Marcel Ismael

Marcel Ismael

Study program: Computer Science MSc course – Cybersecurity specialization

Country: Syrian Arab Republic

Stipendium Hungaricum


Period of studies at ELTE: 2020.02.05 - 2022.01.31

"Every semester I am learning new technologies and skills that will help me develop my career more and more."

What stood out to you about ELTE?

ELTE is the leading institution of the computer science field in Hungary, where many great researches are performed on a professional level. In addition, ELTE has a unique MSc program in cybersecurity.

What makes studying at ELTE so great?

From an educational perspective, ELTE provides a high level of education. For example, in my program, MSc in Computer Science, there are multiple specializations to choose from. New technologies are taught alongside the required basics. This is perfect for all students with different backgrounds. There are also practical projects where students can gain real-life experience from.

ELTE's international environment makes everyone feel welcomed and adapt quickly.

What are / were your challenges in your study program?

One of the biggest challenges was the shift to distance education in early 2020. Similar to most students it was a new experience and a completely new educational system to adapt to.

How did you overcome these challenges?

ELTE provided all the needed software and platforms to make the shift to online education as smooth as possible. I had to change my mentality and studying habits in order to adapt.

How would you describe ELTE in three words?

International - Leading - Futuristic

How do you think your degree will help you in your life and career?

Every semester I am learning new technologies and skills that will help me develop my career more and more.

Do you have any recommendations for future students at ELTE?

Make good use of your study period, learn, have fun and enjoy Budapest.