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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 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 10 March 2017
  3. Selection by the University (online) – 13 March 2017 until 28 March 2017
  4. Final announcement – 14 April 2017
  5. Joining Darmasiswa confirmation – 14 April until 14 May 2017
  6. Flight itinerary confirmation – 14 April until 1 August 2017
  7. Estimated arrival and orientation at Indonesia – Late August 2017

This schedule may change any time


Required documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae/resume.
  2. Medical certificate.
  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).

For further information, the candidates could contact the Cultural Section of the Embassy with Ms. Dilla Trianti, email pensosbud@indonesia-oslo.no/ kbrioslo@online.no or phone (+47) 22 12 51 30.

Please find further information and application form below:



Good luck for your application!!