Darmasiswa Scholarship

    The Government of the Republic of Indonesia annually offers Darmasiswa Scholarship, a non-degree program dedicated to all foreign students from friendly countries wishing to study Indonesian language, arts, music and crafts.

    Darmasiswa Scholarship is intended 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 54 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). In 2016 intake, the scholarship is allocated for 660 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 75 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. Detailed information concerning the scholarship can be found through this link



    1. Online registration - 9 December 2016 until 9 February 2017
    2. Interview at Indonesian Embassy in Brussel - 10 February 2017 until 3 March 2017, located in Bulevard de la Woluwe 38, 1200 Brussels
    3. Selection by the University (online) - 4 March 2017 until 19 March 2017
    4. Final announcement - 7 April 2017
    5. Estimated arrival at Indonesia - Late August 2017


    Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents at apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id. Participants who wish to take this scholarship also required to inform the Information and Cultural Section of Indonesian Embassy in Brussels and send all required documents to publicdiplomacy@embassyofindonesia.eu


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

    Course Level: Scholarship is available for one year non-degree programme in selected Indonesian higher institutions.


    • Not more than 35 years of age
    • Not married
    • Must be a student as proven by recommendation letter from host university and recent transcript.
    • Completed secondary education or its equivalent
    • ln good health as proved by Medical Certificate
    • Able to communicate in English
    • Have basic knowledge of the field they're applying for.

    Scholarship is open for other international students. Foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia can apply for this Darmasiswa scholarship.

    Student must submit a complete application package that includes all the following items:

  • Completed admission/application form
  • Recommendation letter from Higher Education Institution
  • Recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General
  • Copy of academic transcript & certificate
  • Copy of language certificate (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS)
  • Copy of health certificate
  • Copy passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Passport size colour photograph (5 pieces)

    Note: All documents must be translated in English

    Further information concerning the forms and regulations concerning the scholarship can be found through this link www.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id

    Goodluck with your application !