Short Term Programme

The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship

26 July – 22 October 2010

The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship has been conducted since 2003 and was initially offered to and participated by member countries of the South West Pacific Dialogue (SwPD); Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and the host Indonesia.

Bearing in mind the significance and advantages obtained from the program, the offer was expanded over the years to include member countries of ASEAN, ASEAN+3, and PIF, as well as India and South Africa. In 2008, Indonesia welcomed the participation of Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Austria. This year, the Government of Indonesia will give the opportunity for participants from Germany, France (New Caledonia), Norway, Russia and Suriname.
Due to the limited space and the vast amount of interest in the program, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in cooperation with Indonesian embassies and consulates overseas, hold a series of selection process. Taken into considerations are, among others, the participants’ background, gender and regional representation.

In order to deepen the participants’ understanding of Indonesian arts and culture, and to enhance their skills for the final performance, participants will be divided and assigned by the organising committee to different arts centers for the duration of approximately two and a half month. The arts centers are located in Bandung, West Java; Denpasar, Bali; Solo, Central Java; and Surabaya, East Java.

Participants will live within or around the arts centers, allowing for the chance to experience the local heritage and interact with the local community. Synergy between theory and practices shared inside and outside the art centers would undoubtedly become the driving force for shaping international cultures and norms, and will eventually strengthen regional as well as global understanding and cooperation at a people-to-people level.


The program serves to demonstrate Indonesia’s commitment as an initiator of the establishment of South West Pacific Dialogue and as the originator member of ASEAN in advancing the social culture cooperation in the region. The program also has an objective to encourage better understanding amongst participants from member countries through Indonesia’s immensely diverse art and cultural heritage. Finally, the programme aims to cultivate a cultural of cooperation, emerging from direct contact and sharing of cultures amongst people involved in the program, leading to thriving diplomatic relations in the region and worldwide.


Participants of the 2010 IACS include 60 awardees of regional organizations of the SWPD, ASEAN+3, and PIF, as well as from India, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Austria, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom as well as from, Germany, France (New Caledonia), Norway, Russia and Suriname.


The non-degree arts and culture scholarship is offered for three months period of time, starting on 26 July to 22 October 2010.


The participants will be divided into four groups and assigned to the four arts centers (sanggar) located in Bandung, West Java; Denpasar, Bali; Solo, Central Java; and Surabaya, East Java.


In Bandung, West Java, participants will learn Sundanese art and culture namely the production, maintenance and appreciation to angklung; karawitan, wayang golek, and traditional dance of Sunda. They will also learn Sundanese and Indonesian Language as a component of the culture.

The participants will learn Javanese art and culture such as the process of batik and its significance; karawitan; traditional Javanese dance; and Javanese language and culture in Solo and Surabaya.

In Bali, the participants will learn Balinese art and culture, namely Balinese dance and gamelan. Each art centre will also arrange special visit to several historic as well as renowned tourist destinations for participants.

Prior to their residency at art centres, the participants will undertake 10 days of orientation in Jakarta and will learn issues such as the Aim and Objectives of the Scholarship; Introduction to Indonesian Culture; Information about Bandung, Solo, Surabaya and Denpasar.

G. The scholarship covers:

· Tuition fee (including extra-curricular activities);

· A round trip economy class ticket;

· Accommodation (board and lodging);

· Health insurance;

· Monthly allowance of Rp. 1.500.000,-.


For the Indonesian applicants, the application form could be sent to:


Directorate of Public Diplomacy

Tower Building, 12th Floor

Jl. Taman Pejambon no. 6

Jakarta 10110

For the foreign applicants, the application form could be sent to:

The Embassy/the Consulate General of Indonesia in respective countries


All applications should be received by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia on 24 May 2010, at the latest.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Candidates should preferably be between the ages of 19 to 26 years-old with at least a high school diploma;

2. Candidates should possess high interest and talent in arts. Arts students or those with an academic history on Indonesian culture are encouraged to apply;

3. Bearing in mind the intensity of the program, candidates are highly advised to ensure prime physical conditions, particularly for female candidates to ensure that they do not conceive prior and during the program;

4. Candidates must complete the application form (attached) and submit it along with the followings:

1) 3 (three) passport-sized photographs;

2) A photo-copy of passport with validity period at least two years. For Indonesian applicants could submit a copy of ID Card (KTP)

3) A photo-copy of academic diploma;

4) A photo-copy of the latest valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner. On the day of leaving the origin country, participants should equipped themselves with a valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner;

5) A letter of recommendation;

6) A personal statement declaring the following:

a. the willingness to be subject to Indonesian laws and regulations during his/her stay in Indonesia;

b. the willingness to follow all the rules and regulations set up by the organizing committee and art centers;

c. the willingness to accept the facilities provided by the organizing committee and arts centers and stay at the designated accommodations;

d. not to work or be employed for financial benefits during the program;

e. the willingness to follow the travel arrangements arranged by the organizing committee to and from Indonesia;

f. the willingness to participate in all the program arranged by the organising committee and art centers, unless, during the program, declared unfit by a qualified medical practitioner;

g. the willingness to leave Indonesia immediately after the closing ceremony, at a date determined by the organizing committee. (not required for Indonesian applicants)

5. The programme will include Indonesian language lessons. A minimum skill in Bahasa Indonesia or English will be an advantage for candidates, but is not a main criterion for the programme.


