Master Scholarships for Indonesian Citizen to USA, PRESTASI IIEF USAID

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USAID PRESTASI IIEFA key component of the U.S. government’s development program in Indonesia has always been training, and the support for both short and long-term exchange opportunities continues to be powerful tool in helping individuals, organizations, and institutions acquire the knowledge, skills, and capacity to support Indonesia’s on-going development. Program to Extend Scholarships and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts (PRESTASI) provides opportunities for Indonesians to earn Master degrees in selected fields primarily from a university in the US. PRESTASI is open to all Indonesians who meet the requirements.

Target of participant for PRESTASI Program are as follow:

  • Emerging Leaders
  • NGO
  • Public and private sector institutions
  • Female participation
  • Under-represented and disadvantaged areas

The goal of PRESTASI is to improve the performance and leadership skills of Indonesian professionals, which, in turn will help to promote development in Indonesia. Specifically, PRESTASI will provide training and technical services required to strengthen and expand the base of skilled, high-performing professionals and institutions in Indonesia’s public and private sector.

PRESTASI will continue to support the tradition of participant training and human capacity development by providing opportunities for advanced academic degrees in the U.S. and Indonesia. Since 2007, PRESTASI has supported 162 participants for short term opportunities and 191 participants for longer term opportunities to study in the U.S., Indonesia and third countries.

Selection Criteria
The selection process is highly competitive.

Candidates must show:

  • Leadership abilities
  • Excellence in a technical field
  • Academic interests that are relevant to the achievement of USAID/Indonesia and GOI development goals
  • Academic or other necessary qualifications for the desired training.

General Requirement

  • Indonesian citizen
  • U.S. government employee/USAID contractor staff or employee where salary is directly paid by U.S. government is ineligible to apply
  • Available for a minimum of 10 (ten) years of employment prior to retirement upon completion of study
  • Evidence of English ability in the form of either ITP TOEFL® score of 450 or IBT TOEFL® score of 45 or IELTS score of 5.0
  • Hold a bachelor degree or equal, with minimum GPA of 2.75 (scale 4.0)
  • Have a strong commitment to return Indonesia upon graduation
  • Currently not receiving scholarship from other institution
  • No prior master degree
  • Minimum two (2) years working experience in the same field with the proposed of study

Following is list of documents which must be submitted together with your application form (mandatory documents):

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Certified undergraduate certificate and academic transcripts
  • Recent photograph (4×6, B/W or color)
  • Recent curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Copy of valid national ID Card (KTP or Passport)
  • Valid TOEFL® ITP or TOEFL® IBT or IELTSscores result
  • Original Reference Letters, in sealed envelopes (3 Letters)
  • Letter of Approval from Personnel Office of Applicant’s working institution

Below documents might be attached to support your application (optional):

  • Latest salary slip
  • Copy of certificates and awards
  • Copy of article, journal, research or cover page of your publication, etc.

Critical Dates

  • Application Deadline: April 12, 2013
  • Document Review : April – May 2013
  • Criteria Review: June – July 2013
  • Interview : August 2013
  • Announcement: September 2013

Contact Us

IIEF (Yayasan Pendidikan Internasional Indonesia)
Menara Imperium 28th Floor, Suite B Metropolitan Kuningan Superblok Kav.1
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, Jakarta 12980, Indonesia


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25 comments on “Master Scholarships for Indonesian Citizen to USA, PRESTASI IIEF USAID

  1. Dear sir/madam

    My name is Rio. I come from Biology Faculty of Unsoed (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman), Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia
    I read an information from
    and I interest with it but I still student in my university and I completed my study in the end of year. So can I register this scholarship?

    Thank you

    Please reply to my email
    because I can’t send any message to your email

  2. Dear Madam / Sir.
    Im from Indonesia
    how to apply this scholarship? I really excited with this programme
    I want ask about criteria to get the scholarship?
    where I could to registration this scholarship?
    especially in mathematics studies, Im looking for 2014 scholarship
    Please reply to my email
    thank you :)


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