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UoL-SIM GE Regional Centre Awards Inaugural Scholarships

 Anders Lee (pictured right) and Lim Chia Wei were the recipients of the University of London Masters Scholarships 2017/18. Anders Lee (pictured right) and Lim Chia Wei were the recipients of the University of London Masters Scholarships 2017/18.

Anders Lee (pictured right) and Lim Chia Wei were the recipients of the University of London Masters Scholarships 2017/18.

Anders Lee [SIM-University of London (UoL) BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance] and Lim Chia Wei [SIM-University of London (UoL) BSc (Hons) in Economics and Finance] became the inaugural recipients of the University of London Masters Scholarships 2017/18 on 19 June 2017.

The scholarships are awarded by UoL under the auspices of the UoL-SIM GE Regional Centre- launched in April this year- and are conferred annually to two SIM GE graduates of any nationality who have been accepted to study for a master’s programme at any of the 18 UoL Member Institutions.

Mike Winter OBE, Director of Global Engagement, UoL International Programmes said, “We are delighted that Anders and Chia Wei are the inaugural recipients of the University of London Masters Scholarships 2017/18. The scholarships are part of a series of initiatives that the University of London and SIM Global Education are undertaking jointly to heighten their engagement, and to build a stronger presence in Singapore and South East Asia through the recently established UoL-SIM GE Regional Centre.

“Anders and Chia Wei have excellent academic credentials with a passion to make their mark in society. We wish them all the best as they prepare to embark on their postgraduate studies in London; and we look forward to following their achievements in their respective careers!”

Anders, who will be pursuing his MSc in Development Studies at SOAS UoL shared, “I was ready to use all of my savings from the last five years of working full-time for the opportunity to pursue my master's so the scholarship will be of tremendous help as it has taken the financial burden off my shoulders so I can focus solely on making the most of my overseas postgraduate experience and interacting with like-minded people.

“The international reputation of UoL has definitely helped in my master’s application. Many other alumni have gone on to do their master’s at some of the world’s best universities and I believe that’s the testament to UoL’s reputation and academic rigour of its programmes.”

Anders has also earned previous academic accolades such as the UoL Award for Academic Achievement in 2009. He also topped the world for three papers- Accounting and Psychology in 2009 and Investment Management in 2010. SIM duly awarded him the Gold Award among the graduating cohort.

Chia Wei, an international student from Malaysia, who will be taking up the MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning at University College London (UCL) believes that the scholarship will take him a step closer to accomplishing his dream of pursuing a career in quant trading.

“I am happy to be awarded this scholarship. I believe the master’s programme at UCL will set me on the right path to accomplishing my goal. Apart from a large chunk of the cost for my studies being defrayed, being offered this scholarship will be an added advantage when I make my job applications in the future,” he said.

While at SIM GE, Chia Wei was an active PAL Leader (Peer Assisted Learning) and organised many events for the Investment Club (INC). He was awarded a SIM Bronze Award when he graduated.

The University of London is structured as a federal university and consists of 18 Member Institutions. This year, SIM GE alumni will be pursuing their further studies at the following UoL Member Institutions:

  • LSE
  • UCL
  • City
  • Queen Mary
  • SOAS

QS World University Rankings 2018 recently ranked UCL and LSE among the top eight universities in the UK and in the top 40 worldwide.

Posted online, 12 July 2017