I. Orientation programme in Jakarta, 26 July – 1 August 2010

§ Bahasa Indonesia courses;

§ Introduction to Indonesian history, culture and foreign policy;

§ Visits to museums and other Indonesian tourism landmarks;

§ An outbound training.

II. Indonesian Arts and Cultural Training, August – October 2010

§ Sundanese culture (in Bandung)

a. Angklung and arumba (traditional Sundanese instruments);

b. Wayang golek (traditional Sundanese puppetry);

c. Selected Sundanese dances;

d. Pencak silat (traditional Sundanese martial arts);

e. Extra-curricular activities, excursions and field study.

§ Javanese culture (in Solo and Surabaya)

a. Selected Javanese dances;

b. Karawitan musical arts;

c. Extra-curricular activities, excursions and field study.

§ Balinese culture (in Denpasar)

a. Selected Balinese dances;

b. Gamelan (traditional Balinese instruments);

c. Extra-curricular activities, excursions and field study.

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Phone : (+62 21) 3863509
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Fujitsu Offers Scholarships for Indonesia

computer manufacturers Fujitsu open enrollment management scholarship program's global leadership in the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) period of 2010. The program is open to all Indonesian people.

Achmad S Sofwan, Chief Operating Officer of Fujitsu Indonesia, said the scholarship program is aimed at providing opportunities for communities in Asia Pacific to contribute through the learning of values and different cultures, and global business.

"Until now, there have been 370 business professionals, including from Indonesia, which had won a scholarship Fujitsu. The scholarships are open in 18 Asia Pacific countries," he added in his statement

Fujitsu provides scholarships for new programs in JAIMS, the East-West Leaders Program (EWKLP) which aims to prepare a new generation of business leaders.

Registration of this scholarship application open until March 10, 2010. Followed by interviews in April and the election participants in May.

EWKLP JAIMS Fall Term 2010 will run from October 11, 2010 until January 6, 2011 in Hawaii, the U.S. and Japan. EWKLP program combines best practices from the East and West with an intensive learning format.

After the lecture in Hawaii, participants will be invited to Japan to participate in various activities related to cultural, Fujitsu and deepening of the award.

According to the story of one alumni JAIMS EWKLP Spring 2009, Angeline Melissa Simanullang, all materials provided by professors who are experts in their fields, ranging from the Western scientific tradition to the East.

"Through this program I get a profound knowledge of global business through the material a short but very practical," said winning Student's Choice Award at JAIMS-EWKLP program that followed.

"There are also a number of specific topics interesting because it provides another perspective from a business point of view of non-business," said Angeline who has now become Art Director at MAC909.

As for, another alumnus of EWKLP JAIMS-2005 is Jessica Schwarze. Beautiful woman of German descent is now known as the Head of Marketing SAP Indonesia.

"The benefits of the lessons I learned during the program an intensive four-month in Hawaii and Tokyo is truly priceless," he said.

Fujitsu awarded scholarships to JAIMS EWKLP include tuition, transportation, health insurance, and allowance for living expenses.

The requirements prospective scholarship applicants, among others, scholars of all backgrounds with a minimum GPA of 3.0, achieve a minimum TOEFL score 577/233/90 (paper / computer / internet), or a minimum TOEIC 750 or IELTS 6.5.

Applicants also must have experience of working full time at least three years (preferably five years). Further information about these scholarships can be found through http://www.fujitsu.com/scholarship site.

Fujitsu scholarship has been held since 1985 to commemorate 50 years of foundation Fujitsu. While JAIMS itself was founded in 1972 by Yoshimitsu Kohra and current president of Fujitsu Limited.

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What Makes a Highly Successful Scholarship Winner?

Review the following habits of scholarship winners for tips on how you can
make your scholarship quest successful.

 * Successful students always remember the five P’s – Prior
preparation prevents poor performance. Prepare for the scholarship
search early. Do not wait until your senior year.

* Successful students vigorously avoid mistakes on their essays and
applications. They always spell-check, proofread, and allow one
other person to proofread their applications and essay for errors.

* Successful students do not ignore scholarships that may be local or
those for small amounts. Scholarship amounts, even as small as
$50, can add up.

* Successful students do not rely on only one source such as the
Internet for their scholarship search. They use many resources.
Many scholarships on the Internet or in the free scholarship
searches that you find on the World Wide Web are nationally known
and are harder to win due to greater competition. Local and regional
scholarships are not found as easily through an Internet search,
although they may be easier to win because the applicant pool is
smaller. You have to use a combination of resources to find as
many scholarships to apply for as possible.

