Stipendium Hungaricum questionsWhy have I chosen to apply for this program?:
I've chosen to apply for this prestigious opportunity because I believe I'm a hard worker who is able to adapt to what has been given to me and make the best out of the best out of a not so good situation. I'm a very optimistic and positive that always sees the good in things.What do I expect to gain from my studies?:
I expect to gain the knowledge of civil engineering and how I can make an impact of peoples everyday life as is.Why does my background make me a suitable candidate?:
I grew up and still live in a small suburb called ravensmead where gangsterism and poverty run the place, it has prepared me to think outside the box to get out of such situations and overcome obstacles that I face daily in my community. I have obtained my high school diploma and in doing so completed my drawing courses and civil engineering courses as well and feel that I am ready to move onto the next level. I have also done a mathematics n4 course and an engineering science course to improve those marks respectively. My home language is english which I speak fluently.How will the programme help me to achieve my goals?:
Well my goal is to become a structural engineer where I can impact and improve day to day living for people in my community.How does your proposed study relate to a particular development challenge or need at the global, national, and/or local level?:
Civil engineering is constantly evolving and so is buildings in our world, where I'm from the people live in informal settlements called "shacks". Buildings are constantly being built as the earth's population increases.How will you apply your new skills and qualifications when you return home?:
My new skills will help me build a future for myself and my family and from there onwards I can give back to the community and the people around me.What challenges would you expect to encounter while studying in a foreign country, and how could you prepare for these challenges?:
Number one would be the language barrier as Hungarians speak Hungarian obviously so I will take measures to come to terms with the basic statements and phrases that are crucial day to day living in Hungary. I have learnt a bit of Hungarian as I have a Hungarian stepmother and 2 brothers that are Hungarian that I absorb some speech from. Another challenge will be not being in physical contact with my mother but to overcome that I'll mostly call or video call her quite often.