Five international students received the Guangdong Government Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarships in 2018. 

The five recipients of the award were South Korean GIR student Yim Young Jun, CCM student Bae So Jung, who is also from South Korea, MAD student Celeste Nevid Velasquez Bottini from Venezuela, GIR student Shenandoah Ugo Perry from US and finally e-BMIS student Shien Zheng Goh from Malaysia.

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(From left) Celeste Nevid Velasquez Bottini, Shien Zheng Goh, Bae So Jung and Kim Young Jun

UIC received an invitation from the Department of Education of Guangdong Province to nominate international students for the Guangdong Government Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship.

The deans of UIC’s four academic divisions held a meeting on 26 June 2018 to determine suitable candidates for the award. After the meeting, the International Development office received five student nominations that were all awarded Guangdong Government Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship.

The nomination of each of these international degree-seeking students was based on their levels of academic excellence, recommendations from their respective division Deans and programme directors, active participation in various college activities, and overall compliance with campus rules and regulations.

On 28 November 2018, the Scholarship Presentation Ceremony for the Academic Year 2017-2018 was held. Year two CCM recipient Bae So Jung reported her delight at receiving this honour, saying “It gave me more motivation.” She commented on the high level of excellence among all students attending the scholarship ceremony and how motivational it was to attend the event with them.

Reporter/Photographer: IDO
Editors: Samuel Burgess, Deen He, Marissa Furney, Étienne Fermie (MPRO)