* Successful students market themselves well. In their applications,
they highlight positive aspects about their lives, especially
community involvement.

* Successful students do not apply to one or two scholarships and
wait for the best. They apply for all scholarships they are eligible to
win. They keep applying until the total they have won exceeds what
they need to pay for the college they want to attend or until they
graduate with a degree.

* Successful students are organized. They keep track of deadlines
and materials required to complete an application.

* Successful students are well rounded. They participate in
extracurricular and community activities. They write about these
activities in scholarship and college essays in a descriptive
manner. They try to benefit others as well as themselves with the
extracurricular and community activities in which they are involved.

* Successful students understand that SAT scores and grades alone
do not win most scholarships. Scholarship programs look at many
factors such as community activities, leadership, presentation of
your application package, special or unusual talents or skills, etc.

* Successful students do not look for the easy way out. It is harder for
them to believe in a scholarship scam that promises to do all the
work for them. They understand that those things for which we work
hardest often bring the greatest rewards. Hard work in the
scholarship process as a high school student could result in an
easy college life without work later, or a loan-free life after college.
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Open Society Institute/Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening/University of Nottingham Scholarship

Realise your potential!
8 Full Scholarships:
Each covering tuition fees, living expenses, return air fare, plus agreed allowances

Available for students who

* are from Indonesia, Jordan or Syria AND
* are nationals of, and resident in, the selected country AND
* already hold a first university degree equivalent to at least a good UK second class Honours Degree AND
* have a very good knowledge of English AND
* are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND
* have applied for a place to study on a full time Masters degree programme at Nottingham in September 2010 – for the LLM in Human Rights Law, MA in International Relations, MA in Social & Global Justice, MA in European & Global Politics, MA in International Security & Terrorism, MA in Diplomacy or MA in Politics & Contemporary History

Please read the attached Guidance notes for Applicants before completing and returning the scholarship application form, which is included at the end of the guidance notes

The closing date for applications is 4th February 2010 and application forms must be completed and returned to the local British Council Office by that date

Preference will go towards applicants who have not previously studied outside their home country

International Office
The University of Nottingham
C Floor, International House
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 5247
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5155
See the official websitehanz
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How to Get Scholarship Money

One of the biggest challenges college-bound seniors face is how to pay for school. Applying for scholarships should be one of the first steps in their search. However, scholarship myths continue to flourish and need to be dispelled.

Myth #1: Billions of scholarship dollars go unclaimed. In reality, the number of unused scholarships is minuscule.

Myth #2: Scholarships only go to the best students. Many scholarships are awarded based on elements other than academic achievement. Some scholarships are based on the student's major field of study, involvement, ethnicity and geographic origin, as well as other factors.

Myth #3: Scholarship searches are worth paying for. This myth eventually will die as people discover the many free resources available on the Internet or in print media. In many cases, scholarship search services charging fees turn out to be a scam.

So how do students and their parents sort through the myths and get to the facts?

Start the process early, December or January for the next school year, and utilize the resources around you. To find scholarship opportunities, start with your high school guidance counselor and local library for a list of possible resources. Next, check with your college financial aid office. Most states and many colleges offer scholarships, so students should also inquire about them. Finally, the Internet and organizational Web sites are excellent places to search. Remember, this information should always be free.

"Don't count yourself out just because you are not the valedictorian, class president, or star athlete," says Kandi Teeters, assistant director, Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at Eastern Washington University. "There are scholarships available for many interests, backgrounds and abilities. The bottom line is -- APPLY. And, the more scholarships for which you apply, especially local and regional opportunities, the better your odds are to be selected."

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How to Win a Scholarship

The students that win the most scholarships may not have more positive qualities than you, but they use the following strategy to get noticed by the scholarship committees:

Get Prepared:

Get letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors or leaders in your community. Choose these wisely (make copies).

Get a copy of your high school or college transcript (make copies).

Get involved in your community or in school activities or in your church. If your time is limited due to personal circumstances, working to help with family expenses is also an advantage.
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Keeping Kids Active

Anyone who's seen kids on a playground knows that most are naturally physically active and love to move around. But what might not be apparent is that climbing to the top of a slide or swinging from the monkey bars can help lead kids to a lifetime of being active.

As they get older, it can be a challenge for kids to get enough daily activity. Reasons include increasing demands of school, a feeling among some kids that they aren't good at sports, a lack of active role models, and busy working families.

And even if kids have the time and the desire to be active, parents may not feel comfortable letting them freely roam the neighborhood as kids once did. So their opportunities might be limited.

Despite these barriers, parents can instill a love of activity and help kids fit it into their everyday routines. Doing so can establish healthy patterns that will last into adulthood.
Benefits of Being Active

When kids are active, their bodies can do the things they want and need them to do. Why? Because regular exercise provides these benefits:

* strong muscles and bones
* weight control
* decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
* better sleep
* a better outlook on life

Healthy, physically active kids also are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. And physical competence builds self-esteem at every age. Keeping Kids Active
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