The Government of Indonesia is opening the application for DARMASIWA for the year 2012/2013.
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.
The interest of international students to participate in this program keep increasing year by year. In 2011, we offer to 779 students who would like to participate in this program as can be seen in the following table:
|Year||Number of Participants||Number of Countries|
DARMASISWA Program is conducted in three schemes, i.e :
- Regular 1 (One) Year -DARMASISWA scholarship program
Regular One Year program is a one-year scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, Art (traditional music, traditional dance, craft) Culinary and Tourism in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.
- Regular 6 (Six) Months – DARMASISWA scholarship program
Regular six-month program is a six-month scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.
- Summer Course 3 (Three) Months Program
Summer Course three-months program is a three-month scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study specific education in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.
The participant of DARMASISWA will receive a monthly allowance of Rp 2.000.000,00 (two millions rupiah), and will be transferred to the University/College where they study. However, the participant is advised to bring enough money in US dollar for unexpected additional expenses in Indonesia, and to have the international health insurance as it will not be provided.
If you are interested in applying for DARMASISWA, you have to:
- Be not more than 35 years of age
- Complete secondary education or its equivalent
- Be in good health as proved by Medical Certificate
- Be able to communicate in English
- Have a basic knowledge of the field you are applying for
and submit the following documents :
- Completed admission application form
- Full-page copy of passport valid for at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia
- Legalised copy of Certificate/Diploma
- Recommendation letter from Institution of Higher Education
- Recommendation letter from the Embassy/Consulate General Republic of Indonesia
- Scan Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Medical certificate
To apply for DARMASISWA, you can apply through the following procedures:
- Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the country of residence or accreditation.
- Visit the website: http://darmasiswa.kemdiknas.go.id Applicants should notify to the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General before applying online.
The documents of applicants who have been selected by the Indonesian Embassy will be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) or the Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressed:
Head Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation
Ministry of Education and Culture
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman,
Telp./Fax. (62-21) 5724707, 5738181
Email : email@example.com
Director of Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6
Telp. (62-21) 3813480,
Fax. (62-21) 3858035
Application documents shall be submitted in the middle of February 2012 at the latest.
The announcement will be declared in the end of April 2012
Confirmation of participants’ agreement shall be in the end of Mei 2012.
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