UNY Support for Life-Long Learning through the Recognition Past Learning (RPL) Program
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) continued opening learning opportunities through the Recognition Past Learning (RPL) Program. Eligible candidate can choose to study in one of 55 undergraduate study programs or 30 postgraduate study programs. "The total RPL quota is 2,250 people, consisting of 1,650 undergraduates and 600 masters," said Head of the UNY Admissions Service Office, Dr. Setya Raharja, in the online info session on 27 April 2022.
Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Margana stated that UNY wanted to open wider learning opportunities through the RPL program. "However, UNY is currently unable to open it for the doctoral program because of regulations restrictions," said Prof. Margana.
UNY is ready to open an RPL program for applied undergraduate study programs. However, the study programs in this category are still new and have not graduated students in 2022. This issue has become the reason why UNY, according to regulations, has not been able to open an RPL program for applied undergraduate study programs.
"This year, UNY collaborates with the Bojonegoro Regional Government to recognize village officials' work experience through the RPL scheme accordingly to the quality assurance of education in the offered study programs," said Prof. Margana.
In particular, there are several criteria for prospective participants in the RPL program. First, high school or vocational school graduates who have never been to university but have five years of work experience and want to study in a bachelor's degree program. Second, high school or vocational school graduates who had dropped out of university. Third, Diploma degree graduates with two years of work experience can continue the bachelor's program. Fourth, bachelor's degree graduates with two years of work experience or those who dropped out during the master's degree course can continue their master's degree. RPL activities at UNY are legally supported by Ministry of Education Regulation number 41 of 2021 about the Recognition Past Learning Program. Further information regarding the RPL program can be accessed on the pmb.uny.ac.id page. (Dedy, Tj. Lak)