FAITH IN INDONESIA

FAITH IN INDONESIA
The shape of the world a generation from now will be influenced far more by how we communicate the values of our society to others than by military or diplomatic superiority. William Fulbright, 1964

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

SCHOLARSHIPS IN MALANG

DARMASISWA SCHOLARSHIP
at University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM)
Academic Year 2010/2011

DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. Participants can choose University of Muhammadiyah Malang, in the online-application form it is written Malang Muhammadiyah Universiity (UMM), in East Java, Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The interest of international students to participate in this program keep increasing year by year. In 2010, we offer to 750 students.
Darmasiswa RI Program is conducted in 2 schemes, i.e :
Regular 1 (One) Year -Darmasiswa RI scholarship ProgramRegular One Year program is a one-year scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language and Art (traditional music, traditional dance, and Indonesian craft) in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.
Regular 6 (Six) Months - Darmasiswa RI scholarship ProgramRegular six-month program is a six-month scholarship program offered to foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language in selected Indonesian Higher Education Institutions.
--= The Scholarship Covers=--
Monthly allowance will be received by participant is Rp 1.500.000,00 (one million and five hundred thousand rupiah), and will be transferred to the University/college where they study.--= Qualifications of Applicants =--
Not more than 35 years old
Completed secondary education or its equivalent
Copy of academic transcript
In good health as proved by Medical Certificate
Passport size color photograph (5 pieces)
Full-page copy of passport valid for at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia
Able to communicate in English and have a basic knowledge of the field they’re applying for

--= Procedure =--
The applicant should apply through the following procedures:
Contact one of UMM contact persons: to get letter of Acceptance as well as further information
Soeparto, Assistant Rector of International Relations
Cell Phone: +628123368597 email: partoumm@yahoo.com
Eka Rini Saraswati, Head of Bahasa Indonesia Program
Cell Phone: +6281 25229025
Jarum, Head of American and European Division:
Cell Phone: +628123358521 email: jarum_mlg@yahoo.com
Teguh Sri Wiyono, Staff of International Relations Office
Cell Phone: +62 85646787373 email: teguh_sriwiyono@yahoo.com
Wahyu Taufiq, Staff of International Relations Office
Cell Phone: +62 81242940765, email: wahyutaufiq@yahoo.com
Puji Soemarsono, Staff of International Relations Office
Cell Phone: +6285 646 267575 email: poedji47@yahoo.co.id
Contact Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the country of residence, to get letter of recommendation by bringing the acceptance letter. In chase you want to apply online please notify the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate General in the country of residence before hand.
Filling out the application based on your chosen program that can be downloaded from http://darmasiswa.diknas.go.id/english/download.php, or apply online:
Regular 1 (One) Year -Darmasiswa RI scholarship Program go to: http://darmasiswa.diknas.go.id/english/daftar.php
Regular 6 (Six) Months - Darmasiswa RI scholarship Program go to:
http://darmasiswa.diknas.go.id/english/daftar3.php

--= Health Insurance=--
The Ministry of National Education (MoNE) will not provide health insurance; therefore the participants are expected to have the International insurance.

--=Procedure for both programs=--

The applicant apply by filling out the application available at the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General in the country of residence or download from http://darmasiswa.diknas.go.id/english/download.php, or applying online:
Regular 1 (One) Year -Darmasiswa RI scholarship Program go to: http://darmasiswa.diknas.go.id/english/daftar.php
Regular 6 (Six) Months - Darmasiswa RI scholarship Program go to:
http://darmasiswa.diknas.go.id/english/daftar3.php
2. In case the applicant apply online, he/she should notify the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General.
3. The application form should be submitted together with:
1. copy of academic transcript
2. health certificate
4. passport size color photograph (5 pieces)
5. full-page copy of passport valid for at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia.
6. In spite of online application, the paper documents of applicants will be submitted by the Indonesian Embassy to the Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs or the Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of National Education (MoNE), addressed to:
1. Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6 Jakarta
Phone: (62-21) 3813480
2. Head of Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, Secretariat General, Ministry of National Education (MoNE)
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan
Gedung C, Lantai 6
Phone: (021) 572-4707
Email: darmasiswa_kln@yahoo.com
5. The applicants’ documents will be selected every March for program commencing in September of the following year by a team consisting of officials from:
1. Bureau of Planning and International Cooperation, MoNE.
2. Directorate General of Higher Education, MoNE
3. Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs.
4. Host universities and colleges.
5. The results of selection will be communicated to the participants by the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General or through website in April.

