The UGM International Language Center (ILC) organized a Scholarship Talk Show on Saturday (17/6) with 58 participants from diverse backgrounds, including students and the general public from various regions in Indonesia.
This event was motivated by the public’s enthusiasm, especially undergraduate students, to pursue advanced education, but they face challenges due to a lack of information.
Moreover, some available information is normative and limited to book guidelines. Many unwritten aspects are actually crucial, and ILC wants to address them through this talk show.
The Scholarship Talk Show aims to assist participants in preparing the necessary documents and other requirements for scholarship applications. As part of ILC’s annual program, this event featured three scholarship awardees as speakers.
They were Muliana Mursalim from a master’s program at the UGM Faculty of Law, receiving the LPDP scholarship; Ahmad Hidayat from a doctoral program at the UGM Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, receiving the BPI scholarship; and Sajida Humaira from the Melbourne Law School, receiving the Australia Award Scholarship (AAS).
Annisa Hasna Bilqis Azizah, one of the organizers of the event, expressed gratitude for the smooth, interactive, and enjoyable event, evident from the enthusiastic participation and active questioning by the participants, who benefited from the experienced speakers sharing their knowledge, information, tips, and tricks.
“Hopefully, this event can serve as an appropriate platform for sharing information and encourage participants to pursue their dreams of obtaining scholarships at home and abroad,” she said.
Nabila Aulia Rahma, the head of the Scholarship Talkshow organizing committee, said the participants’ enthusiasm was remarkable, as indicated by the multiple discussion sessions.
“We hope that this event continues in the future, and if possible, we can invite speakers from other scholarship programs such as Chevening, Japanese scholarships, and others,” she concluded.