The Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia invites applications for Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship open to students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia for 2018/2019 academic year.

The scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia. Between 2009 – 2017 periods, they have been awarding 992 scholarships to students coming from 71 developing countries around the world.

Worth of Award
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 preparatory programs, the
new students will only receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per
3. During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of
monthly allowance as detailed below:

  • Living Allowance – IDR 2,550,000
  • Research Allowance – IDR 400,000
  • Books Allowance – IDR 350,000

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;


  • The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old
  • Applicant must hold a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply)
  • Applicant must have a TOEFL (or other certified English Proficiency) score of 500 or equivalent
  • Applicants must complete the on-line application form
  • Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management

How to Apply

  • Download the Invitation Letter (Available in the KNB Scholarship website)
  • Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter
  • Complete the online application process
  • Selection process
  • Selection Results Announcement. The Selection Results will be announced online via the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network
Required Documents
  • Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country
  • Nomination letter from the respective government official (Ministry of Education, other related Government Agency – should the applicant works for the Government Agency, or Embassy of the Applicant’s Country of Origin in Indonesia)
  • 2 Academic Recommendation letters
  • Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate
  • Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English)
  • Scanned TOEFL score certificate (or other English Proficiency Tests) obtained within the last 2 Years
  • Scanned Official Medical Statement (Official Diagnose) prepared by a certified physician.

Deadline: applications are still open

Click here for more details and to apply

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