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.
Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh
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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.
Like me, you can explore several opportunities during two years studying in University of Warsaw. I was so lucky to study MA Quantitative Finance (class 2015-2017) with smart and hard-working students, instructed by knowledgeable and kind-hearted professors who are still staying in touch with me up to now. In my perspective, this program is perfectly suitable for those who have affinity for mathematics, statistics and want to give themselves a try with programming. Quantitative Methods in Finance provided me optimization tools, Time Series analysis equipped me with forecasting models of financial assets, while C++, Computational Finance gave me the idea about object-oriented programming language. The curriculum also covered broad scope of Finance, including Investment, High Frequency Trading, Empirical Research to Risk Management. Some subjects introduced general financial concepts to me while some are directly supporting me with my current job in Risk Management. I used Principal Component Analysis, coded in R just some weeks ago for one project in my department and learnt VBA faster thanks to the knowledge of C++ gained from this program. It sounds wonderful, right? Or intimidating? Don’t worry, the curriculum is designed so that you can get familiar with those terms step by step. Professors always welcome you to their office hours, when you can discuss in person about in-field knowledge. Last but not least, you can have chance to participate in Eramus program up to 12 months. I received Eramus grants for my summer internship in Czech Republic and exchange semester in the Netherlands, which sharpened my skills to integrate in multicultural environments.
About the life in Poland, Warsaw is a green and safe city. Having visited many European countries, I have to say public transportation in Poland is among the most punctual and clean ones. In addition, you can enjoy Zurek soup in the winter or Zywiec beer in the summer. Sometimes, you may have difficulty in communicating English with Polish elderly but don’t worry, they will try their best to help/ guide you. Polish people are really kind and sincere.
In short, I’m totally satisfied with my decision to study in Poland, which broadened my mindset much further. I also want to give my great gratitude to Mr Lukasz, the sponsor of Imaginarius Foundation and Mr Piotr, the manager of that scholarship, who took care and supported us very well. For those who are interested in this opportunity, you can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
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.
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.
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.