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January 22, 2012

2012 Indonesian Arts & Culture Scholarship

The Department of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Indonesian Embassy invite prospective candidates to join the 2012 Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship. Since its earliest program in 2003, the scholarship has been awarded to 384 alumni from 50 countries.

The 2012 Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship offers the qualified applicant to learn and experience Indonesian traditional arts and culture for three months period, from March 31- July 13 2012, along with other participants from targeted countries, such as ASEAN members, Austria, China, Cook Island, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, UK, Spain, Suriname, Solomon Island, Tonga, Turkey and Vanuatu. During those 3 months period, awardees will be assigned in one of art centers located in Bandung (West Java), Denpasar (Bali), Makassar (South Sulawesi), Solo (Central Java), and Surabaya (East Java).

The awardees will live within or around the Art centers, allowing them to experience the local heritage and to interact with local communities. This in lines with the objective of the program; to encourage better understanding amongst different cultures of the participants, to understand Indonesian diverse arts and cultural heritage, and to cultivate a cultural cooperation to help thrive diplomatic relations in the region and worldwide.

Awardees will have to participate in 1 week orientation in Jakarta
Sundanese arts and culture program (for those who are assigned to art center in Bandung)
Javanese arts and culture program (for those who are assigned to art centers in Solo and Surabaya)
Balinese arts and culture program (for those who are assigned to art centers in Denpasar, Bali)
South Sulawesi arts and culture program (for those who are assigned to art centers in Makassar)
All awardees will have to perform in arts and cultural night titled “Indonesia Channel”, to remark the closing of scholarship program.

Tuition Fee (including extra-curricular activities)
Round trip ticket (economy class)
Accommodation (board and lodging)
Health Insurance
Monthly allowance of Rp. 1,500,000.00

Application should be sent to the Social and Cultural Section of the Indonesian Embassy Manila on or before by February 17, 2012. 
E- Mail Address:
Social and Cultural Section:
Postal Address: 
185 Salcedo St. Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
P.O. Box 1671 MCPO, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. No. 892-5061/68 Fax No. 892-58-78 818-44-41

Candidates should preferably be between 21-30 years old, with at least a high school diploma;
Candidates should possess high interest and talent in arts. Arts students or those who have an academic history on Indonesian culture are encouraged to apply;
Due to intensity of the program, candidates are highly advised to ensure prime physical conditions, particularly for female candidates are advised not to conceive prior or during the program;
Candidates must complete the application form and submit it along with the followings:
1). 3 (three) passport-size photographs
2). A copy of passport with validity period at least 2 years
3). A copy of academic diploma
4). A copy of the latest valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner. Before leaving their country of origin, participants should equip themselves with the aforementioned certificate.
5). A letter of recommendation
6). A personal statement, declaring the following:
the willingness to be subject to Indonesian laws and regulations during his/her stay in Indonesia;
the willingness to follow all the rules and regulations set up by the organizing committee and art centers;
the willingness to accept the facilities provided by the organizing committee and arts centers and stay at the designated accommodation;
not to work or be employed for financial benefits during the program;
the willingness to follow the travel arrangements arranged by the organizing committee to and from Indonesia;
the willingness to participate in all programs arranged by the organizing committee and art centers, unless during the program, declared unfit by a qualified medical practitioner;
the willingness to leave Indonesia immediately after the closing of the program, at a date determined by the organizing committee
7). The program will include Indonesian language lesson. A minimum skill in Bahasa Indonesia or English (for those come from non English speaking countries) will be an advantage, but would not be a main criterion for the selection.
For the application form and further information, please email to email addresses: /
Tel. No. 892-5061/68 Fax No. 892-58-78 818-44-41

For copies of the application form, please visit also the National Commission for Culture and the Arts: 633 General Luna St. Intramuros, Manila; 5272192. Look for Ms. Maricel Diaz or Rulet Salvador.

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