My name is Kristjana Doka a former architecture student at Epoka University, currently studying in an international Master program between three main partner universities Gent University, Belgium; Lund University, Sweden and Edinburgh University, UK.
With this short testimony, I would like to share my 5 years’ experience as an Epoka alumnus and share my new excited experience with IMFSE (I will explain to you shortly in a bit).
My journey at Epoka University started when I was about to choose my profession, I took part in an international design competition organized by Epoka University. I was awarded the first prize and a full studying scholarship for five years. Studying at Epoka University gave me the right impetus to grow both personally and professionally, working with professionals and well-prepared academic staff brought me to another level of understanding and approaching Architecture. After the second academic year the university provided the opportunity for international internships with leading companies, I had the chance to do my first internship in Istanbul, Turkey and my second one in Florence, Italy. Moreover, the university organize an annual career fair which helps every student to network. Workshops are as well a powerful mean of connecting with other students and institutions. Exchange programs are very helpful and a great experiences, thankfully Epoka University collaborates with other international universities, I had the opportunity to do my Erasmus at ITU (Istanbul Technical University). During my last year I had the great opportunity of being a tutor assistant for a year in Basics of Design, a really interesting and challenging course which I very much love.
I graduated a year ago and I can definitely say that my formation at Epoka University helped me work during this year with a great office, located in Rotterdam. Currently, I am enrolled in an International Master called IMFSE, which stands for “International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering”, with a full tuition fee waiver, I started my first semester in Gent University, Belgium and now I am getting prepared for my second one in Lund, Sweden. This program is very interesting and unique with students from different countries and study backgrounds and being taught by the best academic staff, very competent in the field of Fire safety worldwide. I suggest to everyone studying at Epoka University in Architecture and Engineering Faculty to have a look at this great opportunity, studying at top 100 Universities, having a study scholarship, traveling through all the year and having great job possibilities with the sponsors of this master program like: ARUP, WSP, Promat, IFIC, Kingspan, UL, bre, FPC and FESG. I suggest to have a look at it and why not applying (applications are open http://www.imfse.ugent.be)
Hereof, I hope this short testimonial helps anyone who is studying or would like to study at Epoka University and anyone who seeks to study a Master Program in leading universities abroad. For further information don’t hesitate to write to the Universities and I will be pleased to help as well. I wish to all of you best luck with your studies!