Master Degree Scholarships

The Indonesian AID Scholarship (TIAS)

The Indonesian AID Scholarship (TIAS) is a grant program from the Indonesian government aimed to support the achievement of SDGs targets, especially in the education sector. As a reflection of the spirit of the Asia-Africa Summit, the Indonesian AID scholarship will develop the skills and expertise of future leaders from Indonesia’s priority countries.

TIAS offers master degree program for civil servants, government officers and persons officially nominated by the targeted government. This scholarship will offer an unforgettable educational experience in Indonesia through studying at a well-known university and polytechnic as well as living experience in a multicultural and multilingual country. Through TIAS, students will enhance their intellectual standing, develop their competencies, and open wider professional opportunities, a foundation for post-college success.

The Department of International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada is honored to be the partner for this program. For the academic year of 2024—2025, the TIAS programs at the Graduate Program in International Relations are eligible for prospective students from:

  1. Timor Leste
  2. Papua New Guinea
  3. Fiji
  4. Solomon Islands

Required Documents

  1. Officially nominated by Priority Country Governments.
  2. Willing to return and serve in their respective countries for a minimum of 2 (two) years after completing their studies.
  3. Have citizenship status from a priority country.
  4. Not registered as an active military personal.
  5. Have an active passport minimum for 12 months.
  6. The maximum age is 40 years in July of the current year.
  7. Preferably for the government employee who have minimum of 2 years work experience.
  8. Have a certificate of employment in the government sector/equivalent document.
  9. Fluent use of English. For non-English speaking countries, you must attach a TOEFL ITP certificate min. 477 or IELTS min. 5.5 (This requirement does not apply to countries that use English as the medium of instruction or majors that use Indonesian as the language of instruction.)
  10. Already Have a bachelor’s degree.
  11. Do not have a previous Master’s degree.
  12. Attach a letter/document stating good behavior and/or freedom from criminal record from the competent local authority.
  13. Physically and spiritually healthy. Proven by a health certificate from a doctor.

The Indonesian AID Scholarship (TIAS) will covers:

  1. Academic Cost (Tuition Fee)
  2. Selection Cost
  3. Round trip ticket
  4. Visa Application Cost
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Monthly Living Allowances
  7. Settle-in Allowances
  8. Accommodation Allowances
  9. Research Support Fund
  10. International Seminars Cost
  11. International Journal Publication Cost
  12. Education Support Fund
  13. Buddy Program
  14. Indonesian Language (Bahasa/ BIPA Level 1) course program


  • The Indonesian Government submits requests to the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate General in targeted countries to provide the proposed names of students.
  • Foreign governments submit recommendations for the proposed students to the Indonesian Embassy.
  • The Indonesian Embassy inputs selection documents to the website.
  • The selection process consists of administrative and academic tests.
  • The prospective students will be delivered to the selected campus, and the campus will conduct the selection process, which should include online interviews and any related tests with the potential candidates.
  • The Indonesian Embassy will contact awardee candidates to make final confirmation.
  • Publishing final selection result through the website.

During the application process, please pay close attention to some Important information below:

  • Submit the selection criteria to the Indonesian Embassy.
  • The Indonesian Embassy will complete the online application process.
  • The Directorate General of Higher Education, MoECRT will carry out administrative selection.
  • Conduct the academic selection process with the targeted university.
  • The Selection Results will be broadcasted online through the Indonesian AID Website and officially announced through the Indonesian Embassy publication network.
  • We suggest you collect as much information as possible on the universities and your desired study program.
  • Please be advised that once you are admitted, changing either the universities or your study program is strictly prohibited.
  • A recommendation letter from the Indonesian Embassy is mandatory. The recommendation letter will be issued based on verification and necessary background and/or security checks conducted by the Indonesian Embassy.
  • All the required documents have to be written or officially translated into English.
Registration (Document Submission)1 Feb—1 March 2024
Administrative Selection2 March—23 March 2024
Academic Selection25 March—25 April 2024
Clearing House26 April—25 May 2024
Awardee Confirmation27 May—13 June 2024
Final Announcement of Selection Results14 June 2024
Departure Administration Process14 June—15 July 2024
Arrival in Indonesia16 July—23 July 2024
Academic Year StartEarly Aug 2024

For further information, please visit The Indonesian AID Scholarship website at or send email to