DARMASISWA INDONESIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACADEMIC YEAR 2014 2015

Darmasiswa  RI  program  is  a  scholarship  program  offered  by  the  Indonesian government to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia  to  study  Bahasa  Indonesia,  traditional  music,  traditional  dance,  and Indonesian craft. The candidate is allowed to decide the higher institutions (universities) which carry out the program.
DARMASISWA is a non-degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts,  music,  crafts  and  particular  subject  in  46  selected  Indonesian  Higher  Education Institutions  in  different  cities  in  Indonesia.  This  program organized  by  the  Ministry  of Education and Culture (MoEC) in Cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
The  main  purpose  of  the  Darmasiswa  program  is  to  increase  and  foster  interest  in Bahasa  Indonesia  and Indonesian  culture  among  citizens  from other  countries. It  has also  been  designed  to  enhance  mutual  understanding  and  provide  stronger  cultural link among different countries. The interest of international students to participate in this program  keep  increasing  year  by  year,  especially  in  the  last  five  years  as  can  been seen  as  the  following  table.  Darmasiswa  Scholarship  Program  is  conducted  in  two
schemes, i.e :