KNB Scholarship

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) A
Islamic Family Law (Ahwal Syakhshiyyah ) A
Syari'ah Economics B
Arabic Education B
Social and Political Science  Communication Science A
Government Science A
Sociology A
International Relations A
Social Welfare A
Teacher Training & Education Science Mathematics Education A
Biology Education A
Indonesia Language Education A
Citizenship and Pancasila Education A
English Language Education A
Primary Teacher Education A
Law Legal Studies A
Engineering Informatics Engineering A
Mechanical Engineering A
Industrial Engineering A
Electrical Engineering A
Civil Engineering A
Economics and Business Management A
Accountancy A
Economic Development A
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Agrotechnology A
Agribusiness A
Food Technology and Science A
Forestry A
Animal Husbandry A
Aquaculture A
Fishery Affairs A
Psychology Psychology A
Medical Doctor Education B
Health Science Nursing A
Pharmacy B
Physiotherapy B

 

 Master Degree Programs
 Faculty Study Program Accreditation
Islamic Religion Islamic Religion Education (Tarbiyah) A
Social and Political Science  Sociology A
Pedagogy B
Education Policy and Development B
Teacher Training & Education Science Mathematics Education B
Biology Education A
Indonesia Language Education A
English Language Education B
Law Legal Studies A
Economics and Business Management A
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Agribusiness A
Psychology Psychology A
Profession Psychology A

 

Requirements

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.

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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