For the second year in a row, the University of Zagreb (UNIZG) is the only Croatian higher education institution participating in the International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) 2022.
Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards is the Government of Republic of Indonesia scholarship scheme to fund Indonesian students for exchange mobility at top universities overseas. Undergraduate students can spend one semester (4-6 months) at the overseas partner university to study courses outside their major, to develop intercultural communication and leadership skills, to experience the host country's culture and to develop international network.
The scheme is centrally managed by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology (DGHERT) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) and is open for undergraduate students from all Indonesian higher education institutions (HEIs) under DGHERT.
The University of Zagreb was the only Croatian HEI selected to participate in IISMA 2022 project in the competition of over 270 HEIs from five continents and over thirty countries, enabling the mobility of ten Indonesian students to study at the University of Zagreb in the academic year 2022/23. This is an increase of 100% when compared with Indonesian students studying at UNIZG in IISMA 2021 project.
IISMA 2021 students and international students on joint field trip to Medvednica Mountain
Four female and six male Indonesian students from the most esteemed Indonesian universities will study at UNIZG in the first semester 2022/23: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara (UMSU), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK), Universitas Andalas (UNAND), Universitas Mulawarman (UNMUL) and Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP).
The IISMA project is a part of the University of Zagreb strategic initiative to strengthen cooperation and exchange students and academic staff with Indonesian higher education institutions through bilateral cooperation and especially Erasmus+ ICM projects, that have been successfully implemented since 2006 with the following Indonesian partners: Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), Universitas Teknologi Yogyakarta (UTY) and Institut Teknologi Bandung ITB).
More information on the Indonesian international student mobility scholarship programme can be found HERE.