KNB Scholarship

Open Application/Selection 2024

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What is KNB Scholarship?

Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship, popularly known as KNB Scholarship, is a financial assistance offered by the Indonesian Government to prospective international students coming from developing countries to pursue their master’s degree in one of Indonesian universities. The scholarship was conceived in the 10th Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries, 1 –6 September 1992. The Government of Republic of Indonesia began to offer the scholarship to potentional students from NAM member countries in the following year.

The regional exclusiveness of the scholarship was revoke in 2002 since it had developed global interest. It was then the scholarship was officially renamed as Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship (KNB) and the recipients were no longer limited to NAM member countries. To date, the scholarship has also been offered to other developing countries in Asia, Pacific, South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Eventually, the scholarship is expected to build the people-to-people relations between Indonesia and the recipient countries. It aims at nurturing their future leaders.

KNB offers an experience of studying in top universies in Indonesia and at the same me living in one of the world’s most diverse and vibrant society. By getting the scholarship, students will experience quality postgraduate programs managed by the twenty university partners. Their degrees will enhance their intellectual standing, develop their competencies, and open wider professional opportunies, a foundation for post-college success. Certainly, they will also be able to enjoy firsthand experience of living in a mulcultural and multilingual society.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR DEGREE

  1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 21 years old.
  2. Hold a High School degree (please provide the scanned degree certificate and academic transcripts in English). Please be advised that Bachelor degree holder is not eligible to apply for the Bachelor Degree scholarship.
  3. Have the English Proficiency Test Score as follows: TOEFL ITP of 477, TOEFL IBT of 53, IELTS of 5.5, TOEIC of 510 (the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years). Participants of foreign nationality who come from English-speaking countries, or participants from a university who are enrolled in programs in English (stated in participant diploma/transcript), do not require to submit the English proficiency document, by attaching official proof from their home university.
  4. Provide the recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy or the Indonesian Consulate General.
  5. Provide a recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from The employer/immediate supervisor in English (if working).
  6. Provide Academic Recommendation Letter from previous schools in English.
  7. Provide Academic Certificate and Academic Transcript of Highschool Degree in English.
  8. Prove of citizenship by submit Official Passport, which is still valid for at least 2 years again.
  9. Complete the online application form in https://knb.kemdikbud.go.id

 *Note: Please be advised that document (2), (5), (6), and (7) must be in English or Bahasa

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAGISTER DEGREE

  1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old.
  2. Hold a Bachelor degree (please provide the scanned degree certificate and academic transcripts in English). Please be advised that Master degree holder is not eligible to apply for the Master Degree scholarship.
  3. Have the English Proficiency Test Score as follows: TOEFL ITP of 500, TOEFL IBT of 61, IELTS of 6.0, TOEIC of 575 (the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years). Participants of foreign nationality who come from English-speaking countries, or participants from a university who are enrolled in programs in English (stated in participant diploma/transcript), do not require to submit the English proficiency document, by attaching official proof from their home university.
  4. Provide the recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy or the Indonesian Consulate General.
  5. Provide a recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from The employer/immediate supervisor in English (if working).
  6. Provide Academic Recommendation Letter from previous schools in English.
  7. Provide Academic Certificate and Academic Transcript of Bachelor Degree in English.
  8. Prove of citizenship by submit Official Passport, which is still valid for at least 2 years again.
  9. Complete the online application form in https://knb.kemdikbud.go.id

 *Note: Please be advised that document (2), (5), (6), and (7) must be in English or Bahasa

 

Procedures

  1. Download the KNB Scholarship Offering letter from the KNB Scholarship website : https://knb.kemendikbud.go.id/
  2. Submit the Offering Letter, Official Passport, English Proficiency Test, (Applicant from non-English-Speaking Countries), Recommendation Letter from Indonesian Embassy, Recommendation from Employer/Immediate Supervisor,  Academic Recommendation Letter from Previous Schools, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts from Previous Degree, Recommendation Letter from the potential research supervisor in one of the Universities providing partner of the KNB Scholarship (for Doctoral applicant only), Statement of purpose of their studies in Indonesia (for Doctoral applicant only) in website KNB Scholarship;
  3. Complete the online application process.
  4. Selection process.
  5. The Selection Results will be broadcasted online through the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network.

Download KNB Scholarship Guide

Get Indonesian Embassy Recommendation Letter

KNB Scholarship Offer Letter

 

Programs

 Bachelor Degree Programs
 Faculty Study Program Accreditation
Islamic Religion Islamic Family Law (Ahwal Syakhshiyyah) Excellent
Social and Political Science  Communication Science FIBAA (International Acreditation)
Governmental Science Excellent
Sociology Excellent
International Relations Excellent
Social Welfare Excellent
Teacher Training & Education Science Mathematics Education Excellent
Biology Education Excellent
Indonesia Language Education Excellent
Pancasila and Civics Education Excellent
English Language Education A
Elementary Teacher Education Excellent
Law Law A
Engineering Informatics A
Mechanical Engineering Excellent
Industrial Engineering B
Electrical Engineering Very Good
Civil Engineering Very Good
Economics and Business Management FIBAA (International Acreditation)
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Agrotechnology Excellent
Agribusiness Excellent
Food Technology Excellent
Forestry Very Good
Animal Husbandry Excellent
Aquaculture Excellent
Psychology Psychology FIBAA (International Acreditation)
Health Science Pharmacy B
  Nursing Science A

