Since 2019, the Fintiba Scholarship supports international students who turn their dream of coming to Germany into reality. We know all too well that there are many obstacles along the way of internationals to Germany. Thus, the annual Fintiba Scholarship is our way to make your journey easier.
We were very excited to once again launch the applications for the Fintiba 2021 Scholarship. This year we want to offer even more award opportunities to not one, but seven potential recipients. We asked you: “What are you most looking forward to during your stay in Germany and how do you think your time here will help you reach your goals?”
We were really excited to receive more than 170 great video submissions. This number made the evaluation process both really challenging but also very moving as we had the privilege to see a lot of you and hear your inspirational stories. Thus, we would like to sincerely congratulate everyone who send a submission this year. We are impressed by your dedication, courage and commitment to pursuing your dreams in Germany and thank you for trusting Fintiba to support you on your way here.
Without further ado, we would like to introduce you to the 2021 scholarship recipients. In the videos below, they share their dreams, expectations and wishes for their studies in Germany. We hope that watching them will also inspire you to follow in their footsteps.
Meet Safidiharizo from Madagascar
Safidiharizo was awarded with our Fintiba scholarship worth €3,000. He decided to come to Germany to pursue his passion for learning about biodiversity and ways to avoid environmental problems and climate change. Safidiharizo is currently pursuing his masters in nature conservation from TU Braunschweig. He is excited about improving his German skills and learning more about the German culture and way of life.
Meet Anastasiya from Ukraine
Anastasiya received the one year of free health insurance award. For her the journey to Germany was a brave new page in her life. It offered an opportunity to grow in a tolerant society, receive a high quality, internationally recognised education and the freedom to achieve her goals. Anastasiya’s strongest persuasion is that even if the road ahead is difficult, nothing is impossible.
Meet Grace from Thailand
Grace received one of the €600 Fintiba Scholarships. After an initial short visit in 2016, she was looking forward to coming back to Germany to pursue her dreams and career aspirations. Grace hopes to get the chance to reconnect and meet new people in the melting pot that is Berlin. She would like to gain globalised perspectives and adapt to all changes that come with a fresh beginning in a new country.
Meet Syed from Pakistan
Syed is one of the recipients awarded with the €600 Scholarship. Growing up, he was always fascinated by nature. This interest led him to pursue a masters degree in sustainably, society and environment at the University of Kiel. He is excited for his internship at a climate research institute in Kiel, watching German Liga football matches and exploring the most popular sights of Germany.
Meet Haskel from Indonesia
Haskel received one of the €600 Fintiba Scholarships. He has a dream – disrupt the gaming industry by bringing games and education together. Thus, he is starting his bachelor in game engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He is looking forward to building an international network to share ideas and knowledge with and create real projects that have a lasting impact on both industries.
Meet Akrity from Nepal
Akrity is one of the recipients awarded with the €600 Scholarship. Back in 2019, she had the chance to attend a 30-day youth exchange programme in Europe, which changed her perspective about sustainability and business practices in Nepal. As a result, Akrity decided to come to Germany to pursue a master in sustainability with a focus on innovative business solutions. She looks forward to grow both personally and professionally in the culturally-rich environment of her new home away from home – Germany.
Meet Macjonathan from Nigeria
Macjonathan received one of the €600 Fintiba Scholarships. He is a chemistry teacher who will be starting his master in chemistry of materials at the University of Jena. Macjonathan is really looking forward to doing research in the area of nano-materials for clean energy generation and conversion. His greatest hope is that his experience will allow him to champion energy transition and sustainable development in Nigeria for the future generations.