Indonesia offers 220 university scholarships to Timorese students

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This year, we have prepared at least 220 scholarship offers in various universities across Indonesia

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Embassy in Timor Leste is offering 220 scholarships to Timorese students who wish to pursue their studies at Indonesian universities this year, according to an embassy official.

“This year, we have prepared at least 220 scholarship offers from various universities across Indonesia,” said Ikfan Haris, education and culture attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Timor Leste, when he was contacted by Monday.

Haris noted that more than 20 Indonesian universities have expressed willingness to admit Timorese students to their universities, while others have started the admission test.

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The embassy official said that despite the multitude of scholarship offers available for Timorese students, ensuring that the 220 scholarship offers will be fully distributed remains a challenge.

The official confirmed that the embassy has also prepared 14 scholarship offers for students residing in Oecusse district, a Timorese enclave in Indonesia.

“The 14 scholarships offered by the University of Gorontalo include 10 offers in the Primary Teachers major, two in the Health majors, and another two in the Pharmacy major. These scholarships are for the Oecusse region only” , Haris noted.

Apart from the University of Gorontalo, the University of Pattimura, based in Ambon, also offers 22 scholarships for which 48 Timorese students have applied, he noted.

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In addition, the private Atmajaya University, based in Jakarta, has offered 50 scholarships and the public Mulawarman University, based in Samarinda, is offering 10 scholarships for the major in forestry studies, revealed the attaché for education and culture.

He noted that currently more than two thousand Timorese students have continued their studies in Indonesian universities.

The Indonesian Embassy in East Timor is committed to supporting and assisting Indonesian universities willing to invite Timorese students to pursue their studies in Indonesia through rigorous selection processes, Haris said.

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