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Darmasiswa Scholarship 2017 - 2018

Application for Darmasiswa Scholarship 2017/2018 is now opened!
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is annually offering the Darmasiswa Scholarship, a non-degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language), art and culture. Participants can choose one of selected universities (59 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 (MFA). The scholarship will be awarded to 650 applicants (Kuota for Norwegian 2 applicants, Icelanders 2 applicants).

The DARMASISWA 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.

The main purpose of the DARMASISWA 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.

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 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 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). Online registration will proceed from 9 December 2016 – 9 February 2017, following with interview at Indonesian Embassy in Oslo between 13 February 2016 – 3 March 2017.

Required documents:
Curriculum vitae/resume.
Medical certificate.
Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia (estimated arrival : 1st August 2017).
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).

For further information, the candidates could contact the Cultural Section of the Embassy with Mrs. Wina Retnosari, email or phone (+431) 47623 39.

Please find further information and application form below:
Darmasiswa official website:
Leaflet Darmasiswa (Download here)
List of Places of Study: (Download here)
See the regulations:

Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program 2017/2018

Darmasiswa RI-Programm ist ein Stipendienprogramm von der indonesischen Regierung für ausländische Studierende aus Ländern, die diplomatische Beziehungen mit Indonesien haben. Dieses Programm bietet Studierende daran, Indonesische Sprache, traditionelle Musik, traditionelle Tänze und indonesischen Handwerk zu studieren. Der Kandidat darf die Universitäten in verschiedenen Provinzen Indonesiens selber auswählen, die das Programm durchführen. Dieses Programm wird von dem Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten organisiert.

Das Hauptziel des Programms ist es, das Interesse an Indonesische Sprache und Kultur unter den Bürgern aus anderen Ländern zu wecken und zu fördern. Das Programm wurde entwickelt, um das gegenseitige Verständnis zu verbessern und die verschiedene Kultur zwischen verschiedenen Ländern zu verbinden. Das Interesse der internationalen Studierenden an diesem Programm wächst ständig, vom Jahr zu Jahr, vor allem in den letzten fünf Jahren.

1. Anmeldung: 09 Dezember 2016 – 09 Februar 2017
2. Bekanntmachung: 07 April 2017
3. Teilnahme Bestätigung: 08 April - 16 Juni 2017
4. Orientierung: Ende August 2017
5. Durchführung des Programms: Ende August oder Anfang September 2017
Für weitere Informationen zu dem Stipendium :