Leeds welcomes scholarship students from Indonesia

Leeds University Business School proudly welcomes six students as part the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA).

The IISMA is a government-funded scholarship scheme enabling Indonesian students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills from universities in 30 countries across the globe.

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.

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, but they are also able to gain credits towards their degrees during their time abroad.

Professor Ir Nizam, Director General of Higher Education, Research and Technology commented:

IISMA is a programme to cultivate skills, widen the perspective of Indonesian students with a global outlook, and learn new skills in a multicultural setting, making friendships and developing international networking.

The University of Leeds had 13 IISMA awardees in 2021, and is delighted to welcome 20 awardees this September. The awardees will be studying across varying disciplines including business, computing, psychology and media.

Krystyna Kowalska, Regional Development Manager, South and Southeast Asia said: “We are excited to welcome our second cohort of IISMA students in September 2022. It is a fantastic scheme and the first group of awardees we received contained excellent ambassadors for Indonesia and their home universities. Here in Leeds, we have extensive links with Indonesia. These range from hosting over 100 Indonesian students on our campus each year to undertaking research to address some of the key global challenges”.

Leeds is a 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.