Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships 2025 (Fully Funded)

Pursue your education in Germany. Good news! Applications for Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships are currently open. In this article, we will explain in detail about this scholarship program, its benefits and step by step application process.

Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships 2025-2026 are fully funded scholarships for international students. Kemitraan Negara Berkembang scholarships are available for undergraduate, masters or PhD studies. These scholarships provide a settlement allowance of IDR 1,250,000, monthly living allowance of IDR 2,550,000 and monthly health insurance of IDR 200,000.

Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang, popularly known as KNB Scholarship, is a prestigious scholarship program offered by the government of 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 KNB Scholarship, has been central in supporting Indonesian higher education institutions in their endeavor for internationalization. The number of international students is indicative of global visibility of higher education institutions. In support of Indonesian universities’ internationalization and to accommodate the increasing interests from 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.

KNB Scholarship Objectives:

Following are the program objectives of Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship:

  • To contribute to the human resource development in the developing countries.
  • To promote deeper cultural understanding and to strengthen the relationship between developing countries.
  • To improve Indonesian higher education institutions’ research capacity as a part of the national strategies in increasing the number of world-class universities in Indonesia.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
  • Institution(s): Indonesian Government
  • Study in: Indonesia
  • Program Period: Depends on your course of study.
  • Deadline: May 05 (Annual)

Courses Offered:

Humanities

  • Literary studies
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural studies

Engineering

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

Science

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

Social science

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

Education

  • 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

Scholarship Coverage

Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  • A Settlement Allowance of IDR 1,250,000 will be given to new students upon
    their arrival in Indonesia;
  •  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;
  • 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
  • A 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);
  •  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.

Eligibility Criteria for Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships

To be eligible for Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Languages: English
    – Undergraduate: Have the English Proficiency Test Score as follows: IBT TOEFL of 80, IELTS of 6.0, TOEIC of 700.
    – Masters:
    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 last 2 Years).
    – Doctorate:
    Have a TOEFL or IELTS (or other certified English Proficiency Test) score of 90 TOEFL IBT or 7.0 IELTS or equivalent (the certificate must be obtained within the last 2 Years).
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries

Undergraduate:

  1. Maximum age is 25 years old.
  2. Possess a High School 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. Provide the recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy or the Indonesian Consulate General.
  4. Provide recommendation letter to apply for the KNB scholarship from the employer/immediate supervisor.
  5. Provide Academic Recommendation Letter from previous schools.
  6. Prove of citizenship (Official Passport or Personal ID).
  7. Complete the online application form.

Masters:

  1. Maximum age is 35 years old.
  2. Posses 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 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 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.

Doctorate:

  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.

How to Apply for Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships?

Please follow the following instruction to apply for KNB Scholarship:

Required Documents

  • Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective
    country
  • Nomination letter from the respective government official (Ministry of
    Education, other related Government Agency – should the applicant works
    for the Government Agency, or Embassy of the Applicant’s Country of Origin
    in Indonesia);
  • 2 Academic Recommendation letters;
  • Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate;
  • Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English);
  • Scanned TOEFL score certificate (or other English Proficiency Tests) obtained
    within the last 2 Years;
  • Scanned Official Medical Statement (Official Diagnose) prepared by a certified
    physician.

Application Procedures

  • Download the Invitation Letter (Available in the KNB Scholarship website);
  • Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter;
  • Complete the online application process;
  • Selection process;
  • Selection Results Announcement. The Selection Results will be announced online via the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network;

Website

To know more about Indonesian Government KNB Scholarships, please visit official website:

Official Website

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