Five Graduating GAC Students from Budi Mulia Dua International High School Receive Scholarships from Japanese Universities

Yogyakarta, 7th April, 2015: Rizky Fajar Pratama, Irfan Araki Panggabean, and Aditya Wahyu Wijanarko, current year 12 students at Budi Mulia Dua high school, have been accepted into prestigious Ritsumeikan University, Japan with scholarships ranging from 20% to 50%.  

Aditya and Rizky, are both enrolled in the Community and Regional Policy Studies major, College of Policy Science while Irfan is enrolled into the Global Studies major at the College of International Relations.

This is not the first time Ritsumeikan University has recruited GAC students from Budi Mulia Dua. Abiyan Ardan Arfani, who graduated from the GAC program in 2013, was awarded a 50% scholarship from the university and is currently enrolled in the Community and Regional Policy Science major.

Ritsumeikan University was one of the first 13 universities in Japan to be selected for the “Global 30” project aimed at raising the number of foreign students studying in Japan to 300,000 by 2020.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Beppu, Japan, the international counterpart of Ritsumeikan University that offers programs both in Japanese and English, has also accepted two GAC students from Budi Mulia Dua with scholarships. Ichsan Maulana Putra gained admittance to the College of International Management and Hanief Muhammad Erbakan was accepted into the College of Asia Pacific Studies, both received a 50% reduction in tuition fees from Ritsumeikan APU. Ichsan and Hanief are also graduating this year.

Founded in 2000 by Ritsumeiken University, APU’s mission is to encourage international mutual understanding. APU has more than 5,000 students including 47% international students from 76 countries and regions.

The Director of Studies of the GAC program at Budi Mulia Dua International High School, Ms Any Sulianti, is pleased with the students’ scholarships: “In general, the GAC program is instrumental in assisting the students throughout the university application process. They are ready for the screening interview and they are well prepared when writing their personal statements. With more GAC students gaining admittance at universities and receiving scholarships, we hope that more higher education institutions recognize the quality of our GAC graduates.”

AES would like to congratulate Budi Mulia Dua staff, teachers and students on these outstanding results and wish the students well in their future studies in Japan.