The Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti) requests rectors to accept all participants of Bidikmisi scholarship who passed the State Universities (PTN) selection.
The Director General of Learning and Student Affairs of Kemristekdikti, Intan Ahmad, said that Kemristekdikti had requested rectors to accept all participants of Bidikmisi scholarship who passed Joint Entrance Selection of State Universities (SBMPTN), National Selection of State University Entrance (SNMPTN) and Mandiri selection (seleksi mandiri).
A rector is initially requested to accept all participants of Bidikmisi although the number exceeds the university’s quota. He added that they are first asked to accept the participants, because not all universities meet the existing quotas on participant numbers. Therefore, the quota will be transferred to other universities should there be universities not meeting this quota.
Bidikmisi is an educational grant for student candidates who are not economically capable but have academic potential, to study in universities on the excellence study program until they graduate on time.
Bidikmisi participants who pass PTN selection will face eligibility verification and quota verification implemented by the recipient universities.
He explained that quota total of Bidikmisi 2017 is 80,000. Should the number of Bidikmisi participants be higher than quota, each university is expected to support student candidates who are not economically capable in accordance with the scheme stipulated by each university.