Koran Tempo, Page A4
The Bandung Institute of Technology has abolished the Rp 55 million admission fee for new students in 2013. However, tuition fees per semester have been increased from Rp 5 million to up to Rp 10 million, or Rp 20 million per year. According to ITB Rector Akhmaloka, the new rules were in line with the policy of the Ministry of National Education and Culture’s Directorate General of Higher Education, namely, that students should only have to pay basic tuition fees.
Akhmaloka said that other third-level institutes, such as the University of Indonesia, plan to charge tuition fees of between Rp 100 thousand and Rp 7.5 million per semester.
A number of high school students in Bandung said that the new ITB tuition fees were not expensive as there was no longer any admission fee.