Indonesian Education Scholarships

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Master and Doctoral Scholarship

1. Overview

Indonesian Education Scholarship (BPI) for Master and Doctoral Programs is a scholarship program funded by the Indonesian government through the use of National Trust for Education Development (DPPN) and is managed by LPDP to finance higher education in master or doctoral program in higher education in Indonesian or overseas institutions.

This scholarship aims to support the supply of educated and qualified Indonesian human resources who also possess leadership quality and a strong vision as the future leader of Indonesia. Such commitment is carried out through the provision of scholarship funding for master or doctoral programs in top universities within and outside the country to those applicants who fulfill the qualifications established by LPDP.

The applicants targeted for BPI Master and Doctoral Program are Indonesian citizens with excellent academic achievement and strong leadership quality who wish to continue pursuing studies on master or doctoral programs in top universities, be it on similar or different fields than ones they had previously studied. 
The disciplines aimed for by BPI Master and Doctoral Programs, are listed according to priority:

  1. engineering,
  2. science,
  3. agriculture,
  4. maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  5. medicine/health,
  6. accounting/finance,
  7. law,
  8. religious studies,
  9. educational studies
  10. social studies,
  11. economics,
  12. culture, arts  and linguistics,
  13. other disciplines.

 

In addition BPI Master and Doctoral also have priority themes as follows:

 

  1. Maritime,
  2. Fisheries,
  3. Agriculture,
  4. Energy Security,
  5. Food Security,
  6. Creative Industries,
  7. Education Management,
  8. Transport Technology,
  9. Defence and Security Technology,
  10. Information and Communication Technology,
  11. Medical and Health Technology,
  12. Nursing,
  13. Environment,
  14. Religious,
  15. Skills (Vocational),
  16. Economics / Finance Sharia,
  17. Culture / Language,
  18. International Business Law.

 

 

2. Applicants Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for applicants of BPI master or doctoral programs is depicted on the following lists of general and specific requirements.

1. General requirements
Applicants of the master and doctoral programs scholarship are those who fulfilled the following specifications:

  1. Indonesian citizen,
  2. have graduated from the bachelor or master program of
    1. institutions for tertiary-education in Indonesia that are accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education, or
    2. Indonesian vocational institutions for higher education, or
    3. overseas institutions for higher education that are registered in the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia,

  3. Has the character of leadership, professionalism, nationalism, patriotism, integrity, have good self confidence, perseverance, self-reliance, maturity in managing emotions, and adaptability;
  4. Participate in social / science / innovation / creativity / culture activities;
  5. are willing to sign letters of declaration stating that the applicant
    1. Willing to return to Indonesia after the completion of studies;
    2. is not and will not be receiving scholarship from other sources,
    3. has never been / will not be involved in unlawful conducts,
    4. has never been / will not be involved in acts of violation to academic code of ethics,
    5. will always serve in the interest of Indonesian nation,
    6. will always be loyal to the Republic of Indonesia,
    7. can fulfill the scholarship requisites established by LPDP,
    8. Deliver the valid data and documents, according to original documents and willing to accept the legal sanctions that applied if the document is invalid.

  6. received letters of permission from the employers for the presently working candidates,
  7. certificate of good healthy condition and drug free (for all applicants destinations within the country and abroad) and for the purpose of overseas also needed TBC-free certificate issued by doctors from the Government Hospital;
  8. received recommendations from a public figure for those who are currently unemployed, 
  9. have and choose disciplines that are listed as the targets of LPDP,
  10. choose studies and institutions in concordance to requisites of LPDP,
  11. Write an essay (500 to 700 words) with the theme: “My contribution For Indonesia: contribution has been, is and will I do for the community / organization / institution / profession in my community” and “Greatest Success in My Life”;
  12. If there is falsification of data or documents, the applicants will be disqualified and are not eligible to register again in LPDP;
  13. Submit Letter of Good Behavior / “Suat Keterangan Catatan Kepolisian” (SKCK) carried at the time of selection interviews;

2. Specific Requirements

Scholarship applicants for the master and doctoral programs are those who fulfill the following requirements.

  1. For master-program scholarship applicants
    1. Maximum age of applicants on December 31 in the year of registration is 35 (thirty five) years,
    2. Has completed studies in undergraduate programs / bachelor of applied and does not apply to those who have completed a master’s program both within and outside the country.
    3. has received the Letter of Acceptance from the target university with unconditional status from university listed by LPDP
    4. If you do not have Letter of Acceptance (unconditiona) (a.3), you shall have the minimum cumulative grade point average (IPK) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00, or its equivalence on other scales and have a non-expired official document (ets.org or ielts.org) to certify the English proficiency, or other languages as determined by LPDP:
      1. for master studies in Indonesia, a minimum score of: TOEFL ITP® 500/iBT® 61/IELTS™ 6.0/TOEIC® 600;
      2. for master studies abroad, a minimum score of: TOEFL ITP® 550/iBT® 79/ IELTS™ 6.5/TOEIC® 750;
      3. points a) and b) can be exempted for those who finished their previous higher education studies in: United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. A copy of graduation certificate is to be used as the substitute of TOEFL score, expiring 2 (two) years after the issue date of the certificate;
      4. candidates who wish to take up master studies abroad in institutions using other foreign languages as their official academic language can submit instead the certification of that language proficiency (the list of minimum requirement for non-English foreign language proficiency is attached);

    5. Schedule of study plan begins not less then six (6) months after the closing of registration in each selection period.
    6. Able to complete the master’s study program within the established period, a maximum of 2 (two) years,
    7. has the official document of TPA/GRE/GMAT/LSAT (if applicable),
    8. has written the study plan according to the master program of target university.

