Indonesian Government Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Indonesian Government Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries 2017/2018

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is annually offering the Darmasiswa Scholarship, a non-degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language), art and culture. Participants can choose one of selected universities (59 universities) located in different cities in Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The scholarship will be awarded to 650 applicants.

The DARMASISWA program was started in 1974 as part of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this program was extended to include students from other countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and USA. In early 90’s, this program was extended further to include all countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 80 countries.

PROCEDURES

Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents in Darmasiswa RI official website apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id. For students who are not in the student’s home country is not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship).

QUALIFICATIONS OF STUDENTS

Each student has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:

  1. Preferably Student;
  2. Completed secondary education or its equivalent;
  3. Minimum age 17 years and Not older than 35 years of age;
  4. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia is required (Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate : TOEFL/ TOEIC/IELTS or OTHER CERTIFICATE if applicable);
  5. In good health as proven by Medical Certificate;
  6. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Curriculum vitae/resume;
  2. Medical sertificate;
  3. Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia (estimated arrival : 1st August 2017);
  4. Recommendation Letter From Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and signature (in English);
  5. Last academic transcript and certificates (in English);
  6. Language certificate (if applicable);
  7. Other certificates that related to the field you’re applying (if applicable);
  8. Passport size photo;
  9. Writing essay about purpose of study (in english or bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words).

Official Link: http://apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id

Deadline: 9th February, 2017