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Over 3,000 Papuan students get higher education scholarships

Jayapura (ANTARA) – As many as 3,017 Papuan students, including those from three new autonomous regions (DOB), have received scholarships for higher education through the Higher Education Affirmation (ADIK) program.The Papuan students who have received the scholarships are currently pursuing their studies at 97 public and private universities across Indonesia, head of special education and services (PKLK) at the Office of Library and Archives of Papua, Laurens Wantik, told ANTARA in Jayapura on Saturday. The scholarship recipients are currently studying in a number of cities, including Lhokseumawe, Bandung, Surabaya, Bogor, Bali, Jakarta, Kupang, Ambon, Makassar, and Manado. The ADIK program has been annually allocating a scholarship quota of 400 for Papuan students, and as many as 315 students were granted scholarships in 2022. This year, the selection process will begin in mid-April. “The ADIK program is aimed at native Papuan students who wish to continue their studies to higher education,” Wantik said. For the duration of their studies, the scholarship program will provide health insurance worth Rp10 million as well as monthly and tuition fees of Rp1.5 million each to recipients. The most popular fields of study among students are social and political sciences, economics, medicine, and engineering, Wantik informed.

Source:Antara News Agency

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