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Indonesia: Government of Indonesia Fully-Funded Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries. 2017/2018

For the academic year 2017/2018, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia once more invites the foreign students to participate in the Darmasiswa Scholarship at several universities in Indonesia

Application Deadline: 9th February 2017 | Offered annually? Yes

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 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.

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.

How to Apply: All documents must be submitted to your account in apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id

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).

Visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsors: Indonesian Government


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  3. I am Alemayehu cheru Bejiga From Ethiopia and I have Bachelor of science Degree in electrical Engineering from Adama science and technology university with CGPA of 3.01.I am hawassa university Assistant lecturer now. I am Interested to apply Masters scholarship and you are kindly requested please contact if I selected on my Phone No. +251913961344 /+251978924828.

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    Thank you so much for the information, I am KOMAKECH GEOFFREY from Uganda in Africa and I am very interested in taking up the opportunity, I sat for my UGANDA ADVANCED CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION in 2015 and obtained 14 point s in PHYSICS-D, MATHEMATICS-A, ECONOMICS-C, SUB-ICT-C3and GENERAL PAPER P8. I never made it to unicersity because of financial challenges but I am interested in the field of TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING, I am looking forward to hearing from you, Thank you

  5. I have an interest to study my masters in your university

  6. i have interest to study there

  7. I am a student in Tanzania and i have completed my secondary education with high grades will like to be given to the scholarship

  8. I am a tanzanian student and i have completed my education with high grades . i have an interest to study my masters in your university

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