Prof. Dr. Ravik Karsidi officially inaugurated 36 overseas students, Wednesday (10/12). Those students are under the sponsor of Ministry of National Education (through Dharmasiswa and Kemitraan Negara Berkembang, and Beasiswa Unggulan Schemes), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Pasifik Ülkeleriile Sosyalveİktisadi Dayanışma Derneği (PASIAD).
“I believe you have made the best choice to study here at UNS,” said Ravik.
Currently, UNS is accomodating 98 overseas students, most of those are participants of Dharmasiswa Program. This program, fully sponsored by MONE, provides opportunities for overseas students to learn Indonesian language and culture. MONE also provides scholarship for overseas students to undertake Master’s degree at UNS, under the scheme of KNB scholarship.
‘UNS will also provide for well talented overseas students to do undergraduate study here,’ added Ravik.
After inaugurated, all the overseas freshmen attended orientation week, organized by UNS International Office. Students are introduced to all the local values and norms, including those in non-academic areas. They are also introduced to the students associations at UNS, some of those have obtained international recognition. The student associations who presented their profiles were Christian StudentsAssociation, Islamic StudentsAssociation, Red Cross Students, Scout, Traditional Dance and Music Student Association, VocaErudita Student Choir, Student English Forum, Pencak Silat Merpati Putih, Taekwondo, Student Press, and Garba Wira Buana.