- Motto: Never back down!
- Country of origin: Turkey
- Situation: Student (currently studying in the Czech Republic)
- Higher education institution: Technical University of Liberec
- Field of study: Applied Science in Engineering (Nanotechnology)
- Level of study: Master
What made you decide to study in the Czech Republic?
Firstly, I have been an Erasmus student in Spain. I have visited the Czech Republic for the first time in that time. One year after, I had an opportunity to do an internship at the Technical University of Liberec. I liked the education system and quality. Therefore, I have thought that it is good for self-development to study here and I am still here :)
Did your studies meet your expectations? How did you find the study programme, instructors, university facilities? Were there any differences from studying in your country?
Yes, it really did more than I expected. Everything works with rules. The instructors are trying their best to teach. University facilities are accessible and student-friendly. There are a lot of things which the students would like to have at the university. The main difference can be that the instructors are letting the students do the test in practical class which makes the students see the transformation from theory to practice and make them more self-confident about it.
What was the biggest surprise with regard to studying or living in the Czech Republic?
Regarding the study, I met with very nice and helpful lecturers. No ego, strong communications with students.
What was your most memorable experience or what did you enjoy most as a student in the Czech Republic?
The activities, meetings and trips we held with the international students I met at the university were unforgettable memories.
How do you think your time in the Czech Republic has helped your studies and/or your career?
For sure, it has very helped both in terms of career and education. Thanks to my previous education here, I currently continue to work here and do doctoral study.
Do you have any advice for students thinking about studying in the Czech Republic?
They should consider about the weather if they come from warm countries :) And they should learn at least a bit of Czech. English doesn't work everywhere :)