|Representatives of embassy an official of Development Partnership in Education, Sarah Lendon (left) when exposed the activities that had been done by the Australian government in Indonesia related to the development of education, research, and community service. (Photo: Jalil / PR)|
INTERNATIONAL Relations Office (IRO) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) cooperated with Australian Embassy to Indonesia held a guest lecture and scholarship presentation, Friday (16/9). This event invited the representatives of embassy the Director of Development Partnership in Education, Sarah Lendon.
On this occasion, Sarah revelead the activities that had been done by the Australian government in Indonesia related to the development of education, research, and community service. In addition, Sarah also conveyed scholarship program for Indonesian people who wants to study in Australia, namely Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS).
"There are many benefits by getting scholarship," Sarah said. "Including, training of English for Academic Purpose (EAP) in Indonesia, visa, health tests, health insurance, plane tickets back to their homeland, and cost of family travel reunion special for Master's and doctoral programs," he continued.
AAS gave the facility of family reunion for doctoral and masters students. The transportation cost was guaranteed entirely. However, despite had been guaranteed by AAS, some universities often also provided facilities for reunion program.
There were three important points that should owned by nominee of AAS scholarship recipient. First, the purpose of students should be clear. "What do you want? What to learn about? it must be programmed and then In which university you want to learn about it. "
Second, what will students do in in Australia. Sarah revealed the importance of planning on what activities that will be made by students in Australia beside learning, or who should they meet to run the planning.
"The third," he continued, "What will be done when returning to the homeland, Indonesia?"
Sarah explained, the student must already written the steps on what will be done after his return to Indonesia. Because from higher education that have been taken, Sarah emphasized the contributions that will be given to the work environment, neighborhood, and country.
Head of the Division of Australia and New Zealand IRO UMM, Rinjani Bonavidi PhD, said the scholarship presentation was not the first time held. Throughout 2016, this was the second presentation by the Australian Embassy. While in 2015 ago, there were five times the embassy gave a presentation about the scholarship program.
The latest cooperation between Australia and the UMM was the program of New Combo Plan. "This is a program intended for Australian students to get scholarships in Indonesia. including UMM, " Rinjani said. (Ich / han)