Darmasiswa Scholarship Programs

16, Jan 2019 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

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 71 universities located in different cities in Indonesia for 10-12 months. For Academic Year 2019/2020, the quota for Bangladesh is 3 students. This program is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).”

Overview

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.

Coverage of Scholarship

  1. Students monthly stipend
  2. Students will be provided with accommodation and transportation during the Orientation Program if time arrival in time with the schedule from the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  3. Students will get settlement allowance when attending the Orientation Program.
  4. Students legal permit arrangement with the help of the Host University will be supported by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  5. Students may seek assistance from Host University in finding a house/room to rent which is included in monthly stipend

Procedures

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).

Qualifications

  1. Preferably Student
  2. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
  3. Minimum age 17 years and Not older than 35 years of age
  4. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia(Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate : TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or OTHER CERTIFICATE if applicable)
  5. In good health as proven by Medical Certificate
  6. Unmarried
  7. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae/resume
  2. Medical certificate
  3. Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia
  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

List of Universities

Head to this link : http://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id/list-of-darmasiswa-university/

Program Timeline

No. Schedule Date
1  Online registration 1 Januari 2019 until 1 March 2019
2 Interview at related Indonesian Embassy

or Consulates

4 March 2019 until 15 March 2019
3 Selection by the University (online) 18 March 2019 until 3 April 2019
4 Announcement 10 April 2019
5 Attendance confirmation 10 April 2019 until 30 April 2019
6 Final Announcement 6 May 2019
7 Flight itinerary confirmation 7 May 2019 until 1 August 2019
8 Arrival in Jakarta 28 August 2019
9 Orientation program it Jakarta, Indonesia 29 until 30 August 2019

Source: http://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id/about-us-2/

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