StuNed Master Scholarships for Indonesian, Netherlands

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StuNed, Studeren in Nederland, is a scholarship programme focusing on mid-career professionals, as part of the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands. The scholarship programme aims to contribute to the development of Indonesia through strengthening the human resources of Indonesian organizations. Individual applicants may apply for master degree or short courses in the Netherlands, whilst institutions may apply through the StuNed Group Application and/or for refresher courses.

StuNed for Master Degree Programmes

Main requirements to apply:

  • be an Indonesian national;
  • have earned a S1 or Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent at a recognized university in Indonesia; be able to provide evidence of the academic achievements (minimum G.P.A. score 2.75):
  • relevant work experience for at least two years;
  • have an academic or professional background that is related to the subject of the course;
  • be full time available for the entire period of the study programme or course and be able to participate in and complete all courses;
  • IBT TOEFL 71, or ITP 520, IELTS 5.5
  • be admitted to one of the courses or programmes offered by Institutes of Higher Education in the Netherlands for the academic year 2010;
  • no age limit, but priority will be given to mid-career professionals.

The StuNed programme is supporting the Dutch policy for development co-operation with Indonesia and aims to contribute to the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The framework for the bilateral relations between the Netherlands government with Indonesia is laid down in the Multi-Annual Strategic Plan 2008-2011 (MASP). The overall objective is to strengthen bilateral relations and to support Indonesia in realizing its medium term development goals. The MASP aims to achieve the the following four strategic goals:

  1. Improved democracy, stability, human rights and governance, resulting in a just and safe society;
  2. Improved economic governance, resulting in sustainable economic growth and an equal distribution of growth through society, in order to decrease poverty more rapidly;
  3. Improved environmental and climate policy and implementation, resulting in increased use of renewable energy, sustainable management of natural resources, reducing emissions of greenhouse gas and adaptation to climate change;
  4. Intensified bilateral relations through a ‘comprehensive partnership framework’.

The StuNed programme focuses on generating and strengthening institutional capacity in support of the above mentioned strategic goals. Related study fields are: education, rural development, environment, water management and sanitation, trade, good governance and human rights, gender, and culture.

The ideal StuNed candidates is strongly committed to develop human resources in Indonesia; to increase the institutional capacity of the Indonesian partner organizations; to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands, and the effectiveness of the existing cooperation projects.

Eligible study programmes
All master courses in with a duration of less then two years, and with a clear relation to the objectives of the StuNed programme.

Deadline : 31 March 2011

Application form can be download here

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

2 comments on “StuNed Master Scholarships for Indonesian, Netherlands

  1. From the above requirement it mention that we must have at least 2 years work experience. Is it allowed if the 2 years experience are in a different office/organization?


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