Darmasiswa is a scholarship program open to all foreign students from countries with which Indonesia has friendly relations to study Indonesian language, art, music and crafts. Participants can choose to study at any of the state universities and colleges participating in the program.

The main purpose of the Darmasiswa program is to foster and encourage interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among friendly countries. It was also designed to reciprocate scholarship programs by other countries for Indonesian citizens and provide stronger cultural ties with these nations.

The Darmasiswa program is essentially a “non-degree” program undertaken within 6 month or a year. Its participants are prohibited from doing research, engaging in any political and/or business activities, which may result in destabilizing programs or lead to personal profit/gain.

During the course of the program, participants are strongly advised against making any changes in their place or study and/or university.


The Darmasiswa Program is offered with 2 schemes, i.e :

• Reguler Darmasiswa Program – 1 year
The program is a one-year scholarship program to study Bahasa Indonesia, traditional music, traditional dance, and Indonesian craft in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.

• Short Course Darmasiswa Program – 6 months
The program is a six-month scholarship program to study Bahasa Indonesia in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.


1. Exemption from tuition fee.
2. Monthly allowance in the amount of 1.500,000 Rupiahs per month (approximately 100 Euros).


• The Bureau for International Cooperation will send all allowances for the participants every month through the University/College where they are enrolled (except those who are situated in Jakarta). All participants can get their respective allowances by checking with their department whether their monthly stipends have arrived.

• All participants are advised to bring enough pocket money in preparation for their studies in Indonesia. This is because the monthly allowance from the Ministry will not sufficient to cover the monthly needs and accommodation.

• The Bureau for International Cooperation and the University/College will not provide any lodging or board to the participants of the Darmasiswa programme. The participant may rent a house/room in accordance with his/her preference and financial capacity. The Bureau may however, provide assistance to the participant in looking for a suitable boarding house/accommodation.


Students are expected to arrive at the beginning of August 2010 following by the orientation period for a month. The study activity generally begins during the first week of September except of students accepted into the University of Indonesia (Universitas Indonesia), which start in July.


To qualify for the DARMASISWA program the applicant should:

1. Have filled up the application form provided by the Ministry of National Education through the Indonesian Embassy at his/her country of residence.
2. Have completed High School Education or its equivalent.
3. Submit the copy of academic transcript.
4. Be not more than 35 years of age.
5. Be in good health as evidenced by a Medical Certificate duly signed by a doctor from their countries of residence.
6. Have coursed his/her application through the Indonesian Attaché/Embassy in his/her country of residence and have proof of his/her nationality in that country.
7. Submit five (5) copies of his/her latest photo measuring 3×4 cm attached with the application form.
8. Have a basic knowledge of the field he/she is applying for.
9. Submit a photocopy of his/her passport valid for at least 18 months.
10. Be fluent in English for communication.


1. All applicants should have filled up the application forms provided by the Ministry of National Education through the Indonesian Embassy/Embassy in his/her country of residence and course the above mentioned applications through the same office.

2. Applicants who have submitted complete application forms (3 copies) are then reviewed for selection as candidates for the Darmasiswa program.

3. All applications should be received by the Bureau for International Cooperation, Minister of National Education Republic of Indonesia by the end of February of the year of commencement of the Darmasiswa program at the latest.


The result of selection is going to be announced in May. All successful applicants are then requested to confirm their participation by the beginning of June of each commencement year.


1. For their studies in Indonesia, the Darmasiswa participants are required to have a social visit visa issued by the Indonesian Embassy in the participants’ country of residence.

2. Upon arrival in Jakarta, the Darmasiswa participant’s passport has to be submitted to the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of National Education, for necessary arrangements obtaining recommendations of the Secretariat of State and the Director General of Immigration, Department of Law and Human Rights.

3. The participants are prohibited to apply for tourist visa for study purpose.


The Government of the Republic of Indonesia does not provide the airfare ticket of the participants.


1. Upon completion of one’s studies, the participant is required to submit a written report including the grades obtained during the duration of one’s stay in Indonesia. This report must be addressed to and acknowledged by the Department Head of the University/College where the participant was last enrolled.

2. The participant must go back to his/her country of residence before his/her Resident Permit expires. The Exit Permit Only must likewise be obtained from the Immigration Office.


The Darmasiswa program does not provide any health insurance; therefore the participants are expected to have international health insurance.


