Neso Indonesia focuses on the following activities: 

  • facilitate institutional cooperation between Dutch and Indonesian knowledge sector
  • manage projects, stakeholder engagement, organise events and implement and support scholarship programmes for both Indonesian and Dutch students
  • promote Dutch higher education to increase student and staff mobility between Indonesia and the Netherlands.
  • intensify ties and connect members of the NL alumni Network with relevant parties in Indonesia
  • support the Dutch knowledge sector in close collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta and a broad range of Dutch and Indonesian education institutions, as well as with a variety of relevant Indonesian government ministries, regional and local governments, research institutions, scholarship providers, international organizations and the business sector.

Knowledge collaboration


Week of Indonesia-Netherlands Education and Research (WINNER) is bringing together Indonesian and Dutch researchers, practitioners, educators and stakeholders from industry, government, and civil society.

The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the Indonesian Academy of Young Scientists (ALMI), the Dutch Research Council (NWO), and the Dutch organization for internationalization in education (Nuffic) and the Dutch embassy in Jakarta organise WINNER to celebrate, strengthen and expand the collaborations in Dutch-Indonesian research and education.  

Read the article SDGs central to Indonesian-Dutch education cooperation

Dutch Training and Exposure Programme (DUTEP)

The Dutch Training and Exposure Program (DUTEP), which focuses on integrated urban water management, is a programme which allows different funding streams to be combined. DUTEP provides opportunities for selected staff of the Jakarta Capital City Government (DKI) to spend a period in Rotterdam to learn from best practices and develop ideas for solutions of Jakarta’s water management problems.

Living Labs

Living Labs are student-centric research projects based on real-life business issues. A consortium of Dutch and Indonesian universities was set up and in cooperation with corporate and government partners used student project results as starting point for further research and development of tools and practices for both industry and government.

Logistics and Water

We started with the Living Lab Logistics Indonesia (LLLI) targeting impact in practical ways to support the national agendas on logistics both in the Netherlands (Top sector Logistics) and Indonesia (SisLogNas).
Neso Indonesia continued supporting the Living Lab Water Indonesia.


We are currently supporting the Living Lab Tourism in North Sumatra, focused on the development of Tourism around Lake Toba. 

If you want to know more about Living Labs in Indonesia, please contact us via

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Since 2016 Indonesia and the Netherlands have been working together to improve vocational education in Indonesia, in particular in agriculture. 

We believe that improving vocational education will have a direct impact on the quality of human resources and the welfare of the population in both countries. 

In the Netherlands, agricultural schools from vocational to higher education are working closely together with the agricultural industry to benefit as much as possible from each other’s knowledge and experience.

To bring vocational education in Indonesia to a next level we are working together with the Indonesian Government and selected schools and in partnerships with the industry.

There is a close collaboration between universities from the two countries, IPB Bogor and the University of Wageningen. Dutch green education organisations, Aeres University of Applied Sciences, HAS University of Applied Sciences, and Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences joined forces to optimise the Dutch contribution and to benefit all parties involved.

Capacity building

Nuffic Neso Indonesia participates with 3 projects under the 'Innovation In Capacity building' (Innocap) umbrella and with its contributions under the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP).

Incoming mobility in the Netherlands - Study in Holland

We work closely with Dutch higher education institutions to increase the quality and diversity of Indonesian students coming to the Netherlands. We organise a variety of events, such as Holland Scholarship Day, Dutch Placement Day, Study in Holland Online Series, Students Meet-ups, Parents and Teachers Gatherings, and Pre-Departure Briefings to prepare Indonesian students to study and live in the Netherlands.

We promote research opportunities together with the Dutch Research Council (NWO), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Academic Transfