Frequently Asked Questions

IISMA Professional Program (Entrepreneur) Related

Indonesian International Student Mobility Award Professional Program (Entrepreneur) (IISMA-E) is an is the Government of Indonesia scholarship scheme to fund Indonesian students for entrepreneurship program at top Universities overseas. Undergraduate and vocational students could spend six to seven weeks at the overseas university partner to study, experience the host country’s culture and undertake entrepreneurial assignments to hone their skills.

In IISMA-E, you need to upload Business Plan Document. Find the details here. 

You can check the details in the Scholarship Coverage section here. 

Detailed information regarding this matter will be distributed post final announcement. 

Each host university provides awardees with set of programs that includes various activities which awardees are required to fully participate in. Details regarding this matter can be accessed in each host university page. List of host university can be checked here. 

Yes, your home university is responsible to recognize the activities as 10 credits after you return to Indonesia. 

You have to choose 4 host universities as preference.

In principle you will go through the same series of activities. 

Each type of document has their own respective deadlines. Pay attention to them and submit the documents before the deadlines as late submission won’t be tolerated. 

It’s not mandatory but highly suggested to submit. 

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Please prepare the required documents as mentioned through this website. 

Please refer to the Eligibility and Required Documents section about  on this website.

No, IISMA will only issue letters of nomination for awardees. Other additional documents should be prepared by the awardees independently.

Awardees are required to prepare and submit all administrative documents before, during, and after the mobility program. Information on the required documents will be provided on IISMA’s monitoring and evaluation platform.

No. Awardees are allowed to use e-meterai

Registration: Technicalities

Yes. The minimum language proficiency and GPA requirements stated in ‘Eligibility and Required Document’ page. Moreover, the detailed minimum language proficiency and GPA requirements are also required by each host university. Details can be found in the host university section.

No, IISMA only accepts language certificate that are in line with the requirements provided on this website and the IISMA guidelines.

No, TOEFL ITP is not accepted.

The interview questions are related to the relevant qualifications that awardees must posses to represent IISMA’s visions and missions. 

You can only choose four universities in one application.

Registration: Beyond Technicalities

Each host university may set its own quota, but this information is neither shared with IISMA nor released to the public.

Yes, but if they are awarded the IISMA scholarship, they cannot be actively in receipt of any other scholarship during the course of the IISMA program.

We highly suggest you to upload it to your instagram and/or twitter account. Make sure you account is your real account and is public/not private. 

To see the university list suitable for students, applicants should first fill in their English Proficiency Test Score. The list of universities will show universities that can be chosen by applicants reflecting from their EPT Scores. 

Registration: Post Acceptance

Yes, there will. More information will be provided soon.

Yes. It will be offered to the awardees immediately after their acceptance announcement as Statement of Absolute Responsibility (Surat Pertanggungjawaban Mutlak or SPTJM).

Yes. Penalties are given on a case-by-case basis. Unreasonable cases will also impact home university involvement in future IISMA programs.

No. IISMA will send out awardee nominees to the host university. The awardees themselves will take responsibility to follow every aspect of the host university’s admission procedure.

No, but you must fulfill all of the host university’s language proficiency requirements.

Scholarship Grant and Coverage: Technicalities

The scholarship will cover registration fee, tuition fee, settlement allowance, transportation fee, visa application fee, health insurance fee, and living allowance. 

The awardees will pay accommodation costs from their living allowance.

The scholarship payment follows a reimbursement system, except for the settlement and living allowances. The funds will be distributed following completion by the awardees of all the IISMA terms and conditions.

The funds will be transferred to each awardee’s Mandiri bank account or, for those living in Aceh, a BSI bank account. Awardees who do not have accounts in either of these required banks are encouraged to open one as soon as possible. Awardees are responsible for opening a bank account that can be used for transactions abroad (not a GPN card). 

If the awardee has an overseas bank account, they will receive the second living allowance in that account. This option is only available to awardees who have previously informed IISMA of their overseas bank account.

It will take at least 21 working days following completion and submission of all the required documents. Reimbursements will be processed collectively for each host university, not to individual students.

Please confirm this with your home university. You must be an ACTIVE student enrolled at your home university in order to participate in IISMA.

The IISMA scholarship covers tuition fees payable to the host university. Each awardee’s tuition fee obligations to their home university are subject to the policies and bylaws of their respective home universities.

The allowances are typically distributed every three months, but this number depends on the duration of your exchange program at the host university.

The amount depends on the duration of the exchange program at the host university as set by IISMA.

Scholarship Grant and Coverage: Beyond Technicalities

You are expected to pay every other fees that are not covered by the IISMA scholarship. More information on this will be given during the program orientation.

