Friday, January 4, 2019

DARMASISWA Indonesian Scholarship (Indonesian Language and Culture Scholarship) in Indonesia

DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture in 54 universities in 2015. This program was established in 1974 as part of ASEAN initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this program was extended further to other countries. Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 111 countries and organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Republic of Indonesia.
The main purpose of DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase the interest in the language, art and culture of Indonesia among youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.
I would like to convey my sincerest gratitude and highest appreciation to participants of the Darmasiswa Program for their participation in this program.
Last but not least, allow me to remind all of us that we are now citizens of the world. Let us learn other languages and cultures, go global, and make the better world. Thank you,

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  • Students monthly stipend will be divided into 2 groups of area: Area 1 Rp. 2.950.000,- (Batam, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, Manado), Area 2 Rp. 2.550.000,- (Aceh, Padang, Palembang,Purwokerto, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Malang, Samarinda)
  • Students will be provided with accommodation and transportation during the Orientation Program if time arrival in time with the schedule from the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • Students will get settlement allowance when attending the Orientation Program.
  • Students legal permit arrangement with the help of the Host University will be supported by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • Students may seek assistance from Host University in finding a house/room to rent which is included in monthly stipend

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

Required Document:
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Medical certificate
  • Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia
  • 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)
  • Writing essay about purpose of study (in english or bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)

  • Students must sign a statement letter provided by the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General.
  • Students are requested to inform the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture regarding date and time of arrivals to Indonesia for pick up arrangement.
  • Students must arrive in Indonesia a day before the Orientation Program.
  • Students will responsible for the accommodation arrangement and immigration expenses if time arrival is not in time with the schedule arranged by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • Students must follow the study until the end of the program.
  • Students must write final report to the Host University and Ministry of Education and Culture after finishing the study in Indonesia.
How to Apply:
Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents in Darmasiswa RI official website 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).
01 March 2019