Country of origin: Greece
Programme: Business Information Technology (MSc)
My name is Agathi Merdi, I am 26 years old, and currently following the Business Information Technology master at the University of Twente, specialization IT management and Innovation. Born and raised in Greece, I completed my bachelor’s program in Business Planning and Information Systems at the Technological Education Institute of Western Greece. I started studying for my master’s degree at the University of Twente last February and I am grateful to study in one of the best technical universities of the Netherlands.
Broadening your horizons, going out of your comfort zone, and studying abroad, is a life- changing experience. I have the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and explore its culture. In academic perspective, this may be my most exciting experience, since both the university, and its campus, fit to my professional goals.
The University of Twente was my first choice for studying abroad at a postgraduate level. It is technologically focused and has been awarded as “the most entrepreneurial university” in the Netherlands for consecutive years.
Our campus is the most beautiful part of the city! Once you visit it, you will fall in love. The campus claims to be the prettiest one in Holland, surrounded with green areas, academic and sport facilities, and which inspires the students to participate in outdoor. Moreover, the campus lies in the heart of the Europe, which enhanced my desire to study here. It’s a fantastic opportunity to visit the cities you have always dreamt about.
The atmosphere at the university is fresh and inspiring. People are warm and open minded. The university is characterized by its international profile, which provides an opportunity to expand my supranational network of contracts. I am getting close to students from all over the world. The environment contributed to my personal growth and to enhancing the needed competencies for cultural exchange. Having experience other cultures widens your horizons and delivers another perspective to the world.
At last but not least, the tuition fee is much more affordable than most of the other countries in Western Europe. The quality of education exceeds the financial demands for the EU students.
I am also the manager of the Greece Portal on Facebook. Through this portal, we try to inform and help the upcoming students of University of Twente. For example, by visiting the Portal future students can have a look at the program they are interested in or to find out more about the international student life and Dutch culture. Please, feel free to contact me for any questions that you may have, I will be glad to help you. :) For more information about the University of Twente you can also visit our Greek web page.