DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2014/2015

 

 
GENERAL INFORMATION

 

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 music, traditional dance, and Indonesian craft. 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 51 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:

 

I. PROGRAM OFFERED

1. Regular 1 (One) Year

Regular One Year program is a one-year scholarship program offered to foreign students who would like to study Indonesian language, traditional music, traditional dance, traditional craft and other particular subjects*) in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

2. Regular 6 (Six) Months

Regular six-month program is a six-month scholarship program offered to foreign students who would like to study Indonesian language and other particular subjects*) in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

for the list of universities, click here

 

II. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATION OF THE STUDENTS

1. Rights of students:

a) Students will get monthly stipend every month for Rp. 2.000.000 (two million rupiah) as details: Living cost (Rp. 1.200.000); Book allowance (Rp.200.000); Local transport (Rp. 200.000), Medical/Health care (Rp. 200.000); Pocket money (Rp. 200.000).

b) Students will be provided with accomodation and transportation during the Orientation Program if time arrival in time with the schedule from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

c) Students will get settlement allowance when attending the Orientation Program

d) Students legal permit arrangement with the help of the Host University will be supported by Ministry of Education and Culture.

e) Students may seek assistance from their own university in finding a house /room to rent 

2. Obligation of students:

a) Students must sign a statement letter provided by the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General

b) Students are requested to inform the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture regarding date and time of arrivals to Indonesia for pick up arrangement.

c) Students must arrive in Indonesia a day before the Orientation Program

d) Students will responsible for the accomodation arrangement and immigration expenses if time arrival is not in time with the schedule arrange by Ministry of Education and Culture.

e) Students must follow the study until the end of the program

f) Students must write final report to the Host University and Ministry of Education and Culture after finishing the study in Indonesia.

g) Students must have International Insurance, in this case Ministry of Education and Culture provides medical/health care for Rp.200.000,-/month/student (two hundred rupiah), which is included in the monthly stipend.

Signing a statement of declaration provided by the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General before leaving for Indonesia and signing a contract letter provided by the Ministry of National Education when arriving in Indonesia, with substances as follows:

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    III. SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM

   1. CLASSROOM RULES

  • Students must dress courteosly and with decency during their study in classroom and on campus (sleeveless tops, shorts and sandals are prohibited)
  • Cell phones are to be turned off during study in the classroom.
  • The allowabale maximum lateness is 15 minutes.

2. CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE

  • The minimum class attendance is 75% of the total class sessions per month.  Any students who fail to meet the attendance requirement in a certain month are not entitiled to the monthly allowance for the subsequent month.
  • Only students with a minimum class attendance of 75% of the total class sessions for a semester are eligible to sit for the Final/Achievement test.
  • Permission for not attending a class session are given to the DRI participants only for the following conditions:  a) illness (a doctor′s written statement must be presented), b) Parent/Family visit (allowable maximum class absence is 1 week), c) Immigration matters, d) On duties assigned by the Host University, e) Other acceptable excuses.

3. ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Altering the selected field of study or host university is not permitted
  • Scholarship Program is granted to each participant only for 1 (one) time and therefore no extention of study at the same or different university is applicable.
  • Participants arriving 1 week after the program has commenced in their host university are not entitled to their monthly allowance for the month of their arrival.
  • Traveling out of Indonesia during academic period of study is not permitted, except for emergency, such as: unexpected death or severe illness of parents and completion of study/graduation ceremony in the origin country.
  • Traveling out of Indonesia is only permitted for 1 (one) time during the academic holidays (allowable maximum leave is 2 weeks)
  • DRI participants must sumbit a written final report to the Host University and Ministry of Education and Culture upon their completion of study in Indonesia.

4. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OR STATEMENTS OF STUDY COMPLETION

Only participants who meet the academic requirements and sit for the achievement test of their study are awarded a certificate of study or a statement of study completion by the Host University.

5. SANCTIONS

DRI participants are subject to imposition of sanction under the following conditions:

  • Any participants who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% of the total class sesseions in the previous month are not entitiled to the montly allowance for the subsequent month.
  • Any participants who fail meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% of the total class sessions in 1 semester are not eligible to sit for an achievement test and/or receie a certificate.
  • Any participants who commit a violation against the other academic regulations (exclusive of classroom attendance) for the first time will be given a spoken reprimand by the authority of the Host University. Upon the second violation, the participants will be given a Letter Reprimand 1 (SP1). Upon the third violation, the participants will be given a Letter of Reprimand 2 (SP2).  Upon issuance of Letter of Reprimand 2 (SP2), the scholarship is terminated and the participants are not eligible to sit for the achievement test of the study.
  • Host University with approval from BPKLN may revoke the sponsorship letter to any participants upon any violation of regulation or upon the completion of term of study.  The participants whose sponsorship letter is revoked must return to their origin country at their own expense.

