ABOUT

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran, has committed to deliver high-quality education for both Indonesian and international students in the diverse field of social and political studies. The faculty invites undergraduate and graduate students to be part of this leading institution for higher education learning in social and political sciences in Indonesia and beyond.

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Anggia Utami Dewi
Head of Internationalization Unit
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran
international.fisip@unpad.ac.id

PROGRAMS

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Padjadjaran has diverse leading programs ranging from undergraduate to graduate level.

Bachelor’s Programs

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The Business Administration Program produces graduates to become entrepreneurs who have the ability to: 1) formulate ideas and business plans for the businesses they own; 2) carry out business functions as the realization of business ideas, and 3) create creative and innovative businesses by adopting technology. In addition to being an entrepreneur, the graduates from the program can also become an intrapreneur who has the ability to: 1) manage the organization (in the scope of marketing, finance, operations, and HR) effectively, efficiently, and innovatively; 2) design business systems and policies in existing organizations; 3) direct and lead the organization.

Prospective Careers

    • Business owner 
    • Business Analyst
    • Human Resource Officer
    • Marketing Officer
    • Financial Officer
    • Operational Officer
    • Company policy maker 

Notable Alumni

    • Firman Syah : Branch Head of Bank Syariah Indonesia in Sukabumi
    • Harold Donnel Tampubolon : Manager at Suzuki Indonesia
    • Sidik Amin Mubarok : Founder of Regional Culinary Business in Indonesia

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Graduates from this program are expected to work in public sectors as organizational designers, operational-level public administrators or managers, first-level policy analysts, development consultants,s and first-level researcher in organizational management and policy in the public sector.

Prospective Careers

    • Organizational designer
    • Public administrator, manager
    • First-level policy analyst
    • Development consultant
    • Researcher

Notable Alumni 

    • Sari Harjati : Expert Staff of Minister of State Secretary for Communication, Politics and Public Relations
    • Hari Arifiyanto: Deputy Director Sales Operation & Product Management PT. Mercedes Benz Indonesia
    • Oman Rohman : Member of Parliament of DKI Jakarta

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Graduates from the anthropology study program are expected to become: 1) Ethnographers who are able to conduct ethnographic studies. 2) Development planners and implementers and Community Empowerers who are capable of planning, implementing, and or evaluating development programs from the government or the private sector using a cultural approach. 3) Intangible cultural heritage expert who is able to take inventory and document various forms of intangible cultural heritage. 4) Socio-Cultural Researcher, capable of conducting socio-cultural studies, analysis, and recommendations related to social, development, and environmental issues. 5) Curator of museums and galleries/museum ethnographers who are able to carry out maintenance, preservation, and research activities on museum collections. 

Prospective Careers

    • Ethnographers
    • Development planners and implementers
    • Intangible cultural heritage experts
    • Socio-cultural researcher
    • Curator 

Notable Alumni

    • Yusana Hadi: Indonesian Air Force
    • Ronald Paul Signal: Indonesian Police Headquarters
    • Ratnayu Sitaresmi: Independent Evaluator Consultant

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The graduates from the International Relations bachelor’s program are trained to have the profile to work as 1) Diplomats, who are able to represent countries/sub-states and non-states in the scope of diplomacy through protection, representation, negotiation, reporting, and promotion. 2) Academics who are able to master the theoretical and methodological aspects of International Relations studies. 3) Analysts who are able to examine international relations to facilitate programming, policy making, and decision-making. 4) Activists who are able to carry out community empowerment activities in the international relations field. 

Prospective Careers

    • Diplomats
    • Academics
    • Analysts
    • Activists

Notable Alumni

    • H.E. Mr. Febrian A. Ruddyard : Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nation, World Trade Organization and other international organizations.
    • Shafiah F. Muhibat : Deputy Executive Director for Research, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    • Ernest Prakasa : Indonesian Comedian, stand up performer, writer and actor.