  2. For doctoral-program scholarship applicants
    1. Maximum age of applicants on December 31 in the year of registration is 40 (forty) years old; 
    2. has finished the study in master program / master for applied science program; 
    3. has received the Letter of Acceptance from the target university with unconditional status from university listed by LPDP;
    4. If you do not have Letter of Acceptance (unconditiona) (b.3), you shall have has the minimum cumulative grade point average (IPK) of 3.25 on a scale of 4.00, or its equivalence on other scales and have a non-expired official document (ets.org or ielts.org) to certify the English proficiency, or other languages as determined by LPDP:
      1. for doctoral studies in Indonesia, a minimum score of: TOEFL ITP® 500/iBT® 61/IELTS™ 6.0/TOEIC® 600;
      2. for doctoral studies abroad, a minimum score of: TOEFL ITP® 550/iBT® 79/ IELTS™ 6.5/TOEIC® 750;
      3. points 1) and 2) can be exempted for those who finished their previous higher education studies in: United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. A copy of graduation certificate is to be used as the substitute of TOEFL score, expiring 2 (two) years after the issue date of the certificate;
      4. candidates who wish to take up doctoral studies abroad in institutions using other foreign languages as their official academic language can submit instead the certification of that language proficiency (the list of minimum requirement for non-English foreign language proficiency is attached);

    5. Schedule of study plan begins not less then six (6) months after the closing of registration in each selection period.
    6. Able to complete the doctoral study within the established period, a maximum of 4 (four) years;
    7. has the official document of TPA/GRE/GMAT/LSAT (if applicable),
    8. has written a summary of research proposal according to the doctoral studies in the target university.

3. Components of Funding

To support a smooth and successful educational attainment in master or doctoral programs in the target university, the Indonesian Education Scholarship recipients would be provided with funding which comprises of the following components.

1. University Fees:

  1. Admission fees (at cost);
  2. Tuition fees, including non-language matriculation (at cost);
  3. Non-tuition fees, which can be used for financing books, thesis/dissertation, seminar, publications, graduation (package, annual, accumulative).

2. Supporting Fees:

  1. Transportation fees from the region of origin to the target university and back (once for each trip, at cost),
  2. Health insurance (package),
  3. Visa (at cost),
  4. Living allowance (package),
  5. Family support (package),
  6. Settlement allowance (package),
  7. Insentive for the top university which fulfilled the requisites of LPDP,
  8. Emergencies/force majeure agreed upon by LPDP.

4. Registration Time and Selection Process

Application of BPI for Master and Doctoral Programs is open throughout the year, with 4 (four) times selection process in March, June, September, and December.

BPI Registration conducted online by filling out the registration form and upload all documents on the official website of LPDP:  www.beasiswa.lpdp.kemenkeu.go.id

BPI Selection stages are as follows:

  1. Registration
    1. Applicants fill out an online registration form on the official website of LPDP;
    2. Applicants complete all required documents and all relevant supporting documents, and upload all of them on the official website of LPDP;
    3. All documents in points 1.b above must be brought at the selection stage of interview after passed the administrative selection.

  2. Administrative Selection
    Registrants which are processed in this stage have completed and submited the registration data in the online registration in each selection period. This selection is the process of checking the completeness of the data and documents of applicants in accordance with the applicable requirements in the LPDP.
  3. Interview Selection, Leaderless Group Discussion (LGD) and On the Spot Essay Writing
    1. Participants who pass the administrative selection on the online registration eligible for interviews selection, Leaderless Group Discussion (LGD), and On the Spot Essay Writing.
    2. In this stage of the selection process, participants are required to bring the entire original data and documents that have been used for BPI scholarship registration. If one does not submit that original data and documents as well as documents and the data is not in accordance with the applicable requirements of LPDP then he/she is not allowed to participate in the Interview Selection, Leaderless Group Discussion (LGD) and On the Spot Essay Writing.
    3. For participants who do not pass the interviews Selection have 1 (one) more opportunity to register again in BPI Scholarship.

  4. Determination of BPI Awardee
    1. Results of interviews selection, Leaderless Group Discussion (LGD) and On the Spot Essay Writing Scholarship Indonesia conveyed to applicants through the online registration applicants account, email or other electronic media according to the time specified by the LPDP.
    2. Participants who passed into awardees will follow courses Departures (Persiapan keberangkatan – PK) before starting studies at the university. The program is a specialized form of quarantine to plant values ​​of nationalism, leadership, basic life training, financial literacy, and so on.
    3. Letter of Acceptance – unconditionally (LoA Unconditional) obtained no later than one (1) year after Decree from Director of LPDP About awardee of BPI has been issued. If the time period is not met, then the awardee will be disqualified.

  5. Awardee Sanctions
    Sanctions imposed on BPI awardee if one do violations as follows:
    1. in the future proved not qualified for BPI,
    2. in the future convicted of falsification of documents,
    3. are not reported on the development of study or not get reasonable results within the stipulated time;
    4. resigns in the span of the study time;
    5. are sentenced to either civil or criminal for violating the laws of the country where study conducted;
    6. proved get scholarship funding from other resource at the same time;
    7. founded for plagiarism;
    8. proved to follow the activities / organizations that are contrary to Pancasila and endanger the Homeland security;
    9. have completed the study and refused to return and serve to Indonesia due to get a job abroad without the permission of LPDP. 

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