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Only 13 percent of Indonesian poor students receive government scholarships

posted Jan 6, 2014, 10:49 PM by Unknown user
The proportion of academically performing Indonesian students from low socio-economical background who received Indonesian government scholarships to enrol in both public and private universities in 2013 has fallen short from its target of 20 percent - with a total of over 140,000 students received this scholarship. The government aims to reach the target 20 percent by 2015.  The national government also provide other education funding opportunities for students including scholarships for winners of International Science Olympics (OSI) to study abroad to take undergraduate up through doctoral level program. These government scholarships are expected to open wider access for academically achieving poor students in Indonesia to pursue higher education.