Nicholas Kateris, an 18-year-old student in Greece spends his time reading, playing tennis and learning about programming. His life would resemble that of his peers if he had not just been accepted to Cambridge University, which he will attend during the new academic year.
Nicholas is a student at Erasmios Greek-German School. He secured his place in the world-renowned university by acing his A-level exams, which are part of the British educational system. At the moment he is preparing to follow in the footsteps of his mother, who is a civil engineer.
“Since middle school I knew that I wanted to study in Britain and my ultimate goal was to attend Cambridge University, because it is the best in the field of engineering, which I decided I would be studying last year,” said Nicholas. After passing his exams he also had an interview with the university’s representatives.
In order to succeed, the young man prepared carefully and met the expectations of his parents and teachers, who believe he is an apt and humble student. Last year, Nicholas and his classmates designed and built a mini Formula 1 vehicle, while participating in a school competition in Greece and won the award for the best marketing and resource finding. At the moment, Nicholas and a friend of his are preparing a smartphone application.
Even though he will be taking the national Panhellenic exams, he is already thought to be a Cambridge University freshman. He stated that he made his choice because the situation in Greek universities drives young people away.