Indosat Ooredoo and Nexford partnership: scholarships for 10K Indonesians

Nexford staff, featuring Fadl Al Tarzi
12.08.2020·2 min read

Indosat Ooredoo, one of the leading digital telcos in Indonesia, has partnered for the first time with an online American university to provide scholarships

Indosat Ooredoo, the leading digital telco in Indonesia, has joined hands for the first time with an online American university to provide scholarships for up to 10,000 Indonesians. This initiative also supports the Indonesian government’s decision to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by promoting online learning and encouraging institutions to shift the medium of learning to digital.

Indosat Ooredoo, through IM3 Ooredoo, will provide essential support for online education by giving 20GB data per month to learners who enroll for any Nexford University course, certificate, or degree program throughout the course. The scholarship will also provide new Indonesian learners who enroll at Nexford, 20% toward tuition, making online education accessible and affordable.

President Director & CEO Indosat Ooredoo, Ahmad Al-Neama, said: “Learning and working will continue to look different after COVID-19 and the demand for online education will continue to grow beyond 2020. We, at Indosat Ooredoo, are committed to supporting the growth of Indonesia and Indonesians by providing all means to support a digital lifestyle. Powered by easy access to the Internet, and along with Nexford University, in the USA, we want to help our learners by giving free 20GB data plus a reduced tuition fee to support their dream for a better future by choosing the right education.”

Read Indosat Ooredoo’s news article

Fadl Al Tarzi, Chief Executive Officer, Nexford University, said: “Indonesia is in a unique position to take advantage of online learning because more than 171 million are connected to the internet. Its youth are extremely tech-savvy and will certainly value a modern, innovative university experience.”

"Our collaboration with Indosat Ooredoo makes high-quality American education accessible to Indonesians.”

According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics data, Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) or the ratio of students to higher education levels in Indonesia is only 36.3 percent, it is still low compared to 88 percent in the United States. Indonesia currently has 600 universities, which is much fewer than its neighboring countries and a fraction of the US with over 2,000 universities. Therefore, Indosat Ooredoo collaborated with Nexford University to bridge the gap by providing a high-quality online education option that will support learning activities from home or anywhere.

The scholarship complements Indosat Ooredoo’s deeply embedded CSR program to support digital needs while people are working from home and learners are home-schooling.

Based in Indonesia? Get 20% toward your tuition and 20GB data every month to help you learn 100% online. Learn more about the scholarship

About the Author

Nexford staff, featuring Fadl Al Tarzi

Fadl is Founder & CEO of Nexford University. His vision is to enable greater social and economic mobility through high-quality, affordable education.

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