KNB Scholarship

What is KNB Scholarship?

Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship, popularly known as KNB Scholarship, is a financial assistance offered by the Indonesian Government to prospecve internaonal students coming from developing countries to pursue their master’s degree in one of Indonesian universies. The scholarship was conceived in the 10th Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries, 1 –6 September 1992. The Government of Republic of Indonesia began to offer the scholarship to potenal students from NAM member countries in the following year.

The regional exclusiveness of the scholarship was revoke in 2002 since it had developed global interest. It was then the scholarship was officially renamed as Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship (KNB) and the recipients were no longer limited to NAM member countries. To date, the scholarship has also been offered to other developing countries in Asia, Pacific, South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Eventually, the scholarship is expected to build the people-to-people relations between Indonesia and the recipient countries. It aims at nurturing their future leaders.

KNB Scholarship at ITS Surabaya is provided for Master and Doctorate Program. This scholarship has been attractive for many applicants from developing countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and Asia. All academic programs (lectures and thesis/dissertation) will be conducted in the Indonesian.

Scholarship Coverage

  1. A Settlement allowance of IDR 1,500,000 will be given to new students upon their arrival in Indonesia;
  2. While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, the new students will only receive living allowance and book allowance that will be distributed monthly;
  3. During the Academic Program, the KNB students will receive monthly allowance that consists of living allowance and research and book allowance;
  4. A health insurance with a maximum of IDR 400,000 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);
  5. 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.

*All scholarship coverage is meant for a single person only. KNB does not provide a family allowance.

**ITS only provides tuition waiver for 5 KNB doctorate degree positions.

Program Details

Study Period

  • 1 year of Indonesian Language Program (merger with 4 months of Preparatory Program)
  • 24 months (4 semesters) of Master Program

Requirements

  1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old.
  2. Hold a bachelor degree (please provide the scanned degree certificate and academic transcripts in English). Please be advised that master degree holder is not eligible to apply for the Master Degree scholarship.
  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25.
  4. Have at least the IBT TOEFL score of 80, or IELTS score of 6.0, or TOEIC score of 700 (the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years).
  5. Provide the recommendation leer to apply for the KNB scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy or the Indonesian Consulate General.
  6. Provide recommendation leer to apply for the KNB scholarship from the employer/immediate supervisor.
  7. Provide Academic Recommendation Leer from previous schools.
  8. Prove of citizenship (Official Passport or Personal ID).
  9. Complete the online application form.

Study Programs

Type of Study

  • By research
  • Combination of courses and research

Study Period

  • 1 year of Indonesian Language Program (merger with 4 months of Preparatory Program)
  • 36 months (6 semesters) of Doctorate Program

Requirements

  1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 40 years old.
  2. Hold a master degree (please provide the scanned degree certificate and academic transcripts in English). Please be advised that Doctorate degree holder is not eligible to apply.
  3. Obtain a recommendation leer from the potential research supervisor in one of the universities providing partner of the KNB Scholarship.
  4. Provide a statement of purpose that at least states the purpose of their studies, the origin of their interests in studying in Indonesia and pursuing their chose research topic and their plans for the academic future.
  5. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25.
  6. Have a TOEFL or IELTS (or other certified English Proficiency Test) score of 90 TOEFL IBT or 7.0 IELTS or equivalent (the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years).
  7. Complete the online application form.

Study Programs

FacultyStudy Program
Science & Analytical DataPhysics
Chemistry
Mathematics
Statistics
Intelligent Electrical and Informatics TechnologyComputer Science
Electrical Engineering
Civil, Planning, and Geo EngineeringCivil Engineering
Architecture
Environmental Engineering
Marine TechnologyOcean Engineering
Marine Engineering
Industrial Technology and Systems EngineeringEngineering Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Industrial Technology and Systems Engineering

Testimonial: International Students Graduated with Cum Laude

Andres Javier Duarte Ariza (Colombia)

Master Student at Department of Electrical Engineering

Graduated with Cum Laude

“As a Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) scholarship awardee, I was able to experience Indonesian culture and learn the language. Learning Indonesian was an amazing experience that lasted one whole year, after which I started my master’s degree. I was able to feel the warmth of ITS students, join multiple activities, such as being part of my faculty’s volleyball team, get to know people, both from Indonesia and overseas, get a taste of their culture, get to know new flavors and different approaches to practical problems. As a master’s degree student, I lived a different teaching method, closer to the research made by my teachers, looking up closely what was being researched and developed at the university. Also, I was able to visit other faculty’s laboratories and work together with them, enriching my learning experience. I made great friends during my stay at ITS, and was able to feel the spirit of unity that characterizes Indonesians and ITS students. I thank all the people that accompanied and guided me throughout this amazing experience!

Samrith Khem (Cambodia)

Master Student at Department of Mechanical Engineering, ITS

Graduated with Cum Laude

“The learning atmosphere at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is excellent. I had strong support from supervisors, lecturers, friendly colleagues, classmates, staff members, and international offices towards completing my master’s degree. Being taken care of by all of them makes me feel relax and motivated to attend the class, participating in the class activities. This university time has enabled me to immerse myself in international experience and meet a wide range of friends from different cultures. There, I am encouraged to explore my potential fully. The most enjoyable time during my university life at ITS is having a snack together and experimental study. My message for the next generation of students is always to prepare and not be afraid to try. Preparation is essential. When we are ready, the results achieved are maximized. If you encounter difficulties, be brave to face them. There is a lot of hidden potential in yourself.”

Abu Bakarr Momodu Bangura (Sierra Leone)

Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy Engineering

Graduated with Cum Laude

“The ITS learning environment was really conducive and I was able to interacts with colleagues of the same concentration (Renewable Energy) and colleagues of the other concentration (Instrumentation) as well. The courses which I studied during my 2 years at the department were solid and the concept was grasped accordingly which has adequately equipped me to undertake a any PhD program in the future. During the duration of my study by the grace of the Almighty Allah, I was able to published 3 publications and the 4th one is under review by the Journal of Applied Engineering Science ( JAES). Most importantly, the entire International Office ( IO) staff were so passionate about the welfare of international students during my tenure of studying at ITS. The other staff at IO and the volunteers as a whole were very kind, amicable, and supportive. I say a very big thank to you all. I pray that may the ITS continue to excell internationally.”

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