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17-year-old Wuhan student selected by New York University Abu Dhabi

A 17-year-old student attending the Wuhan Britain-China School, has been accepted to study at the prestigious New York University, Abu Dhabi, regarded as one of the most selective undergraduate universities in the world.

Mao Yue is the only student in Wuhan to be granted a full scholarship by a foreign university this year.

The scholarship is worth 2.13 million yuan, about 310,000 U.S. dollars, which is to cover tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, travel expenses and round-trip tickets from Wuhan to Abu Dhabi.

It’s reported Mao has always excelled in her study, passing the TOEFL with a score of 96 while at middle school. She wrote around 100 English papers during her three years in high school.

Mao is also said to be very active in out-of-class activities, carrying out field research, entering sports competitions, and even conducting investigations on Wuhan’s urban redevelopment.

’The scholarship wasn’t the most important reason for me choosing this university. More than 70 percent of the students are international students and around 90 percent of them are able to speak at least two foreign languages. I like communicating with people from different cultures,’ Mao Yue says.

Mao says she is grateful to have been given the opportunity to study at NYU Abu Dhabi.

’I have a great interest in economics and politics. I hope I can do research in both areas,’ She adds.


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