The Educated Generation: Are You a Scholarship Hunter? – Survey Report

If there is an essential basic needs in life besides house, food, and clothes; then it is an education. Understanding the needs of education for every human being, any financial issue must not be a reason for anyone to not being able to access decent education. In order to overcome any challenges in pursuing education, there are numbers of scholarship funding available that provide various schemes for scholar.

We send the survey to our 718 respondent in nationwide, with the demographical composition as 47% male and 53% female. Regarding the age of respondent, we send the survey to the 16 to 35 year old respondents, since we believe that education could be pursued by anyone. Moreover, up to 2012, it is noted that the population of Indonesian student is reaching 58 million people from the elementary education level only. Therefore, the sample size proposed in this survey is considered as an acceptable number to represent the subjected population.


In general, there is no significant difference among respondent in all age segments regarding their awareness about educational scholarship. However, scholarship itself seems to be most appealing to the younger segment of respondent, especially those in 16 to 25 years old. However, English proficiency test becomes the most difficult requirement to be completed for most respondents in this survey.


First of all, we filter our respondent by focusing the survey only for those who are interested in pursuing educational scholarship. From all respondents who participate in this survey, 76% of them are interested in doing so. Regarding the number of respondents’ experience on applying scholarship, most of them have been trying about 1 to 3 times.


We further ask our respondent to pick any scholarship institutions that they are familiar with. Respondents are allowed to choose as many as they would, as long as they are quite familiar with them. Moreover, comparing any source of scholarship funding institution, the government scholarship seems to be the most appealing source for 74% respondent in this survey.


Scholarship comes in any type, but full cover scholarship becomes the most interesting type over others. Moreover, full time study program is considered as the most interesting program to be applied in scholarship for 88% respondent in this survey.


Furthermore, different source and type of scholarship may cover different aspect as well. However, five most important aspects respondents’ thinks need to be covered by scholarship are education fee, living cost, admission fee, housing facility, and decent pocket money.


As the scholarship selection process is quite competitive, 37% respondent in this survey takes intensive course to prepare them in applying scholarship.


However, among all requirements requested by any scholarship funding institution; English proficiency score, admission, and grade point average (GPA) considered as important aspects to be prepared by respondent.


To focus on the specific requirement, English proficiency score is considered as the most difficult one to be fulfilled.


Regarding the education degree that our respondent want to pursue, bachelor and master degree become two most selected to be pursued by respondent in this survey.


The desired destination to pursue scholarship is relatively balanced among respondent. However, regarding the continent to study, most respondents in this survey tend to choose Europe as their preferred continent to obtain higher education degree.


We further ask our respondent in this survey to mention their desired place to study, if only they are granted with domestic and abroad scholarship. According to the respondents’ answer, the top five preferred place for abroad scholarship are United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, and USA.


Regarding the preferred place for domestic scholarship, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya, and Malang are mentioned by most respondents in this survey. Furthermore, those cities are quite well known as the cities with Indonesia most respected universities.


At last, we divide our respondent in this survey into two categories; the one who want to apply for scholarship, and the other one who do not. For those who want to apply for scholarship, their biggest motivation for applying is mostly related to the financial issue.

10.In other hand, for those who do not want to apply for scholarship, their most dominant reason of not doing so is that they are not interested in pursuing any higher education degree anymore.

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For more detail you can download XLS report at the button below (Bahasa Indonesia). JAKPAT report consists of 3 parts which are 1) Respondent Profile, 2) Crosstabulation for each question and 3) Raw Data. Respondent profile shows you demographic profiles ( gender,age range, location by province, and monthly spending). Cross tabulation enables you to define different demographic segment preference on each answer.

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