Reza is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Mechatronics at the Tallinn University of Technology. He found the programme and enrolled via Studyportals. We asked Reza about his experience of searching and applying to a university abroad.
My name is Reza Moezzi, I am 28 years old and I’m from Iran. I had studied Mechanical engineering for my Bachelor's. I became interested in Mechatronics studies and I applied for this programme, so I’m studying Master programme of Mechatronics at the Tallinn University of Technology.
I wanted to expand my knowledge, I had decided to study in English programme, I had intended to live in a quiet place (Even just for some years, Because I was living in Tehran, very noisy and populated city), I wanted to feel different, and so on But I believe that the most important reason that I’ve decided to do it, was/Is “I wanted to change my life”.
If I want to explain the priorities that I had considered for my programme and university, definitely I considered all of them which you’ve mentioned in your question, but the important priorities were: English programme, specific programme as my interesting(Mechatronics), university ranking, living cost, culture, facilities, a country with low density of population.
Honestly, I just had applied for this programme and fortunately I got acceptance.
No, I didn’t know anything about this (at that moment, I didn’t know where Estonia was located), about the reason that I chose this particular country as I mentioned before I liked and like the quiet places with less population and unique culture.(because as I searched about this country, I realized that Estonian culture belongs to the both sides, West and East and makes it unique for me and when I came here I saw it obviously).Here I’m very thankful to you and your great site because it provided for me a lot of useful and categorized information that made me decide more easier.I recall that I was using your left toolbar on the site, for more than 500 times to search and achieve my suitable destination for continue of my study.I took an IELTS test and I saw it more reasonable particularly in speaking section, because I had to speak with one real examiner instead of computer(method that is using in TOEFL) for example I had asked myself “if I want to take TOEFL exam and during the speaking part, I start a cough unexpectedly, so what will happen?!! I will lose its scores!!”