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25 • 07 • 2017
Success Stories

Hsin Chen (Tessa)

Nineteen-year-old ACG Foundation graduate Hsin Chen (Tessa), from Taiwan, has been awarded a NZ$5000 Scholarship by the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation.

On January 24th 2017, the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme (delivered by ACG) started and we welcomed the first students to our campus. Now the first batch of those students have graduated after a 6-month (Fast-track) programme.

The foundation programme, which is taught at the campus in the city centre of Wellington, provides students with a guaranteed pathway to Victoria University. Our graduates have moved on to bachelor degrees in various fields, including Arts and Commerce.

The best foundation student of each graduating cohort is awarded with a NZ$5,000 scholarship towards their first year tuition fees of a bachelor degree at Victoria University of Wellington. We are pleased to announce that Hsin Chen (Tessa) is the receiver of the first scholarship of this programme. She finished the course with excellent marks and has now commenced her Bachelor in Design Innovation at Victoria University. Tessa is a hard-working and dedicated student and we are sure she will succeed in her tertiary studies. We wish her all the best for the future!

Our graduates were taken out to a nice dinner with our principal and other staff to celebrate the completion of their programme. This was also the occasion when Tessa was surprised with the scholarship (see photo). Some of the graduates have already come back to our campus to share their experiences at Victoria University. The next graduation is on 22nd September 2017.

On 17th July 2017 we welcomed a new group of students at our July orientation who will study with us for either 6, 8 or 12 months. They were greeted with a traditional Maori music and dance performance to break the ice and introduced to their tutors and teachers. We wish all of them a great time at ACG!

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