 Master Degree Programs
 Faculty Study Program Accreditation
Islamic Religion Islamic Religion Education (Tarbiyah) A
Social and Political Science  Sociology A
Pedagogy B
Teacher Training & Education Science Mathematics Education B
Biology Education C
Indonesia Language Education B
Law Law A
Economics and Business Management B
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Agribusiness Execellent
Psychology Psychology Very Good

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What Our Alumni Says

Rania Hamdi Ramadan Elsayed (Egypth)

Master Student at Department of Management, UMM

"I am so grateful to be a part of UMM family. I learned how to accept the difference, how to be myself without any fear or worry, how to speak up, I learned a knowledge that can raise my future family to a better one"

Thon Thi Thuy Trang (Vietnam)

Master Student at Department of Indonesian Language Education, UMM

"3 tahun perjalanan saya di UMM yang penuh tantangan tapi berakhir dengan Bahagia serta penuh kenangan. Pelajaran hidup yang sangat berharga untuk bekal hidup saya kedepan. Terima kasih UMM, Terima kasih Indonesia."

Sayed Momin Hashemi (Afghanistan)

Master Student at Department of Management, UMM

"Being a Master student in UMM, gave me a lot of challenges but I enjoyed. I am so blessed that finally I accomplished my study. Thank you UMM, Thank you KNB Scholarship Team."

Ho Ngoc Hieu (Vietnam)

Master Student at Department Indonesian Languge Education, UMM

"Menjadi mahasiswa S2 UMM, Saya menemukan banyak teman, Dosen, dan Staf yang sangat baik hati dan ramah. Mereka membuat hidup saya lebih bahagia, dan lebih sempurna. I love UMM, I love Indonesia."

 

 

KNB Scholarship at

University of Muhammadiyah Malang

BIPA

Indonesian for Foreigners (BIPA for short) is an Indonesian language study program for foreign learners. Therefore, the position of the Indonesian language becomes a foreign language for foreign speakers. The BIPA program is not only dedicated to teaching the Indonesian language but can be enhanced more broadly as a diplomatic tool. A diplomatic tool that allows the government to strengthen the position of the Indonesian nation in the world. Through the BIPA program, other countries can easily get to know Indonesia and open access to establish bilateral or multilateral cooperation. BIPA also has a mission to provide insight into the beautiful Indonesian culture

Vision

Becoming a distinguished and high quality learning service center of Indonesian language, art and culture for foreign speakers based on the national character and personality, both nationally and internationally.

Mission

  1. Organizing quality Indonesian language learning for foreign speakers (BIPA);
  2. Introducing Indonesian arts and culture closely to foreign speakers;
  3. Providing language, arts and culture learning services that are able to meet the needs and expectations of foreign speakers;
  4. Establishing cooperation between BIPA organizing institutions and participating countries of origin.

Objectives

Assisting the government in building a positive image of Indonesia in foreign countries, especially participating countries in the Darmasiswa Program Improving the image of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang as an International Standard Educational Institution Producing graduates of the Indonesian Language, Arts, and Culture Study Program who are qualified (as Indonesian ambassadors abroad)

Learning Activity

NO

ACTIVITIES

NO

ACTIVITIES

01

Demonstration, IT, and Pragmatic based classroom learning

05

Practicing dance, gamelan, batik, and Malang mask art.

02

Field trips (academic tourism) in order to better recognize the Indonesian culture and introduce the culture of Darmasiswa scholarship students

06

Involving in various extracurricular activities, such as silat, photography, and activities in nature (independent activity)

03

Field trips (business tours) to various business products (home industries) in the community

07

Practicing Bahasa Indonesia in society in order to build self-confidence and comprehensive communication

04

Visits to recreational and historic sites (Cultural tourism)

08

Field skill immersion program in farmer houses in Batu

 

 

Cultural

KNB Scholarships provide prospective students in developing countries with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills, and subsequently increase their chances of fulfilling these roles in their home country. Opens the opportunity to experience life in one of the world's most culturally diverse countries. Scholarships are offered to prospective students from developing countries to pursue a master's degree at a leading university in Indonesia. The program was officially launched by the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia in 2006 and attracted a significant number of applicants.

The International Relations Office (IRO) of Muhammadiya Malang University introduced Indonesian culture to students of the Partnership for Developing Countries (KNB) Scholarship Program on Wednesday (7 September 2022). The activity was held in Probolinggo, Gilly Ketapang Island. The event was held to show the beauty and local culture of Indonesia students, especially so that they can communicate with the local community. They were very happy to swim together enjoying the beauty of the ocean. “ I think it’s wonderful, we had an opportunity to go to an island, Gili Ketapang, we had many activities with students, it’s so good “ Tomas said (Univercidad de Murcia Proffessor)

 

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