GIS Student Accepted to World’s Top Universities

Press Release15 May 2017

Lim Jia Yi receives three offers from world's top universities
Lim Jia Yi receives three offers from world’s top universities

Getting an offer to study in a world-recognised university is a dream come true for high school graduates. So, when Lim Jia Yi received three offers from Harvard, Stanford and Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, she was overjoyed.

“It’s beyond what I could have possibly imagined,” said the Year-13 student of Garden International School.

“Harvard, Stanford and the University of Cambridge have always been my dream schools due to the very strong research emphasis in the courses they teach,” she added.

Jia Yi will pursue her degree in Economics and Sociology, and possibly take courses in Physics and Technology.

“I want to learn how societies and economies are affected by the deep impact of the technological revolution on the labour force; such as driverless vehicles, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. I hope to study the social implications of disruptive technology in the US or the UK and learn how to use public policy to counter such changes,” said the last year’s highest scorer in Malaysia for the Cambridge International AS Level Economics.

Jia Yi is passionate about learning and applying her knowledge and skills in life. At GIS, after learning about the laws protecting the rights of the disabled community in Malaysia and regular volunteering at disabled centres, she founded Project Smile, a non-profit organisation which provides disabled children with long-term, therapeutic interaction from secondary school students.

“Creating and running Project Smile has allowed me to explore my own capacity to effect change in my community. I hope to use my education to improve my community and help effect lasting change in Malaysia in the future,” she said.


About Garden International School 
Garden International School (GIS) is one of the world’s leading international schools with a strong academic track record. Our high quality, holistic education ensures that our students leave us well equipped for life; it is not surprising that GIS students are in demand across the world and are sought after by the world’s best universities.

GIS students benefit from our unique, innovative teaching and learning philosophy, integrating knowledge and skill development, supported by 66 years of heritage and a thriving alumni global network.

Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Malaysia with two campuses: Primary and Secondary School in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur and an Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas. GIS provides British-based education for students ages 3 to 18 years of age across our Early Years Centre (Nursery to Reception), Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 13).

The school has been teaching the National Curriculum of England and Wales with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. With over 2,000 students, GIS is the biggest private co-educational school in Malaysia. Garden International School, bringing out the best in you since 1951.

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