--=Schedule=--

Bundle of candidate’s application shall be submitted before the end of February 2010
Selection shall be conducted on the beginning of March 2010
The announcement is on the beginning of April 2010
Confirmation of participants’ agreement is on the beginning of June 2010
The arrival of participants shall be on the beginning of August 2010
Orientation program shall be conducted on the beginning of August 2010
Classes will be conducted from September 2010 until July 2011
For University of Indonesia, class will be conducted on beginning of July 2010
For participants of Regular 6 (six) months program class will be conducted as follows:
1. Period I (August 2010 – January 2011)
2. Period II (February 2011 – July 2011)

--=Why UMM=--
1. UMM has experienced handling International students around the world
2. UMM has international relations office which provides information and professional assistances for International students
3. UMM has three beautiful campuses in beautiful landscape, near to some tourism spots such as Bromo, and some local exotic places like waterfalls, natural rivers etc. click here for details: http://www.lombokmarine.com/malang-city.htm, http://pemkot-malang.go.id/eng/, http://www.malangpedia.com/, http://wisatamalang.com/,
4. Living cost is really affordable. The estimation:
a. Housing: Rp.150.000 – Rp. 250.000 monthly
b. Meal and drink: Rp. 600.000 – Rp. 900.000 monthly
c. Local Transport: one trip Rp. 2.500 – Rp. 3.000
5. UMM offers various activities inside and outside the class.
6. UMM has a number of international students who are ready to help you

--=Useful Links=--
University of Muhammadiyah Malang: http://www.umm.ac.id
International Relations Office, UMM: http://iro.umm.ac.id
Darmasiswa RI Scholarship: http://darmasiswa.diknas.go.id/english/index.php
Malang City: http://www.lombokmarine.com/malang-city.htm,
http://pemkot-malang.go.id/eng/,
http://www.malangpedia.com/,
http://wisatamalang.com/,

--=Contact persons=--

Soeparto, Assistant Rector of International Relations Office
Cell Phone: +628123368597 email: partoumm@yahoo.com
Eka Rini Saraswati, Head of Bahasa Indonesia Program
Cell Phone: +6281 25229025
Jarum, Head of American and European Division:
Cell Phone: +628123358521 email: jarum_mlg@yahoo.com
Teguh Sri Wiyono, Staff of International Relations Office
Cell Phone: +62 85646787373 email: teguh_sriwiyono@yahoo.com
Wahyu Taufiq, Staff of International Relations Office
Cell Phone: +62 81242940765, email: wahyutaufiq@yahoo.com
Puji Soemarsono, Staff of International Relations Office
Cell Phone: +6285 646 267575 email: poedji47@yahoo.co.id

University of Muhammadiyah Malang, UMM
Jl. Raya Tlogomas 246 Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Phone/Fax: +62341 460435

--=What They Say=--

1. Anwar Artaewee (Thailand), wawa_it@hotmail.com
UMM is very reliable. All the staffs, including administration staff and lecturers are friendly and always ready to help. The people are also capable and helpful. Malang is city of students, more than 20 Thailand students study here. So, living in Malang is the best luck for me. You will not regret it if you choose UMM as a place to study.
2. Hanna Szymanska (Poland), hallynka@gmail.com
Malang, where I study now is perfect place. It is near to some Indonesian popular tourism spots. I have visited Lombok, Bali, Yogyakarta, Bromo mountain, and many other exotic places in Indonesia. Indeed, it is easy and cheap to reach those places.
3. Rakotonirina Seheno Hobiniaina (Madagscar), rakotonirinasehenohobiniaina@yahoo.com
As an international education city, Malang offers an affordable price to live. We can easily get what we want in reasonable price. The living cost here is very cheap. So, studying and living here is excellent.

(Information from UMM.)

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