IISMA 2022 is now open
for applications

Seize your study abroad opportunity and explore the world beyond border
Undergraduate Path
Vocational Path
Open and dynamic academic exchange are beneficial for students’ preparedness to face the current and future global world. International mobility promoted by IISMA, as one of the Emancipated Learning programs, will develop students’ cross-cultural awareness, tolerance and global citizenship, important values in creating a global sustainable future. A better tomorrow starts today with Emancipated Learning.
Nadiem Anwar Makarim
Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia

Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC, Ph.D.

Director General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology

We need to provide opportunities for our students to become global citizens without being uprooted from their own culture. Indonesia International Student Mobility Awards - IISMA is a program to cultivate those skills, widen the perspective of our students with a global outlook, learning new skills in a multicultural setting, making friendships and developing international networking.
Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Director General Vocational Education

We must immediately address the wide gap between the industrial world and vocational education in Indonesia. This problem is more serious when it comes to the international industry. The gap must be closed if we are to rely on our vocational education to play an important role in building our industry in the future. Students not only need to learn from the best experts at leading international institutions but also experience the culture and work ethic in a world-class industry. This is what IISMA for Vocational Students promises.

About This

Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) is a scholarship scheme by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to fund Indonesian students for mobility programs at top universities and reputable industries overseas. IISMA covers two paths for both undergraduate and vocational students. With IISMA, they could spend one semester at prominent partner institutions. For undergraduate path, this program equips the students with the skills required for the future workforce, namely: sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplinarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, and virtual collaboration. For vocational students, this program offers learning in collaboration with industry where they will undertake practical assignments to enhance their skills. Overall, IISMA will expose Indonesian students to international academic and cultural diversity. The scheme is centrally managed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (MoECRT).

Program Path



The Undergraduate Path is for the active Indonesian undergraduate students (Bachelor Degree / Sarjana / S1) from the universities under the Directorate of Higher Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. They must be in their 4th or 6th semester at the time of the registration. The students can take 3 to 4 courses outside of their major for up to one semester at the top 300 QS universities or the top 10 universities in the host country. The Undergraduate Path is now open for application until 12 April 2022.



The Vocational Path is for the active Indonesian Diploma 3 and Diploma 4 students (Bachelor of Applied Science) from vocational higher education (VHE) under the Directorate General of Vocational Education. They must be in their 4th semester (for Diploma 3) and 4th or 6th semester (for Diploma 4) at the time of the registration. The students will do learning at reputable institutions in collaboration with prominent industries for up to one semester. The Vocational Path is open for application on 1 May 2022.
  • Application

    12 March - 12 April 2022 (23:59 WIB)

  • Selection Process

    13 April - 13 May 2022

  • Final Announcement

    14 May 2022

  • Pre-Departure Preparation

    15 May - 30 August 2022

  • Application

    May 2022

  • Selection Process

    June - July 2022

  • Final Announcement

    July 2022

  • Pre-Departure Preparation

    August 2022

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