Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program 2020/2021




DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture in 72 universities in 2020. This program was established 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 further to other countries.  Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 185 countries organized by the Ministry of Education an​d Culture (MoEC), Republic of Indonesi​a.

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 – 2 January 2020 until 1 March 2020. Please click here!
  2. Interview at Indonesian Embassy in Washington, D.C. or Indonesian Consulate General Offices in the United States, 4 – 13 March 2020
  3. Selection by the University – 15 March – 3 April 2020
  4. Announcement – 20 April 2020
  5. Attendance confirmation – 21 April until 30 April 2020
  6. Final Announcement – 6 May 2020
  7. Flight itinerary confirmation – 7 May until 1 August 2020
  8. Arrival at Jakarta, Indonesia – 29 August 2020
  9. Orientation program at Jakarta, Indonesia – 29 – 31 August 2020
  10. This schedule may change any time

Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents in Darmasiswa RI official website apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id. 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. American nationality
  2. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
  3. Minimum age 18 years and Not older than 27 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 (Medical checkup result)
  6. Have good interest to learning about language, art and culture
  7. Have basic knowledge of the field you′re applying
  8. Not registerered as Darmasiswa′s Alumni​​
  9. Not currently studying in Indonesia
  10. Not currently working in Indonesia


  1. Curriculum vitae/resume
  2. Medical sertificate
  3. The last high school diploma
  4. Passport valid at least 24 months from registration
  5. Language certificate (if applicable)
  6. Other certificates that related to the field you′re applying (if applicable)
  7. Recommendation Letter From Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and signature (in English)
  8. Essay about purpose of study (in english or bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)
  9. The video shows full of body and has a maximum duration of 2 minutes to tell about the motivation to join the program and what will be done after the program, as an ambassador of Indonesian culture. (in English and Indonesian)

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For further information please visit the website of Darmasiswa RI – click here