UNAIR NEWS – One of the dreams of students is to continue their academic studies to a higher level up to master’s and doctoral degrees. On that phase, studying abroad in a university with a high ranking often becomes the goal of the students. Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) regularly holds an info session that offers information on overseas studies to Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) students. This time on Friday, February 7, 2020, AGE is collaborating with IDP Surabaya and the University of Bristol’s international recruitment officer.
The event held in Room Kahuripan 305, UNAIR Management Office focused on information about scholarships and various facilities offered by one of the leading universities in the United Kingdom. “Bristol has a friendly environment and is suitable for foreign students. We live in ethnic and national diversity, “said Sumithra Durai, International Recruitment Officer of Bristol University.
In terms of ranking, Bristol University is ranked 49th in the world according to QS World Ranking and named Top 5 universities with excellent research quality according to REF. “Bristol emphasizes unlimited disciplinary research,” she said.
International students who wish to apply to Bristol University must meet certain requirements, such as a minimum score of IELTS 6.5, GPA 3.2 and above, personal statement, and so forth. “Besides, don’t worry about living costs. There are many scholarships offered, both from Indonesia and the UK itself, such as LPDP, Chevening, Aviva Scholarship, and GREAT Indonesia scholarship, “said Durai.
Interviewed after the event, Durai revealed that her main mission in the event was to encourage students to become more familiar with the education system in the United Kingdom and the great opportunities that could be obtained. “Besides, we are always looking for highly-skilled international students, and we think Universitas Airlangga is the place,” she said.
Durai advised students who want to continue their studies abroad to start working hard, doing research, and finding the right funding. “Surabaya is a good city, and so is the UK. I am sure with all of your hard work you can study in Bristol and other universities in various parts of the world, ” she concluded.
Meanwhile, Dian Ekowati, Ph.D., explained that the info session agenda was the first step to establish good relationship with Bristol University. “We haven’t had a formal partnership with Bristol yet. However, in the future we are ready to strengthen connection with Bristol and other European universities, ” she said. (*)
Author: Intang Arifia
Editor: Feri Fenoria