Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang




The Tenth Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries held on 1-6 September 1992 concluded among others the idea of providing scholarships by the Ministry of Education and Culture, which is now the Ministry of National Education (MONE).

In 1993 the Government of the Republic of Indonesia started offering postgraduate (master degree) scholarships to students from the NAM member countries.

However, since 2002, after the cold war ended, the scholarship has been offered to citizens of developing countries such as Thailand, Fiji, South Korea, Suriname, Guyana, Turkey, Vietnam, and Vanuatu. This scholarship has attracted more applicants. Over the years up to 2008, 381 students from 42 countries have completed the NAM scholarship program.

Considering that the international political development has made the use of the term “NAM” irrelevant, this scholarship program has been renamed  Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) or Developing Countries Partnership (DCP) Scholarship.


The aims of the scholarship are:
1.  to promote deeper cultural understanding among
     developing  countries;
2.  to strengthen the relationship and mutual cooperation
     among developing countries;
3.  to contribute to the development of human resource quality


The scholarship is offered to postgraduate (Master Degree) students to study at one of the universities in Indonesia for 3 years, consisting of one year of the Indonesian Language and Preparatory Programs and 2 years of Master Program with the arrangement as follows:

1.     Fields of study

a. Humanities
1) Literary studies
2) Linguistics
3) History
4) Philosophy
5) Anthropology


b. Sciences
1) Biology
2) Physics
3) Geography
4) Chemistry
5) Remote Sensing
6) Computer
7) Mathematics
8) Statistics
9) Environmental Sciences


c.  Agricultural Sciences
1) Agricultural Economics
2) Agronomy
3) Soil Science
4) Plant Pathology
5) Entomology
6) Forestry
7) Animal Science
8) Veterinary Science
9)  Agricultural Engineering
10) Food Science & Technology
11) Estate Crop Product Technology
12) Marine Science


d. Social Science
1) Public Administration
2) Political Science
3) Sociology
4) Psychology
5) Economic Development Study
6) Management
7) Cultural Studies/ Sciences
8) Law
9) Sport Sciences
10) Public Health Studies


e. Engineering
1) Chemical Engineering
2) Civil Engineering
3) Architectural Engineering
4) Electrical Engineering and Informatics
5) Mechanical Engineering
6) Geological Engineering
7) Naval Architect and Marine Engineering
8) Environmental Engineering
9) Informatics Engineering


f.  Education
1) Education Management  
2) Education Research and Evaluation
3) Social Science Education
4) Natural Science Education
5) Mathematics Education
6) Vocational and Technology Education
7) Out of School (Continuing Education)
8) Applied Linguistics
9) History Education
10) Instructional Education
11) Indonesian Education
12) Children’s Literature
13) Sports Education
14) Educational Science
15) Primary School Teacher Education

g. Multi-disciplinary Studies
(1) Performing Arts and Arts Studies
(2) Comparative Religious Studies
(3) Tourism Studies
(4) Bio Technology


2.  Study Sessions
a.     Indonesian Language:             8 months
b.     Master Preparatory Programs:  4 months
c.     Master Programs:                  24 months (4 semesters)

3.  Research
a.  Research in the framework of the graduate program should
     be carried out in Indonesia.
b.  Should the research be carried in the student’s home
     country, all the cost will be borne by the respective student.


4.  Language
    All lectures and thesis writing will be in the Indonesian