JASMIN (Germany)

Student Advisor 

NAME: Jasmin Schmitz
EMAIL: jasmin.schmitz@ut.ee
COUNTRY: Germany
PROGRAMME: Master’s in Democracy and Governance

Why did you choose to study this programme?

After I completed my bachelor, I got the opportunity to become an intern at an NGO which got me interested in learning more about how civil society, the third sector and the state work together. By being part of the Democracy and Governance programme, I could explore the relationship between governments, civil society and the private sector in democratic as well as non-democratic countries. The study programme offers a great overview of how policymaking and governing in general works and how it has changed over years. I was further interested in joining this MA programme as it allows me to choose electives from a great pool of fascinating classes which means that I can create my own study profile.

Why Estonia?

I first came to Estonia three years ago as an Erasmus student because I had never really been to a “cold” country before. While the weather was definitely an adjustment for me, I fell in love with Tartu. I really like that I can be in the city centre and can meet friends in no time while also getting to the countryside for a hike just as easily. Estonia’s nature is super rich, every season will give something new and special, it is so much fun to explore the country. Also, the atmosphere at the university was really welcoming and helpful. So, I just had to return!

* International Student Ambassadors can tell you about living in Tartu and their study programme. All questions about scholarships, application procedure, and required documents must be directed to studyinfo@ut.ee. You can also fill in an online form.