Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship


​The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) scholarship opens the opportunity to experience life in the culturally most diverse nation in the world while studying and earning a master degree. 

The scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 15 prominent universities in Indonesia. Officially launched in 2006 by the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, this program has been attracting a significant number of applicants, as by 2015, 896 students from 64 countries had been awarded this scholarship. 

The Program Objectives: 
To contribute in the human resource development in the developing countries
To promote deeper cultural understanding among developing countries
To strengthen the relationship and cooperation among developing countries

​Requirement :
1. Having maximum age of 35 year-old
2. Having a bachelor degree for applying a master degree program
3. Having a TOEFL /IELTS/other English Proficiency Certificate scores of 500/5. or equivalent
4. Completing the on-line application form
5. Signing a statement letter provided by the KNB Scholarship management for the successful candidates prior to the departure           to Indonesia.

Required Documents
1. A Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country
2. A Recommendation letter from your government
3. Two Academic Recommendation letters
4. A Scanned passport (personal data page only)
5. A Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcript (in English)
6. A Scanned TOEFL/IELTS/other English Proficiency certificate obtained within the last 2 Years
7. A Scanned Medical Statement

Deadline for Application 5 May 2016
1. Downloading the Invitation Letter posted in the KNB Scholarship website
2. Submitting the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to                    acquire the recommendation letter
3. Completing the online application for selection process
4. Receiving the selection result broadcasted online in the KNB Scholarship Website and/or officially announced through the      ​           Indonesian Embassy publication network (June 2016)
5. The students are expected to arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia by the end of August 2016 to have Indonesian Language Preparation         for 8 Months.

List of University



Address, Phone, Website, Email
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)



International Office. Jl. Ganesha No. 17
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS)SurabayaInternational Office ITS. Gedung Rektorat Lt. 2, Kampus ITS Keputih-Sukolilo, Surabaya 60111
Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)BogorGraduate School. Andi Hakim Nasution Building, 5th Floor Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor
Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY)YogyakartaJl. Babarsari No.6, Yogyakarta 55281
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)YogyakartaInternational Office. Gedung Pusat UGM Lt.2, Bulak Sumur Yogyakarta
Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR)SurabayaGedung Perpustakaan lt. 1 Kampus C, Universitas Airlangga, Jalan Mulyorejo Surabaya 60115
Universitas Negeri Malang (UM)



Jl. Semarang No.5 Malang
Universitas Padjajaran (UNPAD)BandungInternational Office, Jl. Dipati Ukur No.35 Bandung
Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR)BandungJalan Ciumbuleuit 94, Bandung 40141 Indonesia
Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS)SurakartaJl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta  57126

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI)


BandungOffice of International Education and Relations. Gedung University Centre Lt.1, Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No.229. Bandung 40154
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY)YogyakartaInternational Office, Jl. Colombo, Karangmalang. Yogyakarta  55281
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS)SurakartaJl. A. Yani Tromol Pos 1 Pabelan Kartasura, Surakarta 57162
Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP)SemarangInternational Office, Gedung ICT Center 4th Floor Jl. Prof. Soedarto, SH. Tembalang. Semarang 50275

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM)


MalangJl. Raya Tlogo Mas No. 246, Malang

Further information:

For KNB guide book 2016 please see the website, or contact the Indonesian Embassy in Sofia​.