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Darmasiswa Scholarship Program Academic Year 2013/2014

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Herewith we submit that the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia in the academic year 2013/2014 will offer a scholarship of Darmasiswa Program to foreign students to study in Indonesia for 6 months and 1 year (Regular 1 year and Regular 6 months).
In this regard, here we inform you as the following:
A. SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM

1. Registration & Selection through Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General : 8 October – 30 November 2012
2. Administration Selection by Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs : 1 – 14 December 2012
3. Academic Selection by Ministry of Education and Culture and Higher Education : 17 December 2012
4. Announcement : 7 January 2013
5. Confirmation of participation : 7 -31 January 2013
6. Commencement :
a. Regular 1 year (September 2013 – July 2014)
b. Reguler 6 month (September 2013 – January 2014)

B. VISA ARRANGEMENT
The Darmasiswa participant is required to have a Social Visit Visa (VKSB) for 60 days issued by the Indonesian Embassy in the participant’s country of residence. Upon arrival in Indonesia, the Darmasiswa participant’s passport has to be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture, for necessary arrangements in obtaining recommendations of the State Secretariat and the Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.
The participants are prohibited to apply for Tourist Visa or On-Arrival Visa for study purpose.
C. ACCOMODATION
The Ministry of Education and Cultural doesn’t provide the accommodation for participants.
D. COVERAGE OF SCHOLARSHIP
Monthly allowance will be received by participant is Rp 2.000.000,00 (two million rupiah).
a. Living Cost: Rp. 1.200.000
b. Book Allowances: Rp. 200.000
c. Local Transport: Rp. 200.000
d. Medical/Health Care: Rp. 200.000
e. Pocket Money: Rp. 200.000
The participant is advised to bring enough money in US dollar for unexpected additional expenses in Indonesia.
E. PROCEDURES
The applicant should register through the following procedures:
Prospective participants are required to register at the Embassy / Consulate General in the country of origin of participants, and for participants who are not in the participant’s home country is not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship)
F. QUALIFICATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS
Each participant has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:
a. Not more than 35 years of age.
b. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
c. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
d. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia is required
e. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying for.
G. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To apply the Darmasiswa scholarship program, participant must submit a
complete application package to the IE/CG that includes all the following items:
a. Completed admission application form
b. Copy of academic transcript and certificates
c. Copy passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
d. Curriculum vitae/resume
e. Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)
H. ARRIVAL IN INDONESIA
The Ministry of Education and Culture does not provide the return International airfare to Indonesia. We only provide the transportation from Jakarta to place of study; therefore the transportation from place of study to Jakarta will be carried out by participants.
I. HEALTH INSURANCE
The Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) will not provide health insurance; therefore the participants are expected to have the International insurance.

– Information, International Office Tadulako University, io@untad.ac.id Telephone +62 451 423373


Scholarship Announcement from The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Indonesian Higher Education Graduates and Scientists from All Academic Discipline for The Academic Year 2014/2015

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1.    DAAD Long-term Research Grants for Doctoral Studies
Objective
Research grants are given to:
1.    Excellently-qualified teaching staff from state or private universities
2.    Researchers from research institutions in any field of study/research
3.    Applicants from private sectors with at least two years of working experience
Research grants can be used to carry out:
–    Research projects at  a German university for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Germany
–    Research projects at a German higher education institution for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Indonesia
Scholarship Duration
The length of the grant is set by the grant committee during the selection depending on the project in question and on the appplicant’s work schedule. In the case of full doctoral programs in Germany the scholarship will be granted for up to three years. For sandwich scholarships, the research stay in Germany will be supported for a maximum of two years.

Even when support has been awarded for a full doctoral program, that award will be limited to one year at time. Extensions of the scholarship depend on the evaluation of the work done thus far.
Value
Depending on the award holder’s academic level, the DAAD will pay a monthly award of 1000 Euros plus travel and health insurance allowances. In addition to these payments, the DAAD will pay a study and research allowance.
When award holders take doctoral programs run under the “DAAD Sandwich Model” and obtain the degree at the home university the award may include the travel expenses of both academic supervisors.
Requirements
a)    Holder of Master Degree (S2 Degree) with minimum GPA of 3.00
b)    Master’s degree should have been completed not longer than six years at the time of appplication
c)    A convincing and well-planned research project that has been agreed by a German academic supervisor at the German host university.
d)    Written confirmation of the supervision by a professor in Germany commenting on your research program.
e)    It is required that doctoral candidates wishing to take a doctorate/PhD in their home country (Sandwich Program) must register for the doctorate at their home university.
f)    Proficient in English – TOEFL IBT 80 or IELTS 6 (obtained in 2011 or 2012) – or good German language skills. TOEFL Prediction is not accepted.
g)    Applications from the medical field must fulfil specific requirements.
h)    Applicants, who have been residing in Germany for more than one year at the time of application, cannot be considered.