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The government studies program produce graduates who are able to analyze the administration of government and the management of the government bureaucracy at the local-village level that is oriented to (improvement of quality) services, development, and community empowerment; able to design proposals, implement, analyze, interpret research data in the perspective of government science and write reports according to scientific principles and produce useful findings to solve various government problems and publish research results; able to absorb aspirations, conduct situation analysis and policy advocacy to help communities affected by government policies at all levels of government; able to provide facilitation and assistance to the community in designing community development programs based on the results of mapping community problems and potentials that are integrated with government policies (development policies), implementing, supervising, and evaluating program implementation as well as facilitating the development of social networks and partnerships with organizations government and non-government in the implementation of community development programs; able to provide assistance to the government or public officials at all levels of government to resolve problems that occur in the relationship between the government and the governed through the establishment of appropriate policies.

Prospective Careers

    • Public, government officials
    • Researchers
    • Analysts

Notable Alumni

    • Aquarius Rudianto : Mandiri Bank Director
    • Harry Agung Prabowo : Regional Secretary of Temanggung
    • Yayat Supriatna : Urban Observer/ Analyst

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Graduates from the Political Science program are trained to have diverse skills, including on: mastering the comparison of management concepts and power relations in the realm of state and non-state; mastering the philosophical basis and development of various classical political thoughts, modern and contemporary; mastering the development and comparative perspective of political systems, policy-making processes and the development of the country’s political economy; mastering the basic perspective of relations between countries and democratic systems in Asia Pacific countries; utilizing the concepts, basic methodologies of political science, verifying problem-solving options in the political field as a basis in the policy-making process in the state and non-state domains based on political ethics; contributing in building consensus on political issues by providing relevant, valid, and reliable information.

Prospective Careers

    • Government officials 
    • Politicians
    • Campaign manager 
    • Civil society organizations’ analyst
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Journalist
    • Academics

Notable Alumni

    • Iqbal Muhammad: President Director of the Puspenpol Research Institute
    • Maqbulatin Nuha: Company CEO Gives Protein Initiative
    • Anggi Noviah: Chairman of Commission II Regional House of Representative Indramayu Regency

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The graduates from the Social Welfare program is expected to have the ability to provide psychosocial counseling services, serve the community as community social workers, develop social service programs, or also to review and develop policies and innovative designs in social services.

Prospective Careers

    • Psychosocial Counselor
    • Community Social Workers
    • Social Programme Manager
    • Social Policy Analyst
    • Socialworkpreuneur

Notable Alumni

    • Panji Azi Pratama : Founder Isbanban Foundation
    •  Yanti Kusumawardhani : Save The Children
    • Marah Kerma Mardame Manurung : PT. Asuransi Asei Indonesia

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Graduates from the study program of Sociology is expected to have the skills to create solutions by designing development and the environment through sociological concepts, theories, and methodologies. Alumni have open job prospects, both in government and private institutions, who are able to work in the fields of research, social analysis, community empowerment, and development consultants.

Prospective Careers

    • Researchers
    • Social analysts
    • Comunity empowerment and development consultants

Notable Alumni

    • Renald Aji Sanusi: Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
    • Wendy Randhy Halomoan: Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia
    • Dipo Nur Bahagia: Journalist at Kompas TV

Diploma IV (Vocational) Programs

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The vocational training of Public Finance Administration aims to produce graduates that are able to plan finances to meet short, medium, and long-term financial goals with the risk management capabilities of an institution or company and also able to carry out internal and external controls that play a role in preventing fraud with the ability to examine financial documents and apply audit procedures (audit systems, audit techniques, and tools).

Prospective careers

    • Financial planner
    • Auditor

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The vocational program of Government Administration is designed to produce graduates who can work as:

    1. Government administrators who have the ability to manage government organizations, develop institutions, and administer public services.
    2. Executives who occupy strategic positions in organizations (companies) who have the ability to carry out project management, analyze policies that affect the business world, and build partnerships between the private sector and the government.
    3. Community Facilitator who has the ability to assist in the design of regional development programs, development of community institutions and community empowerment.

