Material Science M.Sc.
The lively atmosphere, the international diversity, and the historic sites – all of what thrills me about Darmstadt.
Master of Science in Materials Science
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Materials Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Why I chose TU Darmstadt:
Germany was always my dream study destination and the decision of choosing TU Darmstadt came without any questions, firstly, the excellent rankings and secondly, the availability of my preferred programme in English language.
What I like about Darmstadt:
The lively atmosphere, the international diversity, and the historic sites – all of what thrills me about this city.
How I felt about the start of the Digital Semester:
As a new international student here, a digital semester did not sound like a good idea to me. But the flexibility to study at my own pace has changed my opinion and the university is doing its best to make this experience smooth and convenient.
How did you experience the digital winter semester 2020/21?
It was a pleasant experience. At first, I was skeptical whether I would be able to digest all the information just by staring at the screen all day long, but the professors made it easier by providing all the lectures divided into short videos almost a week before contact hours. This enabled me to watch all the lectures unhurriedly.
What will you do first on your first day at the university (when corona is over)?
As someone in his first semester, I would love to take a tour of the university. And of course, I will catch up with my coursemates.
What do you do in your free time?
I love to play and teach Scrabble. It is a word game played on a board. So if you ever find someone on campus (after everything returns to normal) laying down some weird looking words on a board, that would be me. Do not hesitate to have a few games with me then, I would let you win the first one ;).
How do you balance your job and studies?
Working part-time alongside online education has turned out to be a lot easier for me, because the lectures are recorded and are always at my disposal, so there is no fear of missing out on them.
Pick three words to describe your personality.
Curious, friendly, optimistic
Fun fact about me:
I have won World Scrabble Championships in the junior category. Google ‘Moiz Ullah Baig’ :)
My favourite motto:
Rome was not built in a day
Scrabble champion Moiz – whaaat?!
Scrabble champion – what?!
Moiz is a passionate Scrabble player and quite talented too! Among other things, he is the 2013 World Youth Scrabble Champion and won the World Junior Scrabble Championship 2018. His latest success was in Berlin in 2022, when he won the 10th Continental Scrabble Championship in Berlin, Germany. This makes him a little star in his home country Pakistan – and also at TU Darmstadt!
We asked him a few questions about his hobby.