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
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
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
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
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
Education Division of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in
Indonesian Ministry of Education
Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI)
For answers to frequently asked questions please view our FAQs for
If you have any questions please contact Peter O'Reilly, DIKTI
scholarship programme coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org