About the Program

BIPA Program of Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) offers a scholarship to all foreign students to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture at UMP. The main purpose of this program is to promote and increase the interest in the language, art and culture of Indonesia among youth of other countries.

Scholarship Offers*

- BIPA Scholarship (1 month - 3 months)

The grantee will study Indonesian Language, Art and Culture. The periods of the study are 1 month, 2 months, or 3 months.

- Indonesian Art and Culture Scholarship (1 month)

The focus of this scholarship is to introduce the Art and Culture of Indonesia. The grantee will have an opportunity to study arts and cultures of Indonesia and Java in particular such as Javanese traditional dance, music, musical instruments, and handicrafts (Batik). This scholarship lasts for 1 month.

Please note that applicants must send their applications at least 2 months prior to the intended study period.

The 2020/2021 academic year calendar:

1. Registration Period : January - 31 March 2020

2. Selection Period : 3 - 15 April 2020

3. Announcement : 25 April 2020

4. Visa Preparation : 27 April - 15 May 2020

Level of Study

BIPA A1 & A2 (Beginner)

BIPA B1 & B2 (Intermediatte)

BIPA C1 & C2 (Advance)

All applicants will have to take a placement test in order to determine the level to study.

Qualification of students

- Have not received any Indonesian Language Scholarship from Indonesian government/ institutions.

- Preferably Student

- Completed secondary education or its equivalent

- Minimum age 17 years and Not older than 35 years of age

- Unmarried

- Able to communicate in English and additional Bahasa Indonesia (Proven by English Language Proficiency Certificate : TOEFL/IELTS)

- In good health as proved by Medical Certificate

Required Documents

- Curriculum Vitae / Resume

- Colored passport size photo

- Medical Certificate (download the form here)

- Copy of Passport valid at least 18 months from time of arrival in Indonesia

- Recommendation Letter (2 Persons)

- Last academic transcript and certificates (in English)

- Language certificate (TOEFL/ IELTS)

- Writing essay about purpose of study (in English or Bahasa Indonesia maximum 500 words)

Coverage of Scholarship

- Free accommodation + meal (3 times per day)

- Living cost IDR 1.500.000/ month ( USD 112)

- Free excursion program (one time per study period)


- Do an online registration Apply now!

- Scan all the Required Documents in PDF format, and

- Send the scanned documents to our email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- The applicant will receive the notification via email