It is undeniable that it costs a fortune to get a quality education. This, however, does not negate the chance for the less privileged to be able to get it. UGM Director for Student Affairs, Dr. Senawi, M.P., said that UGM opens access to everyone to study at UGM, including those from the underpriviledged.
“Education costs are indeed high, but this does not mean that the underpriviledged people cannot study at UGM. We open access to everyone as long as they have outstanding achievements,” said Senawi recently.
UGM distributes various types of scholarships for underpriviledged students that have high academic achievements. Currently, up to 168 scholarships worth Rp98,553,410,932 for 15,456 students are available. The scholarships management is done by Directorate for Student Affairs, Directorate for Academic Administration, Directorate for Finance, Faculties and Office of International Affairs.
“Presently, UGM manages over 98 billions in scholarship funds for students,” he said.
Senawi explained there are three schemes for scholarship applications; the first is students with high academic achievements; second, living allowance for underpriviledged students; third, education fee scholarship for underpriviledged students that affect their academic achievements.
Senawi added the various schemes would increase the opportunity for society to be able to study at UGM, including the impoverished and the disabled people.
More information on applications can be seen at www.dirmawa.ugm.ac.id.