A total of 13,433 new students who were selected from various selection paths were officially accepted by the Rector of Diponegoro University, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M. Hum. on Friday (13/8). The admission pathd for undergraduate students include National Entrance Selection for State Universities (Seleksi Nasional Masuk Perguruan Tinggi Negeri / SNMPTN), Joint Entrance Selection of State Universities (Seleksi Bersama Masuk Perguruan Tinggi Negeri / SBMPTN), Independent Exam, Partnership, Selection of Achievement of Excellent Student (Seleksi Bibit Unggul Berprestasi / SBUB), International Undergraduate Program (IUP) and Affirmations of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Meanwhile student admission paths for Vocational program include Potential Student Selection Program (Program Seleksi Siswa Berpotensi / PSSB), Independent Exam, Partnership Program. The admission path for Doctoral, Masters, Specialist and Profession programs is carried out through an Independent Exam.

In his report, Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Budi Setiyono, S.Sos, M.Pol.Admin, Ph.D explained that  the total of 13,433 new students consisted of Doctoral Programs: 270 students, Masters Programs: 1,053 students, Specialist Programs: 100 students, Professional Programs: 111 students, Undergraduate Programs: 10,313 students, and Vocational Program: 1,586 students. Undip also accepted 140 international students who are registered from Undip Scholarship Program: 117 students, KNB Program: 13 students and Independent Exam: 10 students. The foreign students came from Afghanistan: 6 people, Algeria: 1 person, Netherlands: 3 people, Egypt: 5 people, Ethiopia: 1 person, Gambia: 4 people, Ghana: 2 people, India: 1 person, Jordan: 2 people , Kenya: 3 people, Congo: 3 people, Liberia: 3 people, Madagascar: 3 people, Malawi: 2 people, Myanmar: 2 people, Nigeria: 15 people, Pakistan: 22 people, Russia: 1 people, Rwanda: 6 people , Philippines: 1 person, Sierra Leone: 4 people, Somalia: 2 people, Sudan: 5 people, Syria: 1 people, Suriname: 3 people, Tajikistan: 5 people, Tanzania: 10 people, Timor Leste: 10 people, Uganda: 6 people, Vietnam: 1 person, Yemen: 5 people, and Zimbabwe: 2 people.

Prof. Budi said that new students would be part of the big family of Diponegoro University, which has a total of 61,448 students (11 August 2021) supported by 1,662 educators and 2,033 educational staffs. In the academic field, Undip has the authority to determine the direction of research policies and community service, design educational curricula, as well as the authority to open, organize and close study programs. In terms of scientific autonomy, Undip academic community has the right to find, develop, reveal and/or maintain scientific truth according to the rules, scientific methods and academic culture in a branch of science and/or technology.

“In addition to accreditation A obtained by Undip, with that many students, educators and educational staffs, it is very clear that Diponegoro University is the largest university in Central Java. With all the advantages and achievements, confirmed through Regulation of Government No. 81 of 2014, Undip is trusted by the government to hold the status of a Legal Entity State University,” he said.

Furthermore, the students are now under the responsibilities of Dean of Faculty, Dean of Postgraduate School, and Dean of Vocational School to be further educated in accordance with the objectives of the study programs. The Introduction to Campus Life for New Students (Pengenalan Kehidupan Kampus bagi Mahasiswa Baru / PKKMB) will be held on August 16th – 18th 2021, and Character Education Activities will be held on August 19th – 21st 2021 online.

“Students are required to attend all events in their respective Faculties, Departments, and Study Programs according to the schedule. The new students are required to participate in the entire series of activities. The Introduction to Campus Life for New Students activities in faculties and schools will be coordinated by Vice Dean for Academics and Student Affairs and several lecturers as resource persons, including Students’ Representative Council and Student Senate.

We hope that new students can follow these orientation activities well, take advantage of the orientation to understand the learning process, organization and student activities as well as the facilities and infrastructure that support the learning process. We believe that the orientation materials will be useful for students to take part in academic activities and other activities, so that the adaptation process will run smoothly. We hope that the new students can get great achievements and become excellent graduates who are virtuous and responsive to national problems,” he continued.

Prof. Budi also said that later in the learning process at Undip, students will be directed to take two career development options, namely as prospective entrepreneurs / job creators who are fostered through Clinic for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation (Klinik Kewirausahaan dan Inkubasi Bisnis / KKIB institution); or as a prospective professional worker / job seeker who is fostered through the Undip Career Center (UCC) institution which are integrated with Free Learning – Independent Campus Program, so that they will be able to become graduates who are ready to work and play role in the community.

“We advise all new students, if later in the implementation of the series of new student admissions there are things that are considered deviant or not in accordance with the educational objectives, please report this to the faculty or school or university leadership for us to follow up. We hope that the series of new student admissions activities can run smoothly without any obstacles,” he concluded. (Linda – Public Relations)

Translated by: Titis – Public Relations