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Indonesian Government KNB Scholarship 2021 for Developing Countries Students

Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang, popularly known as KNB Scholarship, is a prestigious scholarship program offered by the government of the Republic of Indonesia to selected applicants originating from developing countries. Managed by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, the scholarship has been disbursed since 2008 to 1,290 recipients from 94 countries.



The role of the KNB Scholarship has been central in supporting Indonesian higher education institutions in their endeavour for internationalization. The number of international students is indicative of the global visibility of higher education institutions. In support of Indonesian universities’ internationalization and to accommodate the increasing interests of applicants all around the world, the number of scholarships being awarded every year has continued to grow.

The scholarship has also been continuing to expand its partnership with reputable public and private universities in the country. In doing so, the scholarship has been sustaining the quality improvement of Indonesian higher education institutions in order to meet the standards of internationally reputable universities.


The KNB Scholarship covers:

1. A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,500,000 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 and

book allowance that will be distributed monthly;

3. During the Academic Program, the KNB students will receive monthly

the allowance that consists of living allowance and research and book

allowance;

4. A health insurance with a maximum of IDR 400,000 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).


Eligibilities

Bachelor

  • Be a citizen of a developing country;

  • Be in good health;

  • The maximum age is 30 years old;

  • Have graduated from High School;

  • Have a good command of English and or Indonesian;

  • Have a recommendation from an Indonesian Embassy in your (nearest) country.

Masters

  • Be a citizen of a developing country;

  • Be in good health;

  • The maximum age is 35 years old;

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 out of 4.00

  • Have a good command of English and or Indonesian;

  • Have a recommendation from an Indonesian Embassy in your (nearest) country.

Doctoral

  • Be a citizen of a developing country;

  • Be in good health;

  • The maximum age is 40 years old;

  • Hold a master’s degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 out of 4.00

  • Have a good command of English and or Indonesian;

  • Have a recommendation from an Indonesian Embassy in your (nearest) country;

  • Have a recommendation from a prospective supervisor from UM.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • BACHELOR AND MASTER

  • Step 1: Request for a Letter of Recommendation.

  • Download the Invitation Letter on the KNB Scholarship Official website

  • Submit the offer letter by attaching a Curriculum Vitae, a scanned copy of passport, academic certificate, and academic transcript(s) to the Indonesian Representative (The Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia or Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia) in the relevant country to obtain a Letter of Recommendation from the Indonesian Representative as the main requirement to continue the registration process.

  • Submit the letter in the KNB Online Application.


  • Step 2: KNB Online Application

  • Visit KNB Website

  • Click ‘Sign In’ on the top right corner of the page, then Click ‘Sign Up’ and fill in your email address.

  • Check your email and click on the confirmation link sent by the KNB. The link will take you to the sign-in page, and you must sign in using the account you have created.

  • Fill in your application by clicking the ‘Create Application’. The required information contains different sections (personal information, academic information, university and study program, statement, and submit data).

  • Upload the required documents. All required documents must be scanned into electronic documents in jpeg or .jpg format with the maximum size per file is 300kb.

  • After you have filled in the application form, please make sure the data you entered is correct. Click the ‘submit’ button to submit your application.


  • Step 3: Selection and Final Result

  • Selection process: administrative and online interview.

  • Final Announcement will be announced no later than the 1st week of June 2021 and available online on the KNB Scholarship Official website: www.knb.kemdikbud.go.id and through the Indonesian Representative publication network.

  • After receiving the selection results, candidates who receive the KNB Scholarship are required to submit a Statement of Receiving KNB Scholarship, Letter of Agreement KNB Scholarship, scanned passport biodata page, and Confirmation Willingness to come to Indonesia, on July 1, 2021, through the Indonesian Representative in the country concerned.



  • DOCTORAL

  • Step 1: Request for a Letter of Recommendation and Letter of Offer.

  • Download the Invitation Letter on the KNB Scholarship Official website: www.knb.kemdikbud.go.id .

  • Submit the offer letter by attaching a Curriculum Vitae, a scanned copy of passport, academic certificate, and academic transcript to the Indonesian Representative (The Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia or Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia) in the relevant country to obtain a Letter of Recommendation from the Indonesian Representative as the main requirement to continue the registration process.

  • Contact your potential supervisor at Universitas Negeri Malang and ask for a Letter of Offer from a Prospective Supervisor.

  • Submit the letter in the KNB Online Application.


  • Step 2: KNB Online Application

  • Visit KNB Website: http://knb.kemdikbud.go.id/.

  • Click ‘Sign In’ on the top right corner of the page, then Click ‘Sign Up’ and fill in your email address.

  • Check your email and click on the confirmation link sent by the KNB. The link will take you to the sign-in page, and you must sign in using the account you have created.

  • Fill in your application by clicking the ‘Create Application’. The required information contains different sections (personal information, academic information, university and study program, statement, and submit data).

  • Upload the required documents. All required documents must be scanned into electronic documents in jpeg or .jpg format with the maximum size per file is 300kb.

  • After you have filled in the application form, please make sure the data you entered is correct. Click the ‘submit’ button to submit your application.


  • Step 3: Selection and Final Result

  • Selection process: administrative and online interview.

  • Final Announcement will be announced no later than the 1st week of June 2021 and available online on the KNB Scholarship Official website: www.knb.kemdikbud.go.id and through the Indonesian Representative publication network.

  • After receiving the selection results, candidates who receive the KNB Scholarship are required to submit a Statement of Receiving KNB Scholarship, Letter of Agreement KNB Scholarship, scanned passport biodata page, and Confirmation Willingness to come to Indonesia, on July 1, 2021, through the Indonesian Representative in the country concerned.


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