22 July 2015 at 9:00 am

Competition winners announced South and South East Asia

As part of its awareness-raising activity in South and South East Asia (SSEA) Education New Zealand (ENZ) ran two student competitions in key SSEA markets in May/June this year.

The first competition was open to SSEA students from selected institutions currently pursuing undergraduate programmes in business, marketing and/or related disciplines. Students were asked to submit a 12 month marketing strategy that would promote New Zealand as an education destination in their own country.

ENZ is pleased to announce that five entries – two from Viet Nam and one each from India, Indonesia and Malaysia have won all-expenses paid four-week internships in New Zealand. The interns will arrive in New Zealand between July and September.

The winners and their hosting New Zealand institutions are:

Viet Nam

Pham Phuong Lan going to Academic Colleges Group

Nguyen Hoai Thuong going to Palmerston North Girls High School


Armeet Narang going to Avondale College


Edo Dwi Prayogo going to the University of Auckland


Kong Kah Weng going to Choose New Zealand Education Alliance

The second competition was targeted at secondary school students in South East Asia only, with the aim of prompting them to research what it would be like to live and learn in New Zealand. The students each submitted a 700-word essay demonstrating their take on the theme of ‘Think New: Think New Zealand’. ENZ received some outstanding entries across all four target markets. The winning essays (listed below) were all published in top-tier media publications.


Nur Afiqah Azizan - essay published in The New Straits Times (Learning Curve)


Siti Hajar Saskia Putri  - essay published in Hai! and CosmoGIRL! magazines


Sirinut Talpraderm - essay published in The Bangkok Post (Student Weekly)


Nguyễn Thúy An - essay published on Kenh14.vn

We’ll follow up with the students and their host institutions during their time in New Zealand and keep you posted as to their experiences.

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