April 04, 2017 14:43
Meet our international alumni volunteer: Abdallah Benhamida
Abdallah Benhamida is 24 years old, living in Algeria. 

He studied BSc degree in Information System in the university: “08 Mai 1945” in the same city. Then he had the opportunity to study his MSc degree in Computer Engineering, Robotics specialization in Óbuda University – Budapest – HUNGARY.

Why did you choose Hungary?
Let’s say because:

  • it represents a good opportunity to learn about Hungarian culture,
  • learn and see famous Hungarian sites which had passed by multiple historical stories because of its strategical position between east and west,
  • also, because it represents the best ever (in my opinion) for students and people in general who are searching to learn about new things and new opportunities (in our case: the new programme, Stipendium Hungaricum).

Where did you learn about the Stipendium Hungaricum application opportunity?
I had the necessary information about this opportunity in my university: “08 Mai 1945” in Guelma. It’s available for all students and especially for the best and first ones in their field of studies.

Why did you choose Stipendium Hungaricum? What advantages does it have?
There were many choices of scholarships to choose from. I decided to choose Stipendium Hungaricum maybe because it was new and the first time of this programme at that time, maybe because I wanted to learn and know more about Hungarian culture, but for sure, I am very happy for my choice and for this experience and I am happy that I preferred Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

Why did you choose the given university?
I was assigned automatically to that university, but it was also my chosen university, because it was specialized in Engineering studies.

How would you describe the chosen university and the quality of education there?
Very good quality of studies and courses, with multiple of excellent lecturers and researchers in engineering studies.

How did you feel yourself in Hungary?
In the beginning, we’ve got some problems of communication with Hungarian people, but later on, and very quickly, I felt myself entering in the daily life of Hungary. People are very gentle, especially young people.

How would you describe Hungary and Hungarian people?
Very good country and people. Honestly, in a scale of “0” to “5”, I would give “5+” to Hungary and “4.5” to Hungarian people.

What was your best experience in Hungary?
The whole two years of studies. It has been all a good experience but the best one was when I had my diploma degree. It was somehow a “mix” between happy and sad moments; happy for getting the result of two years of hard work, and sad for starting the process of leaving Hungary. But, in that moment, I realized that I will (for sure) choose Hungary as a destination for getting Phd degree if I have the opportunity and exactly Óbuda University in Budapest.

Why is it important and good for you to be the member of the international alumni network?
I believe this very important to keep in touch with friends, with Tempus Public Foundation, with Stipendium Hungaricum applicants and with Hungary in general.

What plans do you have for the future?
My future plans at this time is to apply for Phd level to finish my studies and then to find a suitable and good work in my field of studies. 

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