Being a YouTuber is not exactly an uncommon thing in this day and age. And in Indonesia, it may be a way for youngsters to get into tertiary education. This is part of a special admission scheme by the National Development University Veteran Jakarta (UPNVJ).
According to Gulf News, the UPNVJ is offering places to YouTubers with a channel with at least 10000 subscribers. They must also have created original content that has over 100000 views. YouTubers who meet these criteria will then have to create a new video of between three to five minutes as part of a test.
Of course, this is not a way for a prospective student to get any degree of their choice. This new method of admission is only applicable for those planning to study economics, social and political science, law, engineering and computers.
It’s an interesting method of admission, for sure. University rector Erna Hernawati said that “YouTube is a great media to convey positive messages.”