KNB Scholarship

Scholarship Information

Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang, or 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 offers potential students to earn their Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree at one of 23 prominent universities in Indonesia while experiencing life in the most culturally diverse nation in the world.

KNB Scholarship at Universitas Padjadjaran is provided for Master’s and Doctoral Degree Program for 3 years period (2 semesters Bahasa Indonesia + 4 semesters Master Degree) and 4 years period (2 semesters Bahasa Indonesia + 6 semesters Doctoral Degree) respectively.

Starting from 2021, the program is offered to Master’s and Doctoral Degree candidates from developing countries all around the world. Judging from the previous years, this program has been attractive to many applicants from Europe, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and Asia.

All academic programs (lectures and thesis/ dissertation) will be conducted in the Indonesian Language.


No Faculty/School Offered Study Programs Degrees
1 Postgraduate School Ilmu Lingkungan/Environmental Science Masters
Bioteknologi/Biotechnology Masters
Pariwisata Berkelanjutan/Sustainable Tourism Masters
Inovasi Regional/Regional Innovation Masters
Ilmu Keberlanjutan/Sustainability Science Masters
Manajemen Sumber Daya Hayati/Bioresource Management Masters
Ilmu Lingkungan/Environmental Science Doctoral
Bioteknologi/Biotechnology Doctoral
2 Fishery and Marine Science Perikanan/Fishery Bachelor
Ilmu Kelautan/Marine Science Bachelor
Perikanan Kampus Pangandaran/Fishery of PSDKU Pangandaran Bachelor
Pariwisata Bahari/Marine Tourism Applied Undergraduate
Ilmu Perikanan/Fishery Science Masters
Konservasi Laut/Marine Conservation Masters
3 Pharmacy Sarjana Farmasi/Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy Bachelor
Magister Ilmu Farmasi/Master of Pharmacy Masters
Magister Farmasi Klinik/Master of Clinical Pharmacy Masters
Doktor Ilmu Farmasi/Doctoral Degree in Pharmacy Doctoral
4 Psychology Psikologi/Psychology Doctoral
5 Communication Science Ilmu Komunikasi/Communication Science Doctoral
Ilmu Komunikasi/Communication Science Masters
Ilmu Komunikasi/Communication Science Bachelor
Perpustakaan dan Sains Informasi/Library and Information Science Bachelor
Hubungan Masyarakat/Public Relations Bachelor
Manajemen Komunikasi/Communication Management Bachelor
Jurnalistik/Journalism Bachelor
Televisi dan Film/Television and Film Bachelor
Manajemen Produksi Media/Media Production Management Applied Undergraduate
6 Geological Engineering Teknik Geologi/Geological Engineering Bachelor
Teknik Geologi/Geological Engineering Masters
Teknik Geologi/Geological Engineering Doctoral
7 Social and Political Sciences Administrasi Publik/Public Administration Bachelor
Hubungan Internasional/International Relations Bachelor
Kesejahteraan Sosial/Social Welfare Bachelor
Ilmu Pemerintahan/Governmental Science Bachelor
Antropologi/Anthropology Bachelor
Administrasi Bisnis/Business Administration Bachelor
Sosiologi/Sociology Bachelor
Ilmu Politik/Political Science Bachelor
Administrasi Publik/Public Administration Masters
Administrasi Bisnis/Business Administration Masters
Ilmu Antropologi/Anthropology Science Masters
Sosiologi/Sociology Masters
Ilmu Kesejahteraan Sosial/Social Welfare Science Masters
Kebijakan Publik/Public Policy Masters
Ilmu Politik/Political Science Masters
Ilmu Pemerintahan/Governmental Science Masters
Sosiologi/Sociology Doctoral
Ilmu Administrasi/Administration Science Doctoral
Hubungan Internasional/International Relations Doctoral
Kesejahteraan Sosial/Social Welfare Doctoral
8 Agriculture Ilmu Pertanian/Agricultural Science Doctoral
Ilmu Tanah/Soil Science Masters
Ilmu Agronomi/Agronomy Masters
Ekonomi Pertanian/Agricultural Economics Masters
Agroteknologi/Agrotechnology Bachelor
Agribisnis/Agribusiness Bachelor
Agroteknopreneur/Agrotechnopreneur Applied Undergraduate
9 Nursing Magister Keperawatan/Master of Nursing Masters
10 Animal Husbandry Sarjana Ilmu Peternakan/Bachelor of Animal Husbandry Science Bachelor
Magister Ilmu Peternakan/Master of Animal Husbandry Masters
Doktor Ilmu Peternakan/Doctor of Animal Husbandry Doctoral
11 Economics and Business Manajemen Keuangan Mikro Terpadu (MMKMT)/
Master of Integrated Microfinance Management
Magister Ekonomi Terapan (MET)/Master of
Applied Economics
Magister Ilmu Ekonomi (MIE)/Master of Economics Masters
Magister Ilmu Manajemen (MIM)/Master of
Management Science
Magister Manajemen (MM)/ Master of Management Masters
Magister Akuntansi (Maksi)/ Master of Accounting Masters
Doktor Ilmu Manajemen (DIM)/Doctor of Management Science Doctoral
Doktor Ilmu Ekonomi (DIE)/Doctor of
Doktor Ilmu Akuntansi (DIA)/Doctor of Accounting Doctoral
Sarjana Akuntansi/ Bachelor of Accounting Bachelor
Sarjana Ilmu Ekonomi/Bachelor of Economics Bachelor
12 Dentistry Doktor Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi/Doctor of Dentistry Science Doctoral
13 Agricultural Industrial Technology Teknik Pertanian/Agricultural Engineering Bachelor
Teknologi Pangan/Food Technology Bachelor
Teknologi Industri Pertanian/Agricultural Industrial Technology Bachelor
Teknologi Agroindustri/Agroindustry Technology Masters
Teknologi Industri Pertanian/Agricultural Industrial Technology Masters
Teknologi Agroindustri/Agroindustry Technology Masters
14 Cultural Sciences Sastra Indonesia/Indonesian Literature Bachelor
Ilmu Sejarah/History Bachelor
Sastra Inggris/English Literature Bachelor
Sastra Sunda/Sundanese Literature Bachelor
Sastra Jepang/Japanese Literature Bachelor
Sastra Jerman/German Literature Bachelor
Ilmu Sastra/Literature Science Masters
Linguistik/Linguistics Masters

