The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is annually offering the Darmasiswa Scholarship, a non-degree program addressed to all foreign students from friendly countries wishing to study Indonesian language, arts, music and crafts. The main purpose of the Darmasiswa Scholarship is 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). The scholarship will be awarded to 731 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 2016 – 2017, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia once more invites the foreign students to participate in the Darmasiswa Scholarship at several universities in Indonesia. The program will commence in September 2016 – August 2017. Detailed information concerning the scholarship and the necessary forms can be taken at the Embassy of Indonesia in Brussels, Bulevar de la Woluwe 38, 1200 Brussels, or downloaded from the links below.

The application forms of the candidates who are interested in the program should be received by the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia on 29 February 2016 through the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels via post or email (The registration and Selection at Indonesian Embassy in Oslo will proceed from 28 December 2015 – 22 February 2016).

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

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

Note: All documents must be translated in English

For further information, the candidates could contact the Cultural Section of the Embassy email or phone (+32) 2 775 0120, 7790915

Please find further information and application form below:

– Darmasiswa Scholarship 2016/2017 offer
– Application Form
– List of Higher Education Institutions

Good luck for your application!!

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