Students are encouraged to think for themselves, to question facts and to discuss issues with the professors.

BSc Ma'moun Al-Rawashdeh, student

A lot of my friends were planning to study in the USA. In Jordan we are more focused on America than on Europe for studying. But when I heard about the TU/e through Nuffic, I looked up some more information and decided to apply. That went smoothly and I even got a scholarship.

The culture here at the TU/e is quite different from universities in my country. For example during my Bachelor in Chemical Engineering in Jordan, the professor would treat a subject by following the books. Here professors talk about their own experience and their own research. Students are encouraged to think for themselves, to question facts and to discuss issues with the professors. I got to know most of my fellow international students very well. The university took good care of us when we arrived, they arranged an introduction week and I met the other international students right from the start. In about a month I go to Mainz in Germany to do my graduation project. I was pleasantly surprised to find that students of this Master's program are very sought after. So I shopped around and found a famous professor who I’ll be working with in Germany. But I’ll be back! Of course to finish my Master’s, but if everything goes according to plan I’ll look for a job in Holland or do my PhD here. I can only say that I’m very happy here!