Prospective Careers

    • Government administrators
    • Executive leaders
    • Community facilitators

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The graduates from this vocational program on Logistic Bussiness is expected to have the following competencies:

    1. Initiating business activities and forming an entrepreneurial spirit in the logistics sector in accordance with the development of business prospects.
    2. Conducting procurement and logistics activities, and utilizing efficient resources in accordance with applicable standards.
    3. Planning and monitoring storage utilization rates, managing warehouse facilities, reviewing operational quality and warehouse storage efficiency and layout plans.

Prospective Careers

    • Logistics Entrepreneur
    • Logistics Administrative Officer
    • Warehouse Manager
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The vocational program on Digital Archive is designed to produce graduates who are able to plan, understand, and carry out archival activities, including archive management, archiving guidelines preparation, filing system application, archive maintenance and care; able to solve problems, think critically, and have a good communication spirit; and also able to manage the management and preservation of all activities related to digital collections. 

Prospective Careers

    • Archivist
    • Archival Service Providers/Entrepreneurs
    • Digital Collection Manager

Graduate Programs (Master’s)

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The master’s program in Business Administration is designed to produce graduates who can demonstrate diverse competencies in the field of business administration and can work in different areas from academics, business and private sectors, and the governmental sector. 

Prospective Careers 

    • Academics and researchers 
    • Business Owner (Entrepreneur) 
    • Employees/ workers/ business managers/ Executives (Intrapreneurs) 
    • Business consultant
    • Government bureaucrats

 

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Graduates from this program are expected to have the competencies to: develop knowledge about public organizations, to conduct audits (evaluations) of the existing public sector organizational postures, as well as formulate ideal organizational structure and process models, as well as formulate strategies for public sector administration reform; to develop knowledge of strategic management and functional management; to develop knowledge about public policy, to provide policy advocacy, in formulating academic texts, policy briefs, and legislative drafting; to develop knowledge about development administration, to provide consultancy to formulate a participatory and inclusive development model; and to manage research to develop scientific aspects and scientific applications in the fields of public organizations, public management, public policy, and development administration, and gain national or international recognition by publishing in accredited journals.

Prospective Careers

    • Public sector organizational designer
    • Junior/Intermediate level public administrators, managers
    • Policy analyst and advocacy
    • Development consultant
    • Researcher
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    The master’s program in Anthropology is designed to train graduate students who will have the competencies to develop knowledge and understanding of anthropological research concepts, theories, and methodologies, as well as conduct, develop, and manage ethnographic-based research for various purposes; to identify and formulate recommendations in solving various socio-cultural issues in society.

    Prospective Careers

    • Researchers, academics, in the field of anthropology
    • Anthropology practitioner

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This master’s program in Government Studies is designed to train graduates that can be leaders in government agencies both at the central and regional levels, who have managerial abilities with integrity, collaboration, communication, results in orientation, public services, self-development, and government apparatus competencies, managing change, and decision making within the organization, while also be the significant leaders as a regulator, academics, researchers, etc. 

Prospective Careers

    • Public Sector Managers / Government Employees
    • Legislator
    • Academics
    • Expert researcher
    • NGO Activists

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The master’s program in Political Science has two main concentrations, which are Political Science and International Relations. The profile of graduates from this program are expected to have the competencies and skills to develop and master political theories and research methods; to collect, process, analyze and present research data in accordance with scientific principles and research methods in political science; to develop and analyze social, political, and economic phenomena by using political concepts and theories; to play a role in community empowerment; to analyze and act as a facilitator in the policy process (formulation, implementation, and evaluation); to apply political concepts and theories in analyzing and overcoming socio-political problems and managing political organizations.

