Tue, 19 Aug 2003

Diponegro Univ. gives 5 scholarships

SEMARANG: The state-owned Diponegoro University awarded scholarships to five newly enrolled students here over the weekend.

Rector Eko Budihardjo said the university was also seeking "foster parents" for the students to cover their living expenses.

The five were part of 6,903 students admitted by the university for 2003/2004 academic year.

Each new student must pay Rp 1 million in "education fees" plus tuition of Rp 500,000 per semester.

Sudharto Prawoto Hadi, the deputy rector for academic affairs, said all the new students would attend an orientation program slated to take place from Sept. 1 to Sept. 5. -- JP