Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship program 2016/2017

logo_darmasiswaDARMASISWA is a one year non-degree scholarship program offered by the Indonesian government to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music, crafts and particular subject in 54 selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions (HE) 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 ties among different countries.


  • Registration and Selection in Indonesian Embassies/Consulates: 28 December 2015 – 22 February 2016
  • Announcement: 30 May 2016
  • Confirmation: 30 May – 17 June 2016
  • Orientation: End of August 2016
  • Commencement: September 2016 – August 20175

The Darmasiswa student is required to have a Social Visit Visa (VKSB) for 60 days issued by the Indonesian Embassy in the student’s country of origin. Upon arrival in Indonesia, the Darmasiswa student’s passport has to be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of 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 2.000.000,00 (two million rupiah).

a. Living Cost : Rp. 1.200.000
b. Book Allowances : Rp. 200.000
c. Local Transport : Rp. 200.000
d. Medical/Health Care : Rp. 200.000
e. Pocket Money : Rp. 200.000

The student is advised to bring enough money in US dollar for unexpected additional expenses in Indonesia.

Each student has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:
a. Student
b. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
c. Not older than 30 years of age (Born after 1 January 1986)
d. Unmarried
e. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia is required
f. In good health as proven by Medical Certificate
g. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying for.

Student must submit a complete application package that includes all the following items:
a. Completed admission application form.
b. Two references from Higher Education Institution on official letterhead and signature in English.
c. Copy of academic transcript and certificates (in English).
d. Copy passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
e. Curriculum vitae/resume.
f. Passport size color photograph (5 pieces).
g. Language certificate (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS).
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
Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation
Secretariat General
Ministry of Education and Culture
C Building, 6th Floor
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta
Telp./Fax. (+62-21) 5724707
Website: http://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id
email: darmasiswa_kln@yahoo.com

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 after completion of study will be carried out by students.

The Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) will not provide health insurance; therefore the students must have the all risks International insurance.

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Application Form & Darmasiswa RI Scholarship Contract 2016/2017

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