DARMASISWA RI SCHOLARSHIP is a scholarship programme offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language), traditional music, traditional dance and Indonesian crafts. Candidates can choose 1 out of 46 universities in which the programme is carried out (see here). These universities are located in different cities in Indonesia. The programme is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
The programme was started in 1974 as part of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) initiative, initially admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 the program was extended to include students from other countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and USA. In the early 90’s, the programme was further more extended to include all countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. To date, the number of countries participating in the program is more than 75 countries.
The main purpose of the DARMASISWA programme is to increase and foster the interest in Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian Culture among the youth of other countries. It has also been designed to enhance mutual understanding and provide stronger cultural links among participating countries.
The interest of international students in participating the programme keep on increasing year by year. In 2011, we offer to 750 students who would like to participate in the programme as can be seen in the following table:
|Year||Number of Participants||Number of Countries|
|1.||Online Registration||18 December 2017 until 18 February 2018|
|2.||Interview at related KBRI/KJRI||19 February 2018 until 9 March 2018|
|3.||Selection by the University (online)||12 March 2018 until 24 March 2018|
|4.||Announcement||16 April 2018|
|5.||Attendance confirmation||16 April until 16 May 2018|
|6.||Final Announcement||1 June 2018|
|7.||Flight itinerary confirmation||16 April until 1 August 2018|
|8.||Arrival at Jakarta, Indonesia||29 August 2018|
|9.||Orientation program at Jakarta, Indonesia||30 until 31 August 2018|
Note: This schedule may change at any time
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).
Each student has to fulfill these requirements as the follows:
Please click here to see the complete list.
Please click here to read about the programme regulations.