Prospective Careers

    • Academics
    • Researchers
    • Public officials
    • Social activists
    • Policy consultants
    • Politicians

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The graduates of the Master’s program on Social Welfare is expected to master diverse skills in social welfare areas, including understanding Social Work Theories, Welfare Theory, Development Theory, Social Theory and History and Development of Social Welfare and Social Work; understanding the dialectic of Social Work Principles and Social Work values ​​and ethics social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for human diversity and the environment; mastering knowledge of the dynamics of human behavior and the social environment; analyzing social problems and their consequences for social policies and programs; analyzing  various forms of social welfare policies and their implementation in Indonesia; etc. 

Prospective Careers

    1. Intervention/Social Change Manager
    2. Social Welfare Policy Analyst, and
    3. Intermediate Social Welfare Researcher

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The master’s program in Public Policy is designed to train graduates who can become public policy analysts, public policy consultants, as well as research managers in the field of public policy.

The main competencies of graduates are:

    1. Compiling information, conducting policy analysis, and recommendations in the form of policy choices for policymakers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations;
    2. Conducting policy studies and analysis using various approach methods (research of policy and research for policy);
    3. Formulating strategic plans and policy advocacy;
    4. Identifying policy problems (descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive) based on evidence (digital and non-digital) and developing solutions to these problems.

Prospective Careers

    • Public policy analysts
    • Public policy consultants
    • Research manager

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The master’s program in Sociology is designed to prepare graduates that have the following competencies: mastering theories/concepts and research methods, writing and applying research results from a sociological perspective, analyzing the development and environmental problems, as well as analyzing and interpret social problems from a sociological perspective; compiling social plans for change, establishing constructive inter and interpersonal relationships, managing human resources in an organization empowering the community potential, conducting action studies and social audits related to the development and environmental issues.

Prospective Careers

    • Social researcher
    • Social analyst
    • Social consultant
    • Community empowerment

Graduate Programs (Doctoral)

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The doctoral program of Administrative Sciences has three concentrations consisting of Public Administration, Government Administration, and Business Administration. 

The program is designed to train the graduates on the following main competencies:

    1. Able to master philosophy that underlies the theory of public administration, business administration, and government, as well as specific theories according to the topic of research studies.
    2. Able to master a substantial, current, and leading body of knowledge in the field of administration.
    3. Able to evaluate the relevance of administrative theory (business, public, and government) in an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and/or transdisciplinary manner to the governance of an organization (business, public, and government) and business, public, and government practices which is running.
    4. Able to master the latest issues in the field of information technology-based administration to downstream research results.
    5. Able to evaluate the impact of existing and emerging administrative (business, public, and government) theories from an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and/or transdisciplinary perspective on culture, ethics, and relevant global issues.
    6. Able to design, plan, and carry out research in the areas of governance system as well as business, public, and government culture to explain, predict, and improve business, public, and government performance.
    7. Able to design, plan, and carry out research in the areas of governance systems and business, public, and government governance that aims to provide a positive social change in a business, public, and government organization in accordance with the dynamics of the environment.

Prospective Careers

    • Academics
    • Researchers
    • Public officials
    • Policy analyst
    • Businessman, entrepreneurs

Notable Alumni

    1. Imam Edy Mulyono: Indonesian Ambassador to Venezuela 
    2. Andi Kasman: Deputy of Information of National Archive of Republic Indonesia 
    3. Suganda Pandapotan Pasaribu: General Secretary of Indonesian Ombudsman
    4. Fernandes Simangunsong: Professor at the Institute of Home Affairs Governance
    5. Rudiyanto: President Director of BUMN BKI dan Head of Holding Company BKI, Sucofindo, and Surveyor Indonesia. 
    6. Indro Bawono: Head of  Fund Disbursement at Indonesian Aid. Ministry of Finance.
    7. Dede Yusuf Macan Effendi: Member of Indonesian House of Representative.
    8. Himawan Nuryahya: CEO at Pancaran Surya Abadi Company
    9. Marito Magno, Director General of Ministry of Economy and Development, Timor Leste

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The doctoral program in International Relations aims to produce graduates who are able to master, criticize, develop and reconstruct as well as conduct interdisciplinary research in International Relations and Political Science in General.

