Being a university graduate today does not guarantee an immediate secure job place. Employers, especially in the Republic of Tatarstan, often require young people to be equipped with a range of various soft skills and to have academic or work-related international experience.
The Erasmus+ exchange program is a European funding program offering university students a possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad in another country for a period of up to 6 months. KFU students can choose to study in any of 39 universities from 15 countries.
Alina Fazlyeva and Aygul Khavizova, first-year Master degree students won Erasmus+ scholarship to study in the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. The students share their experience debunking, first of all, the myth about German people being stiff and humorless. Alina and Aygul have a lot of friends. Most of them are local students who help a great deal with the German language and studies in general.
In order to take part in the program a student needs to have a good command of a language spoken in a chosen country, good records at a home university and good references. Students are required to fulfill their study program by enrolling in modules with core subjects. Besides, they are also allowed to take up additional subjects.