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Scholarship for S1 Graduates: Doctoral Program

Not only scholarships are intended for lecturers, the Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) RI also opens a
scholarship program targeting fresh graduate (S1) graduates to advance to postgraduate level. This
scholarship is called the Advanced Doctoral Program (PMLD). Through PMLD scholarships , scholarship
recipients will continue to study S2 through S3 at the same time, without pause. The duration of the
master’s study to doctorate lasts 4.5 years. Namely, 1.5 years for the S2 program then 3 years to
continue to S3.

Interestingly, after graduating students who attend the PMLD will get two diplomas at once, including a
master’s degree (S2) and a doctorate (S3).

The PMLD Scholarship is an innovation of the Directorate General of Islamic Education, Ministry of
Religion of the Republic of Indonesia in preparing superior human resources with doctoral qualifications
to be projected as lecturers, researchers, and other expertise needed by the Ministry of Religion in the
field of Islamic Studies. The target is for undergraduate graduates with outstanding achievements and
not yet become lecturers.

For the 2019 – 2020 academic year, the Ministry of Religion provides 40 PMLD scholarship seats for
studies starting in 2019. There are two Islamic tertiary institutions which are the location of the study. A
total of 20 scholarship seats are intended for S2 to S3 studies at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic
University (UIN) Jakarta, and 20 other PMLD scholarships at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN)

What are the 2020 Ministry of Religion PMLD scholarships covered? The costs provided include
registration fees, lectures, academic development, examinations, as well as living expenses which
include daily needs, housing assistance, assistance with learning resources, research assistance, and
assistance with the cost of scientific publications. Interesting right?


  1. Have special academic abilities;
  2. Not yet 25 (twenty-five) years old;
  3. Having physical and mental abilities in attending education to completion (for 4.5 years plus
    preparation for about two months),

Application documents:

  1. Application letter to the Director General of Islamic Education, up to the Director of Islamic Religious
    Higher Education .
  2. A copy of a bachelor’s diploma (S-1) from a minimum accredited study program B that has been
    legalized by an official authorized and recognized by the tertiary institution that organizes PMLD;
  3. A copy of the transcript of the score with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 4 or with a Jayyid Jiddan
    qualification for overseas PT graduates;
  4. Color photographs of size 3×4 and 2×3 each of 2 pieces;
  5. A copy of valid KTP / SIM / Passport (birth may not be older than November 30, 1993);
  6. Curriculum vitae including list of publication of scientific works ( Download )
  7. Statement of ability to attend the program until completion (4.5 years plus 2 months of preparation)
    above the seal ( Download );
  8. Certificate of English language proficiency (TOEFL score of at least 450 or IELTS with a minimum score
    of 5.0). and / or Arabic language proficiency certificate (TOAFL with a minimum score of 430) which is
    still valid from an accredited or university-based institution;

starting from 3 to 15 December 2019. Prepare a document in the form of a pdf format with a capacity of
600 kb for each document.

Participants who register at the UIN Postgraduate Syarif Hidayatullah mean the choice of study at the
campus, and vice versa, participants who register at the UIN Postgraduate Sunan Kalijaga means the
choice of study at the campus.

The results of the administrative selection were announced on December 19, 2019 through the website
of the Directorate of Islamic Religious Higher Education, Postgraduate UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta,
and UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta. Then the participants will take the next stage, the entrance

Entrance Examination:

  1. Material and Form of Entrance Examination; Exam materials include:
    a) Arabic and English
    b) National and scientific fields of interest insights as written in thesis and dissertation proposals
    c) Academic Potential Tests
    d) Psychotest
    Exam forms include:
    a) Writing Exams (Arabic, English, TPA, and Psychotest)
    b) Interviews (Language , Nationality, Proposal, and Psychotest Insights)
  2. When the
    entrance examination is held for 3 (three) days, December 26-28, 2019.

The results of the entrance examination will be announced at the beginning of 2020 through the website
of the Directorate of Islamic Religious Higher Education, Postgraduate UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta,
and UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta. Prospective participants who are declared to have passed (accepted)
must re-register at the destination campus on the specified date. Contact:

Directorate General of Islamic Education
Jl. Lapangan Banteng Barat 3 – 4
Jakarta Pusat 10710
Tel. 021-3812344 Fax. 021-34833981
W: http://pendis.kemenag.go.id