From a refugee to one of the world’s top ranking universities

During his first year in Australia, after fleeing from his home in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mokwa faced many challenges: cultural differences, language issues, and adapting to a whole new environment. Sparked from his experience of life in a refugee camp, Mokwa had developed a keen interest in health and population health.

Determined to turn his study dreams into a reality he enrolled in a bridging course to satisfy the Bachelor of Health Sciences subject requirements before submitting his application to UQ. Mokwa was accepted into the program, becoming the first person in his family to attend university.

Mokwa recounts his story of life before studying at UQ. He is now immersed in student life and shares his advice for other students on how to future-proof yourself from failure.

Read Mokwa's story here

Last updated:
20 October 2016