Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program Academic Year 2013/2014

10/23/2012

 

DARMASISWA INDONESIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014

 

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 59 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:

 

I. PROGRAM OFFERED

1. Regular 1 (One) Year

Regular One Year program is a one-year scholarship program offered to foreign students who would like to study Indonesian language, traditional music, traditional dance, traditional craft and other particular subjects*) in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

2. Regular 6 (Six) Months

Regular six-month program is a six-month scholarship program offered to foreign students who would like to study Indonesian language and other particular subjects*) in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

 

II. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATION OF THE STUDENTS

1. Rights of students:

a) Free of tuition fee

b) Monthly allowance

c) Participants may seek assistance from their own university in finding a house /room to rent.

d)  Participants are requested to inform the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture regarding date and time of arrivals to Indonesia for pick up arrangement.

2. Obligation of students:

a) Willing to assist university or educational institution to teach English or other academic activities.

b) Signing a statement of declaration provided by the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General before leaving for Indonesia and signing a contract letter provided by the Ministry of National Education when arriving in Indonesia, with substances as follows:

. to abide by the regulation of the government of Indonesia and as well as the host university

. not changing either subject or place of study prior or upon arrival in Indonesia

. to refrain from engaging in political activities or doing criminals during my study in Indonesia

. not undertake any work for profit or earn living during my study in Indonesia.

. not involved with any drug traffic: active user or drug- seller

. not involved in any misconduct and any form of harassment.

. not allowed to bring any member of family during study in Indonesia

. to refrain from being pregnant and being involved in drug traffic and abuses

. not doing and performing immoral acts

. not allowed to perform activities of a certain ideologies or indoctrination

. not travel out of Indonesia during the academic period and not travel out of Indonesia more than once

. to be sent back to home country if violate the stay permit in Indonesia and the said regulation(s) above.

III. SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM

 

1.

Registration

15 Oct 2012 – 30 Nov 2012

Administration Selection + Interview by IE/CG

2.

Administration and Academic Selection by Darmasiswa Secretariat, MoEC, MoFA, and HE.

3 - 14 Dec 2012

3.

Announcement and Confirmation of participation

17 Dec 2012 – 31 Jan 2013

4.

Pre-departure preparation

(Bahasa Indonesia Course)

February – July 2013

5.

Commencement:

 

 

a. Regular 1 Year

August 2013 – July 2014

b. Regular 6 Month

August 2013 – January 2014

Note: Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Higher Education (HE)

IV. VISA ARRANGEMENT

The Darmasiswa participant is required to have a Social Visit Visa (VKSB) for 60 days issued by the Indonesian Embassy in the participant’s country of residence. Upon arrival in Indonesia, the Darmasiswa participant’s passport has to be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture, for necessary arrangements in obtaining recommendations of the State Secretariat and the Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

The participants are prohibited to apply for Tourist Visa or On-Arrival Visa for study purpose.

V. ACCOMODATION

The Ministry of Education and Cultural doesn’t provide the accommodation for participants.

 

VI. COVERAGE OF SCHOLARSHIP

Monthly allowance will be received by participant is Rp 2.000.000,00 (two million rupiah).

a. Living Cost                                       : Rp. 1.200.000

b. Book Allowances                            : Rp.    200.000

c. Local Transport                               : Rp.    200.000

d. Medical/Health Care                      : Rp.    200.000

e. Pocket Money                                  : Rp.    200.000

The participant is advised to bring enough money in US dollar for unexpected additional expenses in Indonesia.

VII. PROCEDURES

The applicant should register through the following procedures: Prospective participants are required to register at the Embassy / Consulate General in the country of origin of participants, and for participants who are not in the participant's home country is not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship).

VIII. QUALIFICATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS

Each participant has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:

a. Not more than 35 years of age.

b. Completed secondary education or its equivalent

c. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate

d. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia is required

e. Have basic knowledge of the field you're applying for.

IX. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply the Darmasiswa scholarship program, participant must submit a complete application package that includes all the following items:

a. Completed admission application form

b. Copy of academic transcript and certificates

c. Copy passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.

d. Curriculum vitae/resume

e. Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)

 

The documents of applicants will be addressed to :

Head of Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation

Secretariat General

Ministry of Education and Culture

C Building, 6th Floor

Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta

Telp./Fax. (+62-21) 5724707, 5738181

Hotline Darmasiswa: 0812-828-099-64

Website: http://darmasiswa.kemdiknas.go.id

and mail to : darmasiswa_kln@yahoo.com

 

IX. ARRIVAL IN INDONESIA

The Ministry of Education and Culture does not provide the return International airfare to Indonesia. We only provide the transportation from Jakarta to place of study; however the transportation from place of study to Jakarta will be carried out by participants.

X. HEALTH INSURANCE

The Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) will not provide health insurance; therefore the participants are expected to have the International insurance.

 

 

 

Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation,

Ministry of Education and Culture