1. Online registration – 2 January 2020 until 2 March 2020.
  2. Interview at related KBRI/KJRI – 4 March 2020 until 13 March 2020.
  3. Selection by the University (online) – 15 March 2020 until 3 April 2020.
  4. Announcement – 20 April 2020.
  5. Attendance confirmation – 21 April 2020 until 30 April 2020.
  6. Final Announcement – 6 May 2020.
  7. Flight itinerary confirmation – 7 May 2020 until 1 August 2020.
  8. Arrival at Jakarta, Indonesia – 29 August 2020.
  9. Orientation program at Jakarta, Indonesia – 29 until 30 August 2020.



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).


Qualifications of Student

  1. Foreign nationals
  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 (Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate : TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or OTHER CERTIFICATE if applicable)
  5. In good health as proven by Medical Certificate
  6. Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying
  7. Have good interest to learning about language, art and culture
  8. Not registered as Darmasiswa’s Alumni
  9. Not currently studying in Indonesia
  10. Not currently working in Indonesia

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae/resume
  2. Medical certificate
  3. Passport valid at least 24 months from the time of applying
  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. Photo passport colour
  9. Writing essay about purpose of study (in English or Bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)
  10. 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 or Indonesian)


Administrative & Financial Regulation

  1. The scholarship granted to the participants conforms with the maximum 12 month of study program (according to each universities regulation).
  2. Any participants who intend to terminate their term of study before the program in the university ends are only entitled to the allowance for the month, they are to leave for their origin country.
  3. DRI participants receive their monthly allowance in the first week of each month.
  4. Participants with an attendance of less than 75% in 1 month are penalized:
    • A. 25% deduction of living cost benefits on first offense;
    • B. 50% deduction from living cost benefits for the second offense;
    • C. 75% deduction from living cost benefits for the third offense;
    • D. 100% deduction from living cost benefits for the fourth and subsequent violations.
  5. DRI participants will receive their monthly allowance providing that they remain in Indonesia during their academic period of study and academic holidays.
  6. The scholarship will be paid in 2 (two) stages, at the beginning of arrival and the second semester of the following year. The second stage of payment is paid after an evaluation of the number of active students in the second semester, and financial evaluation.
  7. The second stage of payment takes into account the balance of funds in the first phase, and the shortfall in semester 2 needs.
  8. Universities are required to return funds if there are excess funds because there are participants who: resign, leave early, and do not meet the number of attendances per month.
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Darmasiswa at ITS

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Hee Jae Park – South Korea

Darmasiswa 2017

“I am truly lucky guy because I spent Darmasiswa program at ITS. ITS has beautiful campus and enjoyable atmosphere of classes. All of these make me more motivate to learn Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian culture. I am especially thankful to International Office. The staaff is  full of kindness as well as really active to solve any kind  of problem as an international student can have. I would love to choose ITS again if I get a chance to take participate in Darmasiswa program again.”


Abigail Gasocyne – United Kingdom

Darmasiswa 2013

“I still remember when I came to Surabaya for the first time year and join Darmasiswa program for 2014, during ten months approximately. Its was really very nice experience for me because it helped me to learn all about Indonesian culture and about other cultures by meeting other people from different countries. Also, afterjoining Darmasiswa I could travel around Indonesia and discover wonderful places like volcanos, temples, and many more. “


Mehdi Lassoued – Tunisia

Darmasiswa 2014

“I have been appointed to Surabaya by Darmasiswa program. Regarding ITS itself it is very green campus which pays a lot of attention to this issue, so it makes me happy. Regarding the way at teaching, I am happy with the lecturers which are professionals not only in language but also explaining cultural things in interesting ways. Cultural activities are well managed at ITS.It is also a chance for me to improve my experience and skills such as getting to a new language and cultures.”

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Rajesh Kumar Das – Nepal
Darmasiswa 2017

“I am a man who is always enthusiastic to explore places and people around the world. Being born in a country of mountains and no access to sea, I always dreamt of going overseas and increase my understanding about the globalization. After I completed my graduate degree in my country, I came to know about Darmasiswa program through one of my Nepali couleague. Darmasiswa, a scholarship program from Indonesian government gives a chance to learn Indonesian language and culture to foreign students. I choosed to apply at Institute of Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya for this program and luckily got selected. My one year starting from August 2017 was simply amazing at this campus. The guidance from language trainers and friendliness of staffs at this campus made me realize Indonesia my second home. As I started learning Indonesian language, it helped me a lot go around Indonesia and explore the cultural diversities and socialize with Indonesian society. Indonesia, a country of islands often lure me to go around. Today travelling has become my passion. I realize the fact that traveling does not only changes personal behavior but also support the economy of a country and helps in dissemination of knowledge. For this all, I would give my credit to Institute of Sepuluh Nopember for giving me this opportunity through Darmasiswa program.”