Scheme Program for Academic Mobility and Exchange (SAME)

The Directorate General of Higher Education (Dikti) created the SAME program to promote the development of high quality lecturers in Indonesia’s higher education system and to better form lasting partnerships between U.S. and Indonesian higher education institutions. SAME is designed to encourage foreign exchange for permanent lecturers of state and private universities in Indonesia who have a doctorate or master’s degree. This program aims to give lecturers the chance to travel abroad to give special presentations on art and cultural issues, to forge networks of cooperation such a double degree programs with overseas institutions, to host Indonesian language programs, and to conduct research in partnership with foreign universities. SAME programs may last from two weeks to three months and should be conducted between August and October 2013.  SAME covers the cost of international flights, health insurance, and a living stipend for up to 3 months.

The program prioritizes universities that have Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the university targeted for exchange, those that have created a blueprint for Human Resource Development at their institution, and those that have created a Tri Darma cooperation agreement.

Program Requirements

  1. Must be tenured faculty at a Dikti registered institution
  2. Must have a valid NIDN (National Professor Identification Number)
  3. Must present a copy of her/his diploma
  4. Must have a letter of permission from a higher education official
  5. Must have an invitation letter or letter of acceptance from a higher education institution in a foreign country
  6. Must not have received a PAR (Program for Academic Recharging grant from Dikti) in the past three years
  7. Must have a clear work plan for their time overseas
  8. Must have a certification of good health from a doctor
  9. Must have experience in the academic field they will be working in
  10. Must be proficient in English, applicants with language skills in the target country language will be viewed favorably
  11. Must have a minimal score of 550 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS, especially as a professor who achieved their doctorate within Indonesia
  12. Administrative staff may only participate in a SAME program of no more than 2 weeks

Application Process

For Candidates:

  1. Fill out Form A from Dikti’s Website (
  2. Attach a detailed written proposal in English of planned activities (schedule of activities, resource development plan, etc.)
  3. Attach a summary of Tri Darma activities within the last five years
  4. Attach related supporting documents (TOEFL scores, letter of invitation, passport photo, diploma, certificate, MOU document, certification of good health, etc.)
  5. Obtain the approval of a higher education official at your institution

For Higher Education Institutions:

  1. Verify the credentials of every application packet received from applying faculty members
  2. Create a summary of all SAME financing, including that of various applying faculty
  3. Submit SAME Program proposals with all necessary supporting documents to the Director General of Dikti
  4. Completed application packets should be sent the below address accompanied by a letter from a higher education official at your institution:

Direktorat Jenderal Pendidik dan Tenaga Kependidikan
Ditjen Pendidikan Tinggi Kemendikbud,
Gedung D. Kemendikbud Lt. V
Jln. Raya Jend Sudirman Pintu Satu, Senayan Jakarta 10270

All required documents must be received by Dikti. The documents must be sent with the selected subject/university on the top corner of the envelope. The documents should be sent to the Directorate of Education and Educational Staff of Directorate General of Higher Education Jakarta. The requirements and rules of the SAME Program can be downloaded at or received by email from  For more information please call Soraya at the International Office of UB, phone (office): 0341-557923 or mobilephone: 082132900142.