to Baden-Württemberg.  

Why Baden-Württemberg?

A senior in my Bachelors had done his Masters in Hohenheim; that is how I got the idea to have a closer look at the programmes there. I have always wanted more knowledge in economics and with my background the programme in Hohenheim was the perfect fit.

What?

What I like about my study course in Bioeconomy is its interdisciplinary nature – it has elements of agriculture, natural sciences and economics. The course has also allowed me to get a better understanding of global economics and to take decisions based on numbers rather than perception. Moreover, I’ve wanted to work in strategic consulting and the course helped me to achieve that: I am now working as a a working student in a consulting firm.

Student life:

The Hohenheim Campus is really beautiful: You study both in a castle and a modern lecture hall and you are surrounded by greenery. There is enough place for all students to lie in the park. I also find it special that as a student here you can have a great balance between work and study life. In Baden-Württemberg there are abundant opportunities to find a job to finance your studies. Yet, the environment is such that you can really focus on your studies if you plan to go into academics. Student life is affordable in general, I especially like the public transport, it is almost free for students.

Tips for foreign students:

It is important that you are able and willing to adapt to German culture. You have to be ready for surprises and knowing German is definitely  a plus. I recommend to learn German beforehand and do some more advanced courses once here. You should also start building a calendar and take good care of your schedule since in Germany it is important to be on time and to manage your time wisely.

After my studies…

…I would like to work in Baden-Württemberg  since it is a very progressive region and job opportunities are very good, too.

My favorite place in Baden-Württemberg…

is the Black Forest because you can nicely go skiing and hiking there. And of course, I like the Black Forest cake, it is much better than the Indian version!

 

 

Mozhgan, University of Stuttgart 

Mozhgan did her Bachelors in her home country Iran before coming for her Masters at the University of Stuttgart to Baden-Württemberg.  

Why Baden-Württemberg?

In my study field of Information and Communication Technology, the University of Stuttgart is among the highest ranked Universities in Germany.  My  aunt and my brother were already living in Baden-Württemberg  and they told me the Southwest is, besides having great universities, a very stable and secure place to live.

What?

What I really like about my study course is that it focuses on the technologies of the future.  Studying these future technologies makes it easier to find a good job after my studies.

Student life:

I like the relationship professors have here with their students. It is much easier to get into contact with them than in Iran.

I find student life not so expensive here. As a student you get many things at reduced cost such as public transport, food, student dormitory and entrance to museums and other cultural events. I also think it is fairly easy to find student jobs, at least in my field. I have worked as a students assistant and  as a working student in companies.

Tips for foreign students:

To get first-hand information and insight into student life, it is recommendable to visit Facebook Groups. All the study programs have Facebook Groups where you can ask fellow students if you have questions. The International Office at the universities are also very helpful and they organize events for international students – a great opportunity to make friends.

After my studies…

… I would like to stay in Baden-Württemberg  since I have found many friends here and worked at several companies in the region.

My favorite place in Baden-Württemberg…

is Heidelberg. It is very romantic! In summer it is green everywhere; the river and the castle form a beautiul scenery together.

Student Stories, University of Mannheim 

Hear from international students, why they chose to study at the University of Mannheim, one of the nine research universities in Baden-Württemberg.

www.uni-mannheim.de/en/campus/myunima-story/

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