“DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa, art and culture. Participants can choose one of selected 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).” (https://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id/)

Program Schedule

  • Online Registration, 20 February 2023 until 7 April 2023.
  • Interview and Administrative Check at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate, 8 April 2023 until 21 April 2023.
  • Selection by University, 22 April 2023 until 4 May 2023.
  • Announcement, 12 May 2023.
  • Attendance Confirmation, 12 May 2023 until 24 May 2023.
  • Final Announcement, 31 May 2023.
  • Flight Itinerary Confirmation, 6 June 2023 until 1 August 2023.
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate, July 2023 until August 2023.
  • Orientation Program in Jakarta, Indonesia, 29 until 30 August 2023.
  • Class Starts, Early of September 2023.

This schedule may change any time

Applicants Qualifications

Each applicant has to fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Foreign nationals.
  • Completed secondary education or its equivalent.
  • Minimum age 18 years and Not older than 27 years of age.
  • Able to communicate in English (Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate : TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or OTHER CERTIFICATE if applicable).
  • In good health as proven by Medical Certificate.
  • Have basic knowledge of the applied field.
  • Have strong interest to learn the applied field.
  • Not registered as Darmasiswa’s Alumni.
  • Not currently studying in Indonesia.
  • Not currently working in Indonesia.

Application Requirements

Applicant must access apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id, complete the online application form, and upload the following files:

  • Curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Medical certificate.
  • Passport valid at least 18 months from the time of applying.
  • Recommendation Letter from Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and with signature (in English).
  • Last academic transcript and certificates (in English).
  • Language certificate.
  • Certificates related to the applied field (if applicable).
  • Photo passport (color).
  • Essay about applicant’s purpose of study (in English or Bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words).
  • A full body video that shows applicant explaining her/his motivation to join the program and what she/he will contribute as an ambassador of Indonesian culture after graduating (video must not exceed 2 minutes duration and can be in English or Indonesian).

See the regulation: Click here

See the university list: Click here

See the application guidelines: Click here