The Award of Excellence is given to those Scholarship Holders who have achieved the most outstanding academic performance and contributed to the development of the Stipendium Hungaricum community. The award was presented by Miklós Lengyel, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Check out our interview with Aida, from Kosovo.
What made you apply for the SH scholarship?
The main reason for applying for SH scholarship was the study program. I was quite excited to be studying Health Policy and when I found out that SH covers this department at Corvinus University of Budapest, I was thrilled to be able to apply. Additionally, it is a tremendous opportunity in this capitalistic environment to be able to win a scholarship, while our primary focus is on academic success without having to worry about tuition costs.
What do you think about your university and study program?
I believe that my experience at Corvinus University of Budapest was essential for me to expand my professional knowledge. Studying Health Policy, Planning and Financing I could see the passion that professors and students have for health and its development. This has tremendously motivated me to learn more about healthcare systems and the social, economic, and political environments in which they operate, further developing my expertise.
How did the SH scholarship contribute to improve your professional and/or personal skills?
In addition to broadening my knowledge and developing my skills, my master’s program gave me the chance to meet individuals from many backgrounds, some of whom are now considered to be my closest friends.
This experience so far has led not to only professional development, but also social engagement. I think that I am lucky to be an SH holder and to have the chance to pursue my masters in one of the Hungary’s most prestigious universities. Being involved in academia and working for the Hungarian market, has given me a better perspective on what my goals are for the future.
What would you advice for those who are planning to apply for the SH Scholarship?
The only piece of advice I can give is to pick a program you genuinely enjoy, as this will make adjusting to university life simpler. To accomplish that, I advise you to review the course offerings of your favourite programs and to plan out your course of study in advance. Also, do not forget to ask for help from any alumni that you know!
Author: Anna Brjezovskaia, International Alumni Volunteer