UMY Provides Muhammadiyah’s Scholarships for Medical Faculty


Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) provided scholarship for Medical Department and Dentistry. The scholarship was awarded to students of orphanage and Islamic boarding school of Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah across Indonesia. It was one of the contributions of Muhammadiyah to society and it was an effort to develop Mhammadiyah.

In Muhammadiyah’s meeting on Saturday (11/6) at A.R. Fachruddin B, floor 5, UMY, Vice Chancellor I of UMY Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P. announced the awardees. He informed that it was the sixth year for UMY to provide the scholarship. “There are seven awardees that four students are from Java and the others are outside Java who are confronting the last selection stage. I wish the best for their study, and they can apply their knowledge to society,” he stated.

The awardees of Medical department were Satria Al Fajar Syaifudin from Islamic boarding School Muallimin Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Muhammad Khakim Abdillah from Muhammadiyah Boarding School and Orphanage Darul Arqom Muhammadiyah Pasuruan, and Uliniha Makrifah from Puteri Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. Besides, the awardees of Dentistry department were Fara Amrina Revada from Islamic boarding school Al-Mu’min Muhammadiyah Tembarak Temanggung.

In an interview on Monday (13/6), Head of Admissions office of UMY, Dr. Siti Dyah Handayani, S.E., M.M. conveyed that the scholarship possessed several selection phases. “On 28 March 2016, UMY promoted the scholarship to all orphanages of Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah through the regional Muhammadiyah in Indonesia. After that, there were 131 submitted documents,” Dyah mentioned.

Participants passing document selection had Computer Based Test (CBT) that participants outside Java might do the test at their area. After passing the test, the participants were invited to come to UMY to take Islamic and Muhammadiyah study test, English proficiency test, and psychology test. “After announced that they passed the tests, they had interview test by board of trustee of UMY, executive board of UMY, and faculty parties. If the participants could memorize Al-Qur’an, the interviewers would test it,” she explained.

She expected that the scholarship could assist students of unprivileged family to study at medical department. “The scholarship was for students from unprivileged family studying at Islamic boarding school of Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah. Tuition fee of medical faculty is greater than other faculties so that this scholarship may help them. The awardees are facilitated to stay at university residence for a year and they also achieve living allowance during their study,” she asserted.

Additionally, one of the awardees, Satria stated, “I thank UMY for providing this scholarship. I wish that I could utilize this scholarship well, I could study well, and I could become a cadre of Muhammadiyah.”


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