Our Program

General Information

A key component of the U.S. government’s development program in Indonesia has always been training, and the support for both short and long-term exchange opportunities continues to be powerful tool in helping individuals, organizations, and institutions acquire the knowledge, skills, and capacity to support Indonesia’s on-going development. Program to Extend Scholarships and Training to Achieve Sustainable Impacts (PRESTASI) provides opportunities for Indonesians to earn Master degrees in selected fields primarily from a university in the U.S. PRESTASI is open to all Indonesians who meet the requirements.

Participants targeted for USAID PRESTASI Scholarship Program are:

  • emerging leaders
  • local NGO representative
  • public and private sector institutions
  • female participants are encouraged to apply
  • Disable participants are encouraged to apply
  • Under-represented and disadvantaged areas

The goal of this program is to improve the performance and leadership skills of Indonesian professionals, which, in turn will help to promote development in the country. Specifically, PRESTASI will provide training and technical services required to strengthen and expand the base of skilled, high-performing professionals and institutions in Indonesia’s public and private sector.

PRESTASI will continue to support the tradition of participant training and human capacity development by providing opportunities for advanced academic degrees in the U.S. The program will build on its successful past: since 2011, several hundred participants have earned Master Degrees in the United States.

Vision and Mission

Indonesia is still facing a high maternal mortality rate, weak education system, high unemployment and environmental management challenges. PRESTASI Program provides opportunities for Indonesians to study for an advanced degree in the USA as well as to attend short term technical training programs. PRESTASI is designed to address the needs of Indonesians who meet the technical qualifications for higher level training and the proven leadership capacity to apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained toward Indonesia’s development.

PRESTASI follows in the footsteps of earlier scholarship programs. The goal is to train a new generation of Indonesian public and private sector leaders in priority skills and areas including economics, health, environment, management and leadership.