Taiwan Center General Lecture on Study Opportunities in New Southbond Policy Era – FEB UNDIP

Taiwan Center Undip New Southbound Policy

Currently, Taiwan is one of the ideal destination for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies for Indonesian people. Not only it is located relatively near to Indonesia, but also because its world-quality education, comparable to other western and developed countries.

Those aforementioned information was delivered by President of International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Taiwan Arif Misbahul MBM in front of the students of Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University (FEB UNDIP), along with FEB UNDIP Dean, Dr. Suharnomo, and Head of International Office FEB UNDIP, Jaka Aminata S.E., M.A., Ph.D. in their campus, Monday afternoon (22/5)

“Each year, Taiwan Government provides more and more scholarship opportunities for Indonesian young generation to study in 163 universities in Taiwan with scholarship. Total amount of Indonesian students studying in Taiwan by 2019 can be multiplied up to 12.000 through scholarship schemes or other cooperative programs in accordance to President Tsai Ingwen government’s New Southbound Policy.”, Arif Misbahul, the Project Director Taiwan Studies Consortium, said.

According to Arif, education is one of the way to break the chain of poverty in developing country like Indonesia. However, total amount of doctorate degree scholars in Indonesia is around 31.000, far from ideal number Indonesia have, 160.000 doctorate scholars.

Furthermore, according to Arif, who is also S1 graduate from Faculty of Engineering, UGM, Taiwanese are also openly welcoming to newcomers and that Indonesian are one of the most welcomed communities by Taiwanese. Furthermore, based on the current data, there are around 300.000 Indonesian workers working in Taiwan and 27.000 of them are married and started their household with Taiwanese.

UNSRI – Taiwan Scholarship Workshop

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Arif Misbahul MBM (Project Director Taiwan Studies Consortium/ ICDF Indonesia Representative) attended this Taiwan Government’s Scholarship Workshop as a speaker. The Workshop was held in KPA Meeting Room, Sriwijaya University (UNSRI), Palembang, for 2 days.

The purpose of this Taiwan Scholarship Program is to incite and provide opportunities not only for the best lecturers and alumni of UNSRI, but also for high performing students, to pursue their further studies in Taiwan. Arif Misbahul explained that ESIT SCHOLARSHIP (University’s Scholarship) application can be done alongside other Taiwan Scholarship applications: MOE Scholarship, ICDF Scholarship, MOST Scholarship, MOFA Scholarship, TIGP Scholarship, and Taiwan Universities scholarship (ESIT Scholarship) and others, including LPDP. When successfully granted more than one, grantee may choose the most suitable one.

During the workshop, he also mentioned the requirements for prospective applicants of Taiwan Scholarship to apply for selection process. The workshop participants were required to submit their application files, such as Original copy of Graduation Certificate and Transcript (in Indonesia and English), and others, i.e. KTP (National ID).

The Workshop was started with Opening by Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Prof. Ir. H. Zainuddin Nawawi, P.hD.. In his opening speech, he advised the participants to endeavor to apply so that they would succeed in the selection process thus able to pursue their S2 Master Degree and S3 Doctoral Degree studies in Taiwan. He also conveyed that after they finished their study in Taiwan, they would be back joining UNSRI.

UNSRI Taiwan Scholarship Workshop