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.
Truong Nguyen Thao Phuong
Hello! I am Truong Nguyen Thao Phuong graduate student of Master of Quantitative Finance at Faculty of Economic Sciences - University of Warsaw.
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.
This Master Program helps me to enhance my knowledge of Finance and Banking major at undergraduate level as well as expose to many interesting courses such as High Frequency Data, Time Series Analysis and Empirics of Financial Market, etc. In addition, if you are not a student of economics before but you have a background in mathematics or information technology, Quantitative Finance can also be a right decision for you because it is an application of natural sciences. The program requires high level of mathematical and data analysis, statistics, as well as the ability to work on some programming environments for example R or C++. However, if you lack of some knowledge or skills to be successful with your study, you always can get support from professors. They are very knowledgeable, sympathetic, kindly, and helpful toward students. One more important thing is that with a small number of students in class, which ranges from 15 to 25 students, you will have truly friendly and comfortable environment to discuss and work with your class mates whom come from not only Poland but also different countries in Europe and other countries around the world.
Poland is a small and peaceful country with not very fast pace of life but you may find yourself here with colorful culture and social activities. Without Polish language skills, you also have enormous choices to take part in any activities in English speaking community. I am a member of a meditation and Tandem English Club from which I have chances to make friends and hang out with them every weekend. Nevertheless, learning Polish ? one the most difficult language on the world is also a worthy experience for you to try to get closer with friendly people in this beautiful country. Just come and enjoy your life here ? you could see what is the different.
Many thanks to Imaginarius Foundation for my colorful and wonderful time in Poland!
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.
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.
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.