The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia has launched The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS). Awarded to 718 alumni from 63 countries, 2017 IACS will include participants from all regions in the world.


Due to the limited space and the vast amount of interest in the program, the Ministry in cooperation with Indonesian overseas representatives will hold a series of a selection process. Taken into considerations are, among others, the awardees' background, gender, regional representation and the interest to learn Indonesian culture.


Awardees will be divided and assigned to different art centers for approximately 3 months. The arts centers are located in 4 cities: Denpasar (Bali); Makassar (South Sulawesi); Surabaya, (East Java) and Padang (West Sumatera).


Important Dates:

Application Deadlines (at the Consulate)          : February 8, 2017
Screening & Interview (by the Consulate)         : February 9-10, 2017
Announcement of Awardees (the Ministry)       : 4th week of February 2017
Latest Expected Arrival                                     : May 6, 2017
Study                                                                : May 6, 2017 - August 19, 2017
Indonesian Channel (post-study performance) : August 15, 2017