University of Indonesia Welcomes 93 Inbound Students for the Merdeka Exchange Program

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WARTAINDONESIA EN – The University of Indonesia welcomed 93 inbound students through the Merdeka Exchange Program (PMM) Batch 4. These students come from 49 universities, consisting of 28 public universities (PTN) and 21 private universities (PTS) outside Java, from Sabang to Merauke.

The PMM 4 participants will take part in learning at UI for one semester during the even semester of the 2023/2024 Academic Year, namely from February 5, 2024 to June 7, 2024.

Head of the Center for Independent Learning (CIL) UI, Fransiskus Astha Ekadiyanto, S.T., M.Sc., said that UI’s role in the PMM program is a form of UI’s commitment to providing the widest possible opportunity for all students to experience quality higher education.

“The academic journey and cultural experiences of students from outside Java while at UI are expected to increase national values with the spirit of mutual cooperation, tolerance, mutual respect, and become an unforgettable memory for all of us,” he said in a written statement in Jakarta, Tuesday ( 13/2/2024).

UI understands the needs of students to pursue competencies that are in line with the learning outcomes of their home study program (prodi).

Therefore, students are facilitated to choose the available courses from the study program that is most linear with the student’s home study program.

Currently, UI provides 64 Bachelor’s Degree Programs (S1) and 15 vocational study programs (D3 and D4) from the health, science and technology, and social humanities clusters.

In addition, University of Indonesia welcomed 93 inbound students also provides various cross-study program courses that can be taken by students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge.

The Merdeka Exchange Program (PMM)

is a program from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek), which is a student mobility program for one semester to gain learning experience at universities in Indonesia, while strengthening unity in diversity.

With the theme “Exchanging Temporarily, Meaningful Forever”, PMM 4 presents 128 universities in Indonesia to be hosts.

This is the second year that UI has been a host for the PMM program.

Unlike the previous implementation, this time PMM Batch 4 was held entirely face-to-face. In the PMM Batch 1, UI held the program online because it took place during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In accordance with the Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program policy, students can obtain a maximum of 20 SKS from the PMM activity.

Participants will take courses offered at various faculties at UI for a total of 16 SKS. In addition, they will also take the Nusantara Module course which is required by the PMM 4 program.

Benefits of PMM for Students

University of Indonesia welcomed 93 inbound students

  • Gaining learning experience at other universities in Indonesia
  • Strengthening unity in diversity
  • Expanding friendship networks
  • Getting new knowledge and insights
  • Developing soft skills

The PMM program is a beneficial program for students to gain new learning experiences and strengthen unity in diversity. UI as one of the PMM hosts is committed to providing the widest possible opportunity for students in Indonesia to experience quality higher education.