 IV. NON-ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

1. LEGAL

  • Must comply with the prevailing laws and regulations of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Must comply with the existing regulations of the Host University
  • Must not work/earn a living while studying in Indonesia.
  • Must not engage in political and criminal activities
  • Must not get involved with drug trafficking (either as a drug abuser or trafficker)

2. SOCIAL

  • Must not bring along any family members even if it is at their own expense during the study
  • Must not perform immoral acts
  • Must not in a state of pregnancy
  • Must be able to adapt and interact with the surrounding people and culture
  • Must not perform any activities related to certain indoctrination

3. SANCTIONS

  • Any participants who commit a violation againts the prevaling laws and regulation onf the Republic of Indonesia are subject to imposition of sanction in accordance with the prevailing laws and regulations of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Any participants who commit a violation against the existing regulations of the Host University are subject to imposition of sanctions in accordance with the prevaling regulations of the Host University and /or Letter of Reprimand issued by the authority.  Host University with the approval from BPKLN may repatriate any participants for their commision of a violation.
  • Any participants who commit a violation against any social norms and values will be given a Letter of Reprimand. The second violation results in the student being deported.

 

 V. ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS

  1. The scholarship granted to the participants conforms with the length of study program.  For 6-month program, the scholarship is granted to the particpants for a maximum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months scholarship is granted to the participants of the 12-month program.
  2. Any participants who intend to terminate their term of study before the program in the university ends are only entitled to the allowance for the month they are to leave for their origin country.
  3. DRI participants receive their monthly allowance in the first week of each month providing that the participants meet the minimum attendance requirement of 75% of total class sessions in the previous month.
  4. DRI participants will receive their monthly allowance providing that they remain in Indonesia during their academic period of study and academic holidays.
  5. DRI participants must submit their original passport and other immigration documents upon their arrival in Indonesia to the Host University for safekeeping.  The participants will be provided with copy of documents and a statement of document safekeeping by the Host University.

 

 VI. SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
 

1.

Registration

9 Dec 2013 – 17 Jan 2014

 

Administration Selection + Interview by the Indonesian Embassy

2.

Administration and Academic Selection by Darmasiswa Secretariat, MoEC, MoFA, and HE

3 Feb - 28 March 2012

3.

Announcement

April 2014

 

 

 

4

 

Confirmation 1 - 20 May 2014  

5.

Commencement:

 

 Sept 2014 - Feb/August 2015

 

a. One year program

September 2014- July 2015

 

b. Regular 6 Month

September 2014 - February 2015

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

 

VII.   VISA ARRANGEMENT

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 Darmasisw 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.

 

VIII.  COVERAGE OF SCHOLARSHIP

Monthly allowance will be received by participant is Rp 2.000.000,00 (two million rupiah).


a. Living Cost                    : Rp. 1.200.000
b. Book Allowances          : Rp.    200.000
c. Local Transport             : Rp.    200.000
d. Medical/Health Care     : Rp.    200.000
e. Pocket Money              : Rp.    200.000


The participant is advised to bring enough money in US dollar for unexpected additional expenses in Indonesia.

 


IX.  QUALIFICATIONS OF STUDENTS

Each participant has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:

a. Not more than 35 years of age.
b. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
c. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
d. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia is required
e. Have basic knowledge of the field you′re applying for.

 

X.  PROCEDURES

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 students′s home country is not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship).

 

XI.  APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

  Student must submit a complete application package that includes all the following items:
a. Completed admission application form   download here

b.
Copy of academic transcript and certificates
c. Copy passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
d. Curriculum vitae/resume
e. Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)

f. Recommendation letter from Higher Education Institution

g. Medical Examination Paper.  download here

h. Homestay application form.  download here


The Indonesian Embassy in Budapest requires all applicants to submit their application form and curriculum vitae by the 17th of January to register for an interview. The short interviews (held in English language at the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest) will concentrate on the following two questions:

1. Why did you choose that particular university for your studies in Indonesia?

2. How do you think you can benefit from participating in the Darmasiswa scholarship?

The time and date of the interviews will be arranged on individual basis. The registration for the interview (by submitting the the application form and the CV) can be done electronically. The registrations can be sent to the following address: information@indonesianembassy.hu. In the email please provide the dates and times prefered for the interview!

All of the documents listed above (a-g) have to be submitted on paper (except for the copy of the passport) and digital form by the 17th of January 2014 by post or in person to the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest. The documents and passports of the applicants need to be scanned (including front and back cover and the empty pages) and  submitted on CD.

The address of the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest is: Budapest Városligeti fasor 26. H-1068, HUNGARY

  
The documents of applicants will be addressed to :
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
Hotline Darmasiswa: 0812-828-099-64
Website: http://darmasiswa.kemdiknas.go.id
and mail to : darmasiswa_kln@yahoo.com


XII.  ACCOMODATION

The Ministry of Education and Culture does not provide the accomodation for students.

 

XII.  ARRIVAL IN INDONESIA

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 participants.


X.  HEALTH INSURANCE

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


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

 

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