DARMASISWA is a one year non-degree scholarship program offered by the Indonesian government to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music, craft and particular subject in 54 selected  Indonesian Higher Education Institutions (HE) in different cities in Indonesia.  This program organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) 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 ties among different countries. 





28 Dec 2015 – 22 Feb 2016


Administration Selection by the Embassy



30 May 2016




Confirmation of Participating
30 May - 17 June 2016



End of August 2016


Commencement of Program

September 2016 - August 2017

(For University of Indonesia will start on 11 August 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 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.



        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.



Each student has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:

a. Student
b. Completed secondary education or its equivaletn
c. Not older than 30 years of age (Born after 1 January 1986)
d. Unmarried
. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia is required
In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
g. Have basic knowledge of the field you′re applying for is an advantage



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).



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

a. Completed admission application form   download here
Two recommendation letters from Higher Education Institution
c. Recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General.
d. Copy of academic transcript and certificates
(in English)
e. Copy of language certificate (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS)
. Copy of Health Certificate. download here
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)

For the homestay application form can be downloaded here

For the list of universities can be downloaded here.

All of the documents listed above (a-i) have to be submitted on paper (except for the copy of the passport) and digital form by the 22nd of February 2016 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 or pendrive.

The address of the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest is: Budapest Városligeti fasor 26. H-1068, HUNGARY, afterward Indonesian Embassy will send the selected documents 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



The Ministry of Education and Culture does not provide the accomodation 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 participants are expected to have the International insurance.

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



To see the Announcement Selection Result Darmasiswa Scholarship Program Academic Year 2016/2017 please click here




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