How to Apply



INDONESIAN CONSORTIUM FOR RELIGIOUS STUDIES (ICRS)
PH.D. PROGRAM IN INTER-RELIGIOUS STUDIES (S3 IRS)

 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 2013-2014 APPLICATION PROCEDURES


1. Admission Schedule

Date

Agenda

March 31, 2013

Deadline for International applicants & applicants with ITP TOEFL score below 525

April 21, 2013

Deadline for application to BPPS Scholarship from DIKTI*

April 30, 2013

Announcement of those accepted to the Ph.D. Program and those accepted to the Pre-Ph.D. Program

May 31, 2013

Deadline for applications to the Pre-Ph.D. Program

May 31, 2013

Deadline for applications to BS Scholarship from DIKTIS*

June 15, 2013

Deadline for applications with TOEFL score above 525

August 27, 2013

Registration and Students Orientation

*Subject to change and for Indonesians only.


 2. Admission Procedures

  1. Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of IDR 750, 000, 00 for Indonesian Applicants or USD 100 for Foreign Applicants. Payments should be transferred as follows: 

    Indonesian Applicants

    Foreign Applicants

    Please transfer to BNI Bank by using a code 3333 followed by your date of birth (for example, 333303111980). When your payment is succesfull, you will receive a password in the receipt by which you may then fill in the online application form.

     

    If you are non-BPPS applicant and apply before the scholarship is open, please pay through “ICRS Yogya” BNI 46, UGM, 0153293070

    Please transfer to:

    Account Name: ICRS-Yogya

    Account Number: 200329695

    Bank : Bank BNI 46, Branch Gadjah Mada

                University  

            Jl. Persatuan No. 1 Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta

    SWIFT Code: BNINIDJAXXX

  2. Applicants (INDONESIAN ONLY) go to http://um.ugm.ac.id and fill out the application form by using the password they receive during the payment of the admission fee (NOTE: ICRS-Yogya is listed as INTER-RELIGIOUS STUDIES).  For foreign applicants, please go directly to the item (3)
  3. To be considered, All Applicants should:
    • Must fill out in English an ICRS-Yogya application form that includes writing a 1-2 page personal statement and a brief research proposal (no more than 4000 words). See the application form for more detail, which is downloadable here or available by request to admission_icrs@ugm.ac.id
    • Submit complete validated copies of official diplomas and transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended.  For their second degree (S2), applicants should have a grade point average (GPA or IPK) of at least 3.25.  In light of different grading standards of different institutions we will consider applicants whose S2 GPA is 3.25 or above on a 4.0 scale, however our target is to receive applicants with a GPA above 3.4.
    • Submit Institutional (ITP) or International TOEFL scores of at least 475 from UGM or other official language centers (for Indonesian applicants, please go to http://um4.ugm.ac.id/index.php/page/179 to see a list of approved centers.  (Note that TOEFL scores from other than the listed centers will not be accepted by UGM).  The TOEFL scores must be less than two years old.  TOEFL requirements may be substituted with equivalent scores from IELTS (6.5 = 550, minimal 6.0 for consideration). Note that our target score for acceptance is a TOEFL or equivalent score of at least 550. 
    • Applicants with TOEFL scores below 500 cannot be accepted directly into the program.  However applicants with scores between 475 and 525 may be invited to attend a Pre-Ph.D. program in intensive English designed to improve their English ability in preparation for admission.  All students accepted into the Ph.D. program are required to reach a TOEFL score of 550 before they take their Comprehensive Examinations or go on a Sandwich Program to another country.
    • (INDONESIAN ONLY) submit a score of PAPS (Tes Potensi Akademik Pascasarjana) at least 500 from a certified center (Bappenas, Puspendik Litbang Diknas and UGM). If applicants do not have the score during the application, they must take a TPA test conducted by DAA (Directorate of Academic Administration) of UGM.
    • Native English speakers and those who are considered as “Native English Speakers" are not required to submit TOEFL scores.  However, they are encouraged (not required) to submit recent scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a similar standardized test from their native country.
    • Submit three letters of recommendation, including at least two from professors (dosen) who are qualified to evaluate your academic achievements and potential.  The letters must be on recommendation forms provided by ICRS-Yogya and sent directly by the recommenders to ICRS-Yogya office or through email: admission_icrs@ugm.ac.id.
    • Students who intend to focus their study on textual research must show competence in at least one of the relevant language(s) of their chosen research (eg. Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Pali, old Javanese, etc.).  Applicants may petition to have another scriptural language included to fulfill this requirement.
    • Applicants for an ICRS-Yogya scholarship must fill out a separate financial aid form that must be submitted along with the application.
    • Applicants (INDONESIAN ONLY) who are applying for BPPS scholarship from DIKTI (www.dikti.go.id) or BS scholarship from DIKTIS (www. kemenag.go.id) must fulfil and complete all the documents required by each scholarship.

3. Document Submission

  1. Please make sure that you already fill out and complete all the necessary documents before submitting your application form.
  2. Please submit ONE copy of your application to the ICRS-Yogya office:
    Academic Officer/Registrar
    ICRS-Yogya, Ph.D. Program in Inter-religious Studies
    Lt. 3, Gedung Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM
    Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung Yogyakarta
    Telp/fax: +62 274 562 570
  3. You must also send TWO copies of your application to Administrasi Program Pascasarjana, Direktorat Administrasi Akademik; Kantor Pusat UGM, lt. 1, Sayap Selatan, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta – 55281.
  4. You must also send the softfile of your application to admission_icrs@ugm.ac.id (a pdf. Format is preferable).
  5. Late applications will not be considered and applicant will be notified if an interview is needed.

4. Notification of Admission Result

  1. Notification will be sent through an official letter/email/phone call. It will be also available online at http://icrs.ugm.ac.id and http://um.ugm.ac.id.
  2. Successful applicants should sign a statement that they will be full-time students in residence at ICRS-Yogya (including 6 months at a foreign university) for at least the first two years, or until they complete their language requirements and Comprehensive Examinations.
  3. Foreign students who are accepted should immediately contact ICRS International Scholar Host to arrange their visa and arrival at Yogyakarta.
  4. Successful applicants are expected to arrive in Yogyakarta before the Orientation and Registration Week that will be held on August, 2013

5. Further Information and Contact

Maufur, M.A.

Academic Officer/Registrar

Email: admission_icrs@ugm.ac.id;

            cc: maufur_nd@yahoo.com

Phone: +62 274 562 570

Fax.: +62 274 562 570

Mobile: +62 821 33 4 1954 8

www.icrs.ugm.ac.id