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The DARMASISWA Indonesian Scholarship

DARMASISWA is a one year non degree scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language, arts, music and crafts. Participants may choose one of 54 different universities located in myriad cities in Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).  The DARMASISWA program was started in 1974 as part of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this program was extended to include students from other countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and USA. In the 90’s, this program was extended further to include all countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. To date, there are 115 number of countries participated in this program.

The main purpose of the DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase the interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among the youth of other countries. It has also been
designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries. This program is also developed to support World Class University (WCU) and intercollegiate

Qualification of Applicants:
Each student has to fulfill these requirements as the
a. Student
b. Completed secondary education or its equivalent
c. Not older than 30 years of age
d. Unmarried
e. In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
f. Able to communicate in English or Bahasa Indonesia is
g. Have basic knowledge of the field you're applying
for is an advantage

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