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Dreams, Hope & Reality - Life as a student

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I'm writing out of frustration and in the middle of papers deadline. If some of you have read my previous post regarding the University Application,LPDP Scholarship Submission,LPDP LGD & Interview sessionand how I finally made it, enjoy the student life in the Netherlands, you would have known by now that I'm currently enrolled as MSc Business Administration: Financial Management candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In this post, I would share how I feel after studying here for 5 months.

To be honest, at first, I was quite in shock how fast the study pace in here, we only have a short 9 months of study (yes, I have to submit my final thesis in June). At the VU, instead of dividing the study period into semesters, they are using block. Each block usually consists of 2-3 subjects (you can pick as many as you want) during 5 to 6 weeks. After the learning period ends, you will have a week off to study and then exam the week after.

The study load is quite heavy, most of the…