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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 are due via email to Ms. Carolyn Sinulingga (at admin.dskld@kemlu.go.id) at Pusdiklat no later than 17:00.
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 the USINDO website at http://goo.gl/Wpg3hb.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation: 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 http://goo.gl/Wpg3hb.
  • Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other English language test: A minimum score of 575 or equivalent is required to be considered for the program and entered into the TOEFL and GRE preparatory course. Selected candidates will be required to achieve a minimum of 600 or equivalent following the preparatory course to be entered into the program.
  • Transcripts for all university-level work: Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application. Selected 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, and written independently (i.e. not a group paper, or with assistance).
  • Personal statement: Personal statements must be submitted in English and be no more than 600 words in length. Your personal statement should state clearly why you are applying, 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, responsibilities, and length of service, but most important, state what you believe you accomplished at each assignment.

Application Timeline

Our new timetable for the application cycle of the 2018 fellows is below.  Please see the document “Timeline and Application Instructions” for more details.

Application Form 2018.

April 30, 2017

Applications are due via email to Ms. Carolyn Sinulingga (at admin.dskld@kemlu.go.id) at Pusdiklat no later than 17:00.

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.

May 17-18, 2017

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 comprised of high-ranking staff at USINDO and the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, DC during this period.

June 1, 2017

Conditional candidates announced and notified by email. They will be accepted as Fellows only if they achieve the minimum official TOEFL and GRE scores by 15 August 2017.

June 15, 2017

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 the deadline mentioned above.

June-August 2017

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 to preparing for the GRE and TOEFL examinations in order 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.

August 15, 2017

Candidates submit official TOEFL and GRE scores to USINDO. Scores must be emailed to masters@usindo.org. Candidates should also mail their official scores to USINDO at this time.

 

October 14, 2017

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: 153
Quantitative: 148

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

October 2017 - February 2018

Fellows work closely with USINDO Edward Masters Program Coordinator to select and apply to schools.
 Most applications are due between December 2017 and February 2018.
 It is the responsibility of the Fellow to be aware of and submit application materials before each deadline.

April - May 2018

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

June - July 2018

Fellows depart for the United States. 

August - September 2018

Fellows begin their 2-year graduate programs.