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Scholarship Recipient: China Will Open A Lot Of Opportunities For Me

Scholarship Recipient: China Will Open A Lot Of Opportunities For Me
Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board chief executive officer, Bobby Maharaj (front row, fourth from left), Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo (front row, fifth from left), University of the South Pacific’s manager of International Office Lillian Fuata (front row, sixth from left), Yat Sen School manager Freeman Gock (front row, seventh from left) with officials and the scholarship recipients at Chinese Embassy in Suva on August 16, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
August 17
10:00 2018

Amit Kumar, 31, who is one of the re­cipients for a scholarship to study in China, hopes to return to Fiji and contribute to our nation’s economy.

Mr Kumar will be flying to Beijing at the end of this month to begin his studies.

He has been awarded a full scholarship to do his PhD in Engineering at Beijing Insti­tute of Technology.

“I am really thankful to the Chinese gov­ernment for giving me the opportunity to study abroad. This is the first time I am re­ceiving a scholarship,” Mr Kumar said.

“I did my Masters in Fiji. I am currently unemployed and hopefully that will change when I return.”

He described the scholarship as a blessing.

“My father is retired and my mother is a housewife. Receiving this scholarship is a great help for my family,” he said.

“My course will end in 2022. Studying abroad will not be easy especially when lan­guage is a barrier, but I am ready for all the challenges ahead of me. I will miss my fam­ily because China is very far, but I know I am doing it for them and myself.

“China will open up a lot of opportunities for me and I am really excited.”

Out of the 19 people who received their scholarships to study in China, Mr Kumar and one other recipient are doing their PhD. The other scholarships include six Masters scholarships and 11 degree scholarships.



  1. Amit Kumar,
  2. Ashmit Kumar,
  3. Zyna Borg,
  4. Fei Yi Chan,
  5. Jade Guang,
  6. Lindy Teilai,
  7. Kristina Zhu,
  8. Varun Kapoor,
  9. Mohseen Khan,
  10. Viriseta Matawalu,
  11. Shawn Sagar,
  12. Arieta Tavele,
  13. Apete Vatuloka,
  14. Ratu Eroni Duaibe,
  15. Arishna Devi,
  16. Emerie Christopher,
  17. Tevita Tuivunilagi,
  18. Vilikesa Varawa,
  19. Adi Vatuwaliwali

Ed­ited by Jonathan Bryce


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