Darmasiswa Scholarship

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DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. Participants can choose one of 45 different universities located in different cities in Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).Â
The DARMASISWA program was started in 1974 as part of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this 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 early 90’s, this program was extended further to include all countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 75 countries.
The main purpose of the DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase the interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among the youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.
The interest of international students to participate in this program keep increasing year by year. In 2011, we offer to 750 students who would like to participate in this program as can be seen in the following table:

DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. Participants can choose one of 45 different universities located in different cities in Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).Â

The DARMASISWA program was started in 1974 as part of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this 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 early 90’s, this program was extended further to include all countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 75 countries.

The main purpose of the DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase the interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among the youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.

The interest of international students to participate in this program keep increasing year by year. In 2011, we offer to 750 students who would like to participate in this program as can be seen in the following table:

Year

Number of Participants

Number of countries

2010

750

83

2009

200

50

2008

500

58

2007

450

60

2006

171

43

2005

104

37

2004

86

32

The main purpose of the DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase the interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among the youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.
Regulations
  • The participant has to sign a statement of declaration containing obligations of the participants provided by Indonesian Embassy where the participant reside before his/her departure to Indonesia
  • The original signed statement should be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) upon arrival in Indonesia
  • The participant has to refrain from engaging in political activities or any form of employment for profit or gain
  • The participant should not involve in any misconduct and any form of harrassment
  • The participant is not allowed to bring any member of family during study period in Indonesia
  • The participant will not change either the subject or place of study prior or upon arrival in Indoensia.
Schedule of Study
  • Bundle of candidate’s application shall be submitted before the end of February 2012
  • Selection shall be conducted on the beginning of March 2012
  • The announcement is on the beginning of April 2012
  • Confirmation of participants’ agreement is on the beginning of June 2012
  • The arrival of participants shall be on the beginning of August 2012
  • Orientation program shall be conducted on the beginning of August 2012
  • Classes will be conducted as follows:
    – Regular 1 (one) year (August 2012 until July 2013)
    – Regular 6 (six) months (August 2012 until January 2013)
Visa Arrangement
The Darmasiswa participant is required to have a Social Visit Visa (VKSB) issued by the Indonesian Embassy in the participant’s country of residence. Upon arrival in Indonesia, the Darmasiswa participants passport has to be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), for necessary arrangements in obtaining recommendations of the State Secretariat and the Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
The participants are prohibited to apply for Tourist Visa or On-Arrival Visa for study purpose.
How To Apply
  1. The applicant can apply online using the following address: www.darmasiswa.kemdiknas.go.id or filling out application form available at the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General in the country of residence.
  2. In case the applicant apply online, he/she should notify the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General.
  3. The application form should be submitted together with:
    – copy of academic transcript
    – health certificate
    – passport size color photograph (5 pieces)
    – full-page copy of passport valid for at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
  4. The documents of applicants will be submitted by the Indonesian Embassy to the Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs or the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), addressed to:
    1.  Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
    Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6 Jakarta
    Phone: (62-21) 3813480
    2.  Head of Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Secretariat General, Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC)
    Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan
    Gedung C, Lantai 6
    Phone: (021) 572-4707
    Email: darmasiswa_kln@yahoo.com
  5. The applicants’ documents will be selected every March for program commencing in September of the following year by a team consisting of officials from:
    1.Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, MoEC.
    2.Directorate General of Higher Education, MoEC
    3.Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs.
    4.Host universities and colleges.
  6. The results of selection will be communicated to the participants by the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General or through website in April.

Contact

Head Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation

Secretariat General

Ministry of Education and Culture

Jalan Jenderal Sudirman,

Senayan-Jakarta

Telp./Fax. (62-21) 5724707, 5738181

Website: http://darmasiswa.kemdiknas.go.id/

Email : darmasiswa_kln@yahoo.com

or

Director of Public Diplomacy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6

Jakarta

Telp. (62-21) 3813480,

Fax. (62-21) 3858035

 

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