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Jakarta Post

Sampoerna University announces scholarships for incoming students

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 20, 2018   /   06:10 am
Sampoerna University announces scholarships for incoming students Top performers on the College Readiness Test will see some US$7,500 to $41,000 worth of tuition fees paid for by Sampoerna University. (Shutterstock/File)

In a commitment to contributing to Indonesian education, Sampoerna University has announced its scholarship program for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

In a statement released on Monday, Sampoerna University said it had made available scholarship funds of up to US$2 million for its Best and Brightest Merit Awards in the upcoming academic year. The scholarship will be available across all courses at the institution for outstanding students who aspire to contribute to society and the country.

"Sampoerna University recognizes the need for quality, international-standard education in Indonesia to create a better future for the people of Indonesia," Sampoerna Schools System president Marshall Schott said in the statement. 

According to the statement, the university is the only one in Indonesia where all courses are taught in English, allowing students to strengthen their English-language competence.

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The scholarship is open to Indonesian citizens living in Indonesia who have already or will graduate from high school, or the equivalent, at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. 

The university will grant each applicant achieving in the top 30 percent of  College Readiness Test results a one-year tuition fee at Sampoerna University American College, worth US$7,500.

Meanwhile, the 18 people with the highest cumulative scores on the College Readiness Test will each receive four years' worth of tuition fees at Sampoerna University, worth $41,000 each. (liz/kes)