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LPDP-Netherlands Joint Scholarship Programme For Indonesian Students (Complete Guide)

Applications are open for LPDP-Netherlands Joint Scholarship Programme which targets Indonesian mid-career professionals to pursue a master’s degree at a Dutch Higher Education Institution.

This scholarship (which also includes a specific Cultural Heritage Scholarship Programme) is a fully funded scholarship sponsored by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The LPDP-Netherlands joint scholarship programme aims to optimise the resources that the collaborating organisations have by focusing on specific areas that are mutually relevant and important to Indonesia's development priorities, the development of key expertise in the Dutch knowledge sector, and the bilateral cooperation agenda of the two countries.


Target Groups and Areas of Studies

This scholarship targets Indonesian mid-career professionals who aim to contribute to Indonesia’s sustainable and inclusive development. The scholarship offers the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree at participating Dutch Higher Education Institutions (DHEIs) in courses that are related to:

  • Water management and technology;

  • Entrepreneurship;

  • Sustainable and circular economy focusing on urban development;

  • Maritime, transport, and supply chain;

  • Security and rule of law, in particular cyber security;

  • Development studies, public policy, and governance;

  • Public health management.

  • Cultural heritage (additional application rules apply)


Scholarship Coverages

LPDP-Netherlands Joint Scholarship Programme is fully funded that provides awardees with the following benefits:

  1. economy international airline return ticket Indonesia (Jakarta)-Netherlands (Amsterdam) and an addition of domestic airline return ticket (city of domicile to international airport) for the awardees who live outside Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi;

  2. settling-in allowance upon arrival in the Netherlands;

  3. subsistence allowances in the Netherlands;

  4. international seminar participation (terms and condition applies);

  5. international journal Publication (terms and condition applies);

  6. emergency fund (terms and condition applies);

  7. Study Extension (terms and condition applies);

  8. Research Allowance


Participating Universities and Study Programs

There are 15 Dutch Universities participating in

The LPDP-Netherlands Joint Scholarship Programme including top-flight universities such as (Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen, Leiden Universityp) and others. Each university offers a set of particular MSc. Programs that are part of this scholarship.

To check the participating Universities and Study Programs, navigate to the Study programes offered section on this Webpage.


Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Indonesian citizen, living in Indonesia, and willing to return to Indonesia upon graduation of the program;

  • education background: S1/D4, minimal GPA: 3.0;

  • TOEFL IBT ≥90 or IELTS ≥6.5, valid for 2 years from the date of test;

  • mid-career professional, maximum 35 years old by 31 December 2024;

  • not intended for part-time study program, pre-master or distance learning;

  • not currently pursuing or already obtained a master’s degree;

  • not working for a bilateral or multilateral organization, a non-governmental organization that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature, and environmental protection, health or human rights; and

  • unconditional Letter of Admission (LoA), submitted in DELTA (Nuffic online application system) *

*Only applicable to the shortlisted candidates (those who passed the the first assessment process by LPDP). It will need to be uploaded in the Delta (Nuffic online application system). Please allow 1 – 2 months for the university to issue unconditional LoA.


Application Procedure

A quick note: before discussing application procedure. There are two rounds or batches for this scholarship, the first round's deadline is already passed, for the second batch 10 days remaining until the deadline slams shut, so you should act fast. However, this guide will remain helpful for you for the next academic year since the procedures remain relatively the same.

Application Guide

1). In the initial stage, interested candidates are required to submit their application to LPDP E-Beasiswa online application system by 12 February. This joint scholarship programme falls under ‘Beasiswa Prioritas’ category’.

2). Concurrently, interested candidates who don’t have an unconditional LoA yet, should start applying to university for the study program that is in the list of the joint scholarship programme (in January or February).

3). LPDP will evaluate applicants based on predetermined eligibility criteria. LPDP will nominate successful candidates (shortlisted applicants) to participate in Nuffic assessment.

4). The shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly and provided with the Delta link (Nuffic online application system). Application period in Delta: 1 – 8 April 2024. The shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly and provided with the Delta online application system website. In Delta, shortlisted applicants need to submit:

  • valid identification;

  • a reference letter

  • a motivation letter

  • an academic transcript and certificate (GPA 3.0 or higher);

  • English Language Proficiency test;

  • unconditional letter of acceptance;

  • Any supporting documents that might show awards, references or extracurricular

➢ You can check the application Procedure for the initial stage at the LPDP E-Beasiswa Online application guide here.

➢ LPDP Scholarship Batch 2 Registration is Now Open until July 22, 2024. Act fast!

➢ All information about the application process (in Indonesian language) can be found on this LPDP E-Beasiswa Online application guide webpage.

You can also download this PDF file:

More Information

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