The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship Program – Study in Indonesia

We have some great news to share with students who are interested in joining a top-rated university in Indonesia. The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship Program has teamed up with the Indonesian Government to offer financial help to international students that come from developing countries and want to get their master’s degree at an Indonesian university. The scholarship program aims to contribute to human resource development, promote deeper cultural understanding and to strengthen the relationship with developing countries.

The Program Structure

  1. Indonesian Language Training Program: A one academic year Indonesian Language (Bahasa) course is compulsory for all KNB students as all courses required to complete the Master’s program (lecture and thesis) will be conducted in Bahasa. The Bahasa course will be provided by each University.
  2. Preparatory program: Preparatory program prior to the KNB Master program will be arranged in accordance with the conditions and program guidelines in each university.
  3. Academic Program Maximum of 4 semesters for the postgraduate program (Master Degree) and a maximum of 8 semesters for the undergraduate program (Bachelor Degree). In order to successfully complete the program, it is important for all KNB students to consistently produce good academic progress by developing a can do attitude, stay focus, punctual, and discipline.

The Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship Program


  • A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,000,000 will be given to new students upon their arrival in Indonesia;
  • While taking the Indonesian language course and preparatory programs, the new students will only receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month;
  • During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of monthly allowance
  • Health insurance with a maximum of IDR 200,000 monthly premium
  • 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 Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship Program


  • The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old
  • Applicant must hold a bachelor degree (master degree holder is not eligible to apply)
  • Applicant must have a TOEFL or IELTS score of 80 or 6.0
  • Must be able to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be nominated by the Indonesian Embassy
  • Eligible regions: Developing countries

Official Letter and Deadline

If you think that you are eligible for this scholarship program, then you need to visit the official website where you can get additional information about eligibility and fill in your online application form. The deadline is April 20.

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