Diposting tanggal: 15 Desember 2017



DARMASISWA RI is a scholarship offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture in 72 universities in 2018. This program was established in 1974 as part of ASEAN initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this program was extende further to other countries. Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 121 countries organized by Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Republic of Indonesia.

The main purpose of Darmasiswa RI program is to promote and increase the interest in the language, art and culture of Indonesia among youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.

1. Procedure

Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents in Darmasiswa RI official website apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id 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). In this case, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) is one of the Host Universities for Darmasiswa 2018. UNNES itself specialties in language and Indonesian’ cultures which make UNNES as the best university for you to learn language and cultures.

2. Program Schedule

  1. Online Registration (18 December 2017 – 18 February 2018)
  2. Interview at The Embassy of Republic of Indonesia (19 February – 9 March 2018)
  3. First Option Academic Selection (12 March – 19 March 2018)
  4. Second Option Academic Selection (20 March – 24 March 2018)
  5. The Selection Result Announcement (16 April 2018)
  6. Participation Confirmation (16 April – 16 May 2018)
  7. Submitting Flight Itinerary (16 April – 1 August 2018)
  8. Indonesian Language Preparation Courses in Indonesian Embassy. (Participant home country) (July – August 2018)
  9. Darmasiswa RI Orientation Program (at the end of August 2018)
  10. Program Commencement (at the early of September, 2018)

3. Coverage of Scholarship

    1. Students monthly stipend will be divided into 2 groups of area: 1st area Rp. 2.950.000,- (Batam, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, Manado & Samarinda), 2nd area Rp. 2.550.000,- (Aceh, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Purwokerto, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, & Malang).
    2. Students will be provided with accomodation and transportation during the Orientation Program if the time arrival in time with the schedule from the Ministry of Education and Culture.
    3. Students will get settlement allowance if they attend the Orientation Program.
    4. Students legal permit arrangement will be supported by the Host University and Ministry of Education and Culture.
    5. Students may seek assistance from Host University in finding a house / room to rent which is included in monthy the stipend.

4. Qualifications

    1. Preferably Student
    2. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
    3. Minimum age of 17 years and Not older than 35 years of age
    4. Unmarried
    5. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia (Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate: TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or Other Certificate if applicable)
    6. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
    7. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying

5. International Airfare Tickets

    The Ministry of Education and Culture does not provide the International airfare to/from Indonesia.

6. Required Documents

    1. Curriculum vitae / resume
    2. Medical certificate
    3. Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia (estimated arrival: 1st August 2018)
    4. Recommendation Letter from Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and signature (in English)
    5. Last academic transcript and certificate (In English)
    6. Language certificate (if applicable)
    7. Other certificates that related to the field you’re applying (if applicable)
    8. Essay about the purpose of study (in english or bahasa indonesia maximum 500 words)

7. Health Insurance

    Participants receive health insurance services through BNI Life provider

8. Website

    More Information visit : darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id

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