Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Indonesian Government Scholarships 2017 for Students from Developing Countries (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 30 April 2017

The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship is a 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.

 In 2015, the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia took over the KNB Scholarship management. Some improvements have been made to better the scholarship management, both administratively and operationally. There are a couple of significant adjustments have been made so far: the scholarship coverage and quota were expanded and 2 prominent Universities were added to host the program (it makes a total of 16 host Universities).
The Program Objectives:
  • To contribute in the human resource development in the developing countries;
  • To promote deeper cultural understanding among developing countries;
  • To strengthen the relationship and cooperation among developing countries.

Requirements:

  •  The scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia.

Scholarship Coverage:

  1. 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;
  2. A Settlement Allowance IDR 1.000.000,- (be given to new students upon their arrival in Indonesia)
  3. Indonesian language course and preparatory programs
  4. Living Allowance during Language Program
  5. Monthly Allowance during Master Program ( Living Allowance, Research Allowance, Books Allowance
  6. 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)
  7. The scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 36 months (In case of early program completion, the scholarship will be stopped soon after the student set off for their home country);
  8. Please be advised that the scholarship scheme will only sufficient to cover one person to living properly in most cities where the universities are located.

Timeline:

Important dates :

The Online application process must be completed no later than 30 April 2017
Selection process will be conducted on the 1st week of May 2017
Selection Result will be announced on the 1st week of June 2017
The students are expected to arrive in Jakarta on 30 August 2017
Orientation will be organized in 31 August 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the KNB Indonesian Government Scholarships 2017

4 COMMENTS

  1. I hold a degree in social work and social administration but i am a governmental official,is it possible to qualify for a scholarship ?

  2. […] The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship is a 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–6thSeptember 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. Since 2002, due to the substantial change in the international political constellation, the use of the term “NAM” in this program was considered irrelevant. The program name then changed to Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (Developing Countries Partnership) Scholarship or KNB Scholarship. Consequently, the program have been widely offered to students, not only to the NAM member countries, but also to other developing countries such as Thailand, Fiji, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Madagascar, Suriname, Pakistan, Guyana, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and Vanuatu. Program Objectives 1. To contribute in the human resource development in the developing countries; 2. To promote deeper cultural understanding between developing countries; 3. To strengthen the relationship and cooperation between developing countries. Requirements: 1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old; 2. Applicants must hold a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply); 3. Applicants must have a TOEFL (or other certified English Proficiency) score of 500 or equivalent; 4. Applicants must complete the on-line application form; 5. Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management Medium of Instruction a. Language All courses will be delivered in Bahasa Indonesia. b.Thesis Thesis should be written in Bahasa Indonesia unless the university suggested otherwise. c.Research Research should be carried out in Indonesia Benefits: The KNB Scholarship covers: 1. 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 month; 3. During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of monthly allowance as detailed below: 1 Living Allowance IDR 2,550,000 2 Research Allowance IDR 400,000 3 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; 6. The duration of scholarship is exclusively correlated to the duration of the academic program as indicated below: 1 Indonesian Language Course and Master Preparatory Program : Maximum 12 months 2 Master Program : Maximum 24 months (4 semester) 3 Bachelor Program Maximum 48 months (8 semester) How to Apply: All application process is conducted online through the KNB Scholarship website http://www.knb.ristekdikti.go.id. Please be advised that soliciting is prohibited. a. Required Documents 1) Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country; 2) 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); 3) 2 Academic Recommendation letters; 4) Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate; 5) Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English); 6) Scanned TOEFL score certificate (or other English Proficiency Tests) obtained within the last 2 Years; 7) Scanned Official Medical Statement (Official Diagnose) prepared by a certified Physician. Application Procedures 1) Download the Invitation Letter (Available in the KNB Scholarship website); 2) Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter; 3) Complete the online application process; 4) 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; Schedule 1. The online application process must be completed no later than April 30th, 2018; 2. Selection process will be conducted on the first week of May 2018; 3. The selection result will be announced on the 2nd week of June 2018. 4. The students are expected to arrive in Jakarta on August 2018 […]

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