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Tzu Chi School Graduates Take Their Places at Global Universities

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Monday October 28th, 2019

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  Tzu Chi Secondary School 2019 Graduation

The first graduating batch of Tzu Chi School IBDP students have obtained their diplomas and are gearing up for their first ventures into Higher Education, at universities across the world. Our Tzu Chi School’s graduates are preparing to take the step up, both nationally and internationally, with 70% of our graduates opting to study abroad. 


Dominic Robeau, Head of Tzu Chi Secondary School said, ‘I am very pleased by the result of our first cohort and excited to see a number of them have been accepted into university overseas. Also, that some students have decided to stay in Indonesia and have applied to outstanding universities here. I wish them all the best.’


The average of the graduates IB score is 32 points, exceeding the world average of 29.63 points. Tzu Chi School’s DP graduate Chrysanta Karuniamaya scored 39 in her IB exam, making it the highest among Tzu Chi Secondary students. Chrysanta was accepted at one of the best medicine faculties in Indonesia, Universitas Udayana Bali. 


Aside from Chrysanta, other students also continuing their studies in Indonesian universities are Michael Joemawan and Nathanael who were accepted at Prasetiya Mulya University to study Business Economics and Branding, respectively. Two other graduates, Evanilay and Millenia were accepted at Binus University to study International Business.


Tzu Chi School’s DP graduates overseas


One of the university destinations for our graduates is Australia, where Angela Kusumaputri who will be studying Fashion Merchandising at RMIT and Putri Setiani who was accepted at Monash University to study commerce. 


China has become one of the most popular destinations for our graduates. Angtonio was accepted in Xi’an Shiyou University to study Business. Elbert Pangestu, Hellen, Intan Setiawan, and Ivan Dentus were accepted at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University to study Applied Chemistry, Industrial Design, International Business with a Language, and Business Management, respectively. 


Two of our graduates were accepted in universities in Canada. Justin Dhiroputra who was Tzu Chi School’s first Student Council President, was accepted at the University of British Columbia to study Bachelor of Science/Art. Nicholas Zander, will be going to Simon Fraser University to study Psychology.


Sherilyn Hartono and Velicia Valerie, will both study the same major in Communication and Media Studies at Monash University, Malaysia. 


Jaennies Chan was accepted at Aston University in the United Kingdom to study Business Management.


Two of our graduates were accepted at universities in the United States. Giovanni Natasha was accepted at Boston University, which ranked 74 in the world, to study Media Science. Kevin Samudra was accepted at De Anza Community College to study Mechanical Engineering.


Beatrice Lee was accepted to pursue a double-bachelor degree at Cesar Ritz College, Switzerland through the joint programme of Cesar Ritz College and Washington State University to study International Business Hotel and Tourism Management.


Ms Yani Susanti, Homeroom Tutor for Grade 12 last year, said she is very proud to have seen her students completing their DP, ‘It wasn’t an easy journey, but what I like from our students is, when I ask them to stay late to be given for extra lessons, they’re willingly do it without complaints. I am very proud to see them persevere, I am glad to see their success.’