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‘It’s important to have faith in your own capabilities’

Alumnus of Apeejay School International, South Delhi, Tiara Safira Indrayanti talks about her experience of getting admission in a foreign university with a scholarship

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Tiara Safira Indrayanti is an Apeejay School International, South Delhi alumnus. She has been selected in Universitas Multimedia Nusantara in Indonesia to pursue her graduation in Strategy Communication. In an interview, the budding scholar describes the steps she took to secure her admission in a university abroad, her future goals as well as gives a word of advice to fellow student applicants. Edited excerpts: 

What steps did you take to secure your admission in the Indonesian University?

First, I took an online entrance exam. The exam consisted of several questions of Math, English and Logical Reasoning. I cleared the exam successfully and was able to bag a 70% scholarship as well. My course is entirely online and the classes will begin very soon. I am quite excited and am gearing up for it. 

How has your experience of the IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum been?

It was initially very challenging for me. The IB curriculum was a big shift from the Indonesian curriculum. It was hard for me to adapt. But gradually, I adjusted to the IB curriculum and it helped me a lot with my writing skills.

How did Apeejay School International, South Delhi help you to secure your admission?

The teachers at the school helped me a lot. Whenever I needed some help, they gave me extra-classes and solved all my doubts.

What are your future targets?

I would love to be an illustrator one day. I am very interested in that field. 

What advice would you give to students who are aiming to get admission in foreign universities like you?

I would say belief in yourself. That is the main thing. It is really important to have faith in your own capabilities and the confidence to achieve your set target.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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