Turkey

Eda, Master Student in Political Science

Hello!

My name is Eda Köşk. I’m from Turkey. I did my Bachelor’s in Economics and International Relations at Koç University in Istanbul. I’m currently studying Master’s in Political Science at Aarhus University BSS.

I chose to study in Aarhus University because it is among top 100 universities in the world and there is a wide range of courses offered in the Political Science department. After starting my studies, I was even happier with my decision. First of all, the campus is incredibly beautiful. You can enjoy the sunny days while sitting by the lake and feeding the ducks. Secondly, there is a flat hierarchical structure in the classes which I like the most about Danish education system. Informal relationship between students and professors lets the students become more than just listeners and be a part of an open discussion in the lectures where they express their opinions freely.

They say “Aarhus is world’s smallest big city” which cannot be more true. Although, Aarhus is tiny compared to where I come from – Istanbul – it’s incredible how easy it is to find interesting events to fill your days in here. Since the city has many internationals, there are many options for English speakers. And also, don’t forget to experience the spirit of “Hygge” in lovely cafes of Aarhus!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach me at edakosk@gmail.com

Defne, Master student in Political Science

Hi!

My name is Defne Erdogan. I’m from Turkey. I did my Bachelor’s in International Relations at Akdeniz University in Antalya. Right now, I’m studying Master’s in Political Science at Aarhus University BSS.

 

I choose Denmark and Aarhus University for several reasons.

 First of all, the answer to "Why Denmark" is, I wanted to live in the one of the most developed countries in the whole world which are Nordic Countries. Why specifically Denmark is, have warmer weather compared to the others! I've just wanted to find out the answer to the question of "why Nordic Countries are the most developed countries?" by my observations.I love using bikes as a transportation method, I love social trust among citizens.When I am on the street or the supermarket, I feel safe because I know that if I need anything people will help me. That's how Danes are!

The answer to the second question -Why Aarhus University- is, the main reason was ranking for me. Studying at one of the top 100 Universities was just a dream for me. (Even the best university in Turkey is among to top 500 Universities.) It is a huge difference, isn't it?Moreover, the content of the courses is extremely innovative. Contents are being adjusted according to the technological developments, recent news vs. Therefore, you're learning practical information you might need in your personal life.

I also really admire the conducting method of the courses. Forget about all the unnecessary informal techniques.The classes are not lecturer based. The mood is more like discussion panels. The other important point is the great self-study system! You should be able to manage your time which is extremely important for working life.If you can do it properly, that means you will have lots of spare time.Moreover, when I saw the pictures of the campus for the first time, butterflies started to fly in my stomach. After I come here, I realised how much I was right. You can just sit beside the beautiful lake during your breaks and feed the ducks.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding the University, my MSc programme, or living in Aarhus, feel free to contact me by email: defnerdogann@hotmail.com