About Darmasiswa Scholarship

DARMASISWA RI SCHOLARSHIP is a scholarship programme offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language), traditional music, traditional dance and Indonesian crafts. Candidates can choose 1 out of 58 universities in which the programme is carried out. These universities are located in different cities in Indonesia. The programme is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

The main purpose of the DARMASISWA programme is to increase and foster the interest in Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian Culture among the youth of other countries. It has also been designed to enhance mutual understanding and provide stronger cultural links among participating countries.
POLITEKNIK NEGERI MEDAN is a government institution located in Medan as the capital city of North Sumatera Province, Indonesia. Politeknik Negeri Medan is one of the Institutions that offers the programme in Indonesian Language and Culture Learning to all foreign students who want to learn Indonesian language, traditional music, traditional dance, songs and culinary intensively. North Sumatera is one of the touristic destinations in Indonesia because of its richness of unique varieties cultures, cultural heritages, beautifulness, interesting local traditions, volcanoes, and many more touristic resorts make travelers eager to experience staying in Medan.

POLITEKNIK NEGERI MEDAN as the organizing institution welcomes all foreign students to apply for the DARMASISWA RI SCHOLARSHIP. The programme commences along with the School Academic Year intake in September 2017/2018 and the programmes last for 1 year, will give students fabulous experiences during their study.

POLITEKNIK NEGERI MEDAN has varieties 6 departments and 17 study programs with over 6,000 students will give foreign students an opportunities to practice Indonesian Language with the local students out of the regular formal class of Indonesia Language. This will accelerate foreign students learning process during their study in Politeknik Negeri Medan .
POLITEKNIK NEGERI MEDAN offers students extra curricular activities such as in arts and culture (learning local dance), self defense, sports and choir.
POLITEKNIK NEGERI MEDAN offers a one year programme of DARMASISWA RI to foreign students such as Learning Indonesian Language and Culture.

Why must in Medan, North Sumatera

North Sumatera province has many touristic resorts such as Maimon Palace, Great Masjid, Crocodile Farm, Tangkahan (Elephant Riding), Lake Toba (Samosir Island in the middle of the lake), Berastagi, Bukit Lawang (National Reserves for Orang Utan), Tjong A Fie Mansion (cultural heritage), Si Piso-Piso Water Fall, Sibayak and Sinabung Vulcanoes, etc.