News Office (The Jakarta Post)
Sat 14 May 2022
The Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII) is expected to begin the admissions process for the 2022/2023 academic year on Sunday.
In the new academic year, the university will offer master’s (MA) and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs.
The UIII runs two government masters scholarships for Indonesian citizens and foreigners.
A two-year scholarship is available for 200 students in the 2022/2023 academic year, while a four-year scholarship is available for 100 students under the Indonesian Education Endowment Fund (LPDP).
The UIII welcomed 98 students for its first academic year 2021/2022. All students are scholarship holders and have been selected from a pool of over 1,000 applicants from 59 countries.
It opened only a handful of academic departments in its inaugural year: Islamic studies, political science, Islamic economics, and educational science.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to improve in the country, UIII has been holding in-person classes for students, including all international students, since early March.
The newly inaugurated university was due to hold in-person classes for the first semester in September last year, but the move was canceled following a COVID-19 surge.
Located on 142 hectares in Depok, West Java, a city that was previously considered one of the most intolerant in the country, the new campus has a futuristic design to reflect the progressive and moderate Islam that has flourished in Indonesia. .
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo included UIII among his administration’s strategic national infrastructure projects for education, mandated in a presidential regulation he signed in 2016.