ITB Waives Independent Selection Pathway Tuition Fees for Underprivileged Students

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 - Anne Rufaidah
Translator : Ditmawa ITB

BANDUNG, Ditmawa – There is good news for prospective ITB students who wish to register through the Independent Selection route. ITB will free tuition and registration fees for underprivileged students. 

The Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs of ITB (WRAM) Prof. Dr. Ir. Jaka Sembiring mentioned, the fee waiver was given to students who had Kartu Indonesia Pintar Kuliah (KIP-K), or students who met the criteria. The prospective student simply uploads the card or letter of statement stating the conditions according to the requirements.

“ITB provides an exemption from registration fees for a registrant with KPI-K or underprivileged families equivalent to the KPI-K requirements. Prospective students can upload a KPI-K card or a letter of the statement of their incapacity,” explained Jaka, as quoted from the Detik Edu news site, (4/5/2021).

He said that the decision was an academic consideration. So, if the underprivileged students are able to pass independent selection, they will find it easier to study at ITB. In addition, Jaka emphasized that the consideration of high academic achievement is the main criterion and the only criterion in the process of accepting new students.

For the registration fee of the independent selection, Jaka said that it is set to Rp200.000 for applicants for all study programs, except for FSRD. Especially for FSRD, the registration fee is set to Rp300.000. Especially for ITB independent selection, it was designed as an admission scheme for new undergraduate students without subsides. However, according to Jaka, the fee waiver for underprivileged students shows that educational opportunities at ITB are open to everyone.

“Showing ITB’s steps to open the opportunities to prospective students who are economically incapable but have high academic achievement,” he said.

In addition, ITB independent selection also provides another relief to students who pass the selection, which is the tuition fee can be paid in installments. Jaka mentioned, payment of Uang Kuliah Tunggal (UKT) also can be paid in installments.

For information on registration for the ITB independent selection has been opened from 3rd of May 2021 until 15th of June 2021. More complete information regarding registration can be accessed through the official ITB website: