The time has come to apply to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, to pursue my Masters in Robotics. But I forgot one little thing.
I'm poor. Switzerland is expensive. Masters students don't get funding there. Ok, that's three things, that all came dumping down on my head last night as I cowered in my chair.
As a friend reminded me last night, money is important. I can't run around, bright-eyed and idealistic, only to cross the ocean and find myself without home. I'm still really choked that I missed the deadline for the Erasmus Mundus EMARO and VIBOT scholarships, which hand out 20k/year to study vision and robotics in two different european countries.
So I've still got my back-up plans. But there MUST be something else. Who wants to settle for plan B?