Meet our Students

Bharath Kumar Udaya Kumar, Indien, Vollzeitstudierender

Where are you from and which/where is your Home University?

I’m from a city called Chennai in India, I had been spending my last 23 years of my life there. It is a place where the least winter temperature is 20 degrees. I would say, everything there is hot and spicy, right from the temperature to the food and the people. I did my Bachelors in the same city I grew up.

Are you an international exchange-student or an international degree-student and how long have you been at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer?

I’m an International degree-student. Like I said before, I did my bachelors back in India. I am in the University since March 2012.

What is your field of study and in which semester are you in?

I did my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and currently doing my Masters in Technical Management. I am currently in the second semester. If I think about my future, I don’t see it deviating from the Mechanical field.

Why did you choose the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer for your study period abroad?

Tricky Question, ok let me be frank. I know I am not this too technical person to solve a zillion equations nor nerd the book out, I am more of a practical person. When I came across this course, I went through the modules and spoke to the senior students. From what I read and heard, I realized it’s the perfect course for me. I knew this would help me develop my technical skills as well as my management skills and I wasn’t wrong. I would say, I enjoy education this way.

What do you especially like about the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer?

The first thing I love about this University is the architecture, its brilliant. The University is not big, but it’s not small either. Every buildings are brilliantly interconnected except one or two. The atmosphere at the University is excellent! It’s calm, cool, colorful and peaceful. Departments are all provided with all the required facilities and they don’t stand back when compared with the other Universities in Germany. As a student, I feel I have got all the facilitates needed to attain a healthy education. Finally, not to forget about the International office, the amount of support they offer to the student, it’s the best. They did and they are continuing to do their best in helping the foreign students with accommodation, classes, tours etc.

Do you have any suggestions or recommendations for prospective international students?

Studying in Emden is a Bliss is what I feel. But, I’m sure I will be bored if I had to live here for work. Living in Emden is not so expensive, when compared to big cities. I could recommend the prospective international students to get in touch with their going-to-be classmates either over email or Facebook. This would help you familiarize with the new people from different country and culture. The biggest recommendation from me before coming to Germany is to LEARN GERMAN. I would strongly recommend at least B1 level German before coming here as it would be helpful. I was in A1 level when I landed in Germany and I still find it difficult to communicate.

Do you have any advice or hints about living in Emden/East Freesia?

Room Hunting is the usual, it’s not very easy to find a room nor too difficult. It takes a few days, but everyone finds a room within a week. The University is maximum 30mins walk from any part of the city, and it’s easy to get bike too. Bikes are available to buy from the University, which are pretty affordable. Travelling within Niedersachsen will never be problem with the Semester Ticket. If you love travelling, Europe is the best place for you. With websites for carpooling, couch surfing and cheap flights, travelling just got easier and better. 


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