Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

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As they left their final class assembly on the afternoon of Friday, 22 May, NIST’s Class of 2015 encountered a heartwarming surprise. Lined through the halls and across the campus were all of the school’s teachers and students, gathered to wish them a fond farewell. In what has started a new school tradition, the seniors were cheered as they walked across the NIST campus for the last time as students. The line of smiling faces led them to one of the lounges, where they had the opportunity to chat and reminisce with their teachers and peers.

Even on a global level, this year’s graduates showcase the incredible esteem universities around the world place upon a NIST education. With acceptances continuing to arrive daily, the 98 members of the graduating class have so far received over 300 offers to over 160 universities, most of which accepted 100% of the applicants from NIST! Equally impressive, the students received a total of THB 45,210,000 (USD $1.35 million) in scholarship offers. Among the universities extending offers are highly selective institutions such as UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University, Claremont McKenna, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, the University of Southern California, Tufts University and St. George’s University.

The Class of 2015 is notable for another reason as well: it includes the first NIST graduates to earn the Global Citizen Diploma (GCD), a unique diploma that only a small number of top schools around the globe are offering. An optional qualification, it offers students the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments beyond traditional exams and transcripts. The first group of GCD recipients from NIST include, among many others, a concertmaster, aquaponics farmer, stock investor and community development worker.

In his message to the NIST community in the annual yearbook, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Chairman of the NIST International School Foundation M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula remarked, “I hope that our graduates will carry those ideals on and contribute to the betterment of Thailand and nations around the globe”. As this unique group of entrepreneurs, musicians, scientists, athletes, artists and dreamers leaves the school, it is clear that they will seek to do exactly that, making a positive impact on the lives of others.


Class of 2015 University Acceptances


American UniversityUniversity of Manchester
Amsterdam University CollegeManipal University
Aston UniversityMarymount Manhattan College
Bangkok UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts, Lowell
Bath Spa UniversityMcGill University
University of BathMcMaster University
University of BirminghamUniversity of Miami
Boston UniversityMiddle Tennessee State University
University of BrightonUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of BristolUniversity of Missouri Columbia
University of British ColumbiaMonash University
Brock UniversityUniversity of New South Wales
University of CalgaryNew York University
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)Newcastle University
California State University, NorthridgeNorth Carolina State University
University of California, BerkeleyNortheastern University
University of California, DavisNorthwestern University
University of California, IrvineNottingham Trent University
University of California, Los AngelesUniversity of Nottingham
University of California, RiversideUniversity of Oregon
University of California, San DiegoOsaka University
University of California, San FranciscoUniversity of Ottawa
University of California, Santa BarbaraParsons The New School for Design
University of California, Santa CruzPennsylvania State University, University Park
Cardiff UniversityPepperdine University
Carleton UniversityPortland State University
Carnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of Portsmouth
Case Western Reserve UniversityPratt Institute
Central Saint Martins College of Art & DesignPurdue University
Chapman UniversityQueen’s University
Chulalongkorn UniversityUniversity of Reading
City UniversityRegent’s University London
Claremont McKenna CollegeRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Clark UniversityRichmond The American International College in London
University of Colorado at BoulderRingling College of Art and Design
University of Colorado at Colorado SpringsRochester Institute of Technology
University of Colorado at DenverUniversity of Rochester
Colorado State UniversityRollins College
Columbia College ChicagoRoyal Holloway, University of London
Cornell University (College of Ag. & Life Sciences)San Diego State University
Coventry UniversityUniversity of San Diego
University of DenverUniversity of San Francisco
Durham UniversitySanta Clara University
University of EdinburghSarah Lawrence College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
Emily Carr University of Art + DesignSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal ArtsSchool of Visual Arts
University of ExeterSeattle University
Florida Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Sheffield
Florida State UniversitySimon Fraser University
University of FloridaSophia University
Fullerton CollegeUniversity of Southampton
Georgetown UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Georgia Institute of TechnologySt. George’s University
Goldsmiths College, University of LondonSt. Olaf College
University of GreenwichSuffolk University
University of GroningenUniversity of Surrey
Hanze University of Applied SciencesUniversity of Sussex
Heriot-Watt UniversityUniversity of Sydney
University of HertfordshireSyracuse University
The Hong Kong University of Science & TechnologyThe University of Texas, Austin
City University of Hong KongThammasat University
University of Hong KongThe New School for Drama
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Toronto
Indiana University at BloomingtonTrent University
International Christian UniversityTufts University
Keio University – Fujisawa CampusUniversity of Twente
King’s College LondonUniversity College Birmingham
Knox CollegeUniversity of Amsterdam
Korea UniversityUniversity of West London
La Trobe UniversityUniversity of Victoria
University of La VerneVirginia State University
Lancaster UniversityUniversity of Virginia
University of LeedsUniversity of Warwick
University of LeicesterUniversity of Washington
Les Roches International School of Hotel ManagementUniversity of Waterloo
University of LiverpoolWestern Connecticut State University
University College LondonWestern University
Loyola Marymount UniversityWhitworth University
Loyola University ChicagoUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Loyola University New OrleansYokohama National University
Mahidol University International CollegeYork University