BINUS International Office

IISMA (Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards)

Updated 24 Feb 2023

Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) is a scholarship program funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemdikbudristek) through the Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI). The program aims to mobilize thousands of undergraduate (S1) students from Indonesia to overseas universities. Successful applicants will spend one semester at a partner university to study, experience different cultures, broaden their network, and expose themselves to the global world.

As part of Kampus Merdeka, initiated by Kemdikbudristek, the opportunity to study abroad is open to undergraduate students from all Indonesian higher education institutions under DIKTI.


  • Registration and tuition fees at the host university are waived. Students must still pay BP3 and SKS fees at BINUS.
  • Roundtrip flight (economy class, at cost).
  • Health insurance premiums in the host country during the program.
  • Visa application costs (using reimbursement system).
  • Settlement and living allowance.
  • Quarantine fees at the host country (if any).


  1. Enroll as an active Undergraduate Indonesian Student of recognized universities in Indonesia under DIKTI during application and during the program
  2. In semester 4 or 6 of the undergraduate (S1) program during the application period
    • Will be in the “3+1 Enrichment” Period during Odd Semester 2022/2023
  3. Be a maximum of 23 years old on 1 July 2023 (applicants born on or before 30 June 2000 are not eligible to apply)
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0) proven by the latest academic transcript
  5. Have adequate English proficiency* with a minimum score of IELTS –6.0, TOEFL iBT –78, Duolingo English Test –100 to IISMA’s official institutional code of respective English test
  6. Be an Indonesian citizen (WNI) currently residing in Indonesia and do not have dual citizenship;
  7. Never have taken college leave during the undergraduate study
  8. Never have participated in an overseas physical mobility/exchange program (including Summer Program, Internship, Exchange, Credit Mobility, Sit-in, Dual/double degree, or other credit-bearing program conducted abroad during the undergraduate study)
  9. Not receive the living allowance from the other funding/scholarship from the Kemendikburistekand LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan) during the IISMA Program
  10. Not participate in other Kampus Merdeka programs at the same time as the IISMA Program
  11. Not have participated in more than one (1) Kampus Merdeka Program prior to the IISMA Program
  12. Never have violated the rules, norms, and/or laws applied in Indonesia
  13. Be willing to follow the rules and regulations during participating in IISMA
  14. Received approval from the Head of the Program/Department
  15. Have a recommendation letter from BINUS International Office (BINUS IO)

Important Note:

  • The BUEPT/BIEPT, TOEFL ITP, or other English proficiency certificates are unacceptable. If the host university requires a higher level of English proficiency, applicants must meet that requirement to continue their application
  • If the host university requires a higher level of English proficiency and/or GPA, applicants must meet that requirement to continue their application


Step 1: to BINUS (6 – 17/22 Feb 2023 extended to 28 Feb 2023)

  1. Read the BINUS X IISMA 2023 Information Session
  2. Fill out the IISMA—[BINUS] Mobility Proposal for BINUS Applicants only and have it signed by the Head/Deputy Head of the Program/Department.
  3. Fill out the IISMA—[DIKTI] Consent Form for BINUS Applicants only and have it signed by yourself and our parent/guardian.
  4. To request a Recommendation Letter, please fill out the form online here: Recommendation Request Form (please login with your BINUS email) by 17/22 Feb 2023 extended to 28 Feb 2023. You will need to upload the signed Learning Agreement and Consent Form to complete the request.

Step 2: to Kemdikbudristek (8 Feb – 1 Mar  2023 extended to 8 Mar 2023)

If you are granted a Recommendation Letter, you have to apply for the awards by filling out an online application here: ( by 1 Mar  2023 extended to 8 Mar 2023.



Important Dates​

Info Sessions (slide and recording)

Go to details:​

3 Feb 2023 (13:30–15:00 WIB)

15 Feb 2023 (10:00–11:30 WIB)

Workshop “Tips & Tricks from IISMA Alumni: Preparation & Application” (slide and recording)

Go to details:

13 Feb 2023 (10:00 – 11:30 WIB)

Application to BINUS​

Go to details: > Recommendation Request Form

6 – 17/22 Feb 2023​ extended to 28 Feb 2023

Application to IISMA​

8 Feb – 1 Mar  2023 extended to 8 Mar 2023​

Workshop “Tips & Tricks from IISMA Alumni: Successful Interview”

Go to details:

2 Mar 2023 (10:00 – 11:30 WIB)

Selection Process & Interview (by IISMA)

Mar – Apr 2023

Final Announcement

Apr 2023

Pre-Departure by IISMA & BINUS

Apr – Jun 2023

Program Period at the host university

Odd Semester 2023/2024 (starts in Jul/Sep 2023)

Return to Indonesia & Assignment Submission

Dec 2023 – Mar 2024

Please click here to get information about IISMA 2022.
Please click here to get information about IISMA 2021.


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