Mentorship FAQ

See the FAQs in Bahasa here.

WHEN IS THE GENERAL TIMELINE OF THE OVERALL PROCESS?

As we understand that mentorship involves a special partnership between two people based on each party’s commitment to the mentoring process, common goals and expectations, we will conduct a rigorous assessment prior to the initiation of the mentee-mentor relationship, which details can be found as follows:

ACTIVITIESIMPORTANT DATES FORMENTEEMENTOR
Application Period3 April – 8 May 2022VV
Round 1: Screening Round16 May – 29 May 2022V 
Round 1: Screening Round Results1 June – 5 June 2022V 
Round 2: Interview Round & Aptitude Assessment11 June – 26 June 2022V 
Round 2: Interview Round & Aptitude Assessment Results29 June – 3 July 2022V 
Pairing Round7 July – 31 July 2022VV
Result Announcementby first week of August 2022VV
Mentorship PeriodAugust-October 2022VV

WHY IS THERE AN APTITUDE ASSESSMENT FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Based on the our experiences prior to 2020, Indonesia Mengglobal has learned that profile screening and interviews alone may not be sufficient to indicate potential candidates’ readiness to pursue higher studies (i.e. poor interview performance that is resulted by verbal expression barriers instead of limited ability, aspirations, and commitment). With the best interest of our mentees in mind, an aptitude assessment is, therefore, launched in 2020 in order to provide a more equal opportunity for mentee applicants to be included in the program and to get connected to our network of highly-capable mentors.

WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS A MENTEE?

Every Indonesian citizen who aspires to pursue his/her master’s study overseas and is committed to submitting at least 1 (one) application to a university abroad between 2022-2024.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MENTEES TO APPLY?

  • Prepare the following documents:
    • Personal data.
    • An essay that at least answer the following 4 questions:
      • What your future goal is (related to your future studies),
      • How you think this mentorship would help you,
      • What steps have you taken to demonstrate that you are well-prepared for university admission,
      • What else do you want us to know more about you for further consideration.
    • Relevant Certificate(s) of accomplishment, if any
    • Relevant language skills that are required by the universities you are planning to apply to, i.e., IELTS ≥ 6.5, TOEFL iBT ≥ 79, TOEFL PBT ≥ 550, etc.
      • You may use a prediction score for your application, but the assessment standard may be higher: for example, IELTS ≥ 7.0, TOEFL iBT ≥ 90, TOEFL PBT ≥ 575, etc.
    • Other relevant test scores (i.e. GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT for Business, STEM, Law and Medical studies respectively) that could demonstrate your preparedness to pursue higher education.
  • Commitment to follow Indonesia Mengglobal Mentorship Program’s rules and schedules.
  • Be open and honest on goals, expectations, challenges, and concerns. Commit to self-development and open to discuss individual development planning with the mentor.
  • Assume responsibility for acquiring or improving skills and knowledge – actively listen and ask questions, prepare for meetings and come with an agenda, etc.

HOW IS THE GENERAL APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE FOR A POTENTIAL MENTEE?

  • Potential mentees are required to complete an online form, which can be found here.
  • In the form, applicants will also need to upload the required documents.
  • Selected mentees applicants will be notified by email, and subsequently, will be called up for an interview and to complete an aptitude test, which details will be elaborated in the acceptance email.
  • Successful mentee applicants who succeed in both the interview and aptitude test will be further notified via email, according to the schedule described above.

WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS A MENTOR?

  • Every Indonesian who
    • is a (non-exchange) current student at a postgraduate program at any university outside of Indonesia, and/or
    • is a (non-exchange) alumnus of a university outside of Indonesia who have completed postgraduate studies.
  • Individual who is committed to staying accessible and engaged, to offer encouragement through genuine positive reinforcement, and to be a positive role model during the length of the mentorship program.
  • Individuals with mentorship experience is preferred, but not compulsory.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR POTENTIAL MENTORS TO APPLY?

  • Completion of the provided google form.
  • Compulsory essays to be prepared & submitted:
    1. Your motivation to apply as a mentor
    2. Since our mentees will have the chance to choose who their top mentors are based on the mentors’ application forms submitted, so you are expected to explain why you would be a great mentor for them and how committed you are to help mentees in all aspects of their school application.
  • Commitment to follow Indonesia Mengglobal Mentorship Program’s rules and schedules.

HOW IS THE GENERAL APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE FOR A POTENTIAL MENTOR?

  • Potential mentors are required to complete an online form, which can be found here (same as above).
  • Mentor’s profile will be assessed and assigned according to mentee’s profile. Mentors who have successfully been matched with a mentee applicant will be further notified via email, according to the schedule described above.
  • While Indonesia Mengglobal will try its best to match the relevant mentors to the respective mentees, mentors will not be included in the mentorship program when there are no suitable mentees to pair or group with (see the previous question).

HOW WILL THE MENTEES AND MENTORS BE PAIRED OR GROUPED?

Pairing/ grouping is carried out based on some preference criteria, including:

  • Region (country/continent)
  • University
  • Programs

Please note that although we will try our best to match the most ideal Mentee-Mentors pairing or grouping, the decision will be determined based on Mentorship team’s final discretion by thorougly assessing test result, the preference from both Mentee-Mentor, and their profile.

Last update: 26 February 2022