Laura, from Romania, is a Bachelor’s student in Media and Information.
Study programme: Media and Information
Programme type: Bachelor’s
Studying in the Netherlands was an option for me thanks to the decent fees that apply to EU citizens. I also knew I wanted to study in the capital city because of the many advantages: a broader job market, increased diversity in cultural opportunities and a great connection with other cities and countries.
However, what truly convinced me was the University. The high rankings of the Media faculty and programmes validated my choice. I think it was the best one I could have made for this time and place in my life.
There is always something exciting to do, from open museum days to concerts, Instameets or conferences. So, for me, living in Amsterdam means that I get to live a very cultural life which brings me a lot of pleasure. However, finding a place to live is a tough challenge.
I took advantage of the University’s pick-up service and the START appointment and I can say that they saved me a lot of energy and nerves. Coming to an unknown country and not having to deal straight away with finding the right bus, searching for the correct campus or registering at the municipality was absolutely amazing.