“There is no desperation with life, and there is no life with desperation" I have always believed in the phrase: "There is no desperation with life and there is no life with desperation” in every phase of one’s life. Since childhood, the following traits display who I am: determination and perseverance in achieving my dreams. I was not hesitant in choosing my major of Electrical Engineering since I was deeply influenced by the scientist Edison who lit the world. I completed my Bachel...
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“Achieving my dream will make my family proud” I am a student who lives in Aqaba. I was granted a scholarship from the European Union. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Physics which I completed in 2016. It is my dream to get a PhD one day. Despite my poor living conditions and my difficult financial status, I tried to cope with my misery by searching for a job in hope of achieving my dream. Hence, I found myself with no higher education and no job. I was about to lose hope when I receive...
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“It is never too late to start all over again” I am a Syrian student. I grew up in Damascus where I completed my education up until the war broke out. As a result, I had to cut short my Bachelor Degree studies in Arabic Literature at Damascus University and leave my job in the field of mobiles and computer. Thereafter, I had to move to Jordan where I began working to make ends meet and start my life all over again. Days and days passed by until I came across an advertisement about E...
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“a bee never gives up or gets bored, and that is indeed my role model" Who knows what is meant to be is what is really good for us! This is a phrase I used to repeat until the right time came where I fully understood and experienced the full extent of this phrase. This happened when I completed my public high school certificate with a merit average of 90.5. To my disappointment, my average did not help me get into medical school and my financial situation didn’t help me pay for my ...
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“I saw my dream of completing my higher education fading away” Since childhood, I have always loved learning and education. After completing my secondary certificate with a 94 average, I was disappointed to learn that I had no chance as a foreign student to apply to local scholarships granted by the Jordanian government. At the time, I was left shocked and stayed at home for one year doing nothing. Thereafter, I applied for the Islamic Center Association scholarship and enrolled in...
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“My dreams are big” I grew up in an average class family. I know what I want and that was to build a career in the mechanical engineering field. Therefore, I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering. My dreams are big and I have always wanted to complete my higher education even further after I finish my Bachelor Degree. Because of my difficult financial situation and failing to find a scholarship that would cover my educational expenses I returned to the work environment and pu...
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“ As a traumatized war victim, I was searching for a way to improve my life ” I am a Syrian student who fled her country at the age of 13. As a traumatized war victim, I was searching for a way to improve my life. After many years of psychological warfare at school in Syria because of my family’s political position towards the war, I made it my mission to achieve a high average at school and continue my higher education. I came to Jordan when I was 13 years old and was suffering fro...
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“I realized that there is no impossible if effort prevails” I am a student who worked and studied while completing my Bachelor Degree in modern languages at Yarmouk University. During that time, my part-time job was teaching Arabic for non-native speakers at the university’s language centre and I gave private Italian lessons as a private tutor. Despite the hard times during high school, I was ranked first in my class. Hence, this was just the first stop in my journey towards success...
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“The EU restored my faith in miracles!” I am a Syrian student. I completed my secondary certificate in 2010 and studied economics and politics at Beirut University. In 2012, I transferred to Damascus University and then the crisis began while I was finishing my third year. The living conditions in Syria became very dangerous so I had to move with my family to Jordan in 2014. My life in Jordan began by me working at a gold store. After a year of working there, I found myself back ...
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"I am now a Master’s student who aspires to attain a PhD" At the age of 13, my father passed away, leaving me and my family with no fixed monthly income. I grew up with my family, my mother and siblings, trying to cope with the difficult living conditions that were out of my control. My life took a positive turn when I turned 18. During this time, I was able to complete my public secondary certificate with a high average of 92.2. As a result of my perseverance and hard work, I manage...
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