Neil Francis of Sapper Way been named the top student on his finance and investment degree course at the University of Brighton, in the UK.
He is to be awarded a prize for being the best-performing first year student.
He said: “I was really surprised to have won the award which I wasn’t expecting at all. I still hadn’t received my end of year results when I received the letter saying I had won, so I had no idea how I’d done!”
Neil left St Helena in August 2012 to commence his four-year course.