KNB Scholarship Program 2017



The Indonesian government realizes that higher education could compose a more constructive role in helping such a country to achieve a long-term socio-economic goal as it has a clear and practical impact on society. We are convinced that it can promote responsible citizens, ethical behavior, educational ambition, professional development in a broad range of fields, and even cross border engagement. And as part of our commitment to help our international society surviving the global social and economic challenges, sharing our experience and resources in nurturing highly skilled and educated society has become our primary approach to contribute in the human resources development in our neighboring developing countries. The developing countries certainly need leaders, well-mannered society, educated citizens, and skilled workers for their industry, government, and academia. In this respect, the KNB scholarship offered by the Indonesian government provides the opportunity for potential students in developing countries to develop their knowledge and competencies that will subsequently enhance their chances to fulfill those roles back in their home countries. The 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 16 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



  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.



  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. Sign Up and Complete the online application, please click here.
  4. Receiving the selection result broadcasted online in the KNB Scholarship Website and/or officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network.



  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


1. Literary Studies 4. Philosopy
2. Linguistics 5. Antrophology
3. History 6. Cultural Studies


1. Chemical Engineering 6. Geological Engineering
2. Civil Engineering 7. Informatics Enginering
3. Architectural Engineering 8. Environmental
4. Electrical Engineering 9. Engineering
5. Naval Architect & Marine Engineering 10. Mecahincal Engineering


1. Public Administration 7. Communication & Media Studies
2. Political Science 8. International Relations
3. Sociology 9. Accounting
4. Psychology 10. Management
5. Law 11. Community Empowerment
6. Economics/Development Study  


1. Indonesian Education 7. Applied Linguistics
2. Educational Science 8. History Education
3. Social Science Education 9. Instructional Educaiton
4. Natural Science Education 10. Educational Management
5. Primary School Teacher Educaiton 11. Educational Research & Evaluation
6. Out of School Education/ Informal Education 12. Vocational & Technology Education


1. Biology 8. Statistics
2. Physics 9. Enviromental Sciences
3. Geography 10. Public Health
4. Chemistry 11. Sports sciences
5. Remote Sensing 12. Pharmacy Studies
6. Computer 13. Nursing
7. Mathematics  



Programs Periode of Study
1. Indonesian Language Preparation and Master preparatory program Max 12 months
2. Master Programs Max 24 months (4 semester)
3. Bachelor Programs 48 months (8 semester)



a. Language

    Language instruction in lectures is recommended in Bahasa Indonesia

b. Thesis

    Thesis should be written in Bahasa Indonesia unless the universitz suggested otherwise

c. Research

   Research should be carried out in Indonesia



The KNB Scholarship covers:

1. A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,000,000 will be given to new students upon their arrival in Indonesia;

2. While taking the Indonesian language course and prepatory programs, the new students will receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month,

3. During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of montly allowance as detailed below:

No Allowances Amount
1 Living Allowance IDR 2,550,000
2 Research Allowance IDR 400,000
3 Books Allowance IDR 350,00

 4. A health insurance with a maximum of IDR 200,000 monthly premium (In case of the cost of medical services exceeded to those covered by the health insurance, the difference should be borne by the student);

5. A round-trip international airfare (economy class) from the international airport of the student′s home countries to Indonesia, including local transport to the host university;

6. The scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 36 months (In case of early program completion, the scholarship will be stopped soon after the student set off for their home country);

7. Please be advised that the scholarship scheme will only sufficient to cover one person to living properly in most cities where the university are located.

Note: Other expenses beside above mentioned items will be considered as personal expenses and will be borne by the students.



a. Required Documents

1. Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country (in the case the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest)

2. Recommendation letter from the respective government official;

3. Two Academic Recommendation letters;

4. Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate;

5. Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English);

6. Scanned TOEFL score certificate obtained within the last 2 years;

7. Scanned Medical Statement from governmnet hospital.

b. Application Procedures

1. Download the Invitation letter posted in the KNB Scholarship website;

2 Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcript to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter;

3. Complete the online application process;

4. Selection process;

5. The Selection Results will be broadcasted online in the KNB Scholarhip Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network;

Please be advices that all application process is conducted online through KNB Scholarship website

During the application process, please pay close attention to some important information below:

1. We strongly suggest you to collect as many information as possible on the univeristies and your desired study program.  Please be advised that once you are admitted, changing either the universities or your study program is strictly prohibited.

