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.
My name is Hiep, 2015-2017 Imaginarius scholarship holder .I finished my Master of Quantitative Finance at Faculty of Economic Science, University of Warsaw in 2007. Until now, I feel very lucky and very greatful for the support of the scholarship. It has given me a wonderful experience in many senses.
In term of academic wise, I am pleased with the education quality of Faculty of Economic Science. Firstly, I find this program practical and it provides decent quantitative skills (C++, R, VBA, Python) and sufficient financial knowledge to work in financial related fields in banks or any other type of corporates. In my opinion, the program’s quantitative classes provide student an edge over others in the current job market situation. The fact is many of my colleagues get a job right a way after graduating. Secondly, I am surprised and very appreciated by the support and dedication of the faculty’s lecturers and staffs. They are very open-minded and up for new recommendations and changes as long as this makes sense and make your life easier. In particular, I am really impressed by the help of my Master thesis supervisor. Without his help, it not quite possible for me to submit my master thesis on due course. Moreover, the student profile is quite diversified and its interesting to interact with different people with different mindsets and culture backgrounds. In particular, my classmates come from more than 7 countries. In addition, you also have a chance to study in the faculty’s partner universities in other countries under the European Union Eramus Exchange schema.
Experiencing Polish culture is an important part of my 2 years staying in Poland. I find Polish people very kind, friendly, and determined. In fact, I am really admired how fast the Poles turn Warsaw from ashes after the second World War to one of the most developed city in Eastern Europe within roughly 7 decades, as one article goes ‘Warsaw- a phoenix rising from the ashes’. In term of Polish cuisine, I really enjoy Polish soup, cheese cake and yogurt. Moreover, I am really in love with fresh and a wide range of berry whenever the spring comes (my most favorite season of the year in Warsaw). I am a big fan of the landscape of Poland. I would strongly recommend you to visit Zakopane, a small and pretty town in the South of Poland. From Zakopane, you can easily get to Tatra mountain ranges for some stunning trekking tracks during the summer or great skiing sites in the winter.
Studying in Poland is a great chance to travel to other European countries. I took one semester Eramus exchange in Bologna, Italy and it widens my mind with its rich and unique food and wine culture, letting alone stunning landscapes and architectures. Definitely, 4 months staying in Italy have changed my perception of coffee, pizza, cheese, good wine, and living a life. The life there is slow and calm. My typical day starts with riding my bike to the authentic and charming university areas, seating outside a cafeteria for a cup of cappuccino before the class and ending up with a yummy pizza at a pizzateria after the class. What a day!
Last but not least, I would like to sincerely thank to the Imaginarius scholarship for providing me such two colorful years. In particular, I would like to thank to Piotr for your countless helps as well as Lukas for your financial support and an inspirational talk.
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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.
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.
Cześć!! Jestem Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh. Time is not counted by the number of days but the way you spend it. Two years in Poland is indeed a memorable part of my life. I still remember clearly how shy I was during the Orientation day, how absurd the term “programming” firstly appeared in my mind, to appreciate more the value that Imaginarius Foundation scholarship brought to me
I am Huyen Le. I graduated with the bachelor in Banking and International Finance before coming to Poland. I was granted with the Imaginarius Scholarship to study Quantitative Finance at University of Warsaw in two years and I am sincerely grateful for that. I hope that my testimonial here will help you to understand more about the scholarship, the country and also the education that you can receive if you choose Poland.
Hi, this is me, Giang. I just graduated from my master program in International Economics in University of Warsaw, Poland. My two-year study and stay in Poland was sponsored by Imaginarius Foundation. More than two years ago, before I decided to come to Poland for this study, I was a business advisor in a Japansese firm in Hanoi. I worked in business field and my job involved dealing with corporate accounting and tax issues. For a fresh bachelor graduate, I think that’s a safe choice. And I might have continued with this, set my career path in business consulting and stayed within the comfort zone.