Almost two years ago, I faced a dilemma when I was offered two full master scholarships. The first one was from the Korean Government (KGPS scholarship) and the second one was from the Imaginarious Organization in Poland. I then decided to go to Poland. Now, I can absolutely say that I made the right decision. It is my honor to share with you some brief thoughts of studying here.
Tran Thi Huyen
Hello! My name is Tran Thi Huyen. I am a student in second year of the Master Program in Quantitative Finance, Faculty of Economics Sciences, University of Warsaw.
I first came to Poland almost 2 years ago under the scholarship of Imaginarius Foundation to study at the University of Warsaw. Until now, I could say that studying here in Poland is one of the most important milestones in my life. I can not only enjoy a new life in a foreign country, get exposure to excellent academic environment, but also have a great opportunity to make new friends and open my eyes to a wider world. Regarding the study program at the University of Warsaw, I would like to have few words for students who wish to apply for the Master Program in Quantitative Finance.
In general, the program is structured so that students could get enough financial theoretical knowledge as well as acquire necessary practical skills to work in related industries. For those who want to pursue applied research program in Finance, the program definitely provides prerequisite subjects such as Mathematical Methods in Finance, Time Series Analysis, Empirics of Financial Markets? and sharpened research skills to be successful in further studies. In addition, the program also equips student with strong programming background and logic mind to work in a changing financial industry after studying subjects such as High Frequency Data, C++ in Quantitative Finance, Risk Analysis and Modeling?
To successfully get the best out of the program?s curriculum including such specialized subjects, students are advised to have some background in Mathematics, Economics, or Finance. It would be difficult to get admission and keep pace with the program structure without necessary knowledge in Undergraduate Studies. However, as long as a student has a desire to study, many students and professors in the University are always willing to help through studying in groups or office hours. The University also has different small libraries in various faculties and a main large library from which students can build and strengthen their knowledge.
Besides studying at the Faculty, the Master Program in Quantitative Finance also offers students the opportunity to go to different countries across Europe to study via Erasmus Exchange Program. In the second semester of the first year, information about the program will be available and open for application. This funded exchange program is actually a great chance for students to meet many international students and visit new places.
There are so many benefits and opportunities that a student like me can be provided after being admitted into the Master Program and coming to Poland under Imaginarius Scholarship. I have always wanted to express my sincere thanks to the Foundation for this life-changing opportunity!
After 1.5 years staying in Warsaw, I would like to say that coming to Poland is one of the most important decision in my life. Back to student life after approximately 2 years of working in Vietnam, it encouraged me to have a deeper view about both academic and business environments. Therefore, I can find appropriate ways to apply what I learnt at the university to the real life as well as my future career.
I always believe that studying in Poland is one of the most wonderful decisions I have ever made. With well- designed curriculum and excellent education quality, our Master of Quantitative Finance has been recognized by EduUniversal Top 100 in Financial Market ranking as the 20th. It provides to students not only theoretical knowledge from the field of quantitative finance but also its practical applications in financial institutions which update the modern trends of financial world. If financial industry, especially investment is your desired career, this program should be your chosen destination.
My name is Khiem and in Jan 2015, I gained a Double Master's Degree in International Economics and European Economic Policy in a join research master's program between the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw (UW) and the Economic School of Louvain, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. In this short testimonial, I am going to share with you experience of my wonderful time taking part in this program in terms of academic aspects and social life.