Ondrej Ceska

7 BIG QUESTIONS - 7 GOOD ANSWERS

Name: Ondrej Ceska

Country of origin: Czech Republic

Field of study: BSC in Economics and Busness Administration

 

What is the best thing about being a student at Aarhus University?

Probably the combination of high-quality education, friendly and collaborative atmosphere among the students and the connections and networking opportunities you get when attending various events that Aarhus University offers.

Probably the combination of high-quality education, friendly and collaborative atmosphere among the students and the connections and networking opportunities you get when attending various events that Aarhus University offers.

What worries did you have before applying?

It was mostly technicalities rather than worries about the “right choice” of the study field or about the difficulty of the school. So honestly, I was most worried about not finding a place to live in Aarhus and the language barrier (which turned out to be completely inexistent).

What is the biggest difference between studying at Aarhus University and where you studied before (please include where you studied before)?

I went to university right after my high school so I would rather compare it to a Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, where I studied during my exchange semester. I have to say studies in Aarhus feel much more practical and relevant for future career than what I experienced in France. In Aarhus, the cases we are solving during various classes simply feel real and I can imagine that the tools we learn to use are also used by companies in the real world.

What would you like to have known before applying?

That the initial expenses - including purchasing books, paying deposit to the accommodation and similar - are quite extensive. Also, you should know that mostly your accommodation will not be furnished. And that means NO furniture. Not even a lightbulb on the ceiling.

Please give 3 good tips to keeping living costs down as a student in Denmark

Download eTilbudsavis app to your phone and check regularly for discounts, do not do your regular groceries in the biggest shops with the widest selection as they are usually the most expensive and get a bike as soon as possible so that you don’t have to pay for public transport (in case you live relatively close to school).

What is it like to study and live in Aarhus and in Denmark?

I really enjoy it. Once you get to know the basics of Danish, you will realize you don’t really need it if you are not fluent in it, as everyone will just speak English to you anyway. You should get ready to go out for a couple beers with your friends on Friday afternoon and you should also start doing some kind of sport to fit in as it feels that everyone is trying to be really active.

What are your plans after you graduate?

Live happily ever after? Probably get a relevant and challenging job, gain experience in the field, earn some money and then (when it gets repetitive and tiring) quit and have fun with starting my own company. But who knows?