Scholarship for Master Degree Programs of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia 2008
The Tenth Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries held on 1-6 September 1992 concluded among others the idea of providing scholarship by the Ministry of Education and Culture, which is now the Ministry of National Education (MONE). The scholarship is aimed to strengthen the relationship and mutual cooperation among the members of NAM countries, to reciprocate scholarship programs provided by other countries for Indonesian citizens, and to provide stronger cultural links between these nations.
In 1993, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia started to offer postgraduate (master degree) scholarships to students from the NAM member countries.
However, since the Cold War ended, the scholarship has been offered to other developing countries. Upto 2005, 243 students from 36 countries have completed the NAM scholarship program.
Considering that the international political development has made the use of the term “NAM” irrelevant, this scholarship has been renamed Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship (DCPS) or Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB).
The scholarship education program is offered to post graduate students (Master Degree) to study at one of universities in Indonesia for 3 years, consisting of 1 year of the Indonesian Language and Preparatory Programs and 2 years of Master Program.