Recipients of the Philip Hans Franses Scholarship Lizi Burduli and Makhabbat Mussagaliyeva have got the opportunity to meet with the name giver of their scholarship, Prof. Philip Hans Franses, the former dean of Erasmus School of Economics.
Meeting the name giver of the Philip Hans Franses Scholarship
On 6 March 2023, recipients of the Philip Hans Franses Scholarship Lizi Burduli and Makhabbat Mussagaliyeva finally got the opportunity to meet the name giver of the scholarship. Liza and Makhabbat, who recipients of the Philip Hans Franses Scholarship from 2021 and 2022. The students learned more about the two Nobel Prize winners affiliated with our School, Jan Tinbergen and Guido Imbens. In turn Lizi and Makhabbat shared their experiences with studying in Rotterdam.
Experiences from recipients
Lizi Burduli was awarded the scholarship in the previous academic year and is now in the second year of the International Bachelor in Economics and Business Economics (IBEB) programme.
She has completed her first year with excellent results and is currently a teaching assistant and participates in the Bachelor Honours Class. Next year she is looking forward to going on exchange.
Makhabbat Mussagaliyeva is in the first year of the IBEB programme and currently studying hard to obtain her BSA. She is particularly interested in statistics and data analytics to approach economic problems and hopes to continue her studies in this direction.
Both Lizi and Makhabbat commented that the first year of study is quite tough. With Lizi being from Georgia and Makhabbat from Kazakhstan, the secondary education they received is very different from education in the IBEB programme. They are experiencing a very steep learning curve in especially the areas of mathematics and macro- and microeconomics.
Living in Rotterdam
Both Makhabbat and Lizi very much enjoy living in Rotterdam. Makhabbat immediately liked Rotterdam as it has quite some similarities to her hometown Astana, which also has many skyscrapers, a diverse environment and lots of windy weather. Lizi never imagined living in Rotterdam but is very glad that, because she was awarded the scholarship, it is now her new home. Both students appreciate the open, vibrant, and international environment that Rotterdam offers, and they very quickly felt at home with everyone being friendly and helpful. They both also praise the ease of getting around using public transport. Housing is, on the other hand, a serious problem.
The Philip Hans Franses Scholarship
The Philip Hans Franses Scholarship is meant for an excellent student from a non-EEA country who wants to make a difference and who would not be able to study at Erasmus School of Economics without this scholarship. The recipient receives a waiver of the tuition fee for the full duration of the bachelor’s programme. There is only one Philip Hans Franses Scholarship available each year, so competition is tough.
- More information
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