General Requirement


  • Indonesian citizen. No dual citizenship
  • U.S. government employees, USAID contractor staff and employees whose salaries are directly paid by U.S. government are not eligible to apply
  • Candidates should have a minimum of two years working experience and ten years remaining prior to retirement to apply their new knowledge after completing their degrees
  • Evidence of English ability in the form of either ITP TOEFL® score of 450 or IBT TOEFL® score of 45 or IELTS™ score of 5.0
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university at the time of application, minimum GPA 2.75 (Scale 4.0)
  • Have a strong commitment to return to Indonesia promptly upon completion of study
  • Currently not receiving a scholarship from other institution
  • No prior master degree, or in the process completing a Masters Degree
  • Currently working in the same field as the proposed field of study
  • Once accepted, deferment is not possible.
  • Candidates from under-served areas, and from regions where USAID projects are located, will have priority
  • Candidates must pass a medical examination prior to initiating their study.
  • Successful completion of Pre-academic Training is required for all candidates before departure to U.S.
  • Once accepted, PNS candidates must obtain the Service/Blue Passport.