International Student Scholarship (UM ISS)


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Universitas Negeri Malang is one of the reputable universities in Indonesia. Consisting of eight faculties with a total of 102 highly accredited study programs, UM has succeeded in delivering its graduates to become excellent teachers and professionals who are ready to face the global world. As one of the top 15 universities in Indonesia, UM continuously strives to provide excellent education for all and resources for excellence in science, research, and technology in Indonesia. Consisting of more than 31.468 students, UM offers a vibrant academic environment and cultural activities for international students. More information can be found on the official website of Universitas Negeri Malang:


Universitas Negeri Malang International Student Scholarship (UM-ISS) is a prestigious scholarship offered by UM to provide access for highly qualified international students around the world to pursue a degree program at UM, Indonesia. This scholarship consists of 4 schemes as follows :

  • Scheme 1
  • Scheme 2
  • Asean Research
  • BIPA Teachers

Each scheme offers different scholarship coverage for highly qualified international applicants to pursue their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. It is disbursed for a maximum period of 5 years for Undergraduate, 3 for Master’s, and 4 years for Doctoral (inclusive of language program), on condition that the scholarship awardee maintains a record of good academic performance, obtains a recommendation from 2 lecturers, conduct compliant with university codes, etc. This program facilitates scholars and students from around the world to experience not only the dynamic of higher education in Indonesia, but also the vibes of Indonesian cultural diversities. UM-ISS also offers an exclusive experience of expanding knowledge about various cultures while studying in Malang city.

Scholarship Coverage

No Item List Scheme 1 Scheme 2 Asean Research BIPA Teachers
1 Tuition
2 BIPA Course
3 Dormitory
4 Immigration
5 Health Insurance
6 A round-trip flight ticket
7 Quarantine and covid test free
8 Research Allowance
9 Living cost

Maximum Duration

Level of Study Duration of Degree Program Duration of BIPA Program
Bachelor Max 4 years Max 2 Semesters
Master Max 2 years
Doctoral Max 3 years

*Students may only need to pursue the BIPA program for 1 semester. For BIPA Teachers scholarship scheme did not need to pursue BIPA program.


Document Scheme 1 Scheme 2 Asean Research BIPA Teachers Self-Funded
Bachelor Master Doctoral Master Doctoral Master Doctoral Master Doctoral Bachelor Master Doctoral
Previous degree certificate(s)
Academic transcript
Scan of passport
Health certificate
Financial guarantee statement
Passport-size photo
Letter of statement
Letter of recommendation (2)
English proficiency certificate
Publication Optional Optional Optional
Recommendation from promotor
Maximum Age 30 35 40 35 40 35 40 35 40 30 35 40
BIPA Certificates (for Non-Alumni Indonesian Language Degree)
Scan Bank Statements for 3 months period
Pay tuition fees

NOTE : The minimum score for the English proficiency test is 500 for TOEFL and 6 for IELTS, and the certificate must be obtained within the last two years. Applicants who wish to apply for the doctorate program must provide one publication for scheme 2 and two publications for ASEAN research scheme.



Register now!

Submit your application no later than 31 April 2024.

The accepted candidates will be announced on June 2024.

How to Apply

  • Visit the UM ISS website;
  • Create an account and fill in the required data;
  • Check your email and activate your account;
  • Log in to your account by filling in your email, and password;
  • In the Registration Status page, make sure to choose “degree” in the registration type;
  • Choose your desired scheme and degree, and click the Submit button once you’ve completed the process.
  • Fill in all the required data in My Application section;
  • Add your personal details by clicking the Add button;
  • Complete the required information about education background by clicking the Add button and click submit;
  • Upload all required documents, download an example, select files, and choose categories.
  • You can download our Declaration Letter Form and Financial Guarantee Letter Form template given here.
  • Upload a Passport-size photo scans in JPG/PNG format, while other documents are in PDF format, with maximum size 5 MB.
  • In the last section, please complete the additional required information evidently;
  • Before submission, review all information and documents to ensure they are free from any errors or omissions;
  • To submit your application, click on the Submit button located on the left side menu;
  • Select your faculty and study program, select the UM ISS option for registration, and click submit once completed;
  • Your application has been submitted. Check your email regularly for further updates on the selection process;
  • NOTE : For further information click here.

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