I am Jaya bhuvaneshwari D residing in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and I am 22 years old who has always been passionate about biotechnology. My inquisitive mind always craved to know how living things worked. As I grew up, I got more engrossed in life sciences and I have been yearning to explore this field. During my adolescence, my interest heeded towards biotechnology and its infinite realms. It was the time when I realized biotechnology is a stream that bridges the gap between technology and life sciences. It is the key to developing new techniques solving our everyday food, medical and environmental problems, and also made me realize the importance of developing alternative methods to simplify existing clinical procedures involved. Hence, I decided to do a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology at Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University in Chennai where I attended many conferences and seminars that made me certain of my future profession. This served as a thrust for me to procure a cumulative GPA of 9.06 on a maximum scale of 10 and finish my Bachelor's study with a First Class Honors.
It did not stop there. I always wanted to go ahead and pursue a Master’s degree followed by a Doctoral degree in the same field. I tried my best to secure a Master’s degree abroad with complete scholarship right after my Bachelor’s study, but unfortunately received only a 25% tuition fee waiver. Coming from a lower-middle-class family, I always only had the dream to pursue my master’s degree and money has always been my biggest hurdle ever since my childhood. It’s been a year since I graduated as a Biotechnologist at a bachelor’s level. After my Bachelor’s, I just couldn’t divert myself from this field that has always kept me in a frenzied state, by working for a different sector in the industry. So, I decided to delve deeper into Biotechnology, furnishing myself with added laboratory skills by taking up an internship in Indian Institute of Technology – Madras.It’s been 10 months since I started to work as a Research Intern in one of the honored laboratories at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
In the meanwhile, with the strong motivation from my parents and myself, believing to get a full tuition fee waiver, I again applied for a two year Master’s program in the reputed University of Wuerzburg, Germany for October 2018 intake. And fortunately, I got admitted into the program due to my marked academic performance consistently (I have also attached my admission letter below for your reference). This time, I need not worry about my tuition as this course has no tuition fee and I just need to pay semester contribution fee of around 124€ for 4 semesters and a total living expense of 725€ per month for next 15 months to support myself in Wuerzburg. I have given the list of costs required by me below: