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 University University of Manchester
Amsterdam University College Manipal University
Aston University Marymount Manhattan College
Bangkok University University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Bath Spa University McGill University
University of Bath McMaster University
University of Birmingham University of Miami
Boston University Middle Tennessee State University
University of Brighton University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Bristol University of Missouri Columbia
University of British Columbia Monash University
Brock University University of New South Wales
University of Calgary New York University
California College of the Arts (San Francisco) Newcastle University
California State University, Northridge North Carolina State University
University of California, Berkeley Northeastern University
University of California, Davis Northwestern University
University of California, Irvine Nottingham Trent University
University of California, Los Angeles University of Nottingham
University of California, Riverside University of Oregon
University of California, San Diego Osaka University
University of California, San Francisco University of Ottawa
University of California, Santa Barbara Parsons The New School for Design
University of California, Santa Cruz Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Cardiff University Pepperdine University
Carleton University Portland State University
Carnegie Mellon University University of Portsmouth
Case Western Reserve University Pratt Institute
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Purdue University
Chapman University Queen’s University
Chulalongkorn University University of Reading
City University Regent’s University London
Claremont McKenna College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Clark University Richmond The American International College in London
University of Colorado at Boulder Ringling College of Art and Design
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Colorado at Denver University of Rochester
Colorado State University Rollins College
Columbia College Chicago Royal Holloway, University of London
Cornell University (College of Ag. & Life Sciences) San Diego State University
Coventry University University of San Diego
University of Denver University of San Francisco
Durham University Santa Clara University
University of Edinburgh Sarah Lawrence College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Savannah College of Art and Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts School of Visual Arts
University of Exeter Seattle University
Florida Institute of Technology University of Sheffield
Florida State University Simon Fraser University
University of Florida Sophia University
Fullerton College University of Southampton
Georgetown University University of Southern California
Georgia Institute of Technology St. George’s University
Goldsmiths College, University of London St. Olaf College
University of Greenwich Suffolk University
University of Groningen University of Surrey
Hanze University of Applied Sciences University of Sussex
Heriot-Watt University University of Sydney
University of Hertfordshire Syracuse University
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology The University of Texas, Austin
City University of Hong Kong Thammasat University
University of Hong Kong The New School for Drama
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Toronto
Indiana University at Bloomington Trent University
International Christian University Tufts University
Keio University – Fujisawa Campus University of Twente
King’s College London University College Birmingham
Knox College University of Amsterdam
Korea University University of West London
La Trobe University University of Victoria
University of La Verne Virginia State University
Lancaster University University of Virginia
University of Leeds University of Warwick
University of Leicester University of Washington
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management University of Waterloo
University of Liverpool Western Connecticut State University
University College London Western University
Loyola Marymount University Whitworth University
Loyola University Chicago University of Wisconsin-Madison
Loyola University New Orleans Yokohama National University
Mahidol University International College York University