Frequently Asked Questions: Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) Scholarships – Government of Indonesia

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1.  Am I eligible to apply for a DIKTI Scholarship?
2.  Do I have to pay the university admissions application fee?
3.  What is the deadline for submission of my application documents?
4.  If my application is accepted, when would I receive an official letter of admission from the university?
5.  Where can I find a list of all documents I am required to submit for my university admissions application?
6.  Can I submit other supporting documents in addition to the application materials that are required by my field of study?
7.  Where should my university admissions application be mailed?
8.  Should any of my application documents be mailed to the university?
9.  Am I required to take the TOEFL or IELTS test?
10.  Do I need to take the GRE exam?
11.  Are there any special instructions for submission of official transcripts and certificates?
12.  I am married. May my spouse join me if I win a DIKTI Scholarship?


1.  Am I eligible to apply for a DIKTI Scholarship?
DIKTI Scholarships are intended for Indonesians who meet the requirements to apply that are set by DIKTI.  Eligibility requirements are available on the DIKTI website.

2.  Do I have to pay the university admissions application fee?
DIKTI Scholarship applicants will not initially be required to pay the University of Hawai‘i admissions application fee. However, fee reimbursement will be expected from accepted candidates upon their arrival at EWC-UHM.

3.  What is the deadline for submission of my application documents?
All required University of Hawai‘i application materials including supporting documents such as essays, test scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation must be received by the East-West Center no later than November 1—in order to provide time for EWC to arrange a preliminary UHM departmental review of the candidate’s complete admissions application file.

4.  If my application is accepted, when would I receive an official letter of admission from the university?
For DIKTI Scholarship applicants, the University of Hawai‘i will provide an official letter of admission to all qualified, accepted candidates for graduate degree study by February 15 of the immediately prior academic year.

5.  Where can I find a list of all documents I am required to submit for my university admissions application?
The specific application documents you must provide will depend on your field of study. For example, some University of Hawai'i graduate programs require a GRE score report while others do not. And, some programs require applicants to submit items such as special departmental forms, curriculum vitae or resumé, writing samples, or other materials. All the required application forms and supporting documents needed for each field of study at the University of Hawai‘i can be found by clicking on the Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree program links on the University of Hawai'i Graduate Programs webpage and then looking under the section labeled “Admissions Requirements”.

6.  Can I submit other supporting documents in addition to the application materials that are required by my field of study?
In addition to all required application materials, applicants do have the option of providing additional documentation such as a curriculum vitae or resumé, or samples of previous academic work they consider relevant to their application. Samples can take the form of a published article, conference paper, representative chapter of a master’s thesis or a substantial seminar report or term paper, etc. Do not submit a complete thesis or any book-bound material.

7.  Where should my university admissions application be mailed?
Except for TOEFL or GRE test results (see further instructions below), all your University of Hawai‘i graduate admissions application materials must be mailed directly to the East-West Center at the following address:

Award Services Office/DIKTI
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601 USA

8.  Should any of my application documents be mailed to the university?
No documents should be mailed to the University of Hawai‘i as this may result in an incomplete application file.

9.  Am I required to take the TOEFL or IELTS test?
All applicants for the DIKTI Scholarship are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. The University of Hawai‘i requires your IELTS or TOEFL test results as proof of English proficiency in determining your readiness for graduate level work.

A TOEFL score report must be mailed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to the East-West Center. You can have ETS do so by ordering the score report sent to EWC Institutional Code: 4868

TOEFL test results may not be more than two (2) years old, and will not be considered valid unless they are received by the East-West Center directly from ETS. 

An IELTS score report must be mailed by the IELTS test administering organization directly to the East-West Center using the following address:

Award Services Office/DIKTI
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 USA
ATTENTION: DIKTI Scholarship

IELTS test results may not be more than two (2) years old, and will not be considered valid unless they are received by the East-West Center directly from the IELTS test administering organization.

10.  Do I need to take the GRE exam?
The GRE is a requirement for some but not all fields of study at the University of Hawai‘i. To learn if the GRE is required of you go to the University of Hawai'i Graduate Programs webpage.
Then click on the relevant Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree program link and look under the section labeled “Admissions Requirements”.

If the GRE is required, then a GRE score report must be mailed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to the East-West Center. You can have ETS do so by ordering the score report sent to EWC Institutional Code: 4868

GRE test results may not be more than five (5) years old, and will not be considered valid unless they are received by the East-West Center directly from ETS.

11.  Are there any special instructions for submission of official transcripts and certificates?
The University of Hawai‘i requires that official transcripts be received from each college or university where credits and grades have been earned. An official graduation and/or degree certificate must accompany transcripts that do not include the date of graduation and type of degree awarded. All transcripts and certificates must bear the actual (not copied) signature of the registrar and actual embossed seal or official stamp of the issuing institution. All transcripts and certificates, to be considered official, must be received by the East-West Center in sealed official envelopes of the issuing institution.

Non-English transcripts or certificates must be issued in the original language and be accompanied by English translations. English translations must be exact word for word translations of the original document. Translations issued by a college or university must bear the official institution stamp or embossed seal and be attached to the official transcript or certificate. Translations by professional translators must bear the translator’s actual signature and be accompanied by a copy of the original language document.

Any transcripts and certificates received by the East-West Center that do not strictly adhere to the above guidelines will not be considered valid.

12.  I am married. May my spouse join me if I win a DIKTI Scholarship?
DIKTI fellows are required to come to Honolulu alone for the first semester of the award to become acquainted with the East-West Center, the University of Hawai‘i, and larger Honolulu community before arranging to have their families join them from abroad. This is non-negotiable.

The DIKTI Scholarship program involves more than simply financial aid. It also requires a significant time commitment beyond full-time graduate course requirements during the evenings and on weekends. For this reason, as a condition of the scholarship, recipients must come alone for the first semester in order to demonstrate their ability to fulfill all the scholarship program requirements as well as maintain strong academic standing at the university. After the first semester, student fellows who have shown that they can manage both their fellowship commitments and graduate courses with strong academic standing may request visa sponsorship for an immediate family member(s) to join them. U.S. immigration policy requires that they demonstrate eligibility for J-2 visa sponsorship by providing documentation of sufficient financial resources beyond the scholarship to cover living expenses and health insurance costs for each family member who comes.

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