Who are our alumni?

We define alumni broadly to cover all Indonesians who have studied in Australia including those who have participated in Australian government hosted programs and those who self-financed their study in Australia.

We are proud of our alumni who become some of the most prominent people in their respective fields. Here we share their inspirational stories.

Winner of the 2019 Alumni of the Year Award, Noni Purnomo is a powerhouse businesswoman, philanthropist and entrepreneur in the taxi industry.
Winner of the 2019 Alumni of the Year Award, Noni Purnomo is a powerhouse businesswoman, philanthropist and entrepreneur in the taxi industry.
Winner of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award Fendi Liem has built over 120 solar farms for isolated areas in Indonesia and achieved international accreditations.
Winner of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award Fendi Liem has built over 120 solar farms for isolated areas in Indonesia and achieved international accreditations.
Award-winning filmmaker Mouly Surya wins the ‘Alumni of the Year’, in recognition of her exceptional efforts, flair and dedication in promoting Indonesian cinematography.
Award-winning filmmaker Mouly Surya wins the ‘Alumni of the Year’, in recognition of her exceptional efforts, flair and dedication in promoting Indonesian cinematography.
Former Commissioner of Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the winner of the 2018 Alumni of the Year Award, Laode Muhammad Syarif stands tall in the fight against corruption in Indonesia.
Former Commissioner of Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the winner of the 2018 Alumni of the Year Award, Laode Muhammad Syarif stands tall in the fight against corruption in Indonesia.

Extrapolating from data showing 162,663 Indonesians have commenced studies in Australia since 2002, it is estimated there are over 200,000 alumni across Indonesia. This includes alumni from some of Australia’s longest standing scholarship programs, self-funded alumni and a growing number of alumni from Indonesian Government scholarship programs. Alumni represent a diverse community working across all sectors and provinces and with varied professional and life experiences.

The main alumni database maintained by the Embassy covers 13,652 alumni/scholars. The vast majority registered are scholarship recipients from Government programs (86.5% AAI, 6.8%% other Government of Australia programs). The number of self-funded alumni registered in the database has risen in recent years, now sitting at just over 4% of the database, although this is still a minority of all self-funded alumni.


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