The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is annually offering the Darmasiswa Scholarship, a non-degree program addressed to all foreign students from friendly countries wishing to study Indonesian language, arts, music and crafts. The main purpose of the Darmasiswa Scholarship is to foster and encourage interest in the language and culture of Indonesia, and create stronger cultural links with friendly countries.
Participants can choose one of 51 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.
For the academic year 2014 – 2015, 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 August-September 2014. Detailed information concerning the scholarship and the necessary forms can be taken at the Embassy of Indonesia in Oslo, Fritznersgt 12, 0244 Oslo.
The application forms of the candidates who are interested in the program should be received by the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia on 24 January 2014 at the latest through the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo.
For further information, the candidates could contact the Cultural Section of the Embassy with Ms. Dyah Kusumawardani, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (+47) 22 12 51 30.
Kindly also see the link below for further information and application form:
– General Information here.
– General Application Form and Homestay Application here.
Oslo, 16 Desember 2013