Sulaiman Wihba and Elias Badin were both given scholarships by Brighton College after they were spotted two years ago after making the “torturous” two-month journey from their war-torn country.
Mr. Wihba, 19, from Hove, East Sussex, said he was driven by his desire to become a doctor to achieve four A* grades in maths, further maths, physics, and chemistry earning him a place at Queen Mary University of London.
He said: “It's all about payback, being a doctor, helping people, it's really interesting, I like problem-solving, providing the best care. My mum will be so happy.”
He added: “My 15-year-old self wouldn't imagine myself here, it's overwhelming. I have been in the UK for two years now, I didn't find it hard to integrate into the new society. I feel really accepted.”
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