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EDWARD E. MASTERS FELLOWS PROGRAM

A fellowship that funds the graduate education for Indonesian government future leaders to top schools in the U.S.

Application Requirements

Applications for the 2020 Intake are due via email to Ms. Marsianti (at admin.dskld@kemlu.go.id) at Pusdiklat no later than 8 August 2019 at 17:00 WIB.

Late applications, including recommendation letters, will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure his/her recommendation letters are received before the deadline.

Applications must include the following to be considered complete unless otherwise noted:

  • Edward E. Masters Application: The application can be downloaded from this link: click here.
  • Two (2) recommendation letters: Recommendation letters should not be submitted directly by applicants. Letters must be submitted via email by the recommender directly to Pusdiklat at admin.dskld@kemlu.go.id. Letters must be from one academic and one professional source using the USINDO Letter of Recommendation Form available at this link: click here.
  • Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or another English language test: A minimum score of 575 or equivalent is required to be considered for the program and entered into the TOEFL preparatory course. Applicants can submit a minimum of two years old expired TOEFL or TOEFL Test. But, selected candidates will be required to achieve a minimum of 600 or equivalent following the preparatory course to become an Edward E. Masters Fellow.
  • Results from GRE. Should you already have one, please submit your GRE results. Conditional candidates without a previous GRE result will be required to take the test following the GRE preparatory course. Selected candidates will be required to achieve minimum scores as indicated below following the preparatory course to become an Edward E. Masters Fellow.
  • Transcripts for all university-level work: Unofficial transcripts will suffice for this application. Selected conditional candidates will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • Academic writing sample: Writing samples must be submitted in English, be no more than 900 words in length, written independently (i.e. not a group paper, or with assistance), and analytical.
  • Personal statement: Personal statements must be submitted in English and be no more than 600 words in length. Your personal statement should state clearly your reasons for pursuing higher education in the United States, and discuss the professional, academic and personal experiences that have most contributed to your desire to study international affairs, what you hope to study and why, your career ambitions, and how your program of study relates to them.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume: CVs or resumes must include position and job description, such as responsibilities and accomplishments at each occupation, as well as the length of employment.

Application Timeline

Our new timetable for 2020 intake application cycle is below.  

For more details, download the document here: Program Information and Timeline.

To apply, download the application form here: Application Form 2020.

8 August 2019

Applications are due via email to Ms. Marsianti (at admin.dskld@kemlu.go.id) at Pusdiklat no later than 8 August 2019 at 17:00 WIB.

Late applications, including recommendation letters, will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure his/her recommendation letters are received before the deadline.

15-16 August 2019 (est.)

All applicants will be interviewed in person if possible, or by telephone. Pusdiklat will assist in scheduling interviews. All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel.

26 August 2019

Conditional candidates announced and notified by email. The applicants will be accepted as Fellows only if they achieve the minimum official TOEFL and GRE scores by 7 October 2019 at 17:00 WIB.

2 September 2019

Conditional candidates prepare a list of their selected top 5 schools that they will be applying to if they are finally accepted into the program as an Edward E. Masters Fellow. This list should be sent to usindojkt@usindo.org and admin.dskld@kemlu.go.id no later than 2 September 2019 at 21:00 WIB.

26 August - 4 October 2019

Conditional candidates begin preparatory coursework for the TOEFL and GRE, as necessary, which is coordinated by Pusdiklat. Candidates should take the TOEFL and GRE during this period, after completing the preparatory course.

Conditional candidates should devote as much time as possible preparing for the GRE and TOEFL examinations to maximize their score results and prepare competitive applications for graduate programs. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure tests are taken early enough to be submitted to their schools of choice by the application deadline.

7 October 2019

Candidates submit official TOEFL and GRE scores to USINDO. Scores must be emailed to usindojkt@usindo.org; aputri@usindo.org. Candidates should also mail their official scores to USINDO no later than 7 October 2019 at 17:00 WIB.

18 October 2019

Conditional candidates are notified as to whether they are accepted as Fellows into the program. USINDO will issue letters of support for each Fellow to assist in securing a visa.

Guidelines for accepting Fellows include achieving the following test scores:

TOEFL
Internet Based Test: 100
Paper Based Test: 600
Computer Based Test: 250

GRE*
Verbal: 155 or above
Quantitative: 152 or above

*GRE score requirements are estimates at this time and will be revised when average scores for the new GRE test are normalized.

October 2019 - February 2020

Fellows work closely with USINDO to select and apply to schools.
 Most applications are due between early December 2019 and early February 2020.
 It is the responsibility of the Fellow to be aware of and submit application materials before each deadline.

April - May 2020

Fellows will receive notification from universities regarding acceptance into their programs.

August - September 2020

Fellows begin their graduate programs.