Four Malaysians admitted to Harvard class of 2028


(From left) Bryan Lim, Victor Ngow, Thamini Vijeyasingam and Elisa See have been accepted into Harvard's Class of 2028.

PETALING JAYA: Four Malaysians - Bryan Lim from Kuala Lumpur, Elisa See from Johor and Victor Ngow and Thamini Vijeyasingam, both from Selangor - will be joining the Harvard College class of 2028.

The four are among the international students selected from across 94 countries to attend Harvard College, and international students make up 15.4% out of the 1,937 students admitted.

The College received a total of 54,008 applications, with a 3.59% admission rate.

Bryan completed his IGCSEs at Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, while Victor completed his SPM at SMK Damansara Utama, Selangor.

In addition, Thamini completed her secondary school studies at ELC International School in Sungai Buloh while Elisa did so at Marlborough College Malaysia in Iskandar Puteri, Johor.

Victor is a Petronas scholar and intends to major in Environmental Science and Public Policy or Environmental Engineering, Bryan plans to major in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Elisa looks to major in Government (Political Science) and Economics or Computer Science, while Thamini plans to study Economics and Philosophy.

On the admissions, Harvard alumni interviewer Wan Nadiah Wan Mohd Abdullah Yaakob said that the university searches for students who demonstrate a deep commitment to their interests and who have expanded their energy in creative ways to build something meaningful.

“They have the intellectual curiosity and inner motivation to become the catalysts for the people and organisations around them to do more and do better.

“Every year, it has been our privilege to listen and learn how these talented young Malaysians have contributed to those around them in big and small ways," said the President of the Harvard Club of Malaysia.

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