As one of two scholarship holders of the Alumni Association, Bilal Waraich has been studying Computer Science at Constructor University in Bremen since September. Twenty-five students applied for the scholarships, which the university’s Alumni Association offers to support particularly gifted and ambitious talents.
"The decisive factor for the selection above all is that the potential scholarship holders are able to convey a vivid picture of their motivation and show what they want to achieve at the university," said Zain Dar, board member of the Alumni Association.
Bilal has obviously succeeded in this. Still a high school student, he co-founded a non-profit organization in his home country Pakistan which aims to pave the way for children to go to university by offering them educational opportunities. His older sister had already studied at Constructor University, and Bilal was also keen to study in Germany. "Graduates in Computer Science have many opportunities in Germany’s various industries," Bilal said. "A degree from Constructor University opens many doors here."
A new environment, new topics, people, impressions and inspiration: "There was a lot going on in the first few weeks of the semester, so much is happening on campus," said Bilal, summarizing his first impressions of studying at Constructor University. "There are a lot of opportunities that the university offers that I didn't even know existed."
In the meantime, Bilal got involved in the Google Developers Student Club and was elected president of the debate club. The Alumni scholarship does not only offer financial support but also grants access to a wide network, as it includes a mentoring program. Throughout his studies, the Bilal will be accompanied by an alumna or alumnus. "When you have someone with experience by your side, it's much easier to make the right decisions."
The other scholarship holder is Lauren Melissa Torres Chavarria who is studying Global Economics and Management at Constructor University.
About Constructor University:
Founded in 2001, Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-language, private university, with a campus in Bremen, Germany. With its interdisciplinary approach, advanced digital learning tools and accredited programs, it equips students with fundamental knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills to build their professional career and address the world’s most pressing challenges.
The University emphasizes a synergetic and entrepreneurial spirit, offering program mentoring from top-tier professors and industry experts. Partner collaborations include the Constructor Institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Carnegie Mellon, the National University of Singapore, the University of Geneva, and industry references such as Anisoprint, JetBrains and ChemDiv.
Internationality and diversity lie at the heart of Constructor University, with more than 110 nations at its vibrant and close-knit campus community in Bremen. There, students enjoy active campus life, with access to clubs, professional networks and academic counselling, essential to their personal and academic growth.
Research-centric faculty projects at the University are funded by the German Research Foundation, the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation, and globally leading companies.
The greater Constructor Knowledge ecosystem includes Constructor University in Bremen, Germany, and Constructor Institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. It is a provider of education services with education tools, worldwide traditional and online educational services, as well as advisory and strategic services to education customers in the fields of student recruitment, communications, and marketing support.