Graduates of the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools 2018 were among the best freshmen at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and received a special scholarship for international students from the university.
The award ceremony was held at the university with the participation of Professor Timothy W. Tong, president of PolyU, and Professor Geoffrey Q.P. Shen, Interim Vice President of PolyU. In the 2018-2019 academic year, more than 100 Entry scholarships were offered to new international students, including graduates of the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools. These are five representatives of NIS Astana of Physics and Mathematics: Anel Akhmetova, Nazerke Kurmangali, Armanzhan Muratbayev, Assem Ospan and Tolganay Syzdykova. Also there were Sholpan Tіlesh from Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Shymkent, Adeliya Makasheva from Pavlodar and Aliya Tumanbayeva from Semey, graduates of the IB school in Astana Sanzhar Bolatbek and Anastassia Kim, Shyndaulet Kassymkhanov and Aigul Sakhiyeva from Kokshetau.
- I am sure you will share your student’s pride and happiness and I wish to take this opportunity to take this opportunity to thank your school’s dedicated efforts in nurturing the bright mind, - Associate Director of the International Affairs Office Eric Lo wrote in his letter to Intellectual schools Principals.
Academic success of NIS graduates was noted by Timothy W. Tong, President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, during a meeting with the AEO management last year.
"I'm impressed with the tremendous amount of work you have done for such a short period. I want to note that the NIS graduates are performing very well at the university", – Professor Tong stated at that time.
To date, Hong Kong Polytechnic University is one of the best technical universities in Asia with a wide range of programs in technical and humanitarian professions. As the largest state university in Hong Kong where more than 32,000 students study, PolyU is a dynamic academic and research community that unites students and educators from 40 countries around the world.