Indonesian Scholarship 2018 (Darmasiswa Program)


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 80 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.


  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


Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents in Darmasiswa RI official website ( 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).


  1. Preferably Student
  2. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
  3. Minimum age 17 years and Not older than 35 years of age
  4. Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia(Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate : TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or OTHER CERTIFICATE if applicable)
  5. In good health as proven by Medical Certificate
  6. Unmarried
  7. Have basic knowledge of the field you're applying


  1. Curriculum vitae/resume
  2. Medical certificate
  3. Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia (estimated arrival : 1st August 2018)
  4. Recommendation Letter From Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and signature (in English)
  5. Last academic transcript and certificates (in English)
  6. Language certificate (if applicable)
  7. Other certificates that related to the field you're applying (if applicable)
  8. Writing essay about purpose of study (in english or bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)