Record number of Perse students receive overseas university offers

A record-breaking number of Perse students have gained offers from overseas universities this year.

As interest in applications to study abroad continues to grow, seven Upper Sixth students received offers from American colleges.

Emma Harris has chosen to take up a place at Harvard. Emma was also the first-ever Perse student to receive an offer from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Sophie Chiang applied to colleges with leading computer science programmes, receiving offers from the University of California colleges Santa Barbara, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Liliana French received an impressive range of scholarship offers from the University of Rhode Island, University of Virginia, North Carolina State University and the University of Connecticut. She has decided to take up a place at Connecticut with an academic excellence scholarship.

Eduard Baroyan has an offer for a degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California Berkeley, while Luca Sangiovanni-Vincentelli obtained an offer from University of California San Diego.

Tim Ziegert gained an offer from Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, while Spyros Mantis received an athletics scholarship offer in basketball from York University, Nebraska.

I am very proud of the exceptional hard work and dedication shown by our Perse international university applicants.

Samuel Black, Overseas Universities Advisor

Elsewhere in North America, Isabella Li-Yan-Hui received an offer to study at the University of Toronto with a Toronto International Scholar Award and a scholarship at the Faculty of Arts.

Saskia Stock and Tamara Lake both made successful applications to the prestigious French university Sciences Po. Saskia also received an offer from the Bocconi institute in Milan, and has chosen to take up her Sciences Po place.

In Asia, Yunlin Chen received an offer to read natural sciences at the University of Hong Kong with an International Scholarship, while Ben Sharpstone has been offered a place to study at the University of Hokkaido, becoming the first Perse student to study in Japan.

Meanwhile, Laura Burton (OP 2022) has received an offer from Yale and Sebastian Vandermeer (OP 2022) has gained a place at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Perse Overseas Universities Advisor Samuel Black said: “I am very proud of the exceptional hard work and dedication shown by our Perse international university applicants this year. Their many outstanding offers are thoroughly well deserved.”


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