The graduate competencies are as follows:

    1. Mastering political theories to perform dialectics and critical analysis
    2. Mastering Political Science research methods
    3. Mastering Indonesian and Global political analysis
    4. Applying political concepts and theories
    5. Conducting research in the political field for problem-solving and for the benefit of developing knowledge (knowledge building)
    6. Disseminating research results in the field of politics at the national, regional, and international levels through various publication media
    7. Playing an active role as a citizen in criticizing political practice and influencing the policy process by using various media and technology

Prospective Careers

    1. Academics
    2. Researcher
    3. Policy Makers (in Government and Military)
    4. Diplomat
    5. Activists of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the media
    6. Activists in International organizations or institutions

Notable Alumni

    • Dian Triansyah Djani: Indonesian Permanent Representative in the United Nations 
    • Mohamad Hery Saripudin,  Indonesian Ambassador for Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Federal Republic of Somalia, and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat 
    • Velix Vernando Wanggai, Deputy for Policy Support for Economic Development and National Insight, National Development Agency
    • Diah Ayu Permatasari: Executive Vice President (EVP) Communication and CSR at the State Electricity Company of Indonesia.
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    The doctoral program on Social Welfare is designed to produce graduates with the following competencies.

    1. Able to produce the development of social welfare theories and other relevant social theories through empirical studies
    2. Able to formulate solutions to social welfare problems at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels using interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, or trans-disciplinary approaches and methods
    3. Able to manage, lead and develop research in order to produce innovative and tested models, methods, and/or techniques to deal with social welfare problems that are unique to Indonesia
    4. Able to compile independent scientific papers in the form of innovative works for publication in accredited scientific journals at the national level and reputable international journals.

     

    Prospective Careers

    1. Research expert in the field of social welfare
    2. Social welfare academics or scholars
    3. Social welfare development expert consultant

     

    Notable Alumni

    • Komeyni Rusba, Balikpapan University 
    • Hobart Soselisa, Universitas Kristen Indonesia Maluku Ambon
    • Albertinasri Lobo, Universitas Cendrawasih

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The doctoral program in Sociology consists of two concentrations, which are Sociology and Anthropology. The main competencies that are expected from the graduates include the following:

    1. Have knowledge and philosophical understanding of the concepts and theories of sociology or anthropology as well as an adequate research methodology.
    2. Able to analyze sharply and provide solutions to various social, development, and environmental problems at local, national, and global levels.
    3. Able to develop, teach, and disseminate Sociology or Anthropology.
    4. Able to carry out public opinion research and develop community-based research to develop community social issues.
    5. Able to perform arbitration and conflict management functions at national and global levels, mastering lobbying and negotiation techniques used in international relations practice
    6. Able to do social mapping and its problems in an effort to resolve crises in the context of Sociology / Anthropology

Prospective Careers

    1. Social Researcher
    2. Social Analyst
    3. Social Consultant
    4. Community empowerment

Notable Alumni

    • Aruji Anwar, Assistant Deputy for International Law Coordination, Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs
    • M. Adha Al Kodri, Regional Indonesian Broadcasting Commission, Bangka Belitung
    • Sri Suhartini,  Senate Chairman of STT Wastukencana Purwakarta

INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE PROGRAM

About the program

The International Short Course Program is a one-month student exchange program offered by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Universitas Padjadjaran for international students from partner universities abroad. Students will have the chance to participate in both academic and non-academic activities to broaden and enrich their experiences of Indonesia and Indonesian cultures while studying at Universitas Padjadjaran as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Indonesia, located in the city of Bandung, West Java. 

