Nuffic Neso Indonesia will sign an agreement with the Directorate General for Higher Education (DIKTI) of the Indonesian Ministry for National Education in which budget for an additional 50 PhD’s for the Netherlands will be made available through a so called ‘special channel’. Already about 100 Indonesian lecturers receive annually a so called DIKTI scholarship for further study in the Netherlands through the normal application channel for PhD, Post Doc, Masters and academic refreshing training.
Already about 100 Indonesian lecturers receive annually a so called DIKTI scholarship for further study in the Netherlands through the normal application channel for PhD, Post Doc, Masters and academic refreshing training.
To increase the number and the quality of the PhD applicants, and to make the program more efficient, a special or short cut channel will be created alongside the already existing application channel. To qualify for the special channel, a Dutch professor has to nominate and accept the potential Indonesian candidate and the Dutch Higher Education Institution (HEI) has to guarantee to finance the last (fourth) year of the scholarship. All subject areas of research are accepted. If these requirements are met and the candidate fulfils the basic requirements of DIKTI, the scholarship will be automatically awarded. The Dutch professors/research schools play a crucial role in identifying potential candidates, for instance based on the experience with these candidates when they were pursuing their master’s degree in the Netherlands.
Thus far the DIKTI scholarships for PhD covers maximum a period of three years. This scheme will only apply for full time lecturers or candidate lecturers employed at Indonesian state and private universities, as is also the case with the regular channel. Only if more than 50 eligible PhD candidates apply on annual basis through this special channel, additional selection will take place by a selection committee. The deadline for application for the special channel will be December 1, 2011; selection is expected to take place in January 2012 and the announcement in March 2012.
Detail information is published on the following link: http://www.nesoindonesia.or.id/grants