Doctoral Scholarship for Indonesian Lecturers
The contract to deliver a UK sector-wide major new scholarship programme to fund Indonesian lecturers to undertake doctoral study in the UK was signed this week by Professor Eric Thomas on behalf of the UK Higher Education International Unit (IU) and Professor Achmad Jazidie, Director for Institutional and Collaboration Affairs on behalf of the Directorate General of Higher Education.
The UK-Indonesia Dikti Scholarship Programme for Indonesian lecturers will be delivered by the IU on behalf of the UK higher education sector. All academic disciplines and research areas will be funded under the programme and researchers can apply to any participating UK higher education institutions.
The scheme has been developed following close consultation with the UK sector. The scholarships will cover three years of PhD study fully funded by the Indonesian government including tuition fees, accommodation and stipend. Over the next five years 750 students will be funded under the scheme with the first cohort arriving in September 2013. The package is worth up to £50 million to the UK sector.
Dr Joanna Newman, Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit said; “This scheme has enormous potential and will raise awareness of the UK higher education sector in Indonesia. The UK- Indonesia Scholarship programme will also act as a catalyst for developing long-lasting partnerships in teaching and research.”
For more information, please contact: Cat Finlayson, Communications and Public Affairs Adviser, UK HE International Unit, 020 7419 5609,firstname.lastname@example.org