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Indonesian Government Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries 2017/2018 -APPLY NOW

The Government of the Republic of Indonesiais offering Darmasiswa
Scholarship  the international students at several universities . For
the academic year 2017/2018. The procedures below will give guide you to
apply successfully 

Application Deadline: 9th February 2017


Accepted Subject Areas? Agricultural Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Social Sciences and Sciences

About Scholarship: 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

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.

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The main purpose of the DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase
the interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among the youth
of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger
cultural links and understanding among participating countries.

Offered Since: 2002

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility and Selection Criteria: 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.

Number of Scholarships: Several

Scholarship Benefit

  • Living Allowance
  • Research and book allowances (will be given during the Master Program)
  • Health insurance
  • Round trip international ticket

Duration of sponsorship

  • 8 months of Indonesian Language Program
  • 4 months of Preparatory Program
  • 24 months (4 semesters) of Master Programs

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): Scholarships will be taken at the following universities in Indonesia.

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How to Apply: All documents must be submitted to your account in

Required Documents

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

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