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LPDP scholarship opens for registration

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, May 7, 2018 | 03:45 pm
LPDP scholarship opens for registration The LPDP program targets Indonesian students with excellent academic results and leadership skills. Successful applicants will be granted funding to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. (Shutterstock/-)

Registration for the 2018 Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), a scholarship program managed by the Finance Ministry, officially opened on Monday.

According to Kompas.com, the program targets Indonesian students with excellent academic results and leadership. Successful applicants will be granted funding to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

The registration period will run until June 8 on its website. Those looking for information about LPDP requirements should take a look at the list below.

Age requirement

Applicants should not be more than 35 years of age as on December 31.

Health certificate

Applicants need to have valid drug-free and health certifications issued by a hospital. Furthermore, those who want to study overseas are also required to provide a TB-clearance certificate issued by a hospital. 

Letter of recommendation

Those who have yet to work are required to get a letter of recommendation from a community leader. Meanwhile, employees may attach a letter of recommendation from their superior.

Read also: How LPDP can learn from Yale in managing its fund

Letter of statement

Applicants must sign a letter of statement, saying that they will return to Indonesia after completing their studies. The letter also needs to state that they will not engage in unlawful acts or join any organization opposed to the Pancasila ideology.

Academic requirements

Applicants need to have at least a 3.0 GPA. An academic transcript from a university is required.

English-language certificates

Those who want to pursue an undergraduate degree in Indonesia need to provide an English-proficiency certificate issued by ETS or IELTS with a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

Meanwhile, those who want to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate degrees need to provide an English-language proficiency certificate with a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. (jes/wng)

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