Better access for Indonesian students

Betere toegang voor Indonesische studenten

Indonesian master and PhD candidates will have easier access to Erasmus University Rotterdam. The university recently concluded a cooperation agreement with the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, which provides scholarships to high potentials.

The Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) makes it possible for Indonesian students who are seen as future leaders to study abroad. The aim is to increase the number of scholarships from the current 3,000 a year to 10,000 a year. The Netherlands is the LPDP’s preferred country after the United Kingdom.

More active recruitment
The LPDP recently concluded a cooperation agreement with Erasmus University to promote access to the university’s master and PhD programmes. The agreement, which has a term of four years, makes it possible for the university to recruit more actively in Indonesia.
The expectation is that 50 to 100 Indonesian students will make use of the scheme each year. This initiative is in keeping with Erasmus University’s aim to further internationalise. There are currently over 170 Indonesian students in Rotterdam.

The agreement was signed by Pauline van der Meer Mohr, President of the Executive Board, and Eko Prasetyo, President Director of the LPDP.