2.    DAAD Short Term Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
Objective
These grants and scholarships aim to provide foreign academics and scientists working in higher education or at research institutes with an opportunity to carry out a research project at a state (public) or state-recognized higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany.
Duration
Depending on the applicant’s work schedule, the research stay will last between one and three months. The stay may begin in May/June 2014 at the earliest.
Requirements
•    Applications for DAAD research stays are open to excellently-qualified academics and scientists who should generally hold a doctorate/PhD. All applicants must be working in higher education or at a research institute in Indonesia.
•    Besides their previous academic achievements (for example, recent publications), the most important selection criterion is a convincing and well-planned research project to be completed during the stay in Germany. This must have been coordinated and agreed with a research collaboration partner at the chosen host institute in Germany. Written confirmation of the research cooperation, including the reference to the applicant’s project, must be included with the application papers.
•    The application must provide proof of a workplace being provided at the host institute.
•    DAAD support for a research stay can only be awarded once in any three-year period.
•    Former fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation are requested to contact the Humboldt-Foundation first.
Application Papers
•    DAAD Form
•    A curriculum vitae
•    A list of publications
•    A detailed description of any project to be undertaken during the visit.
•    A detailed itinerary of the visit including the names of persons and institutions to be visited
•    Copies of correspondence with German colleagues or institutions showing on where and when the intended project is going to be carried out.
All applications must be submitted to DAAD Jakarta Office in duplicate. The original will be forwarded to the DAAD Head Office in Bonn. The final decision is taken by the DAAD.
Applications cannot be sent directly to DAAD head office in Bonn. The DAAD will not consider incomplete applications.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2014/2015
•    Long-term Research Grants Master Graduates of All Disciplines (holding S2 Degree for PhD in Germany).
Deadline:    15 October 2013

•    Short-term Research in Germany for Post-Docs and for DAAD-Alumni.
Deadline:    15 October 2013

For further information on scholarships and German Universities please visit:
www.daadjkt.org


PRESTASI (PROGRAM TO EXTEND SCHOLARSHIPS AND TRAINING TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE IMPACT), PHASE II

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usaidProgram to Extend Scholarships and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts Phase (PRESTASI) II is a scholarships program funded by USAID. The program provides opportunities for Indonesians to Pursue Master’s degrees in certain field of study in the U.S. and Indonesian professionals which in turn, will contribute to Indonesian’s development. The scholarship program is open for individuals from all over Indonesia with various professions and education backgrounds. PRESTASI II is implemented by the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF).
PRESTASI, which is a continuation of USAID’s previous scholarship program, has supported 162 participants to attend short-term training programs and more than 200 scholars to study Master’s and PhD’s degrees in the U.S., and Indonesia.
PRESTASI focuses on areas where both the U.S. and Indonesia share common goals :

• Education
• Economics
• Health
• Environment
• Democratic Governance

For detailed information on PROGRAM TO EXTEND SCHOLARSHIPS AND TRAINING TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE IMPACT, PHASE II,
Please visit :

USAID Scholarship PRESTASI Program
Menara Imperium 28th fl. Suite A
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. I, Jakarta 12980, Indonesia, www.prestasi-iief.org
Phone : +6221-83709982
Fax      : +6221-83709983
Email : prestasi@iief.or.id

Or Contuct Us :

International Office Tadulako University,
Telp/fax       : + 62 451 423373,
Home Page : http://io.untad.ac.id,
Email            : io@untad.ac.id.


