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Karolína Horská

Our student 2015 - 2018


Maastricht University

Field of study

Evropské právo


Open Gate graduate in 2015

I was born in the western Bohemian town of Karlovy Vary, renowned for its curative springs and film festival. As an elementary school student, I studied music fervently but once I joined Open Gate my life changed completely. I started focusing on foreign languages and history and, from my third year, I dreamed about venturing past the limits of the Babice campus.

My dream became reality thanks largely to The Kellner Family Foundation, as it promised to support me during my university enrolment in the Netherlands, in the center of what is developing in Europe. I chose that country for its openness and friendliness towards international students and for its maturity and international nature. The above description also fits Maastricht University, which I chose as the perfect educational institution for a three-year Bachelor’s program in European Law; I would also like to continue with my French and also learn some Dutch. I don’t know where destiny will take me after that. At any rate, I firmly believe that I will complete my studies successfully, earn a Master’s degree, and then use my education for the positive development of the society where I live and whose destiny I care about.


Šmeralova Elementary School and Elementary Art School in Karlovy Vary with a focus on music, graduated in 2007


First Czech Grammar School in Karlovy Vary, 2007-2009
Open Gate Grammar School, Czech Republic, graduated in 2015 with both the International Baccalaureate and the Czech state school-leaving examination


Maastricht University, NL, European Law Bachelor’s program, started in 2015




First and foremost, to successfully complete my university program, and then work in the field, contributing to development both in the Czech Republic and internationally. I would like to give back to society all the education and experience that I will be gaining thanks to the exceptional opportunity to study abroad.


Solo and choir singing, international conflicts, history, books with deep ideas, good Academy Award-winning films, jogging, cycling, and swimming

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