Friday, February 28, 2020

[Master Degree] KNB (Kemitraan Negara Berkembang) - Developing Country Partnerships Scholarship Republic of Indonesia for International Student, Indonesia (Fully Funded)

The Kemitraan Negara Bekembang (KNB) Scholarship was first introduced by Ministry of Education and Culture in 1992. It initially serves the Ministry’s higher education development strategic plan to embrace the higher education globalization by providing financial assistance (scholarship) to selected Indonesian Universities to recruit potential International students to get their master degree in those Universities. 
However, considering how this program has been significantly contribute in the human resources development in our neighboring developing countries, we decided to expand the program coverage and subsequently the number of scholarship offered has been significantly increased. Between 2009 –
2018 periods, we have been awarding 1.163 scholarships to students coming from
71 developing countries around the world. We know that most of future applicants might be thinking: is spending 3 years in Indonesia to obtain their master degree worth it? And the answer is a resounding yes, getting the KNB scholarship and going to a master degree program in Indonesia
is strategically worth it. Their master degree will be one of the most lucrative investments they will make and that KNB scholarship can be vital to their postcollege success while engaging in the most diverse and vibrant society in the world.
Moreover, the program is very important not only to advance their knowledge and develop their competencies but also in certain degrees will strengthen the relationship between Indonesia and its neighboring developing countries by helping them nurturing their future leader.  Considering the recent development and potentials, we have adjusted the KNB scholarship application guidance to give the potential applicants as much information as possible on how to apply for the scholarship, and also highlight the best ways to boost their chances of receiving this scholarship. We do hope that this
scholarship guidance will adequately help the potential applicants to apply for the scholarship and to understand and comply with the scholarship rules and regulations.

The Program Objectives:
  • To contribute in the human resource development in the developing countries
  • To promote deeper cultural understanding among developing countries
  • To strengthen the relationship and cooperation among developing countries
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  • A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,500,000 will be given to new students upon their arrival in Indonesia;
  • While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, the  new students will only receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,750,000 per month;
  • During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of monthly  allowance as detailed below:
    • Living Allowance IDR 2,750,000
    • Research Allowance IDR 400,000
    • Books Allowance IDR 350,000
  • A health insurance with a maximum of IDR 200,000 monthly premium (In case of the cost of medical services exceeded to those covered by the health insurance, the difference should be borne by the student); 
  • A round-trip international airfare (economy class) from the international airport of the student’s home countries to Indonesia, including local transport to the host university.
  • The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old
  • Applicant must hold a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply)
  • Applicant must have a TOEFL or IELTS (or other certified English Proficiency Test) score of 80 or 6.0or equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete the on-line application form
  • Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management

Required Documents:
  • Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country
  • Nomination letter from the respective government official (Ministry of Education, other related Government Agency – should the applicant works for the Government Agency, or Embassy of the Applicant’s Country of Origin in Indonesia)
  • 2 Academic Recommendation letters
  • Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate
  • Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English)
  • Scanned TOEFL IELTS score certificate (or other certified English Proficiency Test) obtained within the last 2 Years
  • Scanned Official Medical Statement (Official Diagnose) prepared by a certified physician.
How to Apply:
  • Download the Invitation Letter (Available in the KNB Scholarship website)
  • Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter
  • Complete the online application process
  • Selection process
  • Selection Results Announcement. The Selection Results will be announced online via the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network
Download the application guideline and list of University HERE


1. Directorate General of Science, Technology, and Higher Education Institutional Affairs
Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta 10270
Phone : +6221 57946063 / Fax: +6221 57946062
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2. Director of Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6, Jakarta
Phone : +6221 3813480 / Fax : +6221 3858035

20 April 2019

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