Master's Degree Program

Period of Study

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

Scholarship Coverage*

  • Living Allowance
  • Research and book allowances (will be given during the Master Program)
  • Health insurance
  • Round trip international ticket
  • Immigration Fee
  • Tuition Fee (paid directly to the university)

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

Doctoral Degree Program

Type of Study

  • By research
  • Combination of courses and research

Period of Study

  • 1 year of Indonesian Language Program (merger with 4 months of Preparatory Program)
  • 36 months (6 semesters) of Doctoral Program

Scholarship Coverage*

  • Living Allowance
  • Research and book allowances (will be given during the Master Program)
  • Health insurance
  • Round trip international ticket
  • Immigration Fee
  • Tuition Fee (paid directly to the university)

*All scholarship coverage is meant for a single person only. KNB does not provide a family allowance.
**ITS only provides tuition waiver for 5 KNB doctoral degree positions

General Requirements

  • The maximum age to apply for the scholarship is 35 years old
  • Applicant must hold a bachelor degree that is approved by respective Ministry of Education and Culture for (master degree holder is eligible to apply)
  • Applicant must have a minimum TOEFL IBT Score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.0 (or any other English Proficiency Tests with equivalent score)
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Applicant must complete the online application form at:
  • Prior to the departure to Indonesia, the successful candidates must sign the Statement Letter and Scholarship Agreement prepared by the KNB Scholarship management

Required Documents

  • Recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy in the respective country, issued in the same year as the application.
  • 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)
  • 2 academic recommendation letters
  • Scanned valid passport (personal data page only)
  • Scanned bachelor certificate and academic transcripts (in English)
  • Scanned TOEFL score certificate (or any other English Proficiency Tests) obtained within the last 2 Years
  • Scanned Official Medical Statement (Official Diagnose) prepared by a certified physician, issued in the same year of application.


  1. Download the invitation letter (Available in the KNB Scholarship website)
  2. Submit the invitation letter, passport, academic certificates, and academic transcripts to the Indonesian Embassy to acquire the recommendation letter
  3. Complete the online application process
  4. Selection process
  5. Selection result announcement. The selection results will be announced online via the KNB Scholarship Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network
Once you have applied for the program, you CANNOT cancel the application.
KNB Guides

Application Submission

7 February – 7 May 2021

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