CALL FOR APPLICANTS PH.D. IN INTER-RELIGIOUS STUDIES (S3 IRS) INDONESIAN CONSORTIUM FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES (ICRS) 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)

Friday, November 7th, 2014, 10:16 WIB

 CALL FOR APPLICANTS

PH.D. IN INTER-RELIGIOUS STUDIES (S3 IRS)

INDONESIAN CONSORTIUM FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES (ICRS)

2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR (SECOND SEMESTER)

Information:

http://um.ugm.ac.id/v.2015/id_home.php?d=depan

http://icrs.ugm.ac.id/

 

Deadlines

October 28, 2014 (00.00 WIB) –
December 15, 2014 (23.59 WIB)

Payment of Admission Fee at BNI BankBank BNI

October 28, 2014 (10.00 WIB)- December 16, 2014 (23.59 WIB)

Online Application Form

October 28, 2014 - December 17, 2014

Submission of Application Documents to ICRS (working hours)

November 03, 2014 – December 17, 2014

Document Verification by ICRS

November 03, 2014 – December 23, 2014

Final Validation by UGM Academic Directorate

January 19, 2015

Result Announcement at http://um.ugm.ac.id/

February 09-13, 2015

Registration

February 16, 2015

Semester in-take

 

Description

The Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) is a consortium of three universities: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga (UIN), and Duta Wacana Christian University (UKDW). This the only doctoral program in inter-religious studies based in a major, multi-religious national university and co-sponsored by Islamic and Christian universities. The primary strength of ICRS is the study of Indonesian religions, especially Islam since Indonesia is the largest and most dynamic Muslim population in the world. ICRS also has strong resources on the study of Indonesian Christianity and facilitate researches on Balinese Hinduism, Indonesian Buddhism, Indonesian Chinese religions and local indigenous beliefs. ICRS encourages comparative study on religious movements in other parts of the world.          

The Doctoral Program is conducted in English and lasts for four years. Students may concentrate in any academic interest according to the focus study and qualification of ICRS doctoral faculties to supervise them. Our strengths lay in social sciences, Islamic studies, Christian theology and Indonesian studies. ICRS faculties are from many different disciplines related to (1) Cultural and historical studies of religions (i.e. anthropology, history, and literary studies); (2) Religion and contemporary issues, combining social sciences and ethics to study issues such as post-colonialism, globalization, justice, inter-religious dialogue, human rights, environment/ecology, religion and science, gender, democracy, civil society, community development, conflict, violence, and disaster recovery; and (3) Comparative interpretation of sacred texts, including different hermeneutical and exegetical (tafsir) methods for relating texts to public life. (For more information, please go to our website at www.icrs.ugm.ac.id).  

ICRS now opens for applications for 2014-2015 Academic Year (Second Semester). About 5 to 8 applicants will be selected to pursue their doctoral program which starts on February 2015. A limited number of full and partial scholarships may also be available for qualified students. For those who receive partial scholarships may also qualify for our work-study program to gain experience and earn extra living allowance.

Admission Procedure

Step 1

Pay a non-refundable application fee of IDR 750,000,00 for Indonesian Applicants or USD 100 for Foreign  Applicants.

  • Foreign applicants, please transfer the admission fee through the following bank account:

Account Name         : ICRS-Yogya

Account Number      : 200329695

Bank                           :  Bank BNI 46, Branch Universitas Gadjah Mada  

                                  Jl. Persatuan No. 1 Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta

SWIFT Code             : BNINIDJAXXX 

Step 2

Fill out ICRS Application Form which can be downloaded at http://icrs.ugm.ac.id or send a request through maufur@ugm.ac.id to get the Form.

Step 3

Fill out UGM Online application at http://um.ugm.ac.id/v.2015/pasca/idx.php. Foreign applicants should apply online through section “Admission for Foreign Students”.  All applicants should then print out the online application. IMPORTANT: Please note that ICRS is listed as “S3 Inter-Religious Studies (IRS)”.

Step 4

Complete and scan the following documents (.jpeg format, 200kb at maximum) and upload when filling out the online application form:

No

Required Documents

Upload

1

Printed online application form

NO   

2

A passport sized photo

YES  

3

Legalized copies of official diplomas (Bachelor & Master)

YES  

4

Legalized copies of academic (Bachelor & Master) transcripts; Indonesian applicants should meet the following requirements.

  1.    ≥ 3,00 on a 4 scale or its equivalent for applicants who graduated from a program with “A” Accreditation
  2.    ≥ 3,25 on a 4 scale or its equivalent for applicants who graduated from a program with “B” Accreditation
  3.    ≥ 3,50 on a 4 scale or its equivalent for applicants who graduated from a program with “C” Accreditation

Note:

  •    The Accreditation should be the latest one the evidence of which is a legalized copy of the certificate
  •    If applicants do not submit the certificate of the Accreditation, they will be considered under  (c)category above and should submit the following additional documents:

-       Published articles in an Accredited Journal; Or,

-       Statement Latter from their Supervisors indicating that they are “Eselon III” employees.

 

YES  

5

[Indonesian applicants only] A current Certificate of Accreditation of the previous program

YES 

6

[Indonesian applicants only] A copy of TPA certificate (Tes Potensi Akademik) from BAPPENAS (http://www.upp-tpa.com/index.php) or Tes Potensi Akademik Pascasarjana (PAPs) UGM (http://paps.psikologi.ugm.ac.id/sessPaps/idx.php) with a minimum score of 450. The certificate should be no more than two-years old. 

YES

7

An Institutional (ITP) or International TOEFL score of at least 525 from university-based official language centers: The TOEFL score must be less than two years old.  TOEFL requirements may be substituted with equivalent scores from IELTS, TOEFL Internet-Based (IBT); TOEFL Computer Based Test (CBT) issued by language centers that are certified by the IIEF. Native English speakers and those who are considered “Native English Speakers” are not required to submit TOEFL scores. However, they are encouraged (not required) to submit a recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or a similar standardized test from their native country.

YES

8

Three letters of recommendation, including at least from two professors (dosen) who are qualified to evaluate your academic achievements and potency.  Please use the recommendation forms provided by ICRS.

    

9

A copy of health certificate issued by a doctor or hospital.

YES 

10

ICRS Application Form which includes:

-       1-2 pages personal statement

-       A preliminary research proposal (no more than 4,000 word) describing a clear rationale of your research project, methodology and objectives;

-       Three Letters of Recommendation

-       Financial Aid Form

 NO

Step 5

Send two certified (dilegalisir) copies of all the supporting documents above along with the application forms to Kantor ICRS, Lt. 3 Gedung Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung Yogyakarta 55281. The documents should reach ICRS office no later than December 17, 2014.  Applicants should also email all the documents in a pdf. format to maufur@ugm.ac.id. Late applications will not be considered.   

 

Further Information

For further information, please contact:

Maufur, M.A.

Academic Officer

ICRS, Ph.D. Program in Inter-Religious Studies

Lt. 3, Gedung Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM

Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung Yogyakarta

Telp/fax: +62 274 562 570

http://icrs.ugm.ac.id