IISMA 2024

Updated on 30 January 2024 16:45 WIB

In 2024, the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) is set to open its registration for prospective participants. BINUS University actively encourages its students to seize this remarkable opportunity. The students are urged to review the provided information carefully to understand the program details comprehensively. The opening of registrations in 2024 signifies a new opportunity for ambitious students to embark on a transformative academic journey as the Prospective Awardee of the IISMA.


  • Offers scholarships to Indonesian undergraduate and vocational students, enabling them to experience an enriching academic semester abroad and gain global exposure
  • Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM): IISMA is the flagship program under MBKM, a broader initiative by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) to empower students and foster cross-cultural understanding and academic learning paths and to promote a more flexible and student-centered education system
  • Credit Recognition: BINUS University actively encourages its students to apply for IISMA, recognizing the credit taken at the host institutions as part of the students’ enrichment semester and the value of international exposure in shaping well-rounded BINUS Graduate Attributes
  • Funding Opportunity: IISMA is financially supported by the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education Agency (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan-LPDP) under the Indonesian Ministry of Finance. This funding source underscores the government’s commitment to investing in Indonesian students’ educational and global development


  • Registration and tuition fees at the host university (at cost, payment directly from IISMA to the host institution). Students must still pay tuition fees (BP3 & SKS) at BINUS University
  • Health insurance premiums in the host country during the program (at cost)
  • Round trip flight (economy class, at cost, directly arranged by IISMA)
  • Visa application costs (using reimbursement system)
  • Settlement and living allowance
  • Emergency fund, if applicable


  • Enroll as an active BINUS University student taking an undergraduate degree and never taking semester leave(s) during the university studies
  • In semester 3/4 (B26) or semester 5/6 (B25) during the application period
  • Must be able to take the enrichment semester for Odd Semester 2024/2025, shown by mobility proposal signed and approved by the Head of Department/Program or relevant authorities
  • Must be an Indonesian citizen (WNI) residing in Indonesia and do not hold dual citizenship
    • In case the students are born from a mixed marriage, they must have a copy of Surat Keputusan (Decision Letter of Citizenship) issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights, which states that the student has chosen Indonesia as their nationality
  • Be a maximum of 24 years old on 1 July 2024 (applicants born on or before 30 June 2000 are not eligible to apply)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0), proven by the latest academic transcript
  • Have adequate English proficiency* with a minimum score of IELTS –6.0, TOEFL iBT –78, Duolingo English Test –100 to IISMA’s official institutional code of respective English test
    • The BUEPT/BIEPT, TOEFL ITP, or other English proficiency certificates are unacceptable.
    • If the host university requires a higher level of English proficiency and/or GPA, applicants must meet that requirement to continue their application
    • The test results should have been announced after 15 August 2022
  • Not receiving a living allowance from other funding/scholarship from the Kemendikbudristek and LPDP during the IISMA Program
  • Not participating in other Kampus Merdeka programs at the same time as the IISMA Program
  • Not have participated in more than one (1) Kampus Merdeka Program before the IISMA Program
  • Never have violated the rules, norms, and/or laws applied in Indonesia
  • Be willing to follow the rules and regulations while participating in IISMA
  • Received approval from the Head of the Program/Department
  • Have a recommendation letter from the BINUS Internationalization Office (formerly known as BINUS International Office)

Please click HOST INSTITUTION IISMA 2024 for BINUS Students.



Date Activities
Wednesday, 17 January 2024

BINUS X IISMA Info Session 2024 for Faculties/Schools

The Zoom link is sent by invitation only

Recording here

23 January – 14 February 2024 Application to IISMA
24 January – 4 February 2024 Recommendation Request to BINUS University, through iMobilio

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

at 15:30 – 17:00 WIB

BINUS X IISMA 2024 Info Session “How to Apply IISMA 2024

Held fully online. Click the Zoom link that corresponds to the date via https://linktr.ee/binusstudyabroad

Recording here

Saturday, 27 January 2024

at 10:00 – 12:45 WIB

BINUS X IISMA 2024 Sharing Session “Be Prepared For the Future with IISMA-Alumni Club!

Held hybridly from Auditorium Room 400, Anggrek Campus. Or, click the Zoom link that corresponds to the date via https://linktr.ee/binusstudyabroad

Recording here

Tuesday, 30 January 2024

at 15:30 – 17:00 WIB

BINUS X IISMA 2024 Workshop “Crafting Your IISMA Personal Statement

Held hybridly from Creative Room, Syahdan Campus. Or, click the Zoom link that corresponds to the date via https://linktr.ee/binusstudyabroad

Recording here

Thursday ,  22 February 2024

at 15:30 – 17:00 WIB

BINUS X IISMA 2024 Talkshow “How to Ace Your IISMA Interview

Held hybridly from Exhibition Hall, Anggrek Campus. Or, click the Zoom link that corresponds to the date via https://linktr.ee/binusstudyabroad


Click here to find out about the previous 2023 IISMA program IISMA 2023. 

The information is limited to BINUS University’s regulations. For more information about this program, do not hesitate to contact the Internationalization office members via io@binus.edu.

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