Master of Laws student
He wanted to further his understanding of the law, says Pasit Thawornlamlert who came to AUT as an international student from Thailand to study a Master of Laws, supported by an AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International's Excellence Scholarship.
“I’d love to work in the legal area. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in law from my country, and have been working in this field for around 10 years. By studying a Master of Laws, I can improve my skills in international law and meet friends who are from other countries.”
Deciding to come to AUT for his studies was easy, he says.
“I chose to study at AUT because it’s a well-known university and it felt like a university that would help me improve my knowledge of the law. Receiving an AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International's Excellence Scholarship has also been helpful as it supports me with my living costs during my studies.”
The right university environment
He has thoroughly enjoyed his studies so far, says Pasit who plans to work as a lawyer or consultant when he graduates.
“I adore AUT’s unique approach of combining academic and practical teaching methods, which gives you an idea of what your future work will be like. I also like the courses and subjects that are covered in this degree.”
AUT’s academic staff are happy to help students, he adds.
“The lecturers are the best. For me, the research paper is my big challenge, however the academic staff have been very welcoming and helped me with this challenge.”
Advice for other students
New Zealand is a great country for international students, Pasit says.
“New Zealand is considered a country of education because it provides a wide range of education options. AUT is one of the best universities in the country, and if you seek higher academic achievement, AUT is the right university.”
He would highly recommend the Master of Laws to other students.
“This programme will assist everyone who wants to have an in-depth understanding of the law. As part of the programme, students can also do a research paper on a topic they’re interested in.”
*The AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor International's Excellence Scholarship is now known as the AUT International Academic Achievement Scholarship.