I wanted to start my own business in my home country, but I had little experience in this matter and decided not to waste time and get knowledge. The difference of income in our country and in Europe is quite big, so I understood that I needed to have an additional option to cover my expenses by finding job or by support of my family. I learned from a friend about the Latvian state scholarship. It was not difficult to collect all the necessary documents, but competition was intense, as there were many students from my country who applied for the scholarship. Being a student is much more interesting and fun when you don't have to worry about money.