Eight Tadulako University’s Students Went to Asia-Pacific International University (APU) Thailand

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As its vision “ toward world class university”, Tadulako University sent eigth students accompanied by two senior lecturers to APU(Asian Pasific University) which is located in Saraburi Province, Thailand to join student exchange program organized by both universities. Last 24th November 2013, Tadulako University sent ten delegations including eight students  (Muh. Fardhal Pratama, Muh. Rizal Faiz, Edi Utomo Putra, Wahyu Priyanto, Ayu Silviany Aprilia Umar, Nyna Amalia, Agus Boice, & Tiara Ramadhani) and two lecturers who are also the officials of International Office Prof. Marsetyo (the secretary of International office) and Dr. Andi Arham Adam (outbound division of International Office). They joint the program for one week. Those students study at two faculties in Tadulako University. There were five students from Agribusiness study program, Agriculture Faculty and three students from Management Study Program, Economics Faculty). They all study at international class at their faculties.

             They went to APU through thigh selection process. It was conducted at International Office of Tadulako University. They were directly interviewed by the International Office officials; Prof. Marsetyo (the secretary of International office) and Dr. Andi Arham Adam (outbound division of International Office) conducted the selection process. They were given both written test and oral test. The students were given written test to know their foreign proficiency that was English. The oral test was interview. The oral test was conducted to know not only their English ability but also to know their culture understanding about Indonesia and Thailand. Moreover, they were asked questions about their sreadiness to go to Thailand (Passport, KTP (Identity Card) and so on).

While in Thailand, at APU, the students from Tadulako University joint several activities of student exchangeprogram, they were academic lecture, APU student activities, joint exercise and art interaction. When arriving at the university, students from UNTAD were welcomed by the student president. They were firstly introduced about the campus by joining campus orientation, including orientation of University and faculty libraries, computer Laboratory, and classroom.

While the lecturers, even though they only accompanied the students to join student exchange program, also did some important activities like joint meeting between International Office Tadulako University and  APU’s President and Lecturers. At the meeting, they discussed about the points of the collaborations between the two universities. Besides joint meeting, they also discussed about the research opportunities and teaching staff exchange between Tadulako University and Asia-Pacific University. The lecturers from  Tadulako University also participated in Community Service of APU.


Tadulako University Intensifies Collaboration on Research with Four Universities from Abroad

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Prof. Tes Toop who was the representative from Deakin University is presenting her research paper as  one of the speakers of the international seminar at IT Center Building, Tadulako University.

In it’s 32nd age, Tadulako University shows its identity as the pride university in Central Sulawesi Province. It was stated by the Rector of Tadulako University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Basir, SE.,MS. in a closing ceremony of an event that the university has been starting to do internationalization processes. One of the processes is by developing network with institutions including universities existing in Indonesia and universities abroad.

On Friday, 30th August 2013, Tadulako University held an international seminar themed “Strengthening International Research Collaboration Between Tadulako University and University Partners”, A seminar which is organized by International Office of Tadulako University in strengthening collaboration with partner universities such as, Deakin University (Australia), Walailak University (Thailand), Kyoto Prefectural University (Japan), and Toyama Prefectural University (Japan).

The Seminar held at Convention Hall Media Center UNTAD was directly opened by the rector and all academic society of the university including vice rectors, the chairman of consideration affairs, deans, directors, vice deans, vice directors, lecturers and students.

The head of International Office Tadulako University, Prof. Dra. Mery Napitupulu, M.Sc.,Ph.D. as the organizer of the event stated that this seminar of strengthening research collaboration is one of several kinds of MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Tadulako University and the four universities as mentioned before. “There are still several kinds of MoU and this is a seminar exchange between Tadulako University and the four universities”, said Prof. Mery.

In addition, Prof. Mery said, Tadulako University will also visit the four universities in the future to present research papers from Tadulako University. “We expect in the future that Tadulako University can maximally keep collaborating with the partner universities”, said Prof. Mery.

The seminar was attended by speakers from the four university partners to present their research paper; Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Basir, SE.MS. from Tadulako University, Prof. Tes Toop from Deakin University, Ass. Prof. Potjamarn Suranipong and Ass. Prof. Dr. Chatchai Kanlayanapaphon from Walailak University, and Prof. Takashi Shiina, Ph.D. from Kyoto Prefectural University.


Rector of Tadulako University Welcomed Participants of Summer School Program

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The rector of Tadulako University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Basir, SE., MS., kindly and happily welcomed the participants of Summer School Program (Monday, 2nd Sept) at IT Center Building of Tadulako University. Not only rector,but the vice rectors, deans, lecturers, and students from different faculties also warmly welcome the participants of the Summer School Program.
“This program can be a good moment for learning, exploring, and continuing the strength of collaboration in the future,” said Prof. Basir.

