11 January 2021
The 2021 International Students of the Year Award finalists have been announced this week.
The International Student of the Year Award recognises and celebrates international students studying in the Northern Territory who have made a positive impact to the local community, while also excelling in their chosen field of study.
Congratulations to all nominees and finalists of the 2021 International Student of the Year Award.
The 7 finalists have been selected, with the winner to be announced at the annual Welcome Reception at Parliament House on 9 March 2022 (in no particular order):
Finalist name, nationality, education and training provider – Course
Ms Shreeja Dey, Indian, Charles Darwin University (CDU) – Bachelor of NursingMr Vick Sumanasena, Sri Lankan, CDU – Master of Civil and Structural EngineeringMs Jimena Espitia, Colombian, International House Darwin – Diploma of Social Media and MarketingMr Ruizhe Zhao, Chinese, CDU – Master of TeachingMs Shehani Rajapaksha, Sri Lankan, CDU – Master of EngineeringMr Hari Sharma, Nepalese, International House Darwin – Advanced Diploma of Program ManagementMr Edin Tom, Indian, CDU – Master of Professional Accounting
All finalists, as well as the overall winner, are promoted locally, nationally and internationally.
In addition to being named the Study NT International Student of the Year, the winning student will also be invited to join the 2022 Study NT Ambassador Program.
In 2021, more than 4,000 international students were enrolled to study with one of the Territory’s quality education and training providers, helping to make the Territory the multicultural and welcoming community that it is.