Darmasiswa Scholarship Programs

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“Darmasiswa Scholarship Program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa, art and culture. Participants can choose one of selected 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 (MoFA).”


The Darmasiswa Scholarship 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.

Darmasiswa Scholarship Program

 The main purpose of the Darmasiswa Scholarship 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.

 The interest of international students to participate in this program keep increasing year by year. In 2011, we offer to 750 students who would like to participate in this program

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 Program at several universities in Indonesia. The program will commence in September 2017. Detailed information concerning the scholarship and the necessary forms can be downloaded from the links below.

Prospective students  are  required  to  register  and  submit  all documents in Darmasiswa Scholarship Program RI official website apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id.  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). Online registration will proceed until 25 February 2017, following with interview at Indonesian Embassy in Oslo between 27 February – 10 March 2017.


  1. Online registration – 9 December 2016 until 25 February 2017
  2. Interview at related KBRI/KJRI – 27 February 2017 until 19 March 2017
  3. Selection by the University (online) – 20 March 2017 until 7 April 2017
  4. Final announcement – 25 April 2017
  5. Joining Darmasiswa confirmation – 25 April until 25 May 2017
  6. Flight itinerary confirmation – 25 April until 1 August 2017
  7. Estimated arrival and orientation at Indonesia – Late August 2017


Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents in Darmasiswa Scholarship Program RI official website http://apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id. 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).


  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(Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate : TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or OTHER CERTIFICATE if applicable)
  5. In good health as proven by Medical Certificate
  6. Passport size photo
  7. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying


  1. Curriculum vitae/resume
  2. Medical sertificate
  3. Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia (estimated arrival : 1st August 2017)
  4. Recommendation Letter From Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and signature (in English)
  5. Last academic transcript and certificates (in English)
  6. Language certificate (if applicable)
  7. Other certificates that related to the field you’re applying (if applicable)
  8. Writing essay about purpose of study (in english or bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)



  1. Students monthly stipend will be divided into 2 groups of area: Area 1 Rp. 2.850.000,- (Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, Manado), Area 2 Rp. 2.450.000,- (Aceh, Padang, Palembang,Purwokerto, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Malang, Samarinda)
  2. 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.
  3. Students will get settlement allowance when attending the Orientation Program.
  4. Students legal permit arrangement with the help of the Host University will be supported by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  5. Students may seek assistance from Host University in finding a house/room to rent which is included in monthly stipend


  1. Students must sign a statement letter provided by the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General.
  2. 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.
  3. Students must arrive in Indonesia a day before the Orientation Program.
  4. 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.
  5. Students must follow the study until the end of the program.
  6. Students must write final report to the Host University and Ministry of Education and Culture after finishing the study in Indonesia.



  1. Students must dress courteously and with decency during their study in classroom and on campus (sleeveless tops, shorts and sandals are prohibited)
  2. Cell phones are to be turned off during study in the classroom.
  3. The allowable maximum lateness is 15 minutes.


  1. Permission for nor attending a class session are given to the DRI participants only for the following conditions:
  2. Only students with a minimum class attendance of 75% of the total class sessions for a semester are eligible to sit for the Final/Achievement test.
  3. The minimum class attendance is 75% of the total class sessions per month. Any students who fail to meet the attendance requirement in a certain month are not entitled to the monthly allowance for the subsequent month.
    • illness (a doctor’s written statement must be presented)
    • Parents/Family visit (allowable maximum class absence is 1 week)
    • Immigration matters
    • On duties assigned by the Host University
    • Other acceptable excuses.


  1. Altering the selected field of study or host university is not permitted
  2. Participants can extend their study period in Darmasiswa Scholarship Program, if only they can get a recommendation from the host University and their home country embassy in Indonesia.
  3. participants overdue arrival to the University at least 1 week after program started at the University.
  4. Travelling out of Indonesia during academic period of study is not permitted, except for emergency, such as: unexpected death or severe illness of parents and completion of study/graduation ceremony in the origin country
  5. Travelling out of Indonesia is only permitted for 1 (one) time during the academic holidays (allowable maximum leave is 2 weeks)
  6. DRI participants must submit a written final report to the Host University and Ministry of Education and Culture upon their completion of study in Indonesia.


Only participants who meet the academic requirements and sit for the achievement test of their study are awarded a certificate of study or a statement of study completion by the Host University.


DRI participants are subject to imposition of sanctions under the following conditions:

  1. Any participants who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% of the total class sessions in the previous month are not entitled to the monthly allovance for the subsequent month
  2. Any participants who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% of the total class sessions in 1 semester are not eligible to sit for an achievement test and/or receive a certificate.
  3. Any participants who commit a violation against the other academic regulations (exclusive of classroom attendance) for the first time will be given a spoken reprimand by the authority of the Host University. Upon the second violation, the participants will be given a Letter of Reprimand 1 (SP1). Upon the third violation, the participants will be given a Letter of Reprimand 2 (SP2). Upon issuance of Letter of Reprimand 2 (SP2), the scholarship is terminated and the participants are not eligible to sit for the achievement test of the study and deportation.
  4. Host Universities with the approval from BPKLN may revoke the sponsorship letter and residential/stay permit for any participants upon any violation of regulations or upon the completion of term of study. The participants whose sponsorship letter and residential permit are revoked must return to their origin country at their own expense.

Please find further information and application form below: