Yogyakarta (29/10) – In a world that continues to grow, education is very important to improve the quality of Human Resources. Education can make a person broad insight, therefore education will also change the mindset of the person so that they have more perspectives on a problem.
This is in line with the program at the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY). In addition to providing quality education by providing various programs, one of which is a student exchange program to increase flight hours related to internationalization, it opens perspectives and mindsets for IGOV UMY students. Meanwhile, some others decided to continue their master’s degree. Choosing to continue studying for a master’s does require a lot of money. However, now there are many institutions with scholarship programs that can be utilized. Continuing studies to the master’s level is not just because you get a degree, but because you want to explore certain subjects. Therefore, IGOV UMY wants to help its students to get scholarships by creating a program where IGOV students will be given tips & tricks on how to get scholarships from third parties. This scholarship is intended for those who want to do further studies or who want to do Student Exchange.
Therefore, IGOV UMY held an IGOV Scholarship Hack 101 activity with the theme Achieve Your Dream with Scholarship which was held on Friday, October 28, 2022, through Zoom Meetings. For the topic of this discussion, IGOV Scholarship Hack 101 invited 2 resource persons who received scholarships to continue their Master’s Degree, the 2 speakers were Angga Misbahuddin, one of the 2017 IGOV alumni who received the Fully Funded KKU Asean & GMS Scholarship and Nurina Izazi who received the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship is the dream scholarship for Indonesians who have a dream to continue their studies in Europe.
Besides continuing their studies, there are other reasons why they take the scholarship, such as the campus that provides the scholarship has an environment and culture that suits each individual. As stated by the first speaker, Mas Angga revealed that “Besides I’m taking my Master Degree in KKU, Thailand, I took this scholarship because KKU has an environment that suits me (rural) where I don’t really like very noisy environments like in the central city.”
Just like Angga, Nurina took the scholarship because she wanted to continue her studies while traveling around Europe on this scholarship she continued her studies at 2 different campuses each semester, namely Ghent University, Belgium and L’Institut agro Rennes-angers, France. “Maybe for some people moving from place to place is a hassle but when we can get these opportunities again while we continue our studies in Europe and travel around Europe for free?” Nurina said. (ARP)