Padang—Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri, Ph.D stated that the announcement of the selection of new student admissions were accelerated on Monday, July 22, 2019, which was previously scheduled for July 26, 2019. This announcement was conveyed in front of the UNP Head of Departments on Friday (July 19, 2019). Prof. Ganefri also said that in 2019, UNP accepted the new students through State University National Admission Selection (SNMPTN), State University Joint Entrance Test (SBMPTN), and Independent Admission.
In Universitas Negeri Padang, there are five most interested studying programs, Management Study Program, PGSD, Accounting, State Administration and Civil Engineering. In the selection of independent pathways, the Faculty of Language and Art (FBS) in the field of art science is still being tested for art skills. Likewise, the Faculty of Sports Science (FIK) also conducts sports tests. Meanwhile, as many as 12.220 participants who registered through the independent admission. But UNP only received 3,000 capacities for independent admission. The selection process with a report card selection system and UN scores through computerization. (Public Relations of UNP)