Today is the 2nd selections notice. And it come out in the evening (as usual). It’s a pity, I didn’t passed the 2nd selections, because in the 2nd selections, you will compete with applicants from your country.
For university, only there’s 10 people from Indonesia that will got the scholarship. And I’m not in that 10 people.
Mmm.. It’s a strict competition. Everything is beyond of luck. So, will I try again next year? 😀
I got interview on 3rd April at 11:00 Korean Time, which means 09:00 at Indonesian Time. Nervous? No.. I really feel relax this time, no under pressure, because I always remind myself that this is only trying. Everything happens for a reason.
After the phone call, then they send the email. It consists the same, notify me that they have received the documents, and ask me to check the notice at SMU website on 2nd April 2015, about interview time at 3rd April 2015.
In the morning, while I’m working, suddenly there’s a phone call from Korea. It’s from SMU. They tell me that they have already received my applications, and I have to check the SMU notice at website at 2nd April 2015 about the time of interview.
It’s different from last year. Last year, they only send me email about document received. This year, they call every applicants, also to check applicants phone number.
The interview will be hold on 3rd April 2015, and they will announce the time at 2nd April 2015.
I have checked EMS tracking website, my documents arrive only 4 days works since I send the documents. Wow, it’s so fast. This year, I didn’t send any email to them. I thought that just let it be.
REMEMBER: Read it first, don’t ask anything before you read it. If you really willing to apply for the scholarship, then I thought “read” is not a big deal. And try to understand the procedure is an easy things. Don’t be lazy.
There’s some method of applying, by Embassy and University.
For Embassy For Indonesian, see the notice in embassy website (http://idn.mofa.go.kr/). There will be a notice about KGSP Graduate Program. Don’t forget to see the deadline, because it’s different with what is written in KGSP Guideline. This year, the deadline of KGSP through Korean Embassy in Indonesia is 6th March. For university, you can choose 3 of your choice (look the file “”03.2015 GKS Graduate courses University information(English).pdf [2441388 byte]“). Don’t forget to call the embassy if you have any questions. But READ the guideline first before you call.
For University See the university and major that you desired in the link above which wrote: “03.2015 GKS Graduate courses University information(English).pdf [2441388 byte]“. Open the file and use “FIND” to searching for the university you desired or the major you wants. You can see the deadline of the application through every university information. DON’T FORGET, every university has different deadline. Once you found the university and major you desired, then contact them via email to make sure the requirements and the deadline.
The deadline information in NIIED website is global, so to make it spesific, look the information in every university or embassy.
Ms Kim said, there will be a bit delay from 9th April to 24th April. But today, in the morning, I got an email.
She said, that unfortunately, I didn’t nominated because the number of students from Indonesia that can be nominated is limited. But I passed the interview, and she offer me “Special Scholarship of International Students”.
I feel relieved once the result came out. Even I have not been nominated, but it’s okay. It’s an experience to apply such a great scholarship. That’s give me another challenge and experience.
So, time to move on. Let’s move to next target…
NB: I just want to share it to you guys, who interested to apply for KGSP. Event I didn’t nominated, but if you need information, and fortunately, I can help, then I will help you.
The interview will take time 08:20. I have already wait at store from 07:30. Then at 07:40, the staff member calls me, to remind me about the interview which will take at 08:20.
Then I wait again.
And at 08:42, the professor from my desired major, call me. There’s two professor, I didn’t get their name because it’s too echo. First they ask me to introduce myself. Then they ask me why I apply for this major which absolutely different from my undergraduate major. Then they ask me about my undergraduate university situation. And they also ask me if I willing to go to Korea if I have been accepted. They also ask me how did I know about Le Cordon Bleu.
At 08:50, the interview ended. (The time is Indonesian WIB Time, Korean time is 2 hour later than Indonesia.)
I try to answer it, just like I’m answering my friends questions but with manners.
I hope I give the best impression for them.
Now just wait for 9th April for the 1st candidate notice from KGSP. They said that they will notify us via email.