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There was also a second obstacle: As Pouria Noie already has a degree he does not qualify for BAföG. However, it took some time until BAföG informed him of its decision and so he had to decide how everything was to be financed after his studies had already started. “Because of the language problems I need more time for the preparation and follow-up of my studies”, he says. It was difficult for him to fit in a part-time job. But somehow a way had to be found and that is why Pouria Noie has recently become a proud working student at Siemens.
He feels comfortable in Germany. However, he regrets that he has very little contact with his German fellow students. “I am the only foreigner on the programme,” he says. “It is difficult to find German friends”. Nevertheless, he sees his future in Germany: “When I finish my studies, I would like to work, perhaps in Cologne or Hanover,” he thinks. He prefers those areas to southern Germany.