My first stipend gave me the confidence to be independent

Name: – Smriti Gupta

College: — NIT Trichy

Organization interned with: – Technical University of Munich, Germany

How did I spend my 1st internship stipend?

It was a great research experience in TUM, Germany in May 2011. I was awarded a stipend of 2000 euros (roughly 1 lakh INR) for two months of stay in Munich. I spent a considerable amount of money in making trips to Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany. About 600 euros were spent on buying grocery and other items of daily need. But I never spent my cash unnecessarily on purchasing things which were insignificant. At the end of my stay, I saved nearly 700 euros and returned it to my parents. They were really happy to know that I had managed money efficiently and saved a considerable sum. This experience made me believe that I could live independently and manage my own expenses in the future.

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One thought on “My first stipend gave me the confidence to be independent

  • June 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    hi smriti,
    i liked the post that you have made though this response from me is after a long time.sorry for that.can u please tell me how u went about with the application process.also can u please give me some details about eligiblity and other important details?


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