Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program Academic Year 2015-2016

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.

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. Darmasiswa Scholarship Program  is conducted in two schemes, i.e:

I. PROGRAM OFFERED
  1 (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 Tourism in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.
II. SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
  1. Registration : 22 December 2014 – 28 February 2015
  2. Selection : 1 March – 30 April 2015
  3. Announcement : 8 May 2015
  4. Confirmation of Participating : 8 May – 8 June 2015
  5. Submitting Flight Itinerary : 8 May – 26 July 2015
  6. Pre-departure briefing at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate : July 2015
  7. Orientation : 28, 29, 30 August 2015
  8. Commencement of Program : September 2015 – July 2016
  Note: Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Higher Education (HE)
III. VISA ARRANGEMENT
  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 residence. 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.
IV. COVERAGE OF SCHOLARSHIP
  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.
V. QUALIFICATIONS OF STUDENTS
  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 and recent transcript
  d. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
  e. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
  f. Able to communicate in English or Bahasa Indonesia is required
  g. Have basic knowledge of the field you're applying for
VI. PROCEDURES
  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).
VII. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  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 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
  h. Curriculum vitae/resume
  i. Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)
 

All documents must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More info call: +31 (070) 3108 140

VIII. ACCOMODATION
  The  Ministry  of  Education  and  Cultural  doesn’t  provide  the  accommodation
for students.
IX. ARRIVAL IN INDONESIA
  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.
X. HEALTH INSURANCE
  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


 

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