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KNB Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries in Indonesia 2021

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 for the 2021/2022 academic session.

The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship is financial assistance offered by the Indonesian Government to International students coming from developing countries to pursue their master degree in Indonesian Universities.

Initially, the idea of offering scholarships by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia for the student coming from the NAM member countries was mandated in the 10th Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries commenced in Bandung from 1st– 6th September 1992. Following that mandate, in 1993 the Government of the Republic of Indonesia started offering postgraduate (master degree) scholarships to students from the NAM member countries.

Worth of Award

  • A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,250,000 will be given to new students upon
    their arrival in Indonesia;
  • While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, the
    new students will only receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month;
  • 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
  • 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);
  • 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;
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  • The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old;
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to
  • Applicants must have a TOEFL (or other certified English Proficiency) score of
    500 or equivalent;
  • Applicants must complete the online application form;
  • Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the
    Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship

How to Apply


To apply for this scholarship;

  • 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.
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Deadline: Application closes May 4, 2021.


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