ITS’ WCP-like (World Class Professor)

World Class Professor at ITS Surabaya

WCP-like program is an adaptation of Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology program called World-Class Professor (WCP) which invites overseas professors to collaborate with Indonesian scholars to publish joint papers in reputable international journals. ITS’ WCP-like program provides funding for overseas professors to come to ITS Surabaya, Indonesia.

Outcomes of the program:

  • Mandatory outcome: a manuscript of a joint publication to an international journal (Q1/Q2)

  • Non-mandatory outcomes: teaching activities, joint supervision, partnership agreement, etc.

Program Benefit

ITS provides funding based on categories:

1. Top 100 universities*:

  • Europe/US/Canada: IDR 75 millions (5 grants)
  • Asia (non-ASEAN): IDR 6o millions (5 grants)
  • ASEAN countries: IDR 50 millions (5 grants)

2. Other universities: IDR 40 millions (16 grants)

The funding may be used for: return ticket, accommodation, health insurance, living expenses, or publication fee.

*Top 100 universities according to the QS World University Ranking 2023 or QS World University Ranking by Subject 2023

Visiting Professor Eligibilities

1. Affiliated to a credible overseas university
2. Having an academic title at least Doctor
3. Having Scopus h-index ≥10 for Science & Technology fields; ≥8 for Social & Humanities fields
4. Having an experience as a head of laboratory or international journal editor (preferable)
5. Having an expertise that is related to the inviting department at ITS
6. Having proposed activities during their stay at ITS
7. Having a good communication and writing skill in English
8. Required to comply with and follow the applicable rules and law in Indonesia
9. Submitting the statement letter as a visiting professor at ITS under WCP-like program
10. Submitting the recommendation letter from home institution



The application to ITS WCP-like program must be done by ITS Faculty. Please contact ITS Faculty to be nominated for this program.

1. Check ITS departments website and faculty list (see the full list of ITS departments and the website at this link:

2. Contact ITS Faculty or ITS Global Engagement for assistance (

3. Complete the required documents. Check the template here

4. Application submission must be done by ITS faculty through this link

5. ITS Global Engagement will notify the nominating faculty. The funding will be transferred & managed by the hosting department.


Dr. Astria Nur Irfansyah (; Subject: ITS WCP-like Program)

Ms. Yani/Ms. Nabila (+6231-5923411)