Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

Student Stories

Many international students come to Bavaria every year. Read their stories and find out why they have decided to study here.

Marie-Charlotte from France

Marie-Charlotte is from France and studies International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau. "I am so happy here, that I always say, my home is here in Bavaria", she says.

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Juliet from Palestine

Juliet Altork is from Palestine and studies Medicine at Julius Maximilian University Würzburg. She says she decided to come to Bavaria, because “it is the biggest and safest state in Germany.”

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Henry Peter from Tanzania

Henry Peter Bulengela from Tanzania studies for an MSc in International Finance at Ohm University in Nuremberg.“The university offers an international environment,” he says.

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Jelena from Serbia

Jelena Opricic from Serbia studies English and American Studies at the University of Bamberg. She is particularly fond of her university town: “The magnificent medieval houses spread across the narrow cobbled streets make me gasp in wonder,” she says.

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Mohammad from India

Mohammad Moonis, 30, from India, is a doctoral student in Environmental Science at the University of Bayreuth. He decided to enrol for a degree in Bayreuth after spending a semester on an exchange programme here, which he really enjoyed.

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Erdenechimeg from Mongolia

Erdenechimeg Dashsonom from Mongolia, studies Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Kempten in the Allgäu. Since moving here, she has become a fan of Bavarian food: “‘Schweinshaxe mit Kraut’ has since become my favourite dish,” she says.

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Chenyan from China

Chenyan Zhou, 24, from China, studies Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Kempten. He decided to come to Bavaria, as his home university, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, has a partnership with UAS Kempten.

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Mélanie from Canada

Mélanie Barbeau, 28, from Canada studies Business Administration at Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS). She decided to come to Munich because of the city’s excellent location in the heart of Europe. “Close to Austria, Switzerland and France it was my obvious choice,” she explains.

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Stanislava from Bulgaria

Stanislava from Bulgaria studies German as a Foreign Language, German Linguistics and Pedagogy at the University of Augsburg. She was particularly attracted by the programmes for international students.

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Wenfei from China

Wenfei from China is spending an exchange semester at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. She studies Innovation Business Service and plans to open a clothing and cosmetics store after she graduates.

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Nicholas from Canada

Nicholas from Canada studies for a master’s degree in Wood Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. In his spare time he likes skiing and walking in the Alps.

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Rosanna from Italy

Rosanna from Italy spent two semesters as an exchange student at the University of Passau. The only things she missed during her stay were "the Italian weather, the sea and pizza," she says.

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Loic from France

Loïc from France is pursuing a doctorate at the Technical University of Munich. "You can get to know people from so many different nationalities here," he says.

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Beatriz from Spain

Beatriz Gómez Pérez is from Spain. She is currently studying medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. “This is perfect. It is better than I expected, and I don’t want to come back home so… I hope you’ll visit me,” she says. 

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Ekaterina from Russia

Ekaterina from Russia is currently studying M.S. Consumer Affairs at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). At her university, Ekaterina particularly enjoys the “variety of courses offered, and the opportunities to study by doing project work”, as well as the overall flexibility and autonomy of the students.

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