1. Online Registration: 20 February 2023 until 7 April 2023
  2. Interview and Administrative Check at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate: 8 April 2023 until 21 April 2023
  3. Selection by University (online):  22 April 2023 until 4 May 2023
  4. The announcement: 12 May 2023
  5. Attendance Confirmation: 12 May 2023 until 24 May 2023
  6. Final Announcement:  31 May 2023
  7. Flight Itinerary Confirmation: 6 June 2023 until 1 August 2023
  8. Pre-Departure Briefing at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate: July 2023 until August 2023
  9. Orientation Program in Jakarta, Indonesia: 29 until 30 August 2023
  10. Class Starts: Early September 2023


Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents to Darmasiswa RI official website apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id. For students who are not in the student’s home country are 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 applied field
  7. Have a strong interest to learn the applied field
  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 for at least 18 months from the time of applying
  4. Recommendation Letter from Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and with signature (in English)
  5. Last academic transcript and certificates (in English)
  6. Language certificate
  7. Certificates related to the applied field (if applicable)
  8. Photo passport (color)
  9. Essay about the applicant’s purpose of study (in English or Bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)
  10. A full-body video that shows the applicant explaining her/his motivation to join the program and what she/he will contribute as an ambassador of Indonesian culture after graduating (video must not exceed 2 minutes duration and can be in English or Indonesian)


Administrative & Financial Regulation

  1. The scholarship granted to the students conforms with the length of their study program (10 or 12 months).
  2. Students receive their living allowance every three months. Students are expected to be responsible for their monthly expenditures.
  3. Students will receive their living allowance providing that they remain in Indonesia during their academic period of study and present a progress report.
  4. Student must submit their passport and other immigration documents upon their arrival in Indonesia to the host university for safety reasons. The host university will provide student a copy passport.
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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.”