When I registered for the program “early study” at TU Dresden as a pupil, I would have never imagined finishing undergraduate studies in physics three years later.
It all began with a lecture about experimental physics in the first term. After passing its exam, I continued freshly motivated to participate in early study in the following terms. Driven by curiosity and thanks to the constant support of both my high school and university, I completed courses originally not intended for early students and took exams of lectures I could not attend.
After three years, I had finished my Bachelor of Science in physics. During these three years, for sure, I have learned tons of physics. But, more importantly, I have also learned to manage myself and handle multiple projects – reliably, persistently, simultaneously.
In 2019, I wrote the first book about ‘Early Study.’
What began as a pilot project around the turn of the millennium inspired universities throughout Germany with its success and prepares early students today for tomorrow’s studies.
Based on three years of my own experience and a recent survey by the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, this book tells a story of how early study can succeed.