While IISMA is unable to provide a guarantee, the living allowance in the IISMA scholarship is carefully calculated and set in accordance with the standard costs of living in each country of the IISMA host universities.

Awardees who disagree with the amount of their living allowances are welcome to withdraw from the IISMA program.

Awardees are not allowed to seek or receive sponsorship from third parties affiliated with certain companies or organizations. However, they are free to obtain funding from their home universities.

This depends on the awardees’ punctuality. The scholarship will only be disbursed after all the required documents have been completed and submitted by all the awardees attending the same host university.


Please refer to the nearest immigration office.

This is beyond IISMA’s responsibility. If you need documents from your home university, then please get directly in contact with your university’s international office.

It is recommended for you to renew your passport. IISMA Awardees are obligated to have passport with minimum expiration date of 6 months after the program ends. Please refer to the requirements stated in each host countries. 


Please refer to the visa requirements of the country of your host university.

Please refer to the relevant institution.

As soon as possible. Awardees who are unable to fulfill the required documents in a timely manner will not qualify for the IISMA Program.

Please consult your host university, the immigration or visa authority, and the relevant institutions.

As a rule, no. Visa applications are the individual responsibility of each awardee.

You can choose to use the services of a third party for your visa application, but please note that IISMA does not bear the fees incurred for any such service.

Please refer to the requirements of the immigration or visa authority and the police department.

Credit Recognition: Registration Period

No. IISMA awardees are obliged to convert the credits earned from the activities at the host universities.

Please consult with the medical faculty at your home university.

Credit Recognition: Post Awardee Acceptance

Each faculty or department at a university may have different understandings of the conversion of credits earned from activities taken abroad. Please consult directly with the faculty leadership at your home university.

Yes. You are required to communicate to your home university to recognize all the credit you acquire from IISMA Program based on Keputusan Menteri Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi Republik Indonesia Nomor 210/M/2023 tentang Indikator Kinerja Utama Perguruan Tinggi dan Lembaga Layanan Pendidikan Tinggi di Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi. Moreover, IISMA doesn’t implement direct credit conversion (credit-to-credit) nor providing guidelines related to this issue.

Each awardee should participate in all activities that have been managed by the host university during the program implementation.

Your final grades will be taken from the academic transcript issued by your host university and the result of your completion of assignments in Academic Progress Report and Dissemination during the IISMA program. For the conversion of these grades, you may consult with the international office at your home university and your faculty member or person in charge related to academic credit.


Health insurance is organized collectively as a batch for each host university in one IISMA exchange period. If this insurance fees are included in the education fund package, then you are not required to arrange for health insurance by yourself.

You are free to choose your own insurance plan, but required to pick the lowest premium value for that plan. Your host university will consult with an IISMA coordinator to make sure that the insurance costs can be refunded.

No. IISMA is only open for students attending higher education institutions under Kemdikbudristek.

Please consult with your home university. In principle, all awardees must comply with all IISMA timeline and requirements before, during, and after the exchange program. If you fail to follow a predetermined timeline, then you will be asked to resign from the IISMA program.

No, students’ departure and return flights will be arranged by IISMA. 

Yes. There will be a mandatory pre-departure briefing for students who are departing to their host countries.

No. Therefore, you must prepare well for your departure and make sure all the international travel requirements are met.

You are not allowed to take any academic load at your home university while participating in the IISMA program. In principle, all awardees must comply with all IISMA timeline and requirements before, during, and after the exchange program. If you fail to follow a predetermined timeline, then you will be asked to resign from the IISMA program.

Yes. You are subject to academic and non-academic obligations set by both IISMA and your host university.

The length may differ according to each host university. The IISMA exchange program is set for a duration based on the agreement between IISMA and your host university.

Awardees are not allowed to take part time jobs during the program. Students are required to focus on studying along with completing all assignment given by the IISMA committee. Internship taken by IISMA Vocational Path Awardees is one exception as it is part of the program, only internships designed for the program are allowed.

No. Classroom learning is expected to take place in person.

You must conduct adequate research to prepare for weather and climate differences at your host country.

This depends. In order to minimize the effects of culture shock, you are strongly encouraged to conduct preliminary research about the host country before departure.

Your host university may provide language training facilities, which may be of use if you want to learn the local language, free of charge. Please consult with your host university.

You will be part of the IISMA alumni network, comprising the best students across Indonesia that are expected to lead the country and become exemplary figures for the current and next generations.

You are allowed to accept invitations to speak on these events about your experience with the IISMA program, but you are not allowed to take financial remuneration or honoraria of any kind from these events.

Yes, as long as you provide documentation in support of your claim of residence outside Jakarta or the city of your home university, for example a Kartu Tanda Penduduk (KTP).