KNB SCHOLARSHIP

KNB SCHOLARSHIP – UNIVERSITAS SYIAH KUALA

What is KNB Scholarship?

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

The regional exclusiveness of the scholarship was revoked in 2002 since it had developed a global interest.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 people-to-people relations between Indonesia and the recipient countries. It aims at nurturing their future leaders.

KNB Scholarship at Universitas Syiah Kuala is provided for Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate Programs. This scholarship has been attractive to many applicants from developing countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and Asia. All academic programs (lectures and thesis/dissertation) will be conducted in Indonesian.

Scholarship Coverage

  1. A Settlement 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.

Notes: *All scholarship coverage is meant for a single person only. KNB does not provide a family allowance.

**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 dependents and will not endorse the visa applications of, nor provide travel for, dependents.

 

Program Details

Bachelor

Study Period

  • 1 year of Indonesian Language Program
  • 48 months (8 semesters) of Bachelor Program

Requirements

  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.

Study Programs

or visit this link https://unsyiah.ac.id/

 

Master

Study Period

  • 1 year of Indonesian Language Program
  • 24 months (4 semesters) of Master Program

Requirements:

  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 a minimum GPA of 3.25.
  4. 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).
  5. Provide the recommendation leer to apply for the KNB scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy or the Indonesian Consulate General.
  6. Provide recommendation leer to apply for the KNB scholarship from the employer/immediate supervisor.
  7. Provide Academic Recommendation Leer from previous schools.
  8. Prove of citizenship (Official Passport or Personal ID).
  9. Complete the online application form.

Study Programs

or visit this link https://pps.usk.ac.id/

 

Doctorate

Type of Study

  • By research
  • Combination of courses and research

Study Period

  • 1 year of Indonesian Language Program
  • 36 months (6 semesters) of Doctorate Program

Requirements:

  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 leer 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 minimum GPA of 3.25.
  6. 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).
  7. Complete the online application form.

Study Programs

or visit this link https://pps.usk.ac.id/ 

 

HOW TO APPLY

All application process is conducted online through the KNB Scholarship website https://knb.kemdikbud.go.id. Please be advised that solicing is prohibited.

Application Procedures

  1. Download the Invitation Letter from the KNB Scholarship website https://knb.kemdikbud.go.id
  2. Submit to the Indonesian Embassy or Indonesian Consulate to acquire the recommendation letter:
    a. Invitation letter
    b. Curriculum vitae
    c. Valid Passport (personal data page only)
    d. Academic Certificates (in English)
    e. Academic Transcripts (in English)
    f. TOEFL or IELTS score certificate (or other English Proficiency test) obtained within the last 2 years
    g. motivation letter
    h. Dissertation proposal and academic references from the potential research supervisor from Indonesian University (for Doctorate program)
  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.

During the application process, please pay close attention to some Important information below:

  1. We strongly suggest you to collect as many information as possible on the universities and your desired study program. Please be advised that once you are admitted, changing either the universities or your study program is strictly prohibited.
  2. The recommendation letter from Indonesian Embassy is mandatory. The recommendation letter will be issued based on verification and necessary background and/or security checks conducted by the Indonesian Embassy In case of no Indonesian official representative in your country, you need to obtain the letter from any Indonesian Embassy accredited to your country.
  3. All the required documents have to be written or officially translated In English.
  4. The participants from English speaking country are not automatically excluded from the requirement to attach the written prove of their English proficiency.
  5. The universities will be conducting the selection process that should include (if necessary) online interview with the potential candidates.

     

    IMPORTANT DATES

    1. Open Registration : 16 January – 18 February 2023
    2. Academic Selection : 19 February – 12 May 2023
    3. Selection Announcement : 9 June 2023
    4. Deadline Confirmation : 23 June 2023
    5. Arrive in Indonesia : Second Week of July 2023

    Download the KNB guide book and KNB Scholarship Offer letter: