Higher education institutions are places to nurture future leaders. As we live in a rapidly changing  and  highly  competitive  world,  higher  education  institutions have to transform themselves to make sure that their graduates become more adaptive, agile and ever competitive with new sets of skills needed today and in the future. In this globalized world, 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 global outlook, learning new skills in a multicultural setting, making friendships and developing international networking. IISMA students become ambassadors of their beloved country to their new friends in the country they study. In 2021 IISMA sent close to 1,000 students to study for 1 semester in 72 universities in 31 countries spreading over four continents. This program will continue this year, and hopefully will inspire students from partner institutions to come and learn from Indonesia as well. Through friendship, we make the world a better place for our future generation.

Director General of Higher Education, Research and Technology
Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) Website!

As the world keeps evolving at a much higher pace, workforces face challenges that our previous generations never encountered before. Led by a globally connected world, computational thinking, the rise of intelligent machines and systems, and other drivers of change, we believe that learning should not only be performed through conventional lectures, limited by time and space dimensions, and focusing only on a single scope of interest. Instead, we believe that our future generations should be exposed to broader experiences, engage with people from different academic backgrounds, cultures, and races, and become global citizens. Understanding the current gap and anticipating the upcoming opportunities, The government of Indonesia, through The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, the Republic of Indonesia invested in IISMA.

IISMA is a government-funded flagship scholarship program, centrally managed by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, to fund Indonesian undergraduate students for mobility programs at top partner universities overseas. Selected students can spend one semester to study courses outside their major, develop intercultural communication and leadership skills, experience the host country’s culture, extend international networks and do practical assignments to enhance their skills, enabling our next generation in becoming future global-minded leaders in their field of expertise.

This website provides information about the IISMA program, the application process, general requirements, profiles of home and host universities, ongoing collaboration with overseas partner universities, and contributions of our alumni. We hope that all involved stakeholders can learn and benefit from this website.

“find your own path to become a future global leader”

We look forward to your participation and contribution to this year’s IISMA program!

Chair of IISMA Program
Dr. Rachmat Sriwijaya