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Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme

The Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme is now open for lecturers in Indonesia to come to study for their doctorate at many leading universities in the United Kingdom. A small number of master's scholarships will also be available. The programme will fund up to 750 academics to come and study in the UK over the next five years. 

You can study at over seventy universities or higher education institutions in the UK. All academic subjects will be considered for full funding under the DIKTI scheme. More universities will be joining the scheme. Click here for details of the participating institutions and what postgraduate programmes they are offering.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to permanent and prospective faculty members at Indonesian universities and administrative staff in DIKTI or Indonesian state universities. Click here for more information about eligibility requirements.

How do I apply?

You need to apply directly to the university that you wish to study at and follow their application process. Often you will need to submit a detailed research proposal and provide academic references. Please inform them that you are a DIKTI scholar. Click here for more information about how to apply.

What academic qualifications do I need?

For PhD study you would normally be expected to hold a Masters degree or equivalent, however in some cases, having extensive research experience in your chosen field might be enough but this varies from institution to institution and the requirements of your PhD supervisor. For master's study you would be expected to hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent.

What level of English do I need?

You will need a high standard of English. The level of English required for specific research disciplines will be part of the entry requirement for each department of university. Details are available here.

Why study in the UK?

Studying for a PhD in the UK will give you the opportunity to undertake new research enabling you to make an original contribution to the international knowledge base of your subject area.

PhD research will normally be driven by your self-guided research work or you may undertake defined research work as part of a team pursuing a broader research project. Academic supervisors will be appointed to provide guidance when needed by you. 

Masters level study (MA, MSc, MPhil, MRes) also offers the opportunity for self-guided research and may also include taught elements within the course of study.

- You can join the 200,000 overseas students who undertook their postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom last year, representing a quarter of all postgraduate students.

- The United Kingdom has 1% of the world's population but undertakes 5% of the world's scientific research and produces 14% of the world's most frequently cited research papers.

- Contribute to the research output of a nation where academics working at British universities and research institutes have been awarded 79 Nobel prizes.

- The UK's postgraduate programmes are recognised across the world for their excellence, range and quality. This, together with the high calibre of their academic staff, innovative teaching techniques, high academic standards, cutting-edge research and top-class facilities, means students have access to some of the very best standards of higher education in the world.

- As well as being able to offer you the very best academic experience, you will also be able to enjoy everything that UK life has got to offer. From world famous historic sites, sporting teams, theatres, museums, festivals and an endless variety of restaurants; the UK is a fascinating and diverse country.

- Whether you like city or country life, there is a great deal to explore and the cosmopolitan culture of the UK means that you will settle in faster than you think.

For further information about studying in the United Kingdom and about DIKTI:

Choosing the UK as a study destination (Education UK)

Indonesian Education Attache in London

Education Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London

Indonesian Ministry of Education Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI)

For answers to frequently asked questions please view our FAQs for Students webpage.

If you have any questions please contact Peter O'Reilly, DIKTI scholarship programme coordinator at



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