UGM provides a quota of 1997 seats to new students through the University Joint Entrance Test (SBMPTN) 2013, or 30% of the total new students (6,646). UGM Director of Academic Administration, Dr. Agr. Sri Peni Wastutiningsih, said in a press conference on the preparation of the test at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta on Thursday (18/4).
Peni said the quota was in line with the stipulation on new student admission set forth by government, which is SNMPTN by invitation: 50%, SBMPTN: 30% and independent selection: 20%.
“UGM provides up to 3318 seats or 50% of the total seats and 1331 for independent selection,” said chairman II of the local selection committee.
On-line registration will start from 13 May and end on 7 June 2013. Written tests are on 18 and 19 June 2013. Skills test will be on 20 and or 21 June for a number of universities requiring it.
Secretary General of the Central Committee, Prof. Dr. Rochmat Wahab, M.Pd., MA., said that the SBMPTN would be joined by 62 universities from across Indonesia, divided into 3 categories: science-technology, socio-humanities, and mixed category. Students may elect up to 3 study programmes with selection fee amounting to IDR175,000 for science-technology or socio-humanities, and IDR200,000 for mixed category. Related to participants with special needs, Rachmat said that they would assign an assistant who will read the test material for them.
The committee has disseminated the information to the wider public through their official website www.sbmptn.or.id, Twitter: @Panitia SBMPTN, Facebook: Panitia SBMPTN, helpdesk halo.sbmptn.or.id, and call centre at no. 0804-1-456-456.
IT coordinator of the local committee, Eko Marpanaji called for students to be more closely observing information related to SBMPTN 2013 as many unofficial web pages have emerged disguising as committee. He asked the students to be more careful. “The only official website is www.sbmptn.or.id., while others are not,” he said.