The Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Ristekdikti) has announced the reestablishment of the Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship (Beasiswa Pendidikan Pascasarjana Luar Negeri, or BPPLN) program.
- Of the 1,000 scholarships available, the BPPLN will fund 100 students to study PhDs overseas. Applicants must be a permanent lecturer in a university under the remit of Ristekdikti to be eligible for a PhD scholarship.
- The BPPLN will cover tuition fees for 36 months, a living allowance, return flights, visa expenses and health insurance.
- In addition to the PhD scholarships, the BPPLN program also offers non-degree scholarships for students undertaking PhDs in Indonesia to study at overseas universities, in order to enhance the quality of their international publications. This stream of BPPLN is called the International Publication Quality Improvement Program (“Program Peningkatan Kualitas Publikasi Internasional”, or PKPI).
- Additionally, the “Bridge Program” offers funding for lecturers with a Master’s degree to form links with potential supervisors at overseas universities, as a precursor to applying for a PhD scholarship.