Indonesian Scholarship Program Year 2015 (New Information)

Darmasiswa RI program is a scholarship program offered by the Indonesian government to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, traditional arts and culture of Indonesia (Culinary, Tourism). The candidate is allowed to decide the higher institutions (universities) which carry out the program. Read more information about Back to Mother Nature.

DARMASISWA is a non-degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music, crafts and particular subject in 53 selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions in different cities in Indonesia. This program organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in Cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

The main purpose of the Darmasiswa program is to increase and foster interest in Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian culture among citizens from other countries. It has also been designed to enhance mutual understanding and provide stronger cultural link among different countries. The interest of international students to participate in this program keep increasing year by year, especially in the last five years as can been seen as the following table. See Short Story of Lhok Nga Beach


One Year Program Regular One Year program is one-year scholarship program offered to foreign students who would like to study Bahasa Indonesia, Arts, Culinary and Tourismin selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.


1 . Registration 22 December 2014 - 28 February 2015
2. Selection 1 March - 30 April 2015
3. Announcement 8 May 2015
4. Confirmation of ParticipatinQ 8 May - 8 June 2015
5. Submitting Flight Itinerary 8 May - 26 July 2015
6. Pre-departure briefing at July 2015
7. Orientation 28.29.30 August 2015
8. Commencement of Program September 2015 - August 2016


The Darmasiswa student is required to have a Social Visit Visa (VKSB) for 60 days issued by the Indonesian Embassyin the student's country of residence. Upon arrival in Indonesia. the Darmasiswa student's passport has to be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation. Ministryof Education and Culture. for necessary arrangements in obtaining recommendations of the State Secretariat and the Directorate General of Immigration. Ministry of Law and Human Rights. The students are prohibited to apply for Tourist Visa or On-Arrival Visa for study purpose.


Monthly allowance will be received by student is Rp (two million rupiah) .
a. Living Cost
b. Book Allowances
c. Local Transport
d. Medical/Health Care
e. Pocket Money


Each student has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:
a. Not more than 35 years of age
b. Single status
c. Must be a student as proven by recommendation letter from host university
d. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
e. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
f. Able to communicate in Englishor Bahasa Indonesia isrequired
g. Have basic knowledge of the field you're applying for


The applicant should register through the following procedures:
Prospective students are required to register at the Embassy/ Consulate General in the country of origin of students, and 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).


Student must submit a complete application package that includes all the
following items:
a. Completed admission/application form
b. Recommendation letter from Higher Education Institution
c. Recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General
d. Copy of academic transcript
e. Copy of certificates
f. Copy of Health Certificate
g. Copy passport valid at least 18months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
h. Curriculum vitae/resume
I. Passportsizecolor photograph (5 pieces)

All documents must be submitted to Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in residence to be selected; afterward Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General will send the selected documents to:
Darmasiswa Scholarship Secretariat
Head of Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation
Ministry of Education and Culture
Secretariat General
C Building, 6th Floor
Jolon Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta
Website: hHp:/ /
Telp./Fax. (+62-21) 5724707, 5738181


The Ministry of Education and Cultural doesn't provide the accommodation for students.


The Ministry of Education and Culture does not provide the return International
airfare to Indonesia. We only provide the transportation from Jakarta to place of
study; however the transportation from place of study to Jakarta will be carried
out by students.


The Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) will not provide health insurance; therefore the students are expected to have the International insurance. Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture
Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program Academik Year 205/2016
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