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 Hien Giang
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.
However, I demand something more challenging, a life-changing experience to be exact. I have always dreamed of studying overseas and living the student life abroad. That’s what you all can imagine when reading books, watching movies and hearing from alumnis. That’s why I jumped at every opportunity to pursue a master’s degree abroad. And the scholarship from Imaginarius Foundation helped me realize the dream.
This study, in fact, has steered me to a different professional path: academic research and knowledge sharing. As a master program by thesis, the study required me to do a number of research projects in different subjects and topics in prepration for final master thesis. Thanks to my lecturers and professors, I was introduced to a variety of research methods including qualitative and quantitative analyses and more importantly, a systematic approach to address an issue. Moreover, they are all my idols and so helpful and willing to write me letter of references for my job applications or probably PhD application.
So I would highly recommend this program and this scholarship to anyone with a strong academic background in Economics and a passion for doing academic research and having publications.
And needless to say, a plus point to this program is the wonderful weather and touristic places in Poland and Europe in general where every place looks like a postcard. I and my friends already had an unforgettable time there.
I think it might take me many more years to realize the total value of this scholarship but I always feel grateful to be an awardee of Imaginaris Foundation!
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.
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.