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Rector of Tadulako University is taking picture with the participants of Summer School Program. (photo: Pujiati Sari/MT)

Summer school program as its theme “In the loop of cacao and oil palm Plantations in Central Sulawesi” is joint by 11 foreign students and 12 students of Tadulako University. Those 11 students are from  Prince of Songkla University of Thailand (4 students), Walailak University of Thailand (2 students), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Austria (2 students), Mindanao State University of the Philippine (1 student), Hohenheim University of Germany (1 students), and University of Sabah (1 students). Most of the participants are students at the faculty of agriculture, faculty of husbandry and faculty of fishery.
In this program , within 3 weeks (2nd – 22nd September 2013), the participants will study about cacao and oil palm in depth, such as about the plantation, Production and the marketing. They will visit industries of cacao and oil palm existing in Palu, Palolo and Morowali. They will also visit the tourist destination as vocation like Poso Lake and Tanjung Karang Beach.
According to the chairman committee of the program, Dr. Ir. Nur Sangaji, DEA, the theme was selected in consideration that Indonesia is the third biggest cacao producer around the world and in relation to select the oil palm because oil palm is a needed product plant in the world. By that reason those are very important to study in depth.
“This Summer school program is one of the implementation of the rector’s vision and mission to internationalize The University of Tadulako. “Beside studying about cacao and oil palm, they will share culture of their nation each other” said Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Alam Anshary, M.Si, who is the dean of Agriculture Faculty of Tadulako University. I expect in the future that Tadulako University can have other international programs, for example, student exchange or study tour to the universities abroad which have been in collaboration with Tadulako University.


Rector Welcomed 40 New Doctor Holder Lecturers and 11 New Master Holder Lecturers

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The Rector of Tadulako University (right) is Giving rewards to the lecturers who had completed their study of Doctor and Master very quickly.

Again, rector of Tadulako University welcomed lecturers who have just completed their doctor and master degree at the Convention Hall, Media Center, Tadulako University. There are 51 lecturers involving 40 lecturers completing their Doctor Degree and 11 lecturers completing their Master Degree. They have completed their doctor and master degree from universities in Indonesia and abroad.

When delivering his speech, the rector said that the fresh scientists are expected to be scientists having mature personality and intelligence. Rector also suggested that they not to be satisfied by what have just been achieved. He encouraged the lecturers having just completed their master degree to continue for doctor degree. Rector also expected the lecturers completed their doctor degree to be prepared for getting their Professor.
By the return of the lecturers from study, now Tadulako University has 287 lecturers holding doctor degree. Specially, rector suggested the lecturers to teach based on the existing dynamics meaning that the lecturers should not apply the old terms anymore in transferring knowledge, rector insisted the lecturer to serve students without any arrogance.

At the end of the event, the rector gave reward two students for their achievement when completing their Doctor or Master degree. The reward was given to  Dr. Husna, SE., M.Si., lecturer of  Faculty of Economy of Tadulako University,  for her excellent Doctor Degree completion at  Brawijaya University for only 2 years and 7 months. Besides Dr. Husna, the reward was also given Ahmad Syakir, SE., ME., who is also the Lecturer of the Faculty of Economy. He completed his Master Degree for only 1 year and 10 months. This event was also attended by Vice rectors, Chairman of Consideration Affair, Director of Post Graduate, Deans and Vice Deans as well as lecturers


Tadulako University Signed MoU with Asia-Pasifik International University (APIU)

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Again, Tadulako University showed its willing to achieve its mission “Toward World Class University”, Tadulako University broadens collaborations with leading universities from abroad. On Monday, 12th Febryary 2014, the representative from the two universities signed Mou held in Media Center of Tadulako university. Tadulako University was represented by the rector Prof. Muhammad Basir, M.S  and Head of International office and form APIU represented by Dr. Loren George Agrey. In the signing of MoU, international office as the initiator of this event invited all vice rectors, deans, and head of departments existing at the university. The even also was attended by the director of APIU Post Graduate Study. Both parties wish to establish mutual collaboration to the academic education and development. The signing of the MoU was about students and staff exchange, joint research, participation in seminar and academic meetings, exchange of materials and academic information, publication activities of mutual interests and joint degree. The Mou was signed for 5 years starting from the date of its signing of both parties.