Institution and Subject
1 State University Medan (UNIMED)
Website: http://www.unimed.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

2 University of Andalas (UNAND), PADANG
Website: www.unand.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

3 College of the Indonesian Art (STSI) Padang Panjang
Website : http://www.pdat.co.id/pertiti/?called=pt&kode=00245
– Karawitan
– Seni Tari
– Seni Kriya

4 University of Sriwijaya (UNSRI)
Website: http://www.unsri.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

5 University of Lampung (UNILA)
Website: http://www.unila.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

6 University of Indonesia (UI)
Website: http://www.ui.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

7 State University of Jakarta (UNJ)
Website: http://www.unj.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

8 Nasional University (UNAS)
Website: http://www.unas.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

9 STBA LIA Jakarta
Website : www.stbalia.net
Bahasa Indonesia

10 Catholic University of Atmajaya
Website : www.atmajaya.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

11 College of the Indonesian Tourism (STP) Sahid
Website : www.stpsahid.ac.id

12 University of Pakuan Bogor
Website: http://www.unpak.ac.id
– Bahasa Indonesia
– Budaya dan Seni Tradisional

13 University of Padjajaran
Website: http://www.unpad.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

14 Education University of Indonesia (UPI)
Website: http://www.upi.edu
Bahasa Indonesia

15 College or the Indonesia Art (STSI), Bandung
Website: http://www.stsi-bdg.ac.id
– Karawitan
– Seni Tari
– Seni Musik

16 Universitay of Pasundan (UNPAS) Bandung
Website: http://www.unpas.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

17 University of Diponegoro (UNDIP) Semarang
Website: http://www.undip.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

18 State University of Semarang (UNMES)
Website: http://www.unnes.ac.id
– Bahasa Indonesia
– Seni Rupa
– Seni Kriya
– Seni Musik
– Seni Tari
– Seni Batik

19 IKIP PGRI Semarang
Website : http://ikippgrismg.net/index.htm
Bahasa Indonesia

20 Indonesian Art Institute of Yogyakarta (ISI)
Website: http://www.isi.ac.id
– Seni Kriya
– Seni Tari Tradisional
– Karawitan
– Fotografi
– Seni Musik Tradisional

21 University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta
Website: http://www.ugm.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

22 State University of Yogyakarta (UNY)
Website: http://www.uny.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

23 University of Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta
Website : www.usd.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

24 University of Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) Yogyakarta
Website: http://www.uad.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

25 Catholic University of Atmajaya Yogyakarta
Website: www.uajy.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

26 P4TK Kesenian Yogyakarta
Website : www.pppgkes.com
– Seni Tari
– Seni Musik
– Fotografi
– Kerajinan

27 College of Indonesian Art (ISI) Surakarta
Website: http://www.stsi-ska.ac.id
– Seni Musik Tradisional
– Seni Tari
– Etnomusikologi
– Pedalangan

28 University of Sebelas Maret (UNS)
Website: http://www.uns.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

29 State University of Malang (UM)
Website: http://www.malang.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

30 IKIP Budi Utomo Malang
Website : http://www.pts.co.id/cgi-bin/profilpts.asp?kode=7i001
– Bahasa Indonesia
– Seni

31 Polytechnic of Malang
Website: http://www.poltek-malang.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

32 Malang Muhammadiyah University(UMM)
Website : http://www.umm.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

33 P4TK Teknologi Malang
Website : http://www.vedcmalang.com/
Bahasa Indonesia

34 University of Jember
Website : www.unej.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

35 State University of Surabaya (UNESA)
Website: http://www.unesa.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

36 University of Airlangga (UNAIR) Surabaya
Website: http://www.unair.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

37 University of Muhammadiyah Surabaya
Website: http://www.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

38 Indonesian Institute of Art (ISI) Denpasar
Website: http://www.isi-dps.ac.id
– Karawitan
– Seni Tari
– Seni Musik
– Seni Kriya

39 University of Udayana (UNUD) Bali
Website: http://www.unud.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

40 State University of Ganesha Singaraja Bali
Website : www.undiksha.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

41 Politeknik Negeri Bali
Website : www.pnb.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

42 IKIP Saraswati Tabanan
Website : http://www.pts.co.id/cgi-bin/profilpts.asp?kode=8i003
Bahasa Indonesia

43 University of Mataram (UNRAM)
Website: http://www.unram.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

44 University of Mulawarman (UNMUL), Kalimantan
Website: http://www.unmul.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

45 Makasar Muhammadiyah University
Website : www.unismuh.ac.id
Bahasa Indonesia

Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language), Karawitan (traditional art with gamelan), Seni Tari (traditional dance), Seni Kriya (such as handicraft), Seni Rupa (such as painting), Seni (Arts), Seni Musik (traditional music), Kerajinan (such as handycraft), Pedalangan (the art of shadow puppet), Seni Batik (the art of making batik), Budaya dan Seni tradisional (traditional culture and art), Kuliner (the art of cooking).