Basic Qualifications All applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from any reputable university in Indonesia or elsewhere. The Bachelor’s may or may not be related to communication or social sciences. Working experience is not necessary for applicants.
Entrance Examinations As a general rule, applicants are required to take an entrance examination. The examination aims to measure background knowledge in Communication (theory, research and information management) and English proficiency (listening, reading and writing).
Interviews The Programme Director or a designated S2 Management Representative interviews all applicants to clarify/seek elaboration on their entrance examination answers and understand the applicant’s study motivation. This way, the S2 Progamme would be enlightened regarding the best way to help the student achieve his/her career or life objective.
Application Assessment The applications are assessed based on the examination and interview results. The assessment form contains information regarding the study motivation, planned study path, thesis idea, exam evaluation on Communication, exam evaluation on English, remedial subjects needed and recommendation. There are three kinds of recommendations: accept, accept on condition and reject. Applicants may be accepted on condition that certain remedial courses be taken.
Acceptance/Rejection A letter is sent to the applicant at most a week after the interview. The letter contains information regarding acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection. It also informs the applicants regarding the matriculation schedule and the registration/enrolment requirements.
Confirmation If accepted, applicants must confirm their participation to the S2 programme at most a week after receiving the acceptance letter. This will ensure the slot of the applicant in the coming intake since no more than 25 students are allowed per class. Confirmation requires a fee – the amount of which shall be provided to the applicant.
Matriculation All applicants are encouraged to attend the matriculation programme. The matriculation programme serves a two-fold purpose. First, it gives the S2 programme a chance to orient its new intakes – making them understand how the S2 programme looks at the emerging socio-political landscape in Indonesia and how it responds to the challenges facing the Indonesian work force. With this background, the programme can proceed with introducing its new intakes to the various study concentrations, campus grounds and people. Second, it serves as a venue for the S2 programme to touch base with industry’s expectations. The S2 programme will invite communication practitioners to present the challenges facing their sector and discuss their expectations of LSPR S2 graduates in terms of knowledge, attitude and skills. Certificates will be handed out to all programme participants.
Intro to Graduate Studies All new students are obliged to attend a 15-hour course to introduce Master students to the content and relational knowledge expected of a successful graduate student. The content for the course focuses on an introduction of the dynamics of communication studies and simultaneously help students frame their perspective in communication. This course will also introduce students to the culture of graduate programs and academia in general. Emphasis is placed on the basic information on graduate writing, oral, and research skills critical to success in graduate-level courses. In addition, this course will also equip students with concepts of academic dishonesty and how to avoid it.
A LSPR-Jakarta S2 Programme student is a person who has passed the S2 Programme entry requirements and has enrolled/registered in the S2 Course programme.
The LSPR-Jakarta S2 programme has two types of students – regular and executive. Regular students attend classes on weekdays (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Regular classes are conducted 50% Bahasa Indonesia and 50% in English. Executive students attend classes on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Executive students must have at least three years working experience. Executive classes are conducted 100% in English.
Students wishing to shift from regular to executive and vice-versa must make a written request, specifying the reason for such request. The S2 Programme may approve or disapprove such request.
Foreign Degree Legalization
Applicants who graduated from foreign universities (universities outside Indonesia) are required by the Indonesian government to legalize their degrees directly with DIKTI (Direktorat Jendral Pendidikan Tinggi).
Applicants must take note that the DIKTI takes around four months to process degree legalization applications. Hence, they must apply as soon as possible in time prior to their thesis presentation and defense.
Applicants must take note that they cannot present and defend their thesis/ professional project if their degrees have not been legalized by DIKTI.