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Application for Darmasiswa Scholarship 2013/2014 is Opened!!

DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. Participants can choose one of 45 different 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 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 75 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.

Application for 2013/2014 academic year is now opened! For further info, kindly see below:




Herewith we submit that the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia in the academic year 2013/2014 will offer a scholarship of Darmasiswa Program to foreign students to study in Indonesia for 6 months and 1 year (Regular 1 year and Regular 6 months).

In this regard, here we inform you as the following:


1. Registration & Selection through Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General : 8 October – 30 November 2012
2. Administration Selection by Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs : 1 – 14 December 2012
3. Academic Selection by Ministry of Education and Culture and Higher Education : 17 December 2012
4. Announcement : 7 January 2013
5. Confirmation of participation : 7 -31 January 2013
6. Commencement :
a. Regular 1 year (September 2013 – July 2014)
b. Reguler 6 month (September 2013 – January 2014)



The Darmasiswa participant is required to have a Social Visit Visa (VKSB) for 60 days issued by the Indonesian Embassy in the participant’s country of residence. Upon arrival in Indonesia, the Darmasiswa participant’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 Justice and Human Rights.

The participants are prohibited to apply for Tourist Visa or On-Arrival Visa for study purpose.


The Ministry of Education and Cultural doesn’t provide the accommodation for participants.


Monthly allowance will be received by participant 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 participant is advised to bring enough money in US dollar for unexpected additional expenses in Indonesia.

The applicant should register through the following procedures:
Prospective participants are required to register at the Embassy / Consulate General in the country of origin of participants, and for participants who are not in the participant’s home country is not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship)

Each participant has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:
a. Not more than 35 years of age.
b. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
c. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
d. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia is required
e. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying for.

To apply the Darmasiswa scholarship program, participant must submit a
complete application package to the IE/CG that includes all the following items:
a. Completed admission application form
b. Copy of academic transcript and certificates
c. Copy passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
d. Curriculum vitae/resume
e. Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)


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; therefore the transportation from place of study to Jakarta will be carried out by participants.


The Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) will not provide health insurance; therefore the participants are expected to have the International insurance.


Download here : Brief Information, Application Form, List of Universities



For further information about the program, kindly contact:

– Darmasiswa Division, Ministry of Education and Culture at darmasiswa_kln@yahoo.com, or kindly check darmasiswa.kemdiknas.go.id

– Information, Social and Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Oslo at pensosbud@indonesia-oslo.no or by phone at                22 12 51 30 (Ms. Dyah)


Oslo, 24 October 2012