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Minimum TOEFL, PTE and IELTS requirements for LPDP scholarship in 2023 – do you qualify?

The last thing you want – is to be rejected for the LPDP scholarship because you did not meet the minimum TOEFL, PTE or IELTS scores.  One of the most prestigious and generous scholarships for Indonesians, the LPDP (Education Fund Management Institute) scholarship funds expenses such as: 

  • Tuition fees 

  • Living expenses 

  • Visa assistance and transportation costs for studying abroad 

  • Health, family and emergency support where needed 

According to data as of March 2023, there are a total of 35,536 LPDP awardees, and 17,979 students have succeeded in becoming alumni at various Indonesian and foreign universities. To be awarded the scholarship, there are several requirements that you need to fulfill. Besides having a high-enough Grade Point Average (GPA), you must also meet the English proficiency score requirements. Every LPDP scholarship program in 2024 has its own minimum English proficiency score. To make it easier, we have summarised them in this article, covering some of the major test systems IELTS, TOEFL and PTE.

English language scores required for LPDP

Minimum TOEFL, PTE and IELTS requirements for LPDP scholarship in 2023 – do you qualify?

When applying for the LPDP scholarship, you will be asked to submit an English proficiency certificate issued no later than two years prior to the scholarship application year. Eligible tests include IELTS (International English Language Testing System), which is co-owned by IDP, British Council and Cambridge English, TOEFL by ETS (Educational Testing Service), PTE (Pearson Test of English).

The following tables are the minimum TOEFL, PTE and IELTS score requirements for each 2024 LPDP scholarship program. 

General programs – master's degree in Indonesia 

Available scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Regular  

ITP: 500 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 61 

 

 

Partial 

ITP: 500 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 61 

 

 

 

General programs – doctoral degree in Indonesia 

Available scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Regular  

ITP: 530 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 70 

 

 

Partial 

ITP: 530 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 70 

 

 

General programs – master's degree abroad 

Available scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Regular  

iBT: 80 

58 

6.5 

World's Top Universities (PTUD) 

iBT: 80 

58 

6.5 

Partial 

iBT: 80 

58 

6.5 

 

General programs – doctoral degree abroad 

Available scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Regular  

iBT: 94 

65 

7.0 

World's Top Universities (PTUD) 

iBT: 94 

65 

7.0 

Partial 

iBT: 94 

65 

7.0 

 

Targeted programs – master's degree in Indonesia  

Available scholarships  

TOEFL  

PTE Academic  

IELTS  

Civil Servants, Indonesian National Armed Forces, and Indonesian National Police  

ITP: 500  

50  

6.0  

 

iBT: 61  

 

 

Ulama Cadre Education  

ITP: 400  

30  

4.5  

 

iBT: 33  

 

 

Specialist and Subspecialist Doctor  

ITP: 475  

43  

5.5  

 

iBT: 57  

 

 

Diktiristek-LPDP-OKP Priority Scholarship Master's Program 

iBT: 90 

 

6.5 

 

Targeted programs – doctoral degree in Indonesia  

Available Scholarships  

TOEFL  

PTE Academic  

IELTS  

Civil Servants, Indonesian National Armed Forces, and Indonesian National Police  

ITP: 530  

50  

6.0  

 

iBT: 70  

 

 

Ulama Cadre Education  

ITP: 450  

36  

5.0  

 

iBT: 45  

 

 

Specialist and Subspecialist Doctor  

ITP: 475  

43  

5.5  

 

iBT: 57  

 

 

National Research and Innovation Talent Scholarship  

iBT: 80  

58 

6.5 

Targeted programs – master's degree abroad  

Available Scholarships  

TOEFL  

PTE Academic  

IELTS  

Civil Servants, Indonesian National Armed Forces, and Indonesian National Police  

iBT: 80  

58  

6.5  

Entrepreneurship  

iBT: 61  

65  

6.0  

LPDP Priority Scholarship – Campus France Master’s Program  

iBT: 80 

 

6.5 

Diktiristek-LPDP-OKP Priority Scholarship Master's Program 

iBT: 90 

 

6.5 

LPDP Priority Scholarship – NUS Entrepreneurship Master's Program 

iBT: 100 

 

6.5 

 

Targeted programs – doctoral degree abroad  

Available Scholarships  

TOEFL  

PTE Academic  

IELTS  

Civil Servants, Indonesian National Armed Forces, and Indonesian National Police  

iBT: 80  

58  

6.5 

LPDP Priority Scholarship – NTU Doctoral Program 

iBT: 100  

 

7.0 

LPDP Priority Scholarship – UC Davis Doctoral Program 

iBT: 100  

 

7.0 

LPDP Priority Scholarship – UNSW Doctoral Program 

iBT: 100  

 

7.0 

 

Affirmation programs – master's degree in Indonesia 

Available Scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Disability Scholarship 

ITP: 400 

30 

4.5 

 

iBT: 33 

 

 

for Affirmation Regional 

ITP: 400 

30 

4.5 

 

iBT: 33 

 

 

Pre-Prosperous Scholarship

ITP: 400 

30 

4.5 

 

iBT: 33 

 

 

 

Affirmation programs – doctoral degree in Indonesia 

Available Scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Disability Scholarship

ITP: 450 

36 

5.0 

 

iBT: 45 

 

 

for Affirmation Regional 

ITP: 450 

36 

5.0 

 

iBT: 45 

 

 

 

Affirmation programs – master's degree abroad 

Available Scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Disability Scholarship

ITP: 500 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 61 

 

 

for Affirmation Regional 

ITP: 500 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 61 

 

 

Pre-Prosperous Scholarship 

ITP: 500 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 61 

 

 

 

Affirmation programs – doctoral degree abroad 

Available Scholarships 

TOEFL 

PTE Academic 

IELTS 

Disability Scholarship

ITP: 500 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 61 

 

 

for Affirmation Regional  

ITP: 500 

50 

6.0 

 

iBT: 61 

 

 

For the LPDP scholarship program for Papuan Youth, there are no specific rules regarding English proficiency scores, either for domestic/foreign masters or domestic/foreign doctorates. 

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Minimum TOEFL, PTE and IELTS requirements for LPDP scholarship in 2023 – do you qualify?

Now that you know the minimum TOEFL, PTE and IELTS scores required for the LPDP scholarship in 2024, it’s time to achieve it. 

First, decide on which English proficiency test to take. If you decide to go with the IELTS test, which is accepted and recognised by over 12,000 institutions, employers and immigration authorities worldwide, you may want to go through the official co-owners IDP. 

You’ll find free resources and preparation materials by IDP, including articles, webinars, videos from IELTS experts and practice questions to help you pass the IELTS test. 

Once you’re ready, register for the IELTS test and complete your 2024 LPDP scholarship application!