24.02.2023 • Ayo
Countries with standard and affordable education are hard to come by. I would say that i am privileged to be a student in Germany.
It is the dream from many young people around the world to study in Germany. Hence, i feel the need to be grateful for getting this opportunity. I honestly didn’t know how convinient it would be to acquire advanced education in Germany until i arrived here. I had had this notion of Germans being racist and unwelcoming but this perspective changed when i arrived.
The first major benefit i always enjoy while studying in Germany is the transportation reliability, cost and infrastructure. Of course, i wouldn’t say that the reliability is 100% but it is way better than all the countries i have visited so far. As a studenzt of HNEE, you are given a student ID card which is more or less the cost of your semester fee. The awesome news about the card is that you can use it to transit anywhere within the state of Brandenburg. Isn’t that amazing? While having my internship in a location as far as 3hrs drive by train, i do not have to pay for that. All i had to do was present my card to the ticket officer.
I can boldly say that i have been a beneficiary of two scholarship programmes sonsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The first one was for a whole semester when i was coming to Germany and the second was for my internship in Canada for three months. This scholarships are often available in different universities in Germany and i believe an hardworking and determined student can enjoy these benefits.
Studying in Germany gives you several opportunities to take work experience in your field of study in form of an internship. As for me, i confidently had one internship in Spreewald biosphere reserve and another one in Mount Arrowsmith biosphere region institute. One was with a scholarship and the other was without. Athough, it might be a bit difficult to get a place where english is used as a major means of communication, this could be an avenue for you to improve your German skills.
One of the major criteria that guarantees a student’s academic success is a conducive academic environment. Germany, being a peaceful and safe country is a proof that students can easily excel here. I can categorically say that my academic success is closely knitted to the conducive environment of Germany in general.
The significances of studying in germany are ernomous but i will only stick to these five and hope you are motivated enough as a prospective student to come study in germany and experience the advantages i didnt mention.
I have always being an individual who is opened to meeting people of different race, colour, sex, culture and societal upbringing. Since i arrived in Germany, my horizon has been widely expanded as how to blend and treat people of different cultures in an appropriate manner. Well, i see this as a major benefit of studying in Germany because you get to learn a lot simply by meeting new people. Germany is a country with open arms which embraces everyone from different parts of the world. You could easily decide to adapt any culture you wish because you would definitely find them in German.
The significances of studying in Germany are ernomous but i will only stick to these five and hope you are motivated enough as a prospective student to come study in Germany and experience the advantages i didnt mention.
I'm from Afghanistan, can i Apply
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