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Academic Year 2021/2022

Applications for the KNB Scholarship Year 2021/2022 begin in February 2021. Scholarships are awarded for 3 degrees; Bachelor degree, Master degree, and Doctorate degree. This registration will close on May 4th, 2021. Don't miss the opportunity to study at one of the best universities in Indonesia.



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.

Vision and Mission

  1. To contribute to the human resource development in the developing countries.
  2. To promote deeper cultural understanding and to strengthen the relationship between developing countries.
  3. 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.



  1. Download the Invitation Letter from the KNB Scholarship website.
  2. Submit the Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy or Indonesian Consulate to acquire the recommendation letter.
  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.
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Study Programs


  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.