Meet some of our refugee-background students

We currently have around 800 students from refugee backgrounds enrolled at the University and even more who have successfully completed their studies.

Meet Tai-iba Hassanian

From fleeing Afghanistan, then Pakistan, Tai-iba's family arrived in Aotearoa as refugees. Now Tai-iba is a medical student.

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Meet Pirunthan

Escaping war-torn Sri Lanka as a child motivated Pirunthan to make the most of life in New Zealand

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Rez Gardi

First in family, Rez was conscious her parents gave up everything so she could attend University.

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Meet Bilal, who is currently completing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

His story

Meet Nosia, a Law school alumna.

Her story