Hi! This is Arefin Islam Sourav. I am a graduate of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Daffodil International University (DIU) and now studying master degree in Informatics at Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta (UJAY), Indonesia.

I was selected for the Indonesian Government KNB Scholarship 2018 from DIU, being a student of UJAY’s partner university. I started living here in Indonesia from September 2018. My extra-curricular activities and good academic result helped me to achieve this full funded Masters scholarship. In these eight months, I really did not experience any kind of problems here as the authority of UJAY is very helpful and friendly to the students like as DIU.

During my study here, I’m not only learning the academic knowledge but also getting a wide idea about the culture, history, and diversified lifestyle of Indonesian people. Another most interesting part is the spectacular view of this country. There are so many places to visit here! I am exploring new things every day with a new language. It is a great cross-cultural experience without any doubt.

The study guideline and the class lectures are really very standard. The course teachers are highly experienced and truly helpful to every student. I love it every second! Atma Jaya University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia is an active partner university of DIU. The KNB scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to complete their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia. Between 2009 – 2017 periods, the program has been awarding 992 scholarships to students coming from 71 developing countries around the world. This scholarship opens the opportunity to experience life in the culturally most diverse nation in the world while studying and earning a master degree.

DIU is connecting us with a lot of global opportunities; just we need to grab them. I am always grateful to DIU and UJAY for this great journey of my life here with new achievement and I hope every DIU student will be more aware of such kind of opportunities that DIU are offering regularly for the betterment of students and alumnus.