Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) has been conducted since 2003
with participants from many countries, including Germany. In the period of 2003 to 2013, the scholarship
has been awarded to 518 alumni from 55 countries.
program aims to encourage better understanding amongst participants from other
countries through Indonesia’s immensely diverse art and cultural heritage. It lso
aims to cultivate a cultural of cooperation, emerging from direct contact and
sharing of cultures amongst people involved in the program, leading to thriving
diplomatic relations in the region and worldwide.
non-degree arts and culture scholarship is offered for three months period of
time, starting on 2 March to 15 June
scholarship will cover:
fee (including extra-curricular activities);
round trip economy class ticket;
(board and lodging);
insurance (limited). All awardees are advised to have their own health
allowance of Rp. 1.500.000,-.
order to deepen the awardees’ understanding of Indonesian arts and culture, and
to enhance their skills for the final performance, awardees will be divided and
assigned by the organising committee to different arts centers in several parts
of Indonesia for the duration of approximately 3 (three) months, located in
Bandung, West Java; Denpasar, Bali; Makassar, South Sulawesi; Solo, Central
Java; Surabaya, East Java.
will live within or around the arts center, allowing them the chance to
experience the local heritage and interact with the local community. Synergy
between theory and practices shared inside and outside the art center would
undoubtedly become the driving force for shaping international cultures and
norms, and will eventually strengthen regional as well as global understanding
and cooperation at a people-to-people level.
to their residency at art centres, awardees should participate in one week
orientation in Jakarta and will learn issues such as the Aim and Objectives of
the Scholarship; Introduction to Indonesian Culture; Indonesian contemporary
arts and cultures, Information about the activities and curriculum offered by
the art centers.
awardees will perform in an arts and cultural night titled “Indonesia Channel”
to remark the closing of the scholarship program. The “Indonesia Channel” is
scheduled to be held on 11 June 2015. Awardees will return back to their
respective countries on the following days.
more information please download the information material.
must be between the ages of 21 to 30 years-old with at least a high school
Candidates must be proficient
in English. A minimum skill in Bahasa Indonesia will be an advantage for
should possess high interest in Indonesian or Asian Studies. Students or those
with an academic history on Indonesian studies are encouraged to apply;
Bearing in mind
the intensity of the program, candidates are highly advised to ensure prime
physical conditions, particularly for female candidates to ensure that they do
not conceive prior and during the program;
How to Apply
to limited space and the vast amount of interest in the program, the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia through with the Embassy of the
Republic of Indonesia in Berlin will hold a series of selection
Candidates must submit it:
of passport with validity period at least two years;
of academic diploma;
of the latest valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner.
On the day of leaving the origin country, participants should equipped
themselves with a valid health certification from a qualified medical
letter in English;
A letter of
statement declaring the following:
willingness to be subject to Indonesian laws and regulations during his/her
stay in Indonesia;
willingness to follow all the rules and regulations set up by the organizing
committee and learning center;
willingness to accept the facilities provided by the organizing committee and
learning center and stay at the designated accommodations;
- not to work
or be employed for financial benefits during the program;
willingness to follow the travel arrangements arranged by the organizing
committee to and from Indonesia;
willingness to participate in all the program arranged by the organising
committee and learning center, unless, during the program, declared unfit by a
qualified medical practitioner;
willingness to leave Indonesia immediately after the closing ceremony, at a
date determined by the organizing committee.
- should the
participants withdraw their participation during the course of the program,
they will get financial penalty and should finance their own travel expenses.
The deadline for potential applicants to send their
submissions to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Berlin is 24 October
form and required documents be submitted to The Embassy of the Republic of
Indonesia in Berlin by e-mail:
or by mail to:
Information, Socio-Cultural Affairs
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Berlin
Lehrter Straße 16-17
info, please contact Information and Socio-Cultural Affairs of the Embassy.