Nexus International School Learners Win 140 College Offers and US$1 Million Scholarships

Graduates of Nexus International School Malaysia’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) have won over 140 university offers and received US$1 million (RM4.45 million) in scholarships from prestigious universities around the world.

These institutions include Stanford University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Glasgow, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and University of Hong Kong, among others.

Offering international education and boarding, Nexus achieved an outstanding average exam score of 35 points, higher than the 2021 global average score achieved by one of the most diverse IB graduate cohorts with 13 learners different nationalities providing a truly international experience for learners. .

IBDP at Nexus

The IBDP is made up of six subject groups offering a wide range of subject choices for pre-university students, which includes the opportunity to take creative subjects as well as languages. Core subjects aim to broaden students’ educational experiences and challenge their application of knowledge and skills, including Theory of Knowledge (TOK, Community, Action, Service (CAS) and Extended Essay.

It also emphasizes its career guidance and higher education counseling, where learners receive advice and guidance from the age of 14 on their career suitability, exposure to a variety of job choices, higher education and career and one-on-one assistance with college application processes (including writing personal statements), finding scholarships and more.

A head start on college life

A testament to the IB’s approach and philosophy of producing lifelong learners who can make a difference, Nexus graduates get a head start on their future.

One such learner, Andrew Kuik, won a scholarship to study computer science at Stanford University and scored 42 points on the IB exams.

“I chose to continue studying the IB Diploma because I felt it gave me the opportunity to tackle a wider range of subjects, which opened up more possibilities for me in my career choices. career,” said Kuik, who has worked at Nexus for six years. his high school life.

Kuik, a Nexus graduate, won a scholarship to attend Stanford University.  Also an accomplished pianist, he organizes charity concerts to raise funds for charitable causes.Kuik, a Nexus graduate, won a scholarship to attend Stanford University. Also an accomplished pianist, he organizes charity concerts to raise funds for charitable causes.

A passionate and accomplished pianist, he has also raised a total of RM147,000 in funds over the past five years by organizing charity concerts for the benefit of refugee centers and associations for autistic children, among others.

Meanwhile, the University of British Columbia, Canada has awarded Nexus graduate Joseph Chung the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award, providing a full scholarship worth US$250,000 (1, RM1 million) to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at university.

While studying at Nexus, Chung established a research internship with the Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica in Taiwan and was granted a patent for his invention of a “safety alert method for child safety seats”.

Chung (yellow shirt) graduated with his IB classmates, winning the University of British Columbia's Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow award.Chung (yellow shirt) graduated with his IB classmates, winning the University of British Columbia’s Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow award.

He attributes his success to the school’s philosophy of supporting each learner in their passion and reaching their potential. That said, Chung was always able to reach out to his science teachers for clarification on matters that weren’t in his textbook.

He has won other awards including the Best Biology Award and National Top 15 of the International Medical University (IMU) Science Discovery Challenge 2021 and was twice named National Champion of the Sime Darby Young Innovators Challenge (SDYIC).

Scholarships and fee waivers

The school is currently offering IB Diploma Scholarships of up to 30% off tuition fees for August 2022/23 admission.

For those who wish to consider boarding, a special promotion of up to RM50,000 on tuition and boarding is available. Visit https://bit.ly/3ROAoVM to learn more.

For more information visit www.nexus.edu.my or email admissions@nexus.edu.my or call 03 8889 3868 or 017 606 6255 (WhatsApp).