Islamabad, 22 August, 2023 (GNP): The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia organized a gathering for the recipients of Indonesian scholarships, including cultural exchange non-degree program of Dharmasiswa scholarships. The event served as an exceptional platform to honor academic excellence and facilitate students as they embark on their academic journey to Indonesia.
Indonesian Ambassador Adam Tugio expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the scholarship awardees. He stated that Pakistan is currently the highest number of Indonesian scholarships in various categories. More than 140 Pakistani students were granted fully funded scholarships in many world’s leading universities in Indonesia. “The keen interest of applicants from Pakistan in continuing their higher studies in Indonesia testifies the growing bilateral academic linkages and spirit of friendship between Indonesia and Pakistan”, added Tugio.
Addressing the awardees, the Envoy underscored the important of Dharmasiswa programs as it provides an excellent opportunity for the students to cultivate a deeper understanding of rich and diverse culture of Indonesia. “Upon completing your education, you will play more constructive role as a cultural ambassadors of both nations”, stated Tugio.
The gathering was also attended by several alumni of previous scholarship programs who engaged in a meaningful interactions with the fresh participants by sharing their experiences of living and studying in Indonesia. An KNB Alumni, Mr. Muhammad Zalkifal shared his experience who studied in Bogor Agriculture Institute or IPB which has one the best research labs on agriculture in the world.
“It was so enriching and has given a life time opportunity for me to learn from research experts and excel in my field”, he added. Following the completion of his master degree in IPB, Moh. Zalkifal will pursue doctorate degree in universities in UK.
The event concluded with a Q&A session allowing scholarship recipients to raise queries and concerns, ultimately facilitating a smoother transition into their educational endeavors which was followed by a memorable group photograph capturing the shared enthusiasm and determination of the scholarship recipients and alumni.
Indonesian government and some best universities offers fully-funded scholarships on annual basis to Pakistani students to pursue higher education on science and social science. Interested applicants are encouraged to check the Embassy’s website and its social media.