DARMASISWA is a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. The scholarship allows international students to study Bahasa Indonesia, arts, music and crafts. They can choose one of 54 different universities located in different cities in Indonesia. This program is organized by the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
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. Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 135 countries.
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.
Universitas Ahmad Dahlan has been chosen by Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as one of the host universities for this Darmasiswa Program. International students who have enjoyed the benefits of the scholarship come from different countries such as China, Thailand, Japan, Egypt, South Korea, Poland, UK, India, Spain, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Vietnam, Ukraine, Timor Leste, Belgium, Pakistan, Philippines, and Syria come and study in UAD.
UAD gives you the best and most enjoyable ways to learn Indonesian. Come, join us and you will get:
- Kelas Berbicara (Speaking Class)
- Kelas Membeca (Reading Class)
- Kelas Mendengar ( Listening Class)
- Kelas Menulis (Writing Class)
- Kelas Tata bahasa (Structure Class)
- Kelas Menari (Traditional Dance Class)
- Kelas Musik (Indonesian Traditional Music Class)
- Kelas Drama (Indonesian Folklore Drama Class)
- Kelas Memasak (Traditional Food Cooking Class)
Further, you will get some outing classes and hand-on experience of teaching in some of Schools.
For Scholarship Information please visit http://darmasiswa.kemdikbud.go.id/darmasiswa/
Choose UAD as your place to study, have great experience to study in class and have hand-on experience of studying culture in Yogyakarta!
These are some photos of students activities: