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KNB Scholarship 2023-2024 | Indonesia Government Scholarships

KNB Scholarship

Indonesia is one of the emerging educational and learning hubs which provide students a well-suited environment where students can get high-level education and get some skills that will be useful in professional life. So if you are interested in getting an education and learning some skills then the Indonesian government is providing the best opportunity for all the students over the globe. Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang, popularly known as KNB Scholarship 2023-2024 is provided by the Indonesian government. This is a fully funded scholarship for students however if applicant bring any dependent, then the applicant have to bear the expenses.

Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship, known as KNB is funded by Indonesian Government to help students from developing couuntries to study at the public universities in Indonesia. Kemitraan Negara Berkembang scholarship will be awarded to Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. students. So gear up of you are interested in studying in Indonesia, talented students from all parts of the world are encouraged to apply for the Kemitraan Negara Berkembang scholarship. Goal of the scholarship is to develop human resources in developing, promote cultural understanding of the countries and strengthen the cooperation between countries.

KNB Scholarship was first established in 1992 at Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Back then it was only available for students from NAM countries. But in 2002, Indonesian Government Open the scholarship for all countries. KNB Scholarship, for years building people to people relation between Indonesia and the students from recipient countries.

Details of KNB Scholarship:

OrganizationKNB Scholarships
Eligible CountriesGlobally
Program offeredUndergraduates, Masters PhD
GenderBoth Male & Female can apply
KNB Scholarship

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Last date to apply for KNB Scholarship is 18 February 2023.

Motives of KNB Scholarships:

KNB Scholarship offer by the Indonesian government have some motives which they want to fulfil for the betterment of humanity these are as follows:

  • 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.
  • To contribute to the human resource development in the developing countries.
  • To promote cultural understanding in-depth and to strengthen the relationship between developing countries.

KNB Scholarship courses offered:

Bachelor, Master and Doctoral courses from following fields are available under KNB Scholarhsip for international students,


  • Literary studies
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural studies


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Naval Architect & Marine Engineering
  • Geological Engineering
  • Informatics Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Computer
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Sports sciences
  • Pharmacy Studies
  • Nursing

Social science

  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Economics/Development Study
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • International Relations
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Community Empowerment


  • Indonesian Education
  • Educational Science
  • Social Science Education
  • Natural Science Education
  • Primary School Teacher Education
  • Out of School Education/ Informal
  • Applied Linguistics
  • History Education
  • Instructional Education
  • Educational Management
  • Educational Research & Evaluation
  • Vocational & Technology Education

Universities in KNB Scholarship

Following Colleges and Universities are available to study under KNB Scholarship,

  1. Bandung Institute of Technology
  2. Bandung Institute of Technology
  3. Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology
  4. Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya
  5. Airlangga University
  6. Atma Jaya University, Yogyakarta
  7. Diponegoro University
  8. Gadjah Mada University
  9. Hasanuddin University
  10. University of Indonesia
  11. Parahyangan Catholic University
  12. University of Muhammadiyah Malang
  13. Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta
  14. State University of Malang
  15. Yogyakarta State University
  16. Padjadjaran University
  17. Indonesia University of Education
  18. Sebelas Maret University
  19. Telkom University
  20. Islamic University of Indonesia
  21. University of Brawijaya
  22. State University of Semarang
  23. State University of Surabaya
  24. Syiah Kuala University
  25. Dian Nuswantoro university
  26. Sanata Dharma University
  27. Wijaya Kusuma University, Surabaya

Coverage of KNB Scholarship:

Indonesian government will cover following financial needs of the students:

Settling Allowance of IRD1250000 will be given to students upon arrival of Indonesia.
Students will get language course while taking this course they will get IDR 2550,000 living Allowance per month
Whole Scholarship per month will be divided for three causes:

  • Living Allowance IDR 2,550,000
  • Research Allowance IDR 400,000
  • Books Allowance IDR 350,000

In case of any mishappening KDR scholarship also give health insurance of IDR 200,000.
International Airfare for the students will also be cover as it will bear the cost of transport from students’ home countries to Indonesia.

Scholarship Duration

Indonesian Language Course
and Master Preparatory Course
12 Months
Doctoral ProgramMaximum 36 Months (6 Semesters)
Master ProgramMaximum 24 Months (4 Semesters)
Bachelor ProgramMaximum 48 Months (8 Semesters)
KNB Scholarships Duration

Eligibility Criteria:

There is following eligibility criteria is mention for the students who wants to apply in KNB Scholarship

  • Language required to apply in KNB Scholarship should be English.
  • Allover the world countries can apply
  • Candidates must passed IELTS or TOEFL exam to apply on this scholarship program
  • Undergraduate: Have the English Proficiency Test Score as follows: IBT TOEFL of 80, IELTS of 6.0, TOEIC of 700.
  • Masters: IELTS score should be 6.0 and TOEFL score should be a minimum of 80 and TOEFL score of the student should be 700 and student have a certificate of within the 2 years.
  • Doctorate: 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).

Requirements for Students:

Each study program has different requirements to apply in this scholarship which we will be mentioned below


  • The age of the Candidate should be 25 years.
  • Must have a high school degree before applying.
  • A recommendation letter from the Indonesian embassy or Indonesian Consulate General must submit along with other documents
  • An academic recommendation letter from the previous institute must provide to the organization
  • Recommendation letter from employer/ supervisor also needed for applying in KNB Scholarship
  • Candidate must have updated Visa/Passport
  • Fill complete;y online application link is given below.

Master Degree:

  • The maximum age of students should be 35 years.
  • Students should Possess at least Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree holders are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • IELTS score should be 6.0 and TOEFL score should be a minimum of 80 and the TOEIC score of the student should be 700.
  • A recommendation letter from the Indonesian embassy or Indonesian Consulate General must submit along with other documents
  • An academic recommendation letter from the previous institute must provide to the organization
  • Recommendation letter from employer/ supervisor also needed for applying in KNB Scholarship
  • Candidate must have updated Visa/Passport
  • Fill complete online application link is given below

Ph.D. Program:

  • The maximum age for applying for this scholarship is 40 years.
  • Candidates must possess a Master’s degree, Candidate who already enrolled in doctorate degree is not eligible
  • The candidate must acquire a recommendation letter from a supervisor from one of the research universities which is a partner of KNB scholarship
  • Statement of purpose required from the student which explains the purpose of studies and why they are interested studying in Indonesia for KNB scholarship.
  • Candidates must have IELTS, TOEFL, or another English proficiency test, and in IELTS candidates must score 7.0 and 90 in TOEFL, and certificates must obtain within the last 2 years.

Documentations required for KNB scholarship:

  • Recommendation letter from the Indonesian embassy
  • Academic recommendation letter from their respective universities
  • Nomination letter from the respective government official (Ministry of
  • Education, other related Government Agency – should the applicant works
  • for the Government Agency, or Embassy of the Applicant’s Country of Origin
  • in Indonesia
  • Scanned Passport or birth certificate
  • Scanned academic certificates
  • Scanned English proficiency certificates( IELTS, TOEFL, or others)
  • Scanned medical fitness certificate from a professional physician.

How to Apply:

  • Download invitation letter from official KNB scholarship website
  • Submit relevant documents such as Invitation letter, Passport, Academic Certificates, and Academic Transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to get a recommendation letter
  • after getting letter fill application from the official website
  • The selection process will be done
  • KNB Scholarship website declares the successful candidates and then publication work will be done.

Visit the Official website of KNB Scholarship to Apply online

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