Application for KNB Scholarship 2018 is Now Opened!


Since 1992, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia has offered annually the KNB Scholarship, a primary international scholarship program to contribute more in the human resources development in other developing countries. Between 2009-2017, The Government of the Republic of Indonesia admitted more than 992 students coming from 71 developing countries around the world to get the scholarship and obtain their master degree in our prominent universities. They studied and earned their degree while experiencing the culture and traditions in the most diverse nation in the world.

For the academic year 2018 – 2019, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia once more invites the foreign students to participate in the KNB Scholarship at several universities in Indonesia. The fields of studies programs offered are: Humanities, Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences and Education.


  1. Online application forms of the candidates who are interested in the program should be completed no later than April 30th, 2018
  2. Selection process will be conducted on 1st week of May 2018
  3. The selection result will be announced on the 2nd week of June 2018
  4. The student are expected to arrive in Jakarta on August 2018
This schedule may change any time
  1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old
  2. ​Applicants must have hold a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply)
  3. Applicants must have a TOEFL (or other certified English Proficiency) score of 500 or equivalent
  4. Applicants must complete the on-line application form
  5. Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management

Student must submit the required documents that includes all the following items:
  1. Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the Nairobi;
  2. Nomination letter from the respective government official (Ministry of Education, other related Government Agency);
  3. Two Academic Recommendation letters;
  4. Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate;
  5. Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English);
  6. Scanned TOEFL score certificate (or other English Proficiency Tests) obtained within the last 2 years;
  7. Scanned Official Medical Statement (Official Diagnose) prepared by a certified physician.

​Application Procedures
  1. Download the Invitation Letter posted in the KNB Scholarship website (;
  2. Submit the Invitation letter, Nomination letter, Academic Recommendation letters, Passport, Academic Certificates, Academic Transcripts, TOEFL score certificate and Official Medical Statement to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter;
  3. Complete the online application process
  4. Selection process;
  5. The Selection Results will be broadcasted online in the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network.

For further information, you can visit the KNB Scholarship website ( and refer to the attached leaflet.

Or you can also contact to:

Mr. Wahyu Riadi
Information and Culture Section
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Nairobi
Menengai Road, Upper Hill P.O. Box 48868
Nairobi, Kenya

Telp.     : +254 20 2714196/97
E-mail   :​
Web      :

Directorate General of Science, Technology, and Higher Education Institutional Affairs
Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman , Senayan, Jakarta 10270

Phone   : +6221 57946063
Fax       : +6221 57946062
E-mail   :