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KNB Scholarship for Developing Countries Students in Indonesia, 2017- 2018

KNB Scholarship for Developing Countries Students in Indonesia,

Applications are invited for Developing Countries Partnership Program  on Scholarship or KNB Scholarship. This scholarship is available for the students of Developing Countries to pursue master degree at one of 13 prominent universities in Indonesia. The scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 36 months period of study (In case of early program completion, the scholarship will be stopped soon after the student set off for their home country). Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Indonesia

Level: master degree at one of 13 prominent universities in Indonesia.

Field(s): Scholarship is awarded for Humanities, Engineering, Social Science, Multi-Disciplinary Studies, Education, Sciences and Agricultural Sciences courses available at one of 13 prominent universities in Indonesia (not every university offers the above study program).

Deadline: May 30th, 2017

Funded By: Higher Education Ministry of Education And Culture Republic of Indonesia, Government of the Republic of Indonesia

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): KNB Scholarship for Developing Countries Students are targeted for Students of Developing Countries (Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru,

Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The scholarship will be provided for a maximum of 36 months period of study (In case of early program completion, the scholarship will be stopped soon after the student set off for their home country).

Scholarship covers:  The KNB Scholarship will be covering:
-Settlement Allowance of Rp.1.000.000,- will be given upon arrival in Indonesia;
-While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, a student will receive Rp. 1.850.000,-/month (Living allowance only);
-During their Master Program, the students will receive monthly allowances as follow:
a-No Allowances Quantity,
b-Living Allowance Rp. 1.850.000,
c-Research Allowance Rp. 400.000,-
d-Books Allowance Rp. 350.000,-
-A health insurance with a maximum of Rp. 200.000,- monthly premi (In case of the cost of medical services exceeded to those covered by the health insurance, the difference should be borne by the student);
-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;
-The Scholarship only covers for one person.


Developing Countries Partnership program on Scholarship or better known as Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) designed to facilitate every passion of Developing Countries citizens to pursuing their dream through higher education. Quoted from the late Nelson Mandela “Education is The Most Powerful Weapon To Change The World”, we believe that through education people from developing countries can build their countries and lead them to the better condition.


The KNB Scholarship for Developing Countries Students can only be considered provided the student full fills the below requirements:

‣ Maximum age is 35 years old;

‣ Possess a bachelor degree;

‣ Not a Master Degree Holder;

‣ Have a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent;

‣ Complete the on-line application form;

‣ He/she must be recommended by the Indonesian embassy in the respective country;

‣ He/she must be in a good health proved by an official medical statement from authorized medical practitioner.

Selection Criteria:

‣ The Selection Process  for KNB Scholarship for Developing Countries Students will be conducted based on online application data.

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must posses a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply).

Test Requirement: No

Language Requirements: Applicants must have a TOEFL (or other certified English Proficiency) score of 500 or equivalent.

Scholarship Application Method


  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
  4. Receiving the selection result broadcasted online in the KNB Scholarship Website and/or officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network.

‣ Applicants are required to apply Online Application


Required document for  KNB Scholarship for Developing Countries Students applications :

Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country;
  • Nomination letter from the respective government official;
  • Academic Recommendation letters;
  • Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate;
  • Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English);
  • Scanned TOEFL score certificate obtained within the last 2 Years;
  • Scanned Medical Statement.

All application process is conducted online through the KNB Scholarship website starting March 1st, 2017 to May 30th, 2017. Before applying, please go through the Scholarship Application Guidance and gather as many information as you can on the Indonesian University hosting the program and studi program you are trying to apply.

  • The online application process must be completed no later than April 30th, 2017;
  • Selection process will be conducted on the 1st week of May 2017;
  • The selection result will be announce on the 1st week of June 2017;
  • The students are expected to arrive in Jakarta on August 30th 2017;
  • Orientation will be organized in August 31st, 2017;

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about KNB Scholarship for Developing Countries Students

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on May 30th, 2017.

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