The University of Santo Tomas welcomed the largest first batch—11 fellows—of European Union SHARE scholars last January 16, 2017 (Monday), through an orientation and mini-Thomasian Welcome Walk in the campus. Assoc. Prof. Karen S. Santiago, PhD, Associate Director of the Office of International Relations and Programs, gave the welcome address and introduction to the students, who were likewise oriented on policies of the Office of the Registrar by Mr. Reynaldo Isidro; the Library services by Ms. Arlene Matias; and on dormitory concerns by Mr. Patrick Blanco.

The EU-SHARE program, which aims to promote, among others, student mobility across the Association of Southeast Asian Nation—funds the studies of fellows for one whole term, with credit.

UST will host the 11 fellows from January to May 2017, in which the scholars will be taking courses in their degree programs.

Name Home University & Country Host College Degree Program
Ms. Myat Thet Khine University of Mandalay, Myanmar Science BS Applied Physics
Ms. Thandar Aye Nyein University of Mandalay, Myanmar Science BS Chemistry
Ms. Eaindra Moh Moh Lwin University of Mandalay, Myanmar Science BS Applied Physics
Mr. Nguyen Dinh Hoang Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education, Vietnam Engineering BS Civil Engineering
Ms. Vindy Dwi Paramitha Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia Commerce and Business Administration BS Entrepreneurship
Mr. Sivixay Bouhapa National University of Laos Arts and Letters AB English Language Studies
Ms. Poe Ei Khaing University of Mandalay, Myanmar Arts and Letters AB Asian Studies
Ms. Munyrath Keo University of Cambodia Arts and Letters AB Legal Management
Ms. Solinda Boy University of Cambodia Arts and Letters AB Legal Management
Ms. Nay Chi Tun University of Yangon, Myanmar Arts and Letters AB Asian Studies
Ms. Nurul Fatihah Mohamad Arof Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Arts and Letters AB Legal Management