March Tian Boedihardjo
|March Tian Boedihardjo
March 1998 (age 19)
|Known for||Child prodigy|
Born in Hong Kong, with family roots in Anxi, Fujian, Boedihardjo moved to the United Kingdom in 2005, when his older brother Horatio (born 1991) won a place at the University of Oxford. Horatio Boedihardjo was accepted at Oxford's DPhil program in 2008, making him one of the university's youngest such students.
March Boedihardjo finished his A-level exams in Britain at the age of nine years and three months,[note 1] gaining As in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and a B in Statistics. He also gained 8 GCSEs, which he sat at the same time as his A-levels. He was accepted at Hong Kong Baptist University, making him the youngest ever university student in Hong Kong. The university designed a tailored 5-year curriculum programme for March, but on his first day of class he criticized his classes as too easy and unstimulating. He obtained B+ and A− in most of the mathematics course in his first year examination which entered him into the Dean's List, an honour dedicated to students with semester GPA of 3.00-3.49 and with no grade below C for a given semester. He was conferred a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science as well as a Master of Philosophy in Mathematics after successfully completing his programme in 2011 (one year early).
After graduating from Hong Kong Baptist University, March departed for Texas A&M University in the United States to conduct collaborative research with two Mathematics professors in the capacity of Visiting Scholar.
March attended Greene's Tutorial College, an institution that specialises in one-to-one tuition, making it possible for March to attain his A levels at such a young age. March commented in an interview that his father does not have sufficient money to educate him at Oxford University.
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