2. The recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy is a mandatory. The recommendation letter will be issued based on verification and necessary background and/or security checks conducted by the Indonesian Embassy.  In case of no Indonesian official representative in your country, you need to obtain the letter from any Indonesian Embassy accredited to your country.

3. All the required documents have to be written or officially translated in English.

4. The participants from English speaking country are not necessarily excluded from the requirement to attach the written prove of their English proficiency.

5. The Universities hava all rights to conduct the selection methods including online interview with the potential candidates.



1. The online application process must be completed no later than May 30th 2017;

2. Selection process will be conducted on the 1rst week of June 2017;

3, The selection result will be announce on the 4tg week of June 2017;

4. The students are expected to arrive in Jakarta on August 30th 2017;

5. Orienteation will be organized in August 31st 2017;





Directorate General of Science, Technology and Higher Education Affairs

Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia

D Building, 6th Floor, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta 10270

Phone : +62 21 57946063, Fax : +62 21 57946062

Email :



Director of Public Diplomac, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

Jalan Taman Pejambon No.6, Jakarta

Phone : +62 21 3813480, Fax : +62 21 3858035


Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

1068 Budapest, Varosligeti fasor 26

Phone :+ 36 1 4133801, Fax : +36 1 266 0572

Email :



1. Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Bogor

Graduate School. Andi Hakim Nasution Building, 5th Floor

Kampus IPB Darmaga, Bogor

Ph.:+622518628448, Fax.:+622518622986, Email:, Website:

1. Fatmasari Sireger

2. Fielda Aisyiah

2 Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Bandung

International Office

Jl. Ganesha No.17

Ph.& Fax.:+62222504282,,, Website:

1. Tatacipta Dirgantara

2. Fida Madayanti Warganegara

3 Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya

International Office ITS

Gedung Rektorat Lt.2, Kampus ITS, Keputih-Sukolilo, Surabaya 60111

Ph.:+62315994251 ext. 1224, Fax.:+62315923411, Email int_iff@its,ac,id, Website:,

Maya Shovitri
4 Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta

International Office

Gedung Pusat UGM Lt.2, Bulak Sumur, Yogyakarta.

Ph.:+62274563974, Fax.:+62274552810,,

Roro  Retno Wiyati
5 Airlangga University (UNAIR) Surabaya

Gedung Perpustakaan Lt. 1, Kampus C, Universitas Airlangga.

Jalan Mulyorejo, Surabaya 60115

Telp.:+62315966864, Fax.:+62315915551,,

Irfan Wahyudi
6 Malang State University (UM) Malang

Jl.Semarang No.5, Malang

Ph.:+6234155132, Fax.:+62341584759,,,,,

7 Sebelas Maret State University (UNS) Surakarta

Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta - 57126

Ph.:+62271632450, Fax.:+62271632450,,,

Tika Mustika
8 Yogyakarta State University (UNY) Yogyakarta

International Office

Jl.Colombo, Karangmalang, Yogyakarta -55281

Ph.:+62274520324, Fax.:+62274520324,,

1. Retna Hidayah

2. Shinta Putri

9 Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Bandung

International Office

Jl. Dipati Ukur No.35 Bandung

Ph.:+62222508122, Fax.:+62222512780,,,

Supian Munawar
10 Indonesia Education University (UPI) Bandung

Office of International Education and Relations.

Gedung University Centre Lt.1

Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No.229, Bandung-40154

Ph.& Fax.:+62222013313,,

Dianni Risda
 11  Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR)  Bandung

 Jalan Ciumbuleuit 94, Bandung 40414

Ph.:+62222032576, Fax.:+62222031110,,,

 12  University of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY)  Yogyakarta

 Jl.Babarsari No.6, Yogyakarta - 55281

Ph.:+62274487711, Fax.:+62274487748,,

Agus Putranto
 13  University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS)  Surakarta

 Jl. A. Yani Tromol Pos 1 Pabelan, Kartasura, Surakarta 57162

Ph.:+62271717417, Fax.:+62271715448,,

 14  Diponegoro University (UNDIP)  Semarang

 International Office, Gedung ICT Center 4th Floor, Jl. Prof. Soedarto, Sh. Tembalang, Semarang 50275


Ita Widowati
 15  University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM)  Malang

 Jl. Raya Tlogo Mas No. 246, Malang

Ph.:+62341414368, Fax.:+62341460435,,,

16. Universitas Indonesia Jakarta

Gedung Pusat Administrasi Lantai 1 Kampus Universitas Indonesia, Depok Jawa Barat - 16424


Alfrida Hutapea


 Please click here for application guide 2017


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