Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) considers it important to provide Stipendium Hungaricum students with excellent academic achievement with the opportunity to show themselves on a national level, and to reward their performance and success with recognition. Therefore, TPF established the Stipendium Hungaricum Excellence Student Award with the purpose of identifying and awarding outstanding Stipendium Hungaricum students.
The University of Sopron nominated Jasmine Sreenivasan (Cambodian student of the Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics) for the award according to her academic achievements. The nominated students of the Hungarian universities received the awards at the Welcome Event organised by TPF on 26 October 2021 in Budapest and were congratulated by State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dr. Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich. Jasmine was accompanied by the mentor student Dóra Kulcsár.
You can read the summary written by Jasmine Sreenivasan below:
"My name is Sreenivasan Jasmine and I am from Cambodia. I am a Stipendium Hungaricum scholar and also a sophomore in the Faculty of Economics in Sopron, Hungary. On 26th October, I was fortunate enough to attend the Welcome Event in Budapest, organized by Tempus Public Foundation. During the event, I got a chance to meet other fellow representatives of several institutions in Hungary. There were many fun activities during the event. We got to listen to Hungarian folk music, eat delicious food and even go sightseeing around the Parliament in Budapest with a tour guide. It was really interesting to see how Hungarian people preserve their history through their architecture. There was also an interactive workshop regarding the positive and negative effects of culture shock for international students in Hungary. Somehow it was quite relatable and insightful to hear the comparison of other students’ experience of their country and Hungary. Overall, it was an enjoyable day to make new friends and connections."