KNB Scholarship Program 2020 is postponed


KNB Scholarship Program 2020 is POSTPONED due too the pandemic corona virus  Covid-19.



The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship is  a financial assistance offered by the Indonesian Government to International students coming from developing countries to pursue their master degree in Indonesian Universities.  Initially, the idea of offering scholarships by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia for the student coming from the NAM member countries was mandated in the 10th Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries commence in Bandung from 1st-6th September 1962. Following that mandate, in 1993 the Government of the Republic of Indonesia started offering postgraduate (master degree) scholarships to students from the NAM member countries.

Indonesian government realizes that higher education could compose a more constructive role in helping such a country to achieve a long-term socio-economic goal as it has a clear and practical impact on society. We are convinced that it can promote responsible citizens, ethical behavior, educational ambition, professional development in a broad range of fields, and even cross border engagement. And as part of our commitment to help our international society surviving the global social and economic challenges, sharing our experience and resources in nurturing highly skilled and educated society has become our primary approach to contribute in the human resources development in our neighboring developing countries. The developing countries certainly need leaders, well-mannered society, educated citizens, and skilled workers for their industry, government, and academia. In this respect, the KNB scholarship offered by the Indonesian government provides the opportunity for potential students in developing countries to develop their knowledge and competencies that will subsequently enhance their chances to fulfill those roles back in their home countries. The KNB scholarship opens the opportunity to experience life in the culturally most diverse nation in the world while studying and earning a master degree.

The scholarship is offered to potential students from developing countries to earn their Master Degree at one of 16 prominent universities in Indonesia. Between 2009 – 2018 periods, we have been awarding 1.163 scholarships to students coming from 71 developing countries around the world. 

The Program Objectives:

  • To contribute in the human resource development in the developing countries
  • To promote deeper cultural understanding among developing countries
  • To strengthen the relationship and cooperation among developing countries



  1. Having maximum age of 35 year-old
  2. Having a bachelor degree for applying a master degree program (master degree holder is not eligible to apply)
  3. Having a TOEFL /IELTS/other English Proficiency Certificate scores of 500 or equivalent
  4. Completing the on-line application form
  5. Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management



  1. Downloading the Invitation Letter posted in the KNB Scholarship website.
  2. Submitting the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter
  3. Sign Up and Complete the online application, please click here.
  4. Selection process
  5. Selection Results Announcement. The Selection Results will be announced online via the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network



  1. A Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country
  2. Nomination letter from the respective government official (Ministry of Education, other related Government Agency – should the applicant works for the Government Agency, or Embassy of the Applicant’s Country of Origin in Indonesia)
  3. Two Academic Recommendation letters
  4. A Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate
  5. A Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcript (in English)
  6. A Scanned TOEFL/IELTS/other English Proficiency certificate obtained within the last 2 Years
  7. Scanned Official Medical Statement (Official Diagnose) prepared by a certified physician.


1. Literary Studies 4. Philosopy
2. Linguistics 5. Antrophology
3. History 6. Cultural Studies


1. Chemical Engineering 6. Geological Engineering
2. Civil Engineering 7. Informatics Enginering
3. Architectural Engineering 8. Environmental
4. Electrical Engineering 9. Engineering
5. Naval Architect & Marine Engineering 10. Mecahincal Engineering


1. Public Administration 7. Communication & Media Studies
2. Political Science 8. International Relations
3. Sociology 9. Accounting
4. Psychology 10. Management
5. Law 11. Community Empowerment
6. Economics/Development Study  


1. Indonesian Education 7. Applied Linguistics
2. Educational Science 8. History Education
3. Social Science Education 9. Instructional Educaiton
4. Natural Science Education 10. Educational Management
5. Primary School Teacher Educaiton 11. Educational Research & Evaluation
6. Out of School Education/ Informal Education 12. Vocational & Technology Education


1. Biology 8. Statistics
2. Physics 9. Enviromental Sciences
3. Geography 10. Public Health
4. Chemistry 11. Sports sciences
5. Remote Sensing 12. Pharmacy Studies
6. Computer 13. Nursing
7. Mathematics  



Programs Periode of Study
1. Indonesian Language Preparation and Master preparatory program Max 12 months
2. Master Programs Max 24 months (4 semester)
3. Bachelor Programs 48 months (8 semester)



a. Language

  All courses will be delivered in Bahasa Indonesia

b. Thesis

    Thesis should be written in Bahasa Indonesia unless the universitz suggested otherwise

c. Research

   Research should be carried out in Indonesia



The KNB Scholarship covers:

1. A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,000,000 will be given to new students upon their arrival in Indonesia;

2. While taking the Indonesian language course and prepatory programs, the new students will receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month,

3. During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of montly allowance as detailed below:

No Allowances Amount
1 Living Allowance IDR 2,550,000
2 Research Allowance IDR 400,000
3 Books Allowance IDR 350,00

 4. A health insurance with a maximum of IDR 200,000 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;

6. The duration of scholarship is exclusively correlated to the duration of the academic program as indicated below:

No Program Duration
1 Indonesian Language Course and Master Prepatory Program  Maximum 12 months
2 Master Program Maximum 24 months (4 semester)
3 Bachelor Program Maximum 48 months (8 semester)


6. The scholarship is paid for 12 calendar months each academic year during the normal period of study, except the last academic year of the normal period of study when the scholarship is paid for 8 montsh.  Please be advised that in case of early program completion, all scholarship payment  will be stopped by the time the awardee set off for home (returning to  home country);

7. Please be advised that the scholarship scheme will only sufficient to cover one person to living properly in most cities where the university are located.

