Studies in France Ambassadors promote education in France by sharing their experiences with Indonesian students, and explaining how studying in France has helped fulfil their career aspirations and how education overseas has broadened their horizons.

Studying in France has strengthened my knowledge and provided the opportunity to network with public policy experts from all over the world.

Ilsa Meidina
2020 Studies in France Ambassador

Established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the EIFFEL Scholarship programme supports applicants from developing countries at master’s level, and applicants from developing and industrialised countries at PhD level. The scholarship focuses on priority areas such as economics and management, engineering, law and political science.

I did not get the scholarship without personal determination and the effort of gaining work experience and studying French intensively but thankfully I achieved my dream in the end. I am very grateful to the French government for this wonderful gift.

Steven Yos
Master’s student in International Business Engineering, IAE Montpellier

Through the Institut Français Indonesia (IFI) – Campus France Indonesia, the French Embassy awards Master’s level students tuition waiver up to €5,000 per year, a monthly living allowance, priority access to the student dormitory and exemption from the student visa application fee.

I was fully supported by Campus France Indonesia from attestation of my scholarship, right though pre-departure, arrival and stay in France, up until my return to Indonesia. Aside from monthly payments, I was grateful for an evaluation every semester which was designed not only to monitor my achievements but also the challenges I encountered during my studies.

Nur Hidayah
Master’s student of Science of Language and Language Teaching,
Université de Lorraine

Co-financed by the French government and Indonesian ministries, French companies established in Indonesia, and private foundations, Bourses de Couverture Sociale are awarded by IFI every year to support awardees with tuition fees at French public universities for courses taught in French, exemption from visa fees, priority access to student dormitories and health insurance.

The scholarship allowed me to benefit from complete health insurance coverage which was extremely valuable. I thank BCS and France-Indonesia’s cooperation with Campus France in granting me this benefit which allowed me to focus on my studies throughout the year.

Ridho Utomo
Master’s student in Aerospace Engineering, ISAE-Supaero, Toulouse

Founded in 1925, the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD is the largest German international academic cooperation organisation, with a worldwide network of 50 information centers and 450 DAAD lecturer positions. DAAD scholarship grants are available to students of all academic disciplines at each academic degree level.

There are no right words other than an “extraordinary and meaningful experience” to describe my experience while studying in Germany. I went to Germany on a DAAD scholarship from September 2001 to February 2006. I took the Doctoral programme at the Historische und Systematische Kommunikationswissenschaft Department at the Universitat Leipzig. The key to success when studying in Germany is perseverance and habituation to discipline from planning to executing work plans made together with the professors and highly experienced advisors. It was this working culture that continued to inspire me until I returned to Indonesia and achieved the title of Professor of Communication Studies in 2019.

Dr. Phil. Hermin Indah Wahyuni, S.I.P., M.Si., 
Awardee of DAAD Research Grants – Doctoral Programme in Germany
University of Leipzig 2002-2006

My postdoctoral fellowship granted by the DAAD was in the frame of the Biodiversity and Health programme, a cooperation between Germany and Indonesia. After I came back from Germany, I was appointed as Head of Group Drug Discovery Development at the Research Center for Biotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

Masteria Yunosilva Putra 
2016 Awardee of DAAD Biodiversity and Health for GINAICO
(German-Indonesian Anti-infective Cooperation) project at
Universität Oldenburg dan ZMT Bremen

Hundreds of scholarships are available for international students to study in Ireland from a variety of sources including the Government of Ireland, Irish higher education institutions and other organisations.

It has been a fascinating journey being a PhD student in Ireland, especially as my research was part of an EU project. Working in collaboration across European institutions has both enriched my insight into the development and deployment of low carbon technologies and simultaneously built my personal capacities.

Tubagus Aryandi Gunawan 
PhD in Mechanical, Energy & Chemical Engineering,
National University of Ireland, Galway

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. Aimed at developing and sharing knowledge and experience, it funds cooperation and mobility between Europe and other countries, including Indonesia, offering opportunities to individuals and organisations such as universities, education and training providers, research institutes, and private businesses.

