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Indonesia: INTO opens University Access Centre

INTO University Partnerships has revealed its University Access Centre in Indonesia’s capital, hot the heels of a £7 million investment in its new in-country model.

Together with the British Council, INTO will also administer the Computer Delivered IELTS exam at the UAC, and plans to offer the test for UKVI over the coming months. Photo: INTO

New hubs in Bangkok, Bogota and New Delhi are being lined up for launch later this year

The INTO UAC in Jakarta will, like the Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi locations, serve local students and offer IELTS tests.

Like Vietnam, outbound study from Indonesia is expected to rise exponentially, INTO noted, pointing to a 20% growth in study abroad students between 2014 and 2019.

“Like their peers around the world, Indonesian students and their parents seek a seamless recruitment experience — one in which they are empowered to make informed decisions through face-to-face engagement with university representatives and education agents,” said Olivia Streatfeild, CEO of INTO University Partnerships.

In 2019, some 53,000 Indonesia students were enrolled in courses overseas, the provider highlighted.

“UAC Jakarta gives them a space close to home where they can consult with experts, cut through the noise of today’s information-flooded environment and choose the best study abroad options available to them,” Streatfeild added

The company plans to have a network of 14 hubs worldwide by 2023. New hubs in Bangkok, Bogota and New Delhi are being lined up for launch later this year.

Situated in the heart of Puri Indah in the West Jakarta Central Business District, the centre will also reach students beyond the capital, in cities such as Tangerang and Pantai Indah Kapuk.

“The Indonesian government is set to provide US$ 1.4bn in 2022 for its flagship overseas study scholarship program”

“More than a place to access information about programs at participating universities, the Jakarta UAC will provide Indonesian students enriching activities such as in-person seminars from visiting university staff, master classes with major employers and sessions with current international students and alumni,” said Danial Hamzah, INTO’s senior country manager for Indonesia.

“With the new law that mandates 20% of total state spending be allocated to the education sector, the Indonesian government is set to provide IDR 20 trillion (US$ 1.4 billion) in 2022 for its flagship overseas study scholarship program.

“The increase in funding will further open opportunities for students to access education abroad. Working with agents and in-house university representatives, UAC Jakarta will offer seamless study abroad service for such students – from information to enrolment.” 

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