The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) on Thursday, May 25. LPDP is a public service unit under the country’s Ministry of Finance.
Under the agreement, Indonesian students who have been awarded a scholarship under the Indonesia Education Scholarship program will be eligible to enroll in the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) at Duke University. The scholarship covers MIDP tuition, mandatory fees and health insurance. It aims to support the continued professional and academic development of Indonesians who demonstrate strong leadership in their sector and who have a strong vision for the future development of Indonesia.
“We’re excited for this new partnership, which is open to Indonesian leaders in a variety of sectors,” said Stephanie Alt Lamm, associate director of MIDP. “We have a long history of educating Indonesian government officials and this partnership will broaden that scope to include civil society and other sectors as well. It will allow us to strengthen our relationship with Indonesia.”
The new partnership will enable one student to enroll in the MIDP program this fall. MIDP currently has 14 alumni and three current fellows from Indonesia.