Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship


Where to Study


Study Level



Partial Scholarship

Scholarship details


The 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. As part of their commitment to helping the international society survive the global social and economic challenges, sharing their 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. 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.


Applicant must meet all the below requirements

  • 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 other certified English Proficiency) score of 500 or equivalent.
  • Applicants must complete the online application form.
  • Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management.
Preferred Discipline


  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Naval Architect & Marine Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Informatics Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Computer
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Sports Sciences
  • Pharmacy Studies
  • Nursing

Social Sciences

  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Economics/Development Study
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • International Relations
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Community Empowerment


  • Indonesian Education
  • Educational Science
  • Social Science Education
  • Natural Science Education
  • Primary School Teacher Education
  • Out of School Education/ Informal Education
  • Applied Linguistics
  • History Education
  • Instructional Education
  • Educational Management
  • Educational Research & Evaluation
  • Vocational & Technology Education
Amount Info
  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 preparatory programs, the new students will only receive a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month;
  3. During the Master Program, the KNB students will receive a scheme of monthly allowance as detailed below:
    • Living Allowance: IDR 2,550,000
    • Research Allowance: IDR 400,000
    • Books Allowance: IDR 350,000
  4. 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 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 months. Please be advised that in case of early program completion, all scholarships 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 universities are located.

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

How to apply for Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship

Learn how you can apply now
Click here for application page
  1. Click on the link above to be directed to the application page.
  2. Download the Invitation Letter available on the page.
  3. Submit the Invitation Letter, passport, academic certificates and academic transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter.
  4. Complete the online application process.
  5. The selection process takes place.
  6. The selection results will be announced online via the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network.
Contact Info

For more information, please contact:


Directorate General of Science, Technology, and Higher Education Institutional Affairs
Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta 10270


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