Erasmus + Provides Opportunity for Two Students of UMP to Study in Europe

Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) again sent two students, Amarizky Juansita from Department of English Literature and Ailsa Tanjung Garneta from Department of English Education, to participate in the International Credit Mobility (ICM) through the Erasmus + scheme at Sofia University Bulgaria.

Dr. Jebul Suroso, Vice Rector for Academic and Partnership Affairs, congratulated the two students who have received the Erasmus + scholarship. It is absolutely not easy to get the scholarship. Therefore, he urged that the students must take advantages of it as much as possible.

Furthermore, Dr. Jebul gave a message that the two students can stay safe and broadcast the values ​​of Islam there. Islamic values ​​are a characteristic that needs to be demonstrated wherever the students of UMP are. It is expected that there will be international students who are interested in coming to Indonesia, especially Purwokerto, to get to know more closely through studying at UMP.

"You also have to be creative and productive and also always record every activity in a form of video vlog or photos. Those will be evidence of an extraordinary activity / experience at Sofia University Bulgaria "he said.

Ambar Pujiyatno, S.S., M.Hum, Dean of the Faculty of Letters, explained that this is a credit transfer activity carried out for 5 months, in which the credit will be recognized by UMP so that students will not have to take the courses at their faculty.

"The interest from the students is very high for participating in this Erasmus+ programme, even though the quota is only 2 students for UMP students each semester, the tight selection is held to ensure that the students sent are the best ones. We also provide the orientation so that the students are well prepared to do activities there, "said Ambar.

Santhy Hawanti, Ph.D., the Head of the International Affairs Office (KUI) and the coordinator of the Erasmus + Program, explained that this internationalization program is very important to introduce students to the atmosphere of campus overseas and to provide a learning experience in Europe. Santhy said that there are currently only 60 higher education institutions both public and private in Indonesia that hold similar programs. Therefore, it is a right choice to study at UMP which provides opportunities to study in Europe.

Upon returning from Europe, the learning outcomes and experiences achieved by students can be shared with friends as motivation. (nov)

ERASMUS+: Lecturer of UMP Teaches at Sofia Univesity Bulgaria under Erasmus+ Program

Picture 1. Condro Nur Alim PhD is teaching master students at Sofia University

Condro Nur Alim PhD, a lecturer of Department of English Literature at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP), received grant from Erasmus+ Key Action 1 for Mobility of Student and Staff. He was teaching at Department of Asian Studies at Sofia University for 10 days from 11 to 22 January 2020 fully funded by Erasmus+. This activity is an implementation of partnership between UMP and Sofia University under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Director of International Affairs Office UMP, Santhy Hawanti PhD explained that the Erasmus+ is a prestigious program by European Union for implementing partnership between higher education institutions in Europe with higher education in Partner Country such as Indonesia. She added that there are only 60 out of 4000 higher education institutions in Indonesia already participating in the Erasmus+ programme including UMP.

“It is a very prestigious program. In Indonesia there are only 60 Higher Education institutions having been in collaboration with European institutions under Erasmus+, and UMP is one of them. Even, only five (5) Muhammadiyah universities in Indonesia have already participated in this program,” said Santhy.

At Sofia University, Condro was not only teaching courses related to his expertise but also all about Indonesia. (nov)

Two Students of UMP Do Credit Transfer Program at Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) once again sent two of its best students to Brunei Darussalam to experience international activities through Credit Transfer Program for one semester at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). The program has been running for two years as UMP has been in good collaboration with UBD. In this academic year, the program starts from 26 December 2019 to 15 May 2020.

The two students sent to UBD are Yuda Prastawan from the Department of Agrotechnology and Deni Eliawati from the Department of English Education. They are chosen after a series of selection organized by their departments under certain criteria such as minimum GPA and English Proficiency.

Dr. Anwar Ma’ruf, the Vice Rector IV of UMP, supports the implementation of this program since it will benefit both UMP and the students. “I appreciate all parties who manage to make this credit transfer program happen. I believe the students will get priceless experience during the program and will be more open-minded as they will keep in touch with other international students from other countries there.” said Anwar.

In addition, the Director of International Affairs Office (IAO), Santhy Hawanti PhD said that this is a special program for UMP as not many of higher educations in Indonesia get the chance to send their students to UBD for free. “It is a privilege for UMP to send our students to study at UBD for one semester with tuition waiver. My friends from other universities in Indonesia told me that they sent students to UBD on the same program with full charge of the tuition fee.” Santhy Said.

At UBD, Deni will study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Yuda will join the courses at the Faculty of Integrated Technology. (Nov)

Three Students of Nursing Department UMP Joined Credit Transfer Program at MSU Malaysia

Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) sent three (3) students of Department of Nursing to Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia to do a Credit Transfer (CT) Program for one (1) semester (5 months). The program, which was funded by the Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education, starts from September 2019 to Januari 2020. 

Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of UMP, Dr Jebul Suroso, gave an orientation to the students on Tuesday (15/10) before their departure to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (17/10). He delivered some advices to the students in order that they succeed in doing their CT Program at MSU. 

“Please carry out this program full-heartedly and do your best at MSU. Show them that students of UMP are able to compete with other international students at MSU in terms of academic qualifications”, said Dr Jebul.

At MSU, the three students, accompanied by the coordinator of CT Program, Ns Susana Widyaningsih MNS, were warmly welcomed by the Head of Nursing Department of MSU, Mrs. Rahima.

