Biology is my great passion. I was born in the Ukraine and attended school there. After graduating from high school I knew for sure I wanted to work in biology later on. When I found out you could study bioinformatics in Germany I knew straight away: that’s what I want to do.
I wrote to several German universities and got a reply from each with a lot of useful tips. That was a wonderful experience. I decided on Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM). Everything is superbly organised. The curriculum is well-structured, and the content is exciting. There is a buddy programme under which students who have studied longer help the newcomers – both with their studies but also outside university. Next semester I would also like to help someone who is new to the THM. I share accommodation with six other girls, and we get on really well. I am happy I have found a new home here.
Anastasiia Petrova, 21, student at TH Mittelhessen, Campus Giessen