Mariwan Ismael Arif

Mariwan Ismael Arif

Study program: Psychology MA

Country: Iraq

Stipendium Hungaricum



Studying for master degree is considered as one of my lovely dreams which I am pursuing in the degree of Psychology, therefore, I have searched in many countries for this specialization.
I have to admit that I was too lucky to get the chance for joining ELTE and becoming a student at this University, which is located in the heart of Budapest. Being a student at ELTE (which has a great reputation among European universities) allows me to learn more techniques and get deeper knowledge in the method of teaching. Thus, I am happy to choose ELTE where I am expecting a very friendly environment both in learning and enjoying time spent with international students from a high education level.

What do you like most about being a student at ELTE?

I liked to do many things at ELTE for instance, it has a great ranking among the universities around Europe and the world, also is considered one of the oldest university in Hungary, and last but not least ELTE has a huge number of professionals, professors, and doctors with different programs for studies of every stage, such as BSc, MSc, and PhD.

What are your challenges in your study program?

Actually, there are many challenges in studying this program, such adapting to the customs of a new society and interacting bravely with a new situation, also being able to endure the pressure of studying at ELTE since it has a different education style which I haven’t experienced before in my home country.

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

I strongly believe that being a master student at ELTE will give me the opportunity to increase my knowledge both in theoretical and practical aspects, besides it will enhance my ability and capability to become more provisional which later may help me to get an exceptional and very unique chance of great carrier in the future.

Do you have any recommendations for future students at ELTE?

I highly recommend for students from all over the world to come and study at ELTE since it has many degree programs offered including psychology, education, different fields of humanities just to mention a few of them. There also are a lot of experienced teachers and expert instructors who are widely known and respected in the academic era.