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.
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:
III. SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
1. CLASSROOM RULES
2. CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE
3. ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
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.
DRI participants are subject to imposition of sanction under the following conditions:
IV. NON-ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
V. ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
VI. SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM
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.
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: email@example.com. 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
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
and mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
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