Thursday, April 22, 2010

Indonesia: Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship (DCPS) or Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB)


The Tenth Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries held on 1-6 September 1992 concluded among others the idea of providing scholarships by the Ministry of Education and Culture, which is now the Ministry of National Education (MONE). The scholarship is aimed to strengthen the relationship and mutual cooperation among the members of NAM countries, to reciprocate scholarship programs provided by other countries for Indonesian citizens, and to provide stronger cultural links between these nations.

In 1993 the Government of the Republic of Indonesian started to offer postgraduate (master degree) scholarships to students from the NAM member countries.

However, since 2002, after the cold war ended, the scholarship has been offered to citizens of other developing countries such as Thailand, Fiji, South Korea, Suriname, Guyana, Turkey, Vietnam, Vanuatu and attracted more applicants. Over the years up to 2005, 243 students from 36 countries have completed the NAM scholarship program.

Considering that the international political development has made the use of the term “NAM” irrelevant, this scholarship program has been renamed Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship (DCPS) or Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB).


The scholarship is offered to postgraduate students (Master Degree) to study at one of the universities in Indonesia for 3 years, consisting of one year of the Indonesian Language and Preparatory Programs and 2 years of Master Program with the arrangement below.

Fields of study (be advised that not every university offers the following fields of study)


Literary studies
Cultural Studies


Remote sensing
Environmental Sciences
Public Health
Sports Sciences
Medical Studies
Pharmacy Studies

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Economics
Soil Science
Plant Pathology
Animal Science
Veterinary Science
Agricultural Engineering
Food Science & Technology
Estate Crop Product Technology
Marine Science

Social Science

Public Administration
Political Science
Economic Development Study
International Relations
Communication and Media Studies
Community Empowerment Studies


Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Mechanical Engineering
Geological Engineering
Naval Architect Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Informatics Engineering


Education Management
Education Research and Evaluation
Social Science Education
Natural Science Education
Mathematics Education
Vocational and Technology Education
Out of School/Informal Education
Applied Linguistics
History Education
Instructional Education
Indonesian Education
Sports Education
Educational Science
Primary School Teacher Education

Multi-disclipinary Studies

Performing Arts and Arts Studies
Comparative Religious Studies
Tourism Studies
Bio Technology

Period of Study :

Indonesian Language : 8 Months
Master Preparatory Programs : 4 Months
Master Programs : 24 Months (4 Semester)


Research in the framework of the graduate program should be carried out in Indonesia.

Should the research be carried in the respective home country, all the cost will be borne by the respective student.


All lectures and thesis writing will be in the Indonesian language.


Financial assistance

- Settlement Allowance will be given upon arrival in Indonesia
- While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, a student will receive Rp. 1.500.000,-/month (cost of living only).
- During their Master Programs in Indonesia, the students will get :
- Cost of Living (net, monthly) = Rp. 1.500.000,-
- Research Allowance (monthly) = Rp. 400.000,-
(to be given at the beginning of the third semester)
- Books (net, monthly) = Rp. 350.000,-
- The scholarship will be provided by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for 36 months.
- A round-trip international airfare (economic class) from the international airport of the students’ home countries to Indonesia, including local transport to the host university.

Health insurance

The students are eligible for health check up at a public health center referred to by the host university

Health insurance given to the students is based on the recommended doctor’s statement. Should students see specialists including dentists, eye specialists and maternity specialists, they should bear all the cost.


- The maximum age is 35 years
- Copies of the diploma and academic transcripts (translated into English) for bachelor degree holders
- A TOEFL score of 450 or equivalent (the certificate being attached)
- A Health certificate from recognized medical doctors in the respective home countries
- The Completed Application Form

Contact us

Head, Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation
Ministry of National Education
The Republic of Indonesia
C Building, 7th Floor
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman– Senayan, Jakarta 10270
Telp/Fax : (62-21) 5724707, 5738181, 5709446/45
Website :
Mail to : /


Director of Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6, Jakarta
Telp. (62-21) 3813480
Fax. (62-21) 3858035

Please kindly mention when applying for this scholarship

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