This program is also the implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UMP and MSU. Previously, four (4) students of Faculty of Pharmacy UMP were also doing internship at MSU, and eight (8) students of MSU carried out the internship program at UMP in the middle of August. (nov-kui)

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FKIP UMP Send 13 Students to Malaysia for Teaching

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) forces all members of community in the South East Asian (SEA) countries to be ready to compete with people from all SEA countries. To prepare its students of Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP), Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) again hold the International Teaching Practice Program in Malaysia from 5 to 25 April 2019.

This activity is regular program collaboratively held by UMP and UTM to strengthen their partnership. In February, 9 students from UTM were also doing teaching practice program at schools in Purwokerto, Indonesia coordinated by UMP.

The delegates, led by Arifin Suryo Nugroho, MPd, (Vice Dean of FKIP) and Drs. Sony Irianto, MPd (Head of Primary Education Department), arrived in Malaysia on 2 April 2019. In this batch, FKIP UMP sent 13 students to UTM. They are Novia Krisma Damayanti, Agung Reza Destian, Dindi Anovia, Megasefi, Puji Dwi Kurniasih, and Candra Khaulatin Dewi from Department of Primary Education; Arif Pratama, Imam Santosa, Ris Khasanah, Elis Tiani, and Destriana Indria Pamungkas from Department of English Education; Zainul Arifin from Department of Geography Education; moreover, Desy Puspita Sari from Department of Mathematics Education.

“FKIP UMP always equips its students with skills and experiences other students from other universities may not have. And this is also a realization of our tagline – Start Here Go Anywhere. Meaning that the opportunity to experience going abroad is widely open for UMP students”, said Arifin Suryo. (Nov-kui)

Faculty of Pharmacy UMP & MSU Malaysia Agree to Run Double Degree

Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) and Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia are ready to implement real activities after the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing done in the previous year. On Friday, 29th March 2019, UMP delegates including Vice Rector Joko Purwanto MSi, Director of International Affairs Office Santhy Hawanti PhD, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Dr Agus Siswanto, Head of Master of Pharmaceutical Science Department Didik Setiawan PhD, and Head of Pharmacist Profession Program Dr Nunuk Aries Nurulita visited MSU in order to discuss the collaborative activities more comprehensively.

The delegates were warmly welcomed by the Vice President for Global Affairs, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, and Vice Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy.

The discussion was started with the presentation of programs from UMP in order to know how it would link to the program at MSU.

“Faculty of Pharmacy is one of big faculties at UMP having a great potential to achieve an international recognition. That’s why this time we are trying to bridge this faculty to collaborate with MSU.” Santhy Said.

Santhy said that the collaboration will be in a form of double degree for undergraduate level in the Faculty of Pharmacy, and the offer of master program at MSU for graduates of the Pharmacist Profession Program of UMP.

Joko, as a vice rector for administrative affairs, added that he would give full support to these activities. “If these activities will benefit UMP and can strengthen the internationalization of the campus, on behalf of UMP I will give my full support”, Joko said.

Other faculties at UMP are also currently planning to do real action after the MoU as the gate for any collaborative activities is in hand. (nov-kui)

UMP Signs MoU with UCSI University Malaysia

Start Here Go Anywhere. The tagline of Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) always reinforces the spirit of the university to facilitate its students to get international experiences and to make it globally more well-known.

Recently, UMP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UCSI University Malaysia on Friday, 29th March 2019, in Kuala Lumpur. The delegates from UMP, led by vice rector for General Administration Affairs Joko Purwanto, MSi, included Director of International Affairs Office Santhy Hawanti PhD, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Dr Agus Siswanto, Head of Master of Pharmaceutical Department Didik Setiawan PhD, and Head of Pharmacist Profession Program Dr Nunuk Aries Nurulita.

Dean of Pharmaceutical Science Faculty, Prof Dr Mogana Sundari A/P Rajagopal, and heads of departments welcomed UMP delegates in the Kuala Lumpur campus.

The MoU was signed by Joko Purwanto MSi as the representative from UMP and Prof Mogana representing UCSI University.

The meeting was continued with further discussion about possible activities to do by the Faculty of Pharmacy in both universities. This resulted to an agreement to hold double degree and credit earnings program.

“These collaborative activities will probably start by the beginning of academic year 2019-2020. At this moment we are working on matching the curriculum of Faculty of Pharmacy at UMP and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science at UCSI University”, Dr Agus said.

Moreover, with 11 faculties including undergraduate and postgraduate studies, UCSI University provides great opportunity for students and staffs of UMP to do collaborative activities in Malaysia. (nov-kui)

Announcement: Exchange Student Program 2019




UBD's Student Exchange Programme Semester 1, 2019-2020 (August 2019/Fall 2019) is now open!


Application forms can be downloaded from here: 


Term Dates

Semester 2, 2019-2020: January to May 2020


Please find the nomination and application information for exchange students as follows:




Nomination Deadline

13 October 2019


Application form (including supporting documents) can be submitted to the International Affairs Office UMP and emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Please kindly note that applicants should submit both soft and hard copies.




1. UMP active student min. Semester 3;

2. Minimum of GPA 2.5 (out of 4.0);

3. English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 500 or equivalent.

4. Latest academic transcript

5. Copy of passport (can be submitted later)

Faculties and Study Programs Option


Application Process (3 Phases)

1. Submitting all required documents to International Office

2. Selecting modules to take (can be downloaded from

3. Doing medical check up (after accepted by Faculty in UBD).

4. Submitting a copy of medical insurance, flight itinerary, and accommodation form (after medical check passed).Application Phase 2 (After Accepted by Faculty in UBD)


Program Period

January - May 2020

More Information

Novi    +62 852 2754 0222

or visit International Affairs Office UMP

Main Office 1st Floor

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