Meet our international student ambassadors:
Li-Hsin Chang, University of Turku
I am Li-Hsin Chang from Taiwan, a first-year master’s student doing Bioinformatics at the University of Turku. I applied to the University of Turku because it offers a suitable programme for me and because of the equality, nature, and world-famous education in Finland. So far, I enjoy the welcoming attitude and friendliness of Finnish people, and find Finland a great destination for international students.
Yundan Chen, University of Eastern Finland
My name is Yundan Chen (陈云丹). I am from China and now studying as a master’s student at the University of Eastern Finland. My program is called Early Language Education for Intercultural Communications. I had several years of working experience before returning to study. The decision to pursue further study in Finland proved to be rewarding and enriching experience for me. I would like to share my experience of application process, studying and living here with international students who are interested in studying in Finland.
Jayaruwan Gunathilake, Åbo Akademi University
My name is Jayaruwan Gunathilake (aka Jay) and I’m from Sri Lanka. I did my bachelor’s degree in chemistry in the United States and now I’m doing my master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi. I came to Finland as a part of my joint master’s programme. I have completed one year of my master’s at University of Tartu in Estonia. Currently I’m working on my thesis at Åbo Akademi.
Edward Gerald Hingert, University of Tampere
Hello, my name is Edward Gerald Hingert and I am from Thailand. I am doing my Master’s in Leadership for Change, in the business track at the University of Tampere. I finished my bachelor studies in the field of Marketing with a minor in Psychology from Mahidol University International College, Thailand.
I started my study in Tampere this autumn and I could say that Finland has not disappointed me. The city is close to nature and very welcoming and the quality of education here is beyond impressive. I am hoping for more foreign students to come and experience the uniqueness of Finland like I am doing now.
Aayush Jaiswal, Åbo Akademi University
I am Aayush Jaiswal from India, a master’s student in Chemical Engineering at Åbo Akademi University. I love the world of technology and the study environment in Finland provides me a playground where I can toy with ideas and work on developing them into innovative technologies. Outside work, I play football, home-brew beer, write blogs and read poetry.
I was searching for universities in Europe to undertake a research-based internship while pursuing my bachelor’s degree in India and found Finland to be interesting place to apply to. I got a fully-funded internship at Åbo Akademi University in summer of 2016 and after getting impressed by the research facilities here, I decided to apply for a master’s starting from fall 2017. I have thoroughly enjoyed my working and studying experience in Finland and I wish to make other students aware of how outstanding place this is for obtaining education.
Chidchanoke Kasetpibal, University of Eastern Finland
Hi guys, my name is Chidchanoke Kasetpibal, shortly, Cas. I am a second-year master’s degree student in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication at University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus.
After working as a teacher in an international school in Thailand for two years, I decided that I need to pursue my dream of becoming a better and more well-rounded educator. Coming to Finland has been a life-changing experience for me. Being exposed to new cultures and taking part in the unique educational system, I will always be thankful for this great opportunity. This might sound cliché, but it is absolutely one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.
Justine Kenzler, University of Tampere
Moikka kaikki! My name is Justine, I am originally from Germany and now study Global and Transnational Sociology in Tampere. International experiences and new countries and cultures have always fascinated me, so I have lived and studied in quite many countries the last couple of years; USA, The Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden and now Finland. The people you meet, the new perspectives you get, and the cultures you get to know are in my opinion very eye-opening and exciting. I hope through our different channels we can show you what student life in Finland is like and encourage you to study here and experience it yourself.
Mengyu Liu, University of Tampere
I am Mengyu from China and now studying as a master’s student in University of Tampere. My major is Media Education. I was graduated as a Master of Education from HKU. Previously I was a journalism student. I have strong interests in second language learning and my research interest is learning second language with media. Finnish education has been really attractive for me. I chose to become a Finland University Ambassador as I enjoy my life here and I would like to help more Chinese students know about education and life in Finland.
Phuong Minh, University of Turku
My name is Bui Phuong and I am from Hanoi, Vietnam. I have completed my Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences at the University of Turku (UTU), and recently accepted to the Doctoral Program on Learning, Teaching & Learning Environments Research at the Faculty of Education at UTU starting in 2018.
I am incredibly happy to be able to continue studying and working at UTU – a thriving academic environment, where I felt like “home” since day 1. I chose Finland for its globally famous educational excellence, and I wanted to learn from the “best teachers in the world”. My expectations were far exceeded thanks to the exceptionally high quality of trainings, support and educational programs for students. I hope that my work as an Ambassador for Finland University could help more prospective international students to understand about what is it like to be learning and living in Finland, and why they should choose Finland University as their future studying destinations.
Uyen Nguyen, University of Eastern Finland
My name is Uyen Nguyen and I am from Vietnam. I am currently a first year master’s degree student in English Language and Culture at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). The reason I decided to apply to be a Finland University Student Ambassador is that I want to pay it forward. Particularly, I was introduced to UEF’s scholarship last year by a Student Ambassador and it was also the first time I thought studying abroad is possible for me. Since then, my life has changed greatly, and I am living in one of the best countries in the world. Thus, I want to help others achieve their dream of higher education in Finland too as a way to say thank you.
Are you interested in applying for an international Master’s degree programme? Would you like to know more about the member universities? Our ambassadors are here to help you with your questions, from the application to what it’s like to live in Finland.
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