AMINEF Fulbright Scholarships for Indonesian Students, USA

The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), is offering fully funded scholarships for all international students from Indonesia commencing Master and Ph.D. program

These scholarships offer students the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in the US for one to two years and three years study at a US university to pursue a doctoral degree in any field except medical sciences.

In addition, the scholarship is opened to Indonesian citizens, regardless of age who demonstrate a high level of academic ability, as well as leadership potential.

What You Need To Know About The AMINEF Fulbright Scholarship

AMINEF is the foundation that administers the Fulbright program in Indonesia. The Fulbright scholarship program will cover tuition fees and provide a stipend for the duration of your study in the USA. Scholarships are available for all students applying to most study programs with the exception of medicine or patient care related subjects.

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The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) is the binational Fulbright Commission for Indonesia. For twenty-five years we have carried forward the vision and mission of the Fulbright program in Indonesia, which in 2025 celebrated its 65th anniversary.

AMINEF’s many programs for educational exchange have increased mutual understanding between the United States and Indonesia and strengthened the ties that unite our two countries.


Scholarships are available for Master & Ph.D. degrees. It is available for most programs with the exception of medicine & patient care-related programs.


Scholarship can be taken in the USA.


This scholarship is open to Indonesians pursuing their masters and Ph.D. degrees in the USA.


  • The scholarship will provide the following benefits:
    • J-1 visa supportRound-trip economy class air travel from the scholarship recipient’s home city to the host institution in the USFunding for tuition and fees, living and related costsAccident and health insurance coverage per US Government guidelines

    Support is not provided for accompanying dependents.

Duration of Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the duration of your study program.

AMINEF Fulbright Scholarships Eligibility

Specific Requirements

Applicants should:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (S1)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.00 scale)
  • Have a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 550 or IELTS equivalent

General Requirements

The applicants should:

  • Be Indonesian citizens and not permanent residents of the US, or be currently living in the US
  • Possess leadership qualities and show experience in community service
  • Have preparation in, and a demonstrated commitment to their chosen field of study
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have an outstanding academic record
  • Demonstrate that they can realistically accomplish full-time graduate study or conduct research in the US
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright scholarship program
  • Be willing to work for at least five years before retirement upon the completion of the scholarship program
An applicant will be ineligible if he or she is:
  • An employee, close family member of an employee, or dependent of an employee of AMINEF,  the US Embassy, or the US Department of State
  • Currently pursuing another degree
  • Receiving another scholarship at the time of the application
  • Pursuing another similar program for a double degree

Submission Requirements (to be supplied in English)

  • Completed application form, including one-page study objective
  • Copy of most recent (less than two years old) TOEFL ITP or IELTS scores
  • Two letters of reference, either from an employer or a university lecturer
  • Copy of academic transcript and diploma (in original language and in English translation)
  • Copy of valid identity document (KTP or passport)
  • Curriculum vitae

How to Apply For The AMINEF Fulbright Scholarships for Indonesian Students

Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms, which can be downloaded by clicking the link below, and submit them and the above-listed supporting documents in hard copy to AMINEF via mail (postage), or drop them off in person before the application deadline to the following address:

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF)
Intiland Tower, Lantai 11
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 32
Jakarta 10220
Tel : (021) 579 39 085 ~ 9086

Contact Information

Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed via email to the following address: [email protected]

Download application form

Application Deadline

The closing date for this scholarship program is February 15.


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