1. Online Registration: 19 February 2024 – 7 April 2024
  2. Interview and Administrative Check at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate: 8 April 2024 – 21 April 2024
  3. Selection by University (online):  22 April 2024 – 5 May 2024
  4. The announcement: 20 May 2024
  5. Attendance Confirmation: 20 May 2024 – 9 June 2024
  6. Final Announcement:  10 June 2024
  7. Flight Itinerary Confirmation: July – August 2024
  8. Pre-Departure Briefing at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate: August 2024
  9. Orientation Program in Jakarta, Indonesia: 29 – 30 August 2024
  10. Class Starts: Early September 2024


Prospective applicants are required to register and submit all documents to Darmasiswa RI official website apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id. For applicants who are not in their home country are not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship).


Qualifications of Applicant

  1. Foreign nationals
  2. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
  3. Minimum age 18 years and Not older than 32 years old (special only for this year)
  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 in learning the applied field
  8. Not registered as Darmasiswa’s Alumni
  9. Not registered as KNB’s Alumni
  10. Not currently studying in Indonesia
  11. Not currently working in Indonesia

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum vitae/resume (template provided in the Darmasiswa website)
  2. Medical certificate (must be in English)
  3. Passport valid for at least 18 months from the time of applying
  4. Recommendation Letter from an Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and with signature (must be in English)
  5. Latest academic transcript and certificates (must be in English)
  6. English language proficiency 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 Indonesia)


Administrative & Financial Regulation

  1. The scholarship granted to the students conforms with the length of their study program (10 or 12 months).
  2. Awardee receives their living allowance every three months. They are expected to be responsible for their monthly expenditures.
  3. Awardee receives their living allowance providing that they remain in Indonesia during their academic period of study and present a progress report.
  4. Awardee 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 them a copy passport.
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Darmasiswa at ITS

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Shin Dong Ho – South Korea

Darmasiswa 2023

“I am delighted to have Darmasiswa at ITS. The professors at ITS are very passionate and kind, and do their best to improve students’ academic ability. Of course, other than studying, there are many programs to enjoy Indonesian culture. The most memorable thing for me was the trip to Sidoarjo camp and Bromo mountain. In Sidoarjo, we were able to tour a local school and experience Indonesia’s unique culture. It was truly meaningful and I still remember the students who welcomed me. Mount Bromo was truly an amazing experience. It was my first volcano so I had high expectations, but it was so beautiful. However, the view from Mount Bromo was more beautiful than Mount Bromo. Compared to other universities, there are more classes and more programs. However, there is a lot of support, so only people who really enjoy Indonesia and want to spend their time should come.”

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Manas Gupta – India

Darmasiswa 2023

“My experience during my Darmasiswa program in ITS has been a very fulfilling and enlightening one. The staff of the Global Kampong have been nothing but supportive of me from the start and provided me with all the information and resources I could ask for, beforehand. GK also sponsored us to many learning experiences not just inside the class however outside too. Like our trip to Sidoarjo and Bromo. I received first-hand experiences and got to learn about different Indonesian culture from the people belonging to those culture themselves. I know that this level of authenticity availed to me by GK ITS and Darmasiswa will forever remain in my heart as my most precious memory.  I encourage and invite all future applicants to choose ITS as their next learning spot.”

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Jitendra Kumar Yadav – India

Darmasiswa 2023

“The Darmasiswa program at ITS Surabaya has been an immersive voyage into language, culture, and community. Facilitated by the Indonesian government, this initiative has equipped me with a proficient grasp of Bahasa Indonesia while providing a firsthand experience of the nation’s rich cultural tapestry. Engaging in various local activities has allowed me to embrace traditions and celebrations, fostering personal and academic growth. The warm welcome extended by ITS Surabaya’s faculty and fellow students has transformed the campus into a home away from home. Beyond language classes, the program’s focus on cultural immersion has been invaluable, offering insights into Indonesia’s history, art, and societal dynamics. This journey has not only broadened my linguistic horizons but has also cultivated a deep appreciation for the diversity and uniqueness of Indonesian culture, leaving an indelible mark on my academic and personal development. Terima kasih banyak Indonesia”

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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.”

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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.”


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.”


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. “