27th March 2017, IGOV student community of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta established an event named ‘Bincang-Bincang Beasiswa’ or a seminar about how to get a scholarship abroad and how to survive during the study in oversea. There are 3 speakers who were delivered various kind of scholarship such as; Chevening Scholarship, Ford Foundation, and Taiwan Government scholarship.
Mr. David Efendi is one of the speakers who was explained about Ford Foundation scholarship as well as an alumnus University of Hawai in 2009. Therefore, two of the speakers are alumni of UMY as well, such as; Ms. Dewi Budiyanti M.A an awardee of Chevening scholarship, UK, nd Mr. Yordan Gunawan SH, Int. MBA an awardee of Taiwan Government scholarship. They proved that UMY alumni can be as qualified as the national university not only in Indonesia but also in oversea.
This seminar not only attended by UMY student but also foreign student and other universities in Yogyakarta.
“Alhamdulillah, there are 130 student who get involved in this event and we never thought that the participant is not only from UMY student but also foreign student and other universities in Yogyakarta such as : Universitas Mercu Buana, STIE and so on. It’s beyond of our expectation” said Mia Rosmiati as an event leader.
Sofia Umaji an exhange student from Thammasat University, Thailand who was attended the seminar said about her impression, “It’s useful that we get information about studying in UK, US and Asia countries and how prepare for it. It would be a good opportunity to take master degree there in the future.”
She also adds that she was able understand of what the speakers were talking about because she was living in Makassar for four months and learned bahasa Indonesia before took an exchange student in UMY.
In addition, Mia as a chief leader expected “Through this event, we hope it could open our mind that there are plenty opportunities out there to continue our study in oversea. This event just one of 99℅ for getting
scholarship. The rest is back to our efforts.”