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The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), established in 1992, is a bi-national non-profit foundation that administers the Fulbright Program in Indonesia. Fulbright and related programs through AMINEF annually award more than 160 scholarships to Americans and Indonesians to study, teach, or conduct original research in a variety of disciplines. Please consult the AMINEF website (www.aminef.or.id) or periodic announcements and leaflets for specific program requirements, criteria for selection, and application deadlines. Grants are competitive, comprehensive, and generally cover tuition and fees, textbook allowance, monthly maintenance, international airfare, and health insurance.


General Program Description

The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) annually offers Fulbright scholarships to study in the United States. The primary focus of the Fulbright Program in Indonesia is to promote mutual understanding between the Republic of Indonesia and the United States of America through educational exchange and academic scholarship. Fulbright scholarships are available to Indonesian citizens with the appropriate qualifications as stipulated in the program descriptions listed below.

General Requirements for All Programs:

  • leadership qualities
  • a good understanding of Indonesian and international cultures
  • a demonstrated commitment to the chosen field of study
  • a willingness to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright program.

Please note : Clear and concise written a Study Objectives and Research Proposals are extremely important factors in being considered for all Fulbright Programs.

Important Required Testing Information

At the time of application, only an Institutional TOEFL score is required. If selected, Master’s and Ph.D candidates must take the official IBT TOEFL test, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE for all fields except Law and Business) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT for business administration, finance, accounting).

Fulbright Student Program Alumni

Fulbright student program alumni are not eligible to apply to get a second student grant.


Fulbright Master’s Degree Program

Preference will be given to applicants who serve as faculty members of state or private institutions of higher education in Indonesia. However, all qualified individuals are eligible to apply.

Applicants will possess:

  • a Sarjana (S1) degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (4.00 scale)
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 550

Deadline: April 27, 2011


Fulbright Doctor Program

This open competition is for applicants who serve or plan to serve as faculty members of state or private institutions of higher education in Indonesia. Applicants will possess:

  • Master’s degree (S2)with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • a determination to take up academic positions in higher education upon their return
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 575. A score of 550 will be considered for certain fields

Deadline: August 24, 2011


Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Program

This grant is for Indonesian university doctoral (S3) candidates who are in the final stages of writing their dissertation. The grant duration is for a period of three to six months and the research is going to be conducted in the U.S including library research nad consultation with professors in the U.S.. Applicants should have a minimum TOEFL score of (550 and above is preferable).

Deadline: August 24, 2011

Fulbright Senior Research Program

This research is for Indonesian scholars who have a doctoral degree (S3) or equivalent professional qualification and intend to do a three to six months research in the U.S. Although a TOEFL score is not required, the scholars should be able to demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency to conduct research in the U.S.

Deadline: August 24, 2011


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professionals

Hubert H. Humphrey fellowships enable Indonesian mid-career professionals to participate in non-degree programs that combine academic coursework at the graduate level with professional development activities in the U.S. for a period of one academic year (9 months). Candidates are typically administrators in leadership positions with a minimum of five years of work experience who represent either the public or non-profit private sectors, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) who are committed to public service. Researchers, treatment providers, prevention specialists and program planners at government or non governmental organization will be considered for this award. Fields included are: Agricultural Development/Agricultural Economics; Communications/Journalism;Economic Development; Finance and Banking; Human Resources Management; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Technology Policy and Management; Urban & Regional Planning; and Public Helath Policy and Management (including HIV/AIDS policy and prevention, drug abuse education, treatment, and prevention). Applicants will possess:

  • Sarjana (S1) degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (4.00 scale)
  • a minimum TOEFL score 525.

Deadline: August 24, 2011

Community College Initiative Program

This international educational exchange program enables individuals from Indonesia to study at a community college in the United States to develop professional skills. Eligible fields are Business Management and Administration; Tourism and Hospitality Management; Health Professionals, including Nursing; Media; Information Technology; Agriculture, and Engineering Science. Applicant must :

  • have completed a secondary school education (High School Diploma)
  • have relevant work experience or be currently working in the field in which they are applying
  • have English language skills that provide a basis for enrolling in academic coursework following approximately 6 months of intensive English language study in the U.S.
  • submit a complete application
  • a minimum Institutional TOEFL score 500 or TOEIC score 650 (only scores less than 2 years old are valid)

Deadline: October 26, 2011

Note: Preference wil be given to applicants with High School Diploma. Appicants with D1, D2 or D3 degrees may apply. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree (S1) are eligible if they are applying in a field different from the field of their degree and have relevant work experience in the field for which they are applying. Aplicants with MA or Ph.D degrees are not eligible to participate.