Here there are fewer students per lecturer and the laboratories are good. Lecturers encourage you and give you the freedom to find things out for yourself in the lab.

Merih Cibis, student

"I applied for a TU/e Master's program along with three friends from Middle East Technical University (Ankara). Eindhoven appealed to us because there is no language barrier. We can communicate well in English and have a sense that the Netherlands is fairly sympathetic to foreigners. Moreover, TU/e has a good reputation and the research field fits in well with what we were doing at university in Turkey."

"My focus is thermo-fluid engineering. The academic climate at TU/e really appeals to me. Certainly compared with Turkey where many students get the same lectures at the same time and written examinations tend to be the order of the day. Here there are fewer students per lecturer and the laboratories are good. Lecturers encourage you and give you the freedom to find things out for yourself in the lab. That's when real learning takes place. Even the oral examinations that round off the subjects are educational."

"I have not yet been on a work placement but have been in touch with KEMA in Arnhem. If I do go there, I will miss Eindhoven. It is relaxed here and I also feel safe. I share my student accommodation with eight international students that all study at TU/e. We have all become good friends with each other."