Hey there! The University of Muhammadiyah Malang is offering a scholarship called the Asian and African Students Scholarship (AASS) for the academic year 2023-2024. This scholarship is specifically aimed at students from developing countries in Asia and Africa who want to pursue undergraduate, master’s, or postgraduate studies at the university.
- Scholarship Sponsor(s) and Host Institution(s): The scholarship is sponsored and hosted by the University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Malaysia.
- Scholarship Worth and Number of Awards: The scholarship covers the full tuition fees, including registration costs, examinations, orientation, and laboratory fees. The number of awards available is several, so there are multiple opportunities to receive the scholarship.
- Study Level and Nationality: Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply. The scholarship is open to international students from Asian and African countries.
- Undergraduate program: The scholarship covers four years of undergraduate studies, along with an additional year for an Indonesian language class.
- Master’s program: The scholarship covers two years of master’s studies, plus one year for an Indonesian language class.
- Doctorate program: The scholarship covers three years of doctoral studies, with an additional year for an Indonesian language class.
To be eligible for the Asian and African Students Scholarship, applicants need to meet certain criteria:
- For the Bachelor’s program, applicants must be a maximum of 23 years old by August 15, 2023.
- For the master’s and doctoral programs, applicants must be a maximum of 35 years old by August 15, 2023.
- Applicants must be citizens of Asian or African countries (excluding Indonesia).
- They need to provide a health certificate from a registered doctor or hospital in their home country.
- Applicants should not be Indonesian citizens, hold permanent residency in Indonesia, or be applying for a visa to permanently live in Indonesia.
- They should not be working in Indonesia while studying.
- After completing the scholarship program, it is expected that recipients will return to their home countries.
Now, let’s move on to the application procedures:
To apply for the Asian and African Students Scholarship, follow these steps:
- Fill out the registration form on the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) website, including the scholarship application form.
- Submit a Character and Penal Clearance certificate from the local police in your home country, similar to a court clearance certificate.
- Provide the latest passport-size photos.
- Prepare copies of your academic documents, such as academic certificates, academic transcripts, recommendation letters, and other supporting documents. Make sure to have them translated into English and officially legalized.
- Write a motivation letter.
- Obtain a recommendation letter.
- Prepare copies of your birth certificate and passport.
- Complete the security vetting process.
The deadline for applications is not specified, so it’s best to visit the official website for more details.
If you’re interested in other scholarship opportunities, you can also check out the Government of Mexico Excellence Scholarships for Foreigners 2023, which are fully funded.
Good luck with your application!