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.


  •  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.


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


  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 ?


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