Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program Academic Year 2015/2016



?Darmasiswa RI program is a scholarship program offered by the Indonesian government to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, traditional arts and culture of Indonesia (Culinary, Tourism). The candidate is allowed to decide the higher institutions (universities) which carry out the program. 

DARMASISWA is a non-degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music, crafts and particular subject in 53 selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions in different cities in Indonesia. This program organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in Cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

The main purpose of the Darmasiswa program is to increase and foster interest in Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian culture among citizens from other countries. It has also been designed to enhance mutual understanding and provide stronger cultural link among different countries. The interest of international students to participate in this program keep increasing year by year, especially in the last five years as can been seen as the following table. Darmasiswa Scholarship Program is conducted in two schemes, i.e:


   1 (One) Year Program

Regular One Year program is one-year scholarship program offered to foreign students who would like to study Bahasa Indonesia, Arts, Culinary and Tourism in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.


1. Registration
    22 December 2014 – 28 February 2015

2. Selection
    1 March – 30 April 2015

3. Announcement
    8 May 2015

4. Confirmation of Participating
    8 May – 8 June 2015

5. Submitting Flight Itinerary
    8 May – 26 July 2015

6. Pre-departure briefing at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate
    July 2015

7. Orientation  28, 29, 30 August 2015

8. Commencement of Program September 2015 – July 2016

Note: Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Higher Education (HE)


The Darmasiswa student is required to have a Social Visit Visa (VKSB) for 60 days issued by the Indonesian Embassy in the student’s country of residence. Upon arrival in Indonesia, the Darmasiswa student’s passport has to be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture, for necessary arrangements in obtaining recommendations of the State Secretariat and the Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
The students are prohibited to apply for Tourist Visa or On-Arrival Visa for study purpose.


Monthly allowance will be received by student is Rp 2.000.000,00 (two million rupiah).
The student is advised to bring enough money in US dollar for unexpected
additional expenses in Indonesia.


Each student has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:
a. Not more than 35 years of age
b. Single status
c. Must be a student as proven by recommendation letter from host university and recent transcript
d. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
e. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
f. Able to communicate in English or Bahasa Indonesia is required
g. Have basic knowledge of the field you're applying for


The applicant should register through the following procedures:
Prospective students are required to register at the Embassy / Consulate General in the country of origin of students, and for students who are not in the student's home country is not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship).


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

a. Completed admission/application form
b. Recommendation letter from Higher Education Institution
c. Recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General
d. Copy of academic transcript
e. Copy of certificates
f. Copy of Health Certificate
g. Copy passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
h. Curriculum vitae/resume
i. Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)

All documents must be submitted to Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in residence to be selected; afterward Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General will send the selected documents to:

Darmasiswa Scholarship Secretariat

Head of Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation
Secretariat General
Ministry of Education and Culture
C Building, 6th Floor
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta
Telp./Fax. (+62-21) 5724707, 5738181


The Ministry of Education and Cultural doesn’t provide the accommodation for students.


The Ministry of Education and Culture does not provide the return International airfare to Indonesia. We only provide the transportation from Jakarta to place of study; however the transportation from place of study to Jakarta will be carried out by students.


The Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) will not provide health insurance; therefore the students are expected to have the International insurance.

Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture

Link :

Darmasiswa 2015

Darmasiswa 2015 Application Form

List of Education Institutions?