Leeds welcomes Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards awardees

The University of Leeds proudly welcomes international students from Indonesia as part of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA).

The IISMA is a government funded scholarship scheme to enable Indonesian students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills from world renowned universities in 30 countries.

The scheme is centrally managed by Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology (DGHERT), Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) and is open for undergraduate students from all Indonesian Higher Education Institutions under DGHERT.

It is a great opportunity for students as the scholarship covers most fees, including tuition fees, transportation and living allowance. Not only does the scheme allow the awardees a chance to learn in an international multidisciplinary environment, they are able to gain credits during their time abroad.

Prof. Ir. Nizam, Director General of Higher Education, Research and Technology was quoted as saying, “We need to provide opportunities for our students to become global citizens without being uprooted from their own culture. Indonesia International Student Mobility Awards - IISMA is a program to cultivate those skills, widen the perspective of our students with a global outlook, learning new skills in a multicultural setting, making friendships and developing international networking.”

The University of Leeds has been welcoming IISMA awardees for the last couple of years, and we’re proud to welcome more awardees this year. The awardees will be studying across varying disciplines, including Business, , English, Earth and Environment, Education, History, Languages, Transport, Politics and International Studies, and Psychology.

Kasia Ratcliffe, International Manager for Southeast Asia said, “We are excited to once again welcome our IISMA awardees this year. We truly believe that IISMA is a fantastic scheme enabling students to experience and develop an international outlook. The awardees have always been great ambassadors for Indonesia and their home universities and it’s a pleasure to have the awardees in Leeds again. We sincerely hope they’ll enjoy their time here in Leeds and the UK.”

Leeds is an outstanding research-led global university, carrying out world-changing research and innovation through international collaboration to maximise global impact. We aim to provide an outstanding education to attract, excite and retain high-quality students from diverse backgrounds, and equip them to succeed in a competitive global employment market.

Through IISMA, awardees will have the opportunity to not only increase their cross-cultural understanding and skills while being on our international campus, they will no doubt enjoy the chance to develop international networks and gain important knowledge and skills that will equip them for future careers.

Find out more about international study at Leeds.