Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship, popularly known as KNB Scholarship, is a financial assistance offered by the Indonesian Government to prospective international students coming from developing countries to pursue their degree (Bachelor, Master or Doctorate Degree) at one of the universities in Indonesia. This time, UNS opens opportunity for international students to study master and doctoral degree at UNS with KNB Scholarship.


1. Indonesian Language Training or BIPA program (1 year)

2. Preparation program by university (if any)

3. Academic program:

    ●  Master Degree: maximum 4 semesters

    ●  Doctoral Degree: maximum 8 semesters


During their studies, KNB Scholarship recipients are expected to fully engage in academic activities, maintain good academic performance, and actively participate in research and community projects. The program encourages students to explore Indonesian culture, traditions, and local communities, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the country.


  1. Settlement allowance
  2. Tuition fee waiver
  3. Living allowance
  4. Research & book allowance
  5. Publication allowance
  6. Health insurance
  7. Flight ticket (departure and return)
  8. Exemption of visa and stay permit fee


  1. Maximum age
  • Master Degree: 35 years old
  • Doctoral Degree: 40 years old
  1. Certificate of graduation and academic transcript from previous university
  2. Passport with validity of minimum 2 years ahead
  3. Recent recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy
  4. Recent recommendation letter from immediate supervisor (if working)
  5. Recommendation letter from research supervisor candidate from the desired university (for Doctoral degree only)
  6. Statement of purpose (for Doctoral degree only)
  7. English proficiency certificate with minimum score:
  • Master Degree: TOEFL ITP 500, TOEFL IBT 61, IELTS 6
  • Doctoral Degree: TOEFL ITP 530, TOEFL IBT 71, IELTS 6

9. Complete application form at


  1. Conduct research and decide the desired university and major/program. List of offered programs at Universitas Sebelas Maret can be checked here
  2. Download the KNB offer letter and application guidelines at KNB website
  3. Prepare the required documents and request for recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy.
  4. When the documents are complete, create an application account at the KNB website, submit your application, and upload the documents.
  5. Follow all the selection stages.
  6. Announcement will be broadcasted through the KNB website.


The KNB Scholarship offers an exceptional opportunity for students from developing countries to study in Indonesia. If you aspire to be a part of this program, please visit the official website for further information.