MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, YOGYAKARTA— Muhammadiyah, in partnership with Gazze Destek Derneği (GDD) Turkey, has launched a fully funded scholarship program to support the education of Palestinian citizens. This significant initiative was officially announced by Amika Wardana, a member of the Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development, in the launch of the scholarship program on September 29.
Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah, with 170 universities across Indonesia, are committed to supporting Palestinian citizens, with a strong focus on education, amid the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The ‘Muhammadiyah Scholarship for Palestinian Students (Fully Funded) Batch III’ offers various scholarships, including undergraduate, master’s, and short courses, enabling Palestinians to study at Muhammadiyah universities in Indonesia. For the short courses, Palestinians may learn various areas, such as Islam and Indonesian Muslims.
The Muhammadiyah scholarship is supported by Lazismu, BAZNAS, and Quantum Akhyar Institute. It covers tuition fees, living allowances, bridging courses, completion allowances, flight tickets, health insurance, visas, PCR testing, and quarantine procedures.
To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be Palestinian citizens and possess a minimum TOEFL IBT score of 80, an IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEIC score of 700 (with certificates obtained within the last two years). However, this requirement is waived for those students enrolled in universities where English or Indonesian is the medium of instruction.
Online scholarship applications must be submitted by November 30, 2023. The selection results are set to be unveiled on December 17, 2023, followed by interview sessions scheduled for December 24-30, 2023. The interview test result will be announced on January 14, 2024. Master’s program scholarship awardees are expected to arrive in Jakarta by March 4, 2024.
Further information about this scholarship program is accessible at the official website, scholarship.diktilitbangmuhammadiyah.org.