Program’s Courses

Participating students will enroll in a compulsory academic preparation class and can choose to enroll in diverse courses introducing various social and political subjects in Indonesian and global contexts (minimum of four courses). Students will learn through case-based and interactive learnings; while also engaging with other fellow students in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. During their stay, they will also participate in cultural and entrepreneurial programs. 

    • Academic Preparation Class (Indonesian Language, Cross-Cultural Understanding)
    • Society, Culture, and Development* 
    • Politics and Democracy*
    • Public Policy and Governance*
    • Foreign Policy and International Relations*
    • Social Welfare Design and Policy* 
    • Digital and Creative Economy*

* Students can choose minimum four courses among the six offered courses 

ADMISSIONS (PENDAFTARAN)

Admission Information
For prospective international students who are interested in applying to any undergraduate and postgraduate program at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Padjadjaran, please send your inquiries through email directed to the Head of Internationalization Unit at international.fisip@unpad.ac.id
If you are interested in applying for any of the programs, please fill in your information in the form below. We will contact and assist with your inquiries.

Requirements for Foreign Nationals

Below are the lists of documents requirements for prospective international students in Universitas Padjadjaran. Should you have any inquiries about the application process to the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, please contact us at international.fisip@unpad.ac.id

International applicants to a master’s degree program at Universitas Padjadjaran are required to

    1. Hold a bachelor’s degree diploma or the equivalent. Digital copies of the diploma and academic transcript in English are required. If the diploma and the academic transcript or report card are not in English, a notarized translation must be provided. Please be advised that a holder of a master’s degree is not eligible to apply for the KNB Scholarship for a master’s degree.
    2. Have at least an iBT TOEFL score of 80, or IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEIC score of 700. The certificate must be issued within the last 2 years.
    3. Provide a recommendation letter from the current employer or an undergraduate instructor or professor.
    4. Provide a digital copy of proof of citizenship in the form of an official passport.
    5. Provide a Financial Support Statement.
    6. Provide a Medical Statement in English in any format issued by a physician.
    7. Have proof of international health insurance coverage.*

 *) Required if accepted

International applicants to a doctorate degree program at Universitas Padjadjaran are required to

    1. Hold a master’s degree. Digital copies of the diploma and academic transcript in English are required. If the diploma and the academic transcript or report card are not in English, a notarized translation must be provided. Please be advised that a holder of a doctorate degree is not eligible to apply for the Doctoral Degree Scholarship.
    2. Obtain a recommendation letter from the potential research supervisor at Universitas Padjadjaran.
    3. Have at least an iBT TOEFL score of 80, or IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEIC score of 700. The certificate must be issued within the last 2 years.
    4. Obtain a recommendation letter from the current employer or the master’s degree thesis supervisor/director.
    5. Provide a digital copy of proof of citizenship in the form of an official passport.
    6. Provide a Financial Support Statement.
    7. Provide a Medical Statement in English in any format issued by a physician.
    8. Have proof of international health insurance coverage.*

*) Required if accepted

    1. Be no older than 22 years of age at the time of enrolment*.
    2. Hold a high-school diploma. Digital copies of the diploma and academic transcript or report card in English are required. If the diploma and the academic transcript or report card are not in English, a notarized translation must be provided.
    3. Be adequately proficient in English as evidenced by a digital copy of a recognized English proficiency test such as the TOEFL or the IELTS. 
    4. Provide an Academic Recommendation Letter from a teacher or relevant officer in previous schools.
    5. Provide a digital copy of proof of citizenship in the form of an official passport for foreign nationals or the Indonesian National Identification Card (KTP) for Indonesian nationals applying to the IUP.
    6. Provide a Financial Support Statement.
    7. Provide a Medical Statement in English in any format issued by a physician.
    8. Have proof of international health insurance coverage.**

*) The maximum age for KNB Scholarship Applicants is 25 years old
**) Required if accepted

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