2019 International Student Awards Winners

The 9th annual StudyAdelaide International Student Awards were held at the Government House of South Australia.  His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, presented awards to the winners in eleven categories including the coveted International Student of the Year. 

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Against strong competition, students from 13 countries including India, Nepal, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Colombia and Italy were recognised for their outstanding achievements during their time in South Australia.

For the first time in the awards’ history we celebrate dual winners for International Student of the Year.

Congratulations to the following winners on their accomplishments! 🏆

International Students of the Year: 

Thien Khoi (Richard) Tran from Vietnam studying at the University of South Australia

and

Alessandro Sereni from Italy studying at Flinders University

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Academic Excellence: Postgraduate (Research)

Winner: Sheela Evangeline Kumaran from India studying at Flinders University

Highly Commended: Liang Chen from China studying at The University of Adelaide

and

Carolin Reichherzer from Germany studying at the University of South Australia


Academic Excellence: Postgraduate (Coursework)

Winner: Alessandro Sereni from Italy studying at Flinders University

Highly Commended: Milan Paudel from Nepal studying at the University of South Australia

and

Keren Wu from China studying at Flinders University


Academic Excellence: Undergraduate

Winners: Chenghan (Henry) Zhang from China studying at Flinders University

and

Thien Khoi (Richard) Tran from Vietnam studying at the University of South Australia

Highly Commended: Sulakshana Kumari Jayasekara from Sri Lanka studying at the University of South Australia


Academic Excellence: Vocational Education and Training

Winner: Virroshan Kumar Krishna Kumar from Malaysia studying at TAFE SA

Highly Commended: Taraneh Saeedi from Iran studying at TAFE SA


Academic Excellence: Pathways

Winner: Marcela Tobon Castaño from Colombia studying at CELUSA

Highly Commended: Phuong Anh Hoang from Vietnam studying at The University of Adelaide College


Academic Excellence: School

Winner: Yufei Xu from China studying at University Senior College

Highly Commended: Eunah Joo from South Korea studying at Henley High School

and

Yu (Amy) Shi from China studying at Glenunga International High School


Community Engagement

Winner: Hoi Yan Wong from China studying at Flinders University

Highly Commended: Phuong Mai Dinh from Vietnam studying at the University of South Australia


Artistic Achievement

Winner: Leslie Nachula from Zambia studying at Flinders University

Highly Commended: Meixi Chen from China studying at Flinders University


Sporting Excellence

Winner: Grace Mak Ting Kun from Canada studying at the University of South Australia


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Winner: Zhu Guiyong from China studying at The University of Adelaide


Student Event of the Year

Winner: TEDxUniSA

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