Success Story

Daryl Neo Boon Kiat

An UP Education pathways student received a $5,000 scholarship from Victoria University of Wellington to put towards his first year of undergraduate study.

Daryl Neo Boon Kiat, 22, from Singapore, successfully completed the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme and is now doing a Bachelor of Commerce at Victoria University, hoping to specialise in human resources.

Daryl enjoys the relaxed lifestyle and flexibility of study in New Zealand. Winning the scholarship was a complete surprise and capped off his successful pathway to a Kiwi university.

“UP Education  helped me a lot in my journey to undertake a degree and gave me an insight into how the New Zealand university system works. The highlight of my  course was making new friends from around the world – and the teachers are so great and nice!”

Tutor Monica Simmons said Daryl had impressed his teachers during his time on the program. “He was always quick to the task, had an inquiring approach to his learning and demonstrated a consistently conscientious work ethic to achieve success. He was friendly, respectful and enjoyed good relationships with staff and students alike,” she says.


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