KNB Scholarship

Open Application/Selection 2023

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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.

Scholarship Coverage and Duration

1. A Setlement 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 living allowance and book allowance that will be distributed monthly;

3. During the Academic Program, the KNB students will receive monthly 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) from the international airport of the student’s home countries to Indonesia, including local transport to the host university;

6. The duration of scholarship is exclusively correlated to the duration of the academic program as indicated below:

NO PROGRAM DURATION
1 Indonesian Language Course and Master Preparatory Program Maximum 12 months
2 Master Program Maximum 24 months (4 semesters)
3 Bachelor Program Maximum 48 months (8 semesters)

7. Please be advised that the KNB Scholarship is calculated to support the KNB Student costs only. There is no provision for dependents. KNB Students are advised not to bring dependents to Indonesia. The KNB Scholarship provides no financial or pastoral support for dependants and will not endorse the visa applicaons of, nor provide travel for, dependants.

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

Programs

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

 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
English Language Education C
Law Law A
Economics and Business Management B
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Agribusiness Unggul
Psychology Psychology Baik Sekali
Profession Psychology B

 Doctorate
 Faculty Study Program Accreditation
Social and Political Science  Sociology B
Social and Political Science  B
Islamic Religion Islamic Religion Education (Tarbiyah) A
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Agriculture Science B

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTORATE DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP

1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 40 years old.

2. Hold a master degree (please provide the scanned degree certificate and academic transcripts in English). Please be advised that Doctorate degree holder is not eligible to apply.

3. Obtain a recommendation letter from the potential research supervisor in one of the universities providing partner of the KNB Scholarship.

4. Provide a statement of purpose that at least states the purpose of their studies, the origin of their interests in studying in Indonesia and pursuing their chose research topic and their plans for the academic future.

5. Have a TOEFL or IELTS (or other certifiend English Proficiency Test) score of 90 TOEFL IBT or 7.0 IELTS or equivalent (the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years).

6. Complete the online application form.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP

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 transcript in English). Please be advised that master degree holder is not eligible to apply for the Master Degree scholarship.

3. Have at least the IBT TOEFL score of 80, or IELTS score of 6.0, or TOEIC score of 700 (the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years).

4. Provide recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy or the Indonesian Consulate General.

5. Provide recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the employer/immediate supervisor.

6. Provide Academic Recommendation Letter from previous schools.

7. Prove of citizenship (Official Passport of Personal ID).

8. Complete the online application form.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP

1. The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 25 years old.

2. Hold a High School degree (please provide the scanned degree cerficate 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: IBT TOEFL of 80, IELTS of 6.0, TOEIC of 700(the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years).

4. Provide the recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy or the Indonesian Consulate General.

5. Provide recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the employer/immediate supervisor.

6. Provide Academic Recommendation Letter from previous schools.

7. Prove of citizenship (Official Passport or Personal ID).

8. Complete the online application form.

 

Procedures

  1. Download the Invitation Letter from the KNB Scholarship website http://knb.kemdikbud.go.id/

  2. Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy or Indonesian Consulate to acquire the recommendation letter.

  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.

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."

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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)

ISS 2022

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