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The Indonesian Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) has officially reopened its doors for the year 2024. The application window spans from January 23 to February 14, 2024, presenting an invaluable chance for ambitious students to explore global opportunities for a semester. 

Take advantage of the available time wisely, ensuring that you submit your application well before the deadline to increase your chances of being awarded this esteemed scholarship. As there are various documents that you need to have ready, ensure that you prepare everything in advance, including the IELTS certificate or any other equivalent English proficiency test. 

So, what documents do you need to prepare for the IISMA 2024 registration, and how should you prepare for the IELTS? 

Requirements for IISMA 2024 application

IISMA 2024 has two types of document requirements, there are main required documents and additional documents. The main required documents typically include fundamental materials necessary for eligibility assessment, while additional documents may provide supplemental information to strengthen your candidacy. 

Main required documents: 

  1. Statement letter signed and sealed by applicant and parents. 

  2. Statement letter signed and sealed by the Head of Department and Head of International Office or other relevant position. 

  3. Statement of confirmation for participation in the MBKM (Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka) flagship program. 

  4. Financial commitment or consent by parents. 

  5. Scan of National Identity. 

  6. Academic transcript in Semester 1-3 for Diploma 3 Program and Semester 1-5 for Diploma 4 or undergraduate program. 

  7. English proficiency test: IELTS/TOEFL iBT/Duolingo (or TOEIC for vocational student) 

Additional required documents: 

  1. Scan of Letter of Statement and Recommendation from home university signed and sealed by Vice Rector. 

  2. Original scan of Police Clearance Certificate (SKCK). 

  3. Original scan of Letter Declaration Clearance from Narcotic (SKBN). 

Now that you know the IISMA requirements, it's time to arrange your schedule to collect all the required documents. Ensure that you allocate sufficient time to prepare the required paperwork, especially the English proficiency test, which demands time for both taking the test and receiving the results. 

Set up a clear timeline that lets you submit your IISMA application well before the 2024 deadline. This smart approach ensures a hassle-free and timely completion of all the requirements for a successful application.

Minimum English scores for IISMA

Requirements for IISMA 2024: achieving the minimum IELTS score 1

To apply for IISMA 2024, you must meet the minimum English test requirements to be eligible. The accepted tests include IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), Duolingo English Test, or TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) for vocational students. 

Specifically tailored for two programs, here are the IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, and TOEIC score requirements for IISMA 2024. 

Undergraduate students from Indonesian universities (PTDN) 



Duolingo English Test 




If the host university requires a higher level of English proficiency than stated above or accepts only specific types of English language proficiency tests, then the applicant must meet the language requirements set by the host university. 

Vocational students from Indonesian vocational universities (PTPPV) 



Duolingo English Test 





605 (Listening and Reading Test) 

If the host university requires a higher level of English proficiency than stated above or accepts only specific types of English language proficiency tests, then the applicant must meet the language requirements set by the host university. 

Achieving IELTS score for IISMA

You are now aware of the minimum TOEFL, Duolingo, TOEIC, and IELTS scores required for the IISMA scholarship in 2024. Now, it's time to work towards achieving them. 

Firstly, decide on the English proficiency test that best suits you. If you choose the IELTS test, which is widely accepted and recognized by over 12,000 institutions, employers, and immigration authorities worldwide, consider registering through the official co-owner, IDP. 

We offer multiple convenient IELTS test centers across the country, allowing you to select the one nearest to your home for added flexibility. This way, you can choose a location that suits your convenience, making the entire process more accessible. 

In addition to accessible test centers, IDP provides a wealth of IELTS resources and preparation materials available to you at no cost. These resources include articles, webinars, videos featuring experts, and practice questions— all designed to enhance your preparation for the IELTS test required for the IISMA scholarship. 

When you feel ready, take the next step by registering for the IELTS test and complete your 2024 IISMA scholarship registration.