Studying in Europe through an Erasmus scholarship has been one of the best moments in my self-development phase. Being an Erasmus student has given me a deeper meaning of studying in a multicultural society. My study in Europe has supported my academic achievements and my works as social entrepreneur. Aside from having amazing academic life in Europe, I also received many opportunities to grow my work by bringing the environmental board game I developed to another level. With the support of a strong alumni network helped me to expand the impact of the environmental mission. In my opinion, Europe offers a strong ecosystem for innovators”.

Annisa Hasanah 
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Alumni

SISGP promotes the Swedish government’s strategy for capacity development to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is open to applicants from selected countries, including Indonesia. The programme offers a unique opportunity for global professionals and academic development as well as the chance to experience Swedish society and culture and build long-lasting relationships with the country and its people. The ultimate aim is to enable scholarship holders to play an active role in the positive development of the societies in which they live.

As an SISGP awardee, my post-graduate studies in public health at Umeå University have strengthened my analytical skills and broadened my perspectives on how socioeconomic status affects individual and community health. Furthermore, gender awareness formed an important part of formal and informal discussions among lecturers and students throughout my studies.

Olivi Silalahi 
Msc in Public Health, Umeå University, Sweden

Hundreds of scholarships are available for international students to study in the Netherlands from a variety of sources including the Government of Netherlands, Dutch higher education institutions and other organisations.

I am very grateful to have had the opportunity of a Clinical Fellowship in the Vascular Surgery Department at the University Medical Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands from 2014 to 2015. A few months after I left the Netherlands, my colleagues and I established an information platform on the internet called Vascular Indonesia.

Dr. Niko Azhari Hidayat SpBTKV (K) 
Lecturer at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya

Invest Your Talent in Italy scholarship aims to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, promote Italian languages and culture, and enhance international economic engagement. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 Indonesian students were awarded scholarships by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Collaboration and Invest Your Talent in Italy.

I am very grateful to have been able to continue my studies in Italy, especially majoring in Architecture and Urban Design in Milan. Without the scholarship I would not have had access to an amazing education that provides great opportunities for learning and growth. I look forward to having a great experience and to meeting new people. Thanks to Invest Your Talent in Italy for making my journey possible and making my future brighter.

I Putu Febry Kusuma 
Awardee of Invest Your Talent in Italy Scholarship

It was an honour and a tremendous opportunity for me to be awarded an Invest Your Talent in Italy scholarship to study Management Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Thanks to this scholarship, I am not only able to study in one of the best technical universities in Europe, but I also get the chance to develop my professional skills through a work placement with an Italian company. I am really enjoying my new experiences here. Italy is an adorable country with world-class industries, culture, entertainment and food. If you are interested to study in Italy, please contact me. I would be very happy to help you to achieve your dreams.

Yovita Sugionoputri 
Awardee of Invest Your Talent in Italy Scholarship

Since 2015, the Polish government has offered scholarships in technical studies to developing countries through the Ignacy Lukasiewicz Scholarship. Indonesian students are regularly granted the greatest number of scholarships, with 30 receiving scholarships in 2018 and 38 in 2019. The scholarship fully funds Master’s degree studies in engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences and natural sciences.

The Master’s degree I gained in computer science in Wroclaw Polytechnic allowed me to enhance my career. Now I am a lecturer at the Politeknik Negeri Samarinda teaching programming and web design. The experience also inspired me to publish an e-book for Indonesians on how to study in Poland – ‘Dzień dobry Polandia’ – which is available at Google Play.

Raji Ansyah 
2016 Ignacy Lukasiewicz awardee

Provided by the Government of Hungary, Stipendium Hungaricum aims to strengthen scientific, cultural, economic and social ties between Hungary and Indonesia. Under the joint management of the Indonesian and Hungarian education ministries, the programme offers full scholarships covering tuition, medical insurance, accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses, and is available for over 300 degree options across all levels of study, including PhD programmes, with courses offered in English.

Since the programme’s popularity keeps growing, in 2020 there will be 100 Indonesian beneficiaries of the Stipendium Hungaricum programme.

Péter Szijjártó 
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary