Some time in the private sector in Indonesia gave Yuris the opportunity to reflect and decide on choosing a Master of Energy.
“The University of Auckland offers an amazing student experience. It also ranks in the world’s top 50 universities, so there really is no reason why you won’t be learning in here! The facilities here made it really easy to study – from the wide access to journals and databases, to unlimited streaming of lectures and tutorials. Our class interactions were great and the students and lecturers are always open to helping each other.
“Before this, I was working in a private company that produces geothermal energy in Indonesia. New Zealand is known for being a leader in geothermal energy, and the University has recognisable, experienced lecturers. Both my professional and personal life will be improved upon graduation; the exposure to international students and lecturers with professional expertise will help me strive for higher standards in industry later.
"I got a scholarship from MFAT's New Zealand Aid Programme, which allowed to focus on study without thinking too much about course-related expenses.
“I love the New Zealand landscape. I have been traveling around here when I have downtime and have never been bored! I’ve also had the opportunity to manage the Indonesian Student Association under the AUSA, and got to promote our culture, giving me more experience in a student organisation."