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Nama yang bersangkutan adalah siswa SMAN 70 Kabupaten Magetan dan berdasarkan

evaluasi yang telah dilaksanakan siswa di atas layak mendapatkan beasiswa berprestasi
karena prestasi yang telah diraih. Berikut ini prestasi akademik dan non akademik yang
telah diraih:

Kelas X: semester I peringkat I

Kelas XI: semester I peringkat I
Kelas X: semester II peringkat I
Juara II Lomba Cerdas Tangkas Tingkat Provinsi


Yang bersangkutan diberikan REKOMENDASI (untuk mengajukan beasiswa PPA).

Dengan pertimbangan sebagai berikut:

1. Mengingat yang bersangkutan termasuk mahasiswa berprestasi di kampus.

2. Mengingat yang bersangkutan memiliki motivasi, minat yang tinggi untuk
melanjutkan pendidikan ke jenjang yang lebih tinggi.
3. Tidak pernah terlibat dalam kegiatan terlarang selama menempuh pendidikan di
4. Mengingat orang tua yang bersangkutan tergolong keluarga yang tidak mampu.


Untuk lebih jelasnya, berikut contoh surat rekomendasi yang ditulis oleh
Dr. Tim Jennerjahn saat saya melamar beasiswa New Zealand ASEAN
Scholarships (NZAS)untuk program studi doktoral Marine
Science di Universitas Auckland, New Zealand.

Letter of Recommendation
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I know Mr. Joko Pamungkas since 2005 when he was an S1 student (in
the Indonesian system almost equivalent to B.Sc.) at the Jenderal
Soedirman University (UNSOED) in Purwokerto, Indonesia. At that time
he joined our international research team investigating the effects of
human activities on the ecology of the Segara Anakan Lagoon in south
central Java, Indonesia. This project forms cluster 2 of the Indonesian –
German research and education programme SPICE (Science for the
Protection of Indonesian Coastal Marine Ecosystems) and is being
coordinated by Dr. Edy Yuwono (UNSOED) on the Indonesian side and
by me on the German side.
Between February 2005 and January 2007, Mr. Joko Pamungkas
participated in a number of research and education activities within the
frame of our bilateral project. He participated in sampling campaigns in
the Segara Anakan Lagoon and laboratory work at the Biology Faculty
of UNSOED. He organized field trips and operated and maintained
scientific gear to obtain water, sediment and benthos samples. His ability
to work self-dependent and to take responsibility contributed largely to a
smooth continuation of field work even inbetween joint German-
Indonesian sampling campaigns. In the field he helped in the collection,
sieving and sorting of macrobenthos samples and in the laboratory he
contributed to the taxonomic identification of macrobenthic organisms.
Mr. Joko Pamungkas performed his S1 study also within the frame of the
SPICE project. His thesis entitled “Macrobenthos community in the
Segara Anakan mangrove area: a comparison study of their diversity
and abundance from offshore to inside mangrove” contributed to the
overall research goals of SPICE. He presented preliminary results of his
thesis in a very good talk during an international SPICE workshop held
at UNSOED in Purwokerto in January 2006. Because of the high quality
of his thesis work his results made a significant contribution to an
international publication in the journal Regional Environmental Change.
Moreover, he successfully participated in an “International course on
benthic ecology: benthic organisms in mangrove forests and tidal flats”
held by the ZMT scientist Dr. Inga Nordhaus in Purwokerto in August
Besides his stamina in conducting sampling campaigns consequently and
precisely over months he displayed keen perception in learning and
applying state of the art methodology. He also demonstrated his
intellectual ability during his S1 thesis study and when giving the talk
during our international workshop. Since then he had the aim to pursue
his studies in the International Studies on Aquatic Tropical Ecology
(ISATEC) in Bremen. He knew in detail about the requirements for
application and therefore chose a job in which he could gain
professional experience in his field of work. Over the years he stayed in
touch and discussed aspects of his research on the benthos ecology of
Indonesian coastal areas with us thereby gaining experience and
improving his professional expertise. Finally, he was accepted for the
ISATEC Master course and studied in Bremen betwenn 2011 and 2013.
During that time he attended my course on “Biogeochemical Cycling of
Elements in the Aquatic Environment” and we had discussions from time
to time. He conducted his M.Sc. Thesis project again in the SPICE
Cluster coordinated by me and did a very good job.
He is a highly motivated student and upright person and I am also
impressed by his persistency in trying to pursue his studies. Therefore, I
think, he is extremely well prepared for a doctorate.
Dr. Tim Jennerjahn

Selanjutnya, berikut ini adalah konsep surat rekomendasi yang saya buat
sendiri dan disetujui oleh Kepala Pusat Penelitian Laut Dalam –
LIPI untuk melamar beasiswa yang sama.
To whom it may concern,
I, as the director of the Research Center for Deep Sea, Indonesian
Institute of Sciences (LIPI), fully support Mr. Joko Pamungkas’
application for a doctoral study at the University of Auckland (Faculty of
Science, Institute of Marine Science), as the degree (Ph.D) is most
important for his further career as an Indonesian scientist.
I have personally known Mr. Pamungkas since 2008, and in the last five
years he has demostrated his great capabilities as a young researcher.
Through the DAAD scholarship, he in 2013 completed a Master of
Science (M. Sc.) degree in the International Studies in Aquatic Tropical
Ecology (ISATEC) program at the University of Bremen, Germany, with
good academic results.
During his master study in Germany, Mr. Pamungkas also won a CSIRO
fellowship to attend the 11th International Polychaete Conference in
Sydney. His poster entitled ‘Utilization of Wawo Worms (Annelida,
Polychaeta) in Ambon Island, Indonesia’ was awarded as ‘The Best
Student Poster with Special Commendation’ at the conference. In the
same month and place, he also participated in two international
workshops, i.e. ‘Special Workshop on Microscope Photography &
Preparation of Material for SEM’ and ‘Invasive Polychaete Workshop’,
funded by Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Marine
Ecosystems (SPICE), i.e. a bilateral marine research project between
Indonesia and Germany.
Since 2009, Mr. Pamungkas is used to collaborating with international
research institutions such as the Museum and Art Gallery of the
Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australia, and the Center for Tropical
Marine Ecology (ZMT), Germany. Through these collaborations, he has
been producing several international publications (please see his CV for
more detailed information), and successfully organized an international
workshop on ‘Marine Taxonomic Study and Reference Collection
Management’ in Ambon, June 12th, 2014, with Dr. Christopher J. Glasby
(MAGNT) as the keynote speaker.
Mr. Pamungkas is, moreover, active in writing his opinions in local
newspapers, and published several attractive videos on YouTube in
order to disseminate his work (please
visit His original video
on ‘Laor – Delicious Marine Worms from Ambon Island,
Indonesia’ reflects his interest, and has been used as a source of
teaching material at some universities in the world.
Mr. Pamungkas is the only polychaete researcher in our institution, and
is among a very few scientists in our country who dedicate themselves to
study Indonesian marine worms. Therefore, once he is trained, he could
be a role model in this field of research.
Considering his previous scholastic achievements (please see his CV for
more detailed information), hard-working attitude and persistence, I do
believe that Mr. Pamungkas will succeed in doing his doctoral study at
the University of Auckland, and become a great asset to our marine
research institute. Herewith, I also guarantee that Mr. Joko
Pamungkas will return to his home country and be re-employed by our
institution as soon as he completes his postgraduate study in New
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Augy Syahailatua