UGM will provide free study for up to 18 percent of the total new students in 2013. The students are particularly from disadvantaged family, who pass the test through SNMPTN (National State University Selection Test), SBMPTN (State University Joint Entrance Test) and UM UGM (Independent Test).
“We will provide free study for those from disadvantaged family. The programme is supported from UGM budget and CSR programme from external institutions,” said Rector, Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc, on Friday (22/3).
To reporters joining the journalist forum, Fortakgama, the Rector said UGM will provide another scholarship up to 27 percent that will not cover all fees but some.
“So, around 45 percent of UGM students in 2013 will receive scholarship subsidy,” he said.
Related to new students admission, the Rector explained UGM refers to the national policy pattern. Whether through SNMPTN, SBMPTN and UM, UGM still concerns on selecting students based on quality, representing range of region and social status.
“(UGM is) not only for those living in Jogja and the surrounding or those who are rich,” he explained.
The Rector said that this year UGM give considerable attention to those who are from the most remote, the outlying, and the most disadvantaged regions. UGM will continue to encourage this apart from promoting the implementation of diverse socio-economic structure.
“We will admit as many as 6,646 new students in the ratio of SNMPTN, SBMPTN and UM UGM at 50:30:20,” he added.
Vice Rector for Academic and Students, Prof. dr. Iwan Dwiprahasto, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D, said many highschools and vocational schools (SMA/SMK/MAN) were unable to participate in the SNMPTN, because they had not been registered at the School and Student Database (PDSS), but they are still eligible for the SBMPTN and UM UGM.
On SBMPTN, the result is made by the written test, not the student’s highschool report card. Potential students may choose up to 3 study programmes anywhere. “Those from social sciences discipline may enroll themselves in natural sciences discipline and vice versa, the online registration starts on 13 May and the written test is from 18-19 June 2013,” he said.