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The Indonesian Government KNB Scholarship 2021 for Students from developing countries: Fully Funded

Key details:
  • Host: Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia
  • Host country: Indonesia
  • Open to: International Students
  • Targets: Undergraduates, Graduates
  • Deadline: 4th May, 2021

Applications for 2021 KNB scholarship is currently ongoing.  KNB (Kemitraan Negara Berkembang) Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship provided by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia.

ABOUT KNB Scholarship

The KNB Scholarship is aims to improve the quality of human resources in developing countries, aid in the promotion of culture abroad, and improve the internationalization of Indonesian educational institutions. This scholarship has also partnered with 20 of Indonesia’s leading universities, with over 1200 recipients from 94 countries.

Also read: KBS MSc Scholarship for International Students 2021

The scholarship program provides an opportunity to learn and live in the heart of Indonesian culture. As a result, international students will receive both a scholarship and a better understanding of Indonesia’s culture.

Objectives of KNB Scholarship
  • To contribute in the human resource development in the developing countries;
  • To promote deeper cultural understanding between developing countries;
  • To strengthen the relationship and cooperation between developing countries.
  • Enhancing the research capacity of Indonesian higher education institutions in order to increase the number of world class universities in Indonesia.
KNB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
  • Be a citizen of a developing country;
  • Be in good health;
  • Maximum age is 25 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.

Required Documentation

For Bachelor:

  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. Have the English Proficiency Test Score as follows: IBT TOEFL of 80, IELTS of 6.0, TOEIC of 700.
  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.

For Master’s:

  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.

For 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 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).
  6. Complete the online application form.
KNB Scholarship Benefits
  • Settlement allowance;
  • Living allowance;
  • Book allowance;
  • Research Allowance;
  • Health insurance;
  • A round-trip international airfare (economy class).

Also read: University Of Paris-Saclay France Master’s Scholarship For International Students 2021

KNB Scholarship Application Procedure
  • Download the Invitation Letter from the KNB Scholarship website.
  • Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy or Indonesian Consulate to acquire the recommendation letter.
  • Complete the online application process.
  • Selection process.
  • The Selection Results will be broadcasted online through the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network.

NOTE: candidates who wish apply need to visit the official website of the KNB Scholarship 2021

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