Note: Other expenses beside above mentioned items will be considered as personal expenses and will be borne by the students.



All application process is conducted online through the KNB Scholarship website  Please be advised that soliciting is prohibited.

a. Required Documents

1. Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country (in the case the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest)

2. Recommendation letter from the respective government official;

3. Two Academic Recommendation letters;

4. Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate;

5. Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English);

6. Scanned TOEFL score certificate obtained within the last 2 years;

7. Scanned Medical Statement from governmnet hospital.

b. Application Procedures

1. Download the Invitation letter posted in the KNB Scholarship website;

2 Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcript to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter;

3. Complete the online application process;

4. Selection process;

5. The Selection Results Announcement.  The Selection Results will be announced online via   the KNB Scholarhip Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network;

Please be advices that all application process is conducted online through KNB Scholarship website

During the application process, please pay close attention to some important information below:

1. We strongly suggest you to collect as many information as possible on the univeristies and your desired study program.  Please be advised that once you are admitted, changing either the universities or your study program is strictly prohibited.

2. The recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy is a mandatory. The recommendation letter will be issued based on verification and necessary background and/or security checks conducted by the Indonesian Embassy.  In case of no Indonesian official representative in your country, you need to obtain the letter from any Indonesian Embassy accredited to your country.

3. All the required documents have to be written or officially translated in English.

4. The participants from English speaking country are not necessarily excluded from the requirement to attach the written prove of their English proficiency.

5. The Universities hava all rights to conduct the selection methods including online interview with the potential candidates.



1. The online application process must be completed no later than April 12th 2020;

2. Selection process will be conducted on the 2nd week of  April 2020;

3, The selection result will be announce on the 2nd week of May 2020;

4. Confirmation Deadline is on July 24th,  2020

4. The students are expected to arrive in Jakarta on August 6th,   2020;





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Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia

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1. Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Bogor IPB Graduate School,
IPB Darmaga Campus, Bogor 16680
Ph.: +622518628448/Fax: +622518425411
2 Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Bandung Executive Directorate of Student Enrolment Management
Jl. Tamansari No. 64, Bandung, 40116
Ph.: +62222508519
Fax: +62222530689
3 Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya International Office ITS
Gedung Rektorat Lt. 1 Kampus ITS Sukolilo, Surabaya 60111
Ph.: +62315994251 ext. 1224
Fax: +62315923411,
4 Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta Universitas Gadjah Mada Kantor Urusan Internasional
Bulaksumur Blok F13, Sleman DIY 55281
Phone: +62 274 6492049
5 Airlangga University (UNAIR) Surabaya Airlangga Global Engagement
Kantor Manajemen UNAIR Lt.2, Kampus C Mulyorejo, Surabaya 60115
Ph.: +62315966864/Fax: +62315955582
6 Malang State University (UM) Malang Office of International Affairs,
Gedung Sasana Budaya Lt. 1,
Jl. Semarang No.5, Malang 65145
Ph.: +62341 584759, Fax: +62341 584759
7 Sebelas Maret State University (UNS) Surakarta Jl. Ir. Sutami 36 A Kentingan Surakarta 57126,Jawa Tengah
Ph./fax : (0271) 632450
8 Yogyakarta State University (UNY) Yogyakarta International Office
Jl. Colombo No. 1, Karangmalang, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55281
Ph.: +62274550836/Fax: +62274520326
9 Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) Bandung International Office
Gedung Rektorat UNPAD Lt. 1,
Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km.21, Sumedang 45363 Jawa Barat
Ph.: (022) 84288888 Ext. 1101
10 Indonesia Education University (UPI) Bandung Kantor OIER, Gedung University Centre Lt.1
Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No.229, Bandung, 40154
Ph. & Fax.: +6222201331
 11  Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR)  Bandung

 Jl. Ciumbuleuit No 94 Bandung 40142
Ph.: +62 22 2032576 ext. 10001
Fax: +622 2031110

 12  University of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (UAJY)  Yogyakarta

 Partnership and Promotion Office
Jalan Babarsari No. 44 Yogyakarta 55281
Ph.: ?+62 274 487711 ext. 2110-2111???
Fax: +62 274 487748

 13  University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS)  Surakarta

 Office For International Affairs
Main Building Siti Walidah 7th floor
Jl. Ahmad yani, Tromol Pos I, Pabelan Kartasura, Surakarta 57102
Ph.:+62717851685/Fax : +6271715448

 14  Diponegoro University (UNDIP)  Semarang

 Kantor Urusan Internasional
Jalan Prof. H. Soedarto, SH, Semarang
Ph.: ?+6224 7465402/Fax: +6224 7465402???,

 15  University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM)  Malang

 Jl. Raya Tlogo Mas No. 246, Malang
Ph.: +62341414368/Fax.: +62341460435

16. Universitas Indonesia Jakarta Universitas Indonesia Kantor Urusan Internasional
Gedung Pusat Administrasi Lt. 1
Kampus UI Depok, Depok 16424
Ph./Fax: +622178880139


 Please click here for KNB Scholarship Application Guidelines, Program Guidelines and Invitation Letter.


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