“DARMASISWA” is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), arts, music, culture and craft in 54 universities in Indonesia. This program was established in 1974 as part of ASEAN initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this program was extended further to other countries. Up to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 111 countries and organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Republic of Indonesia.”, said Ir. Suharti, M.A., Ph.D. as the Head, Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Republic of Indonesia.
The DARMASISWA program was started in 1974 as part of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this program was extended to include students from other countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and USA. In early 90’s, this program was extended further to include all countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. Up to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 80 countries.
Darmasiswa Program at Telkom University
The main purpose of the DARMASISWA program is to promote and increase the interest in the language and culture of Indonesia among the youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.
Telkom University has been entrusted by Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), the Republic of Indonesia to incorporate in Darmasiswa program and start to receive Darmasiswa students since 2012. Telkom University has adjusted to Darmasiswa program academic year 2017/2018 with emphasis on Indonesian language program and provide textile enrichment based on Indonesian culture.
Through this program, students are expected to adept Indonesian language on the first semester, and on the second semester, they expected to be able to perform formal presentation by using the Indonesian language.
Content of Darmasiswa Program at Telkom University
BIPA (Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing) / Bahasa Indonesia for foreigners and introduction to Indonesian culture through Textile Craft.
Indonesian Language with cultural insight embedded.
BIPA (Bahasa Indonesia for Foreigner Speakers) Class
The main purpose of this class is to make students appreciate, honor, understand, and adapt also applying Indonesian language skill such as listening, reading, and speaking and enjoy Indonesian culture, literature and handicraft. Telkom University offers two different class which are formal class and direct application.
Formal classroom courses designed for learning Indonesian for Foreign Speakers is illustrated below:
Learning held in the classroom by focusing on the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
Learning held in the classroom with a focus on learning Indonesian culture, especially the culture of West Java.
In addition to language classes and cultural formal, BIPA program also includes direct application in everyday life that aims to make the participants BIPA can directly practice all form of theory which has learned in formal classroom.
|I & II||Indonesian Language||Learning held in the classroom by focusing on the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.|
|Indonesian Language||Learning held in the classroom by focusing on the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.|
|Culture||Learning held in the classroom with a focus on learning Indonesian culture, especially the culture of West Java.|
In the end of this program, BIPA participants will be evaluated by following Uji Kemahiran Berbahasa Indonesia (UKBI). It is a Proficiency test to measure language skill when communicate using the Indonesian Language, both speakers of Indonesian and foreign speakers. Proficiency test was initiated by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), the Republic of Indonesia.
Online registration: January – February
Interview at related KBRI/KJRI: March
Selection by the University (online): March – April
Attendance confirmation: April
Final Announcement: June
Flight itinerary confirmation: June – August
Arrival at Jakarta, Indonesia: August
Orientation program at Jakarta, Indonesia: August
Prospective students are required to register and submit all documents in Darmasiswa RI official website apply.darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id. For students who are not in the student’s home country is not allowed to be registered through the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the participating countries (non-citizenship).
Qualifications of Students
- Preferably Student
- Completed secondary education or its equivalent
- Minimum age 17 years and Not older than 35 years of age
- Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia (Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate: TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS or OTHER CERTIFICATE if applicable)
- In good health as proven by Medical Certificate
- Have basic knowledge of the field you’re applying
- Curriculum vitae/resume
- Medical certificate
- Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia (estimated arrival: 1st August 2018)
- Recommendation Letter From Education Institution / Professional Institution on official letterhead and signature (in English)
- Last academic transcript and certificates (in English)
- Language certificate (if applicable)
- Other certificates that related to the field you’re applying (if applicable)
- Writing essay about purpose of study (in English or Bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)
How to Apply?
Contact the nearest Indonesian Embassy in your home country.
For more information and application please click this following link: http://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id/