Exploring Your Options: UPI’s Guide to Admissions for High School Graduates

The Indonesian University of Education (UPI) recently held a socialization on new student admissions for high school graduates (SMA) and its equivalent in 2023. Representatives from high schools throughout West Java attended the event, which was held offline on Wednesday (10/05) in the Auditorium FPEB Floor 6. The socialization was delivered by the Director of the UPI Directorate of Education Dr. Asep Supriatna, M.Sc. and Head of New Student Recruitment Division, Directorate of Education Dr. Ahmad Mudzakir, M.Sc.

This year’s UPI student admissions are carried out through several channels, including the National Selection for New Student Admissions (SNPMB) and the Test-Based National Selection (SNBT), which are managed by the Education Submission Management Agency (BPPP). The PMB independent selection includes selection of special achievements and independent selection with other PTNs.

The SNPMB is a national selection route for high school students and the equivalent to enter state tertiary institutions. Selection is based on achievement and report card grades. Meanwhile, SNBT is a state university entrance selection using a computer-based test that covers mathematical reasoning, literacy in Indonesian, literacy in English, and cognitive potential. UPI’s independent selection was carried out through several stages, namely psychological tests in areas of interest, integrated tests, skills tests and interviews. Special achievement independent selection is carried out by including certificates of achievement that have been achieved at least at the provincial level.

It was conveyed during the socialization the range of tuition fees that new students had to pay when they became UPI students, starting from UKT group I to group VIII, according to the student’s economic situation. Additionally, the college KIP program was presented, and it was announced that UPI only accepts 1000 KIP-K applicants this year.

This year UPI provides 168 study programs spread across various faculties and regional campuses, including 100 undergraduate study programs, 1 D4 study program, 64 postgraduate study programs, and 3 professional study programs. UPI provides a minimum SNBP quota of 20%, SNBT of at least 40%, and independent selection of a maximum of 30% of all students accepted into various study programs.

As an international student considering UPI, it’s essential to understand the various options available for gaining admission. The admissions process is highly competitive, and applicants must meet specific criteria to be considered. It’s also crucial to keep in mind the range of tuition fees that may apply based on the student’s economic situation.

Overall, UPI’s socialization on new student admissions provided valuable information for high school graduates and their equivalents interested in pursuing their studies at the university. With a diverse range of study programs and admission channels, UPI is an excellent option for students looking to further their education.