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International Business School, Hungary: The Study Experience of Munavvar

Munavvar is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Financial Management at International Business School in Hungary.  We asked Munavar about her experience of studying abroad.

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What are your name and age? Where are you from?

My name is Munavvar. I am 18. By time when I decided to study in Budapest I was 16. I am from Azerbaijan.

What is the name of your university, study programme, which discipline? When did you start studying?

I am studying at International Business School, in Budapest. It is also known as Buckingham University. My study programme is BSc in Finance for Managers. I was just 17 when I started my Bachelor programme in this university. I am going to study here 2 more years and then I will graduate.

What made you choose this programme? How did you decide?

I have never thought that I am going to choose finance before I turned 16 as I was involved into another world that was full of artistic people. Later, I decided that BSc in Finance for Managers is the best way for me to realise my dreams.

Did you find your study programme on StudyPortals? If so, how then did StudyPortals help you in your decision process?

I did not.

What were the main challenges you had to face before being accepted to your university?

I had to pass IELTS exam and get at least 5.5. I got 6.0. Although I was not proud of myself with this score, I was accepted to the university and now I am trying to do my best to keep up with my studies.

Did you take a language test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) when applying for the programme? If yes, which one did you choose, why and how was your experience with it?

I chose IELTS because it was required in the universities that I was going to apply to.

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What are three things you like most about the university? Why?

First of all, it is a friendly atmosphere that surrounds you in each and every corner of the university. Secondly, I like most of the subjects they offer to students. Thirdly, my university is super multinational. We have students from all over the world.

What was the biggest surprise in your study adventure?

Architecture, friendly people, and let’s not forget about the perfect weather.

How would you rate your experience on a scale from zero to ten (0 It is/was a total disaster, 10 I have/had the time of my life)? Why?

9 - that was my first time when I stayed alone without my family. I had to cook, study, make housework and go out with my friends. I was really confused at first, but I soon managed to handle everything.

What would be your advice for students from your country that consider studying abroad? Is there anything that you would do differently if you could do it over again?

To be prepared to a new type of life, as it completely different from the one that you used to live in.

What are your plans after graduating?

I am going to continue my studies either in a Bachelor’s or a Master’ s degree.

What are three things you like the most about the city? Share your favourite spot, at the university and the city with us!

Andrassy street and the New York cafe.

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