Assistance from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) continues. One of them is the Merdeka Indonesia Smart Card (KIP), which students can use to continue their education to State Universities (PTN) or Private Universities (PTS).
“The scholarship assistance provided aims to increase access for the poor to higher education so that it is more equitable and of high quality, so that superior Indonesian human resources (HR) can be realized immediately,” said the Head of the Education Financing Service Center (Puslapdik) of the Ministry of Education, Culture. , Research and Technology (Kemendikbud Ristek), Abdul Kahar, at the Free Gathering Learning: Everyone Can Study with KIP Lecture Merdeka, on YouTube Kemdikbud RI, Thursday (24/3).
Registration for KIP Merdeka Lectures in 2022 has been opened for prospective PTN and PTS students through various entrance tests, namely the National Selection for State Polytechnic Admission (SNMPTN), National Selection for State University Entrance (SNMPTN), Computer-Based Written Examination (UTBK) Joint Selection for Higher Education Entrance State (SBMPTN), Joint Selection to Enter State Polytechnic (SBMPTN), Independent PTN selection, Independent PTS selection.
“Prospective students who will receive the Independent Lecture KIP who will register are exempt from the UTBK SBMPTN registration fee, and are exempt from semester tuition fees until graduation. In addition, students will also receive monthly living expenses,” explained Kahar.
The registration mechanism for the Merdeka Lecture KIP in 2022 is no different from the previous year. Procedures for registration can be seen on the official website kip-University.kemdikbud.go.id. “The conditions used to register for this college KIP only require several documents such as personal data, National Student Identification Number (NISN), National School Registration Number (NPSN), and Population Identification Number (NIK),” explained Kahar.
A number of important dates that prospective students must remember are as follows: creation and registration of KIP student accounts. Lectures will be held on 2 February-31 October 2022. SNMPTN registration will be on 7 February-17 March 2022. SNMPTN registration will be held on 13 February-27 February 2022. Registration for UTBK-SBMPTN will take place on March 22-14 April 2022. Registration for SBMPTN will start on April 5-June 29 2022. Meanwhile, registration for PTN Mandiri Selection June 1-7 October 2022 and registration for PTS Mandiri Selection will be held June 8-October 31 2022.
Abdul Kahar added that registration for the Independent Lecture KIP can use the same account for the SBMPTN. With only one registration, it will be used for all types of path selection and can be used throughout the year during the registration period for PTN and PTS.
“If you don’t pass the SNMPTN, from now on you can use the same account for the SBMPTN, you just have to tick it because in the KIP registration you don’t have to go in and out, register for SNMPTN you don’t pass and then register again for SBMPTN, only one time create an account can be used throughout the year even the previous year the account can still be used, just update the new registration account,” said Kahar.
Kahar emphasized, prospective students who are interested in studying this year and meet the criteria for the recipients of the Independent Lecture KIP, don’t hesitate to register. “Because, with the Independent Lecture KIP, there is no longer any reason for students not to continue their education to a higher level. Everyone can study with college KIP, because the government has prepared assistance to continue their education as long as they are serious,” concluded Kahar.***