07. June 2018
Bottrop / Mülheim an der Ruhr, 5 Juni 2018: Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences currently enrols 401 international students. One of them recently received a scholarship funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the Stipendien- und Betreuungsprogramm (STIBET), a special grant programme for international students in Germany who are about to complete their degree. The candidates are chosen by the universities.
This year’s scholarship recipient at Ruhr West is Cédric Djahan, 26, from Cameroon, who’s enrolled in the master’s programme in computer science at the university’s Bottrop campus.
‘Of all applicants, Cédric Djahan had the best average grade and the smallest number of credits he still needed to earn. He made a convincing case that he was going to complete his degree soon and showed us how the scholarship would help him achieve that goal’, says Christiane Hinrichs, Head of the International Office, explaining the decision.
Cédric Djahan says what he likes best about Ruhr West, aside from the good student-teacher ratio, is the fact that the curriculum has a strong real-world orientation. ‘Everything I learn here, I can immediately apply in the workplace. I strongly appreciate the combination of theory and practice’, Dhajan says, describing his academic success. He wrote his master’s thesis while working at Capgemini, a major IT consulting company. In a nutshell, Djahan is responsible for installing software and integrating it into the ongoing software operations – as an automated process and independent of platform, if possible.