Savhannah Schulz

7 BIG QUESTIONS - 7 GOOD ANSWERS

Name: Savhannah Schulz

Country of origin: Germany

Field of study: BA in Cognitive Science

 

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

I think the opportunities. Getting the chance to do fMRI and EEG experiments was pretty fab! And there have been a lot of interesting guest talks at the CFIN (Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience) and other institutions.

What worries did you have before applying?

I already have a degree and was worried, that I don't fit in being older than the other students, and in the end if I was doing the right thing by going back to study.

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

I used to study in Bath before coming to Aarhus. There are a lot of differences and I think they are mostly of cultural nature. Bath was crowded with internationals, whilst here we are only two international students in my programme.

What would you like to have known before applying?

How to apply for Housing! Aarhus is a popular place to be in Denmark and especially during university start it is really tricky to find a place. I spent three months between StartupHousing, Airbnb's and friends and now live a bit outside the city in my own apartment. Would have been great to know how to avoid it.

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

1. To keep your balance, jump in the saddle! Aarhus has great cycling paths and you will get used to the weather and the hills in no time.
2. Know your places! Going for a coffee can be a pretty pricey adventure. Grab a coffee from Dale's or a beer at one of the many fridaybars around campus... Plus, a great way to meet fellow internationals and new people. 
3. Do a little research before shopping and going out! Many places offer Student Day's or discounts and there are some great second hand markets and places around to furbish up your place.     

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

Denmark is the place of happy people, but it takes time to adapt to some of the cultural perks... Finding people is easy but it needs a while to create closer bonds. I found learning Danish a great help to fit in better. And living so close to the beaches has of course its benefits. Especially in the summer :-)

What are your plans after you graduate?

I would love to get into a PhD programme somewhere in Scandinavia focusing on language acquisition and development.