Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has accepted 2,826 new students into its bachelor’s and applied bachelor’s programs through the national entrance test (SNBT) this year out of a total of 59,412 applicants, which was announced on Tuesday (20/6) evening.
“Congratulations to all the students who have been accepted at UGM. You have worked hard to earn the opportunity to study at UGM, and we hope you can demonstrate the same commitment throughout your studies,” said Vice-Rector for Education and Learning, Professor Wening Udasmoro.
Based on the number of applicants, the most popular study programs are Medicine, Pharmacy, Information Technology, Dentistry, and Forestry for exact sciences and technology and Psychology, Law, Management, Accounting, and Communication Science for social sciences and humanities.
In terms of the ratio between the number of applicants and the number of successful candidates, the most competitive study programs are Medicine, Information Technology, Computer Science, Nutrition, and Health Information Management for exact sciences and technology and Communication Science, International Relations, Psychology, Management, and Tourism for social sciences and humanities.
Out of the total accepted students, 533 are recipients of the Indonesia Smart Card (KIP) for Higher Education, accounting for approximately 18.9%. According to Professor Udasmoro, this demonstrates UGM’s inclusivity because its prospective students come from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
“Prospective students from low-income families have an equal opportunity to study at UGM and receive the best education,” said the vice-rector.
SNBT is one of the three admission tests for new students into public university bachelor’s and applied bachelor’s degree programs.
This particular selection focuses on measuring reasoning and problem-solving abilities through a scholastic test that assesses four areas: cognitive potential, mathematical reasoning, literacy in the Indonesian language, and literacy in the English language.
Candidates who pass SNBT must register through the simaster.ugm.ac.id by June 30, 2023, and pay tuition on July 6-12, 2023.
If a candidate fails to complete these two stages within the specified time frame, they will be considered as relinquishing their right as UGM students for the 2023/2024 academic year.
Other admission tests at UGM include the academic excellence-based entrance selection (SNBP), which took place before the SNBT, and the university’s independent admission test (UM-CBT), which is yet to occur.
UM-CBT will be conducted in six cities in Indonesia, with 39,534 participants. The test will take place in Pekanbaru and Balikpapan on June 21-23, Medan on June 22-24, Makassar on June 23-25, Yogyakarta on July 1-8, and Jakarta on July 3-8. The announcement of the UM-CBT results will occur on July 13, 2023.