Applications open for 2019 KNB Scholarship

​Brief Introduction

Kemitraan Negara Berkemang (Developing Countries Partnership/KNB) Scholarship is a financial assistance offered by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to international students from developing countries to pursue Master's Degree (and some for bachelor degree) in Indonesian Universities. There are 53 programmes offered, ranging from public administration to informatics engineering in 16 of Indonesia's best universities.

The Scholarship was first introduced by Ministry of Education and Culture in 1992. It initially serves the Ministry's higher education development strategic plan to embrace the higher education globalization by providing financial assistance (scholarship) to selected Indonesian Universities to recruit potential International students to get their Master's Degree in our Universities. Realizing the program's significant contribution to the human resources development within Indonesia's neighboring developing countries, the Government of Indonesia decided to expand the program coverage and increase the number of the scholarship offered. Between 2009 – 2017, Indonesia have been awarding 992 scholarships to students coming from 71 developing countries around the world.


Eligibility criteria:

To be eligible to receive a Darmasiswa scholarship, applicants must:

  1. not be older than 35 years of age;
  2. hold a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply);
  3. have a TOEFL (or other certified English Proficiency) score of 500 or equivalent (including applicants from English-speaking countries);
  4. complete the on-line application form;
  5. sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management (only for successful applicants prior to departure to Indonesia)


How to apply

All application process is conducted online through the KNB Scholarship website  .Please be advised that soliciting is prohibited.



Online registration
12 February – 12 April 2019
Selection Process Second week of April
3.AnnouncementSecond week of May 2018
4.Confirmation Deadline24 July, 2019
5.Arrival at Jakarta6 August 2019


Please always refer to KNB official website: for detailed information.


Mr. Pradono Anindito/Third Secretary
Information and Cultural Division
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Nairobi
Menengai Road, Upper Hill P.O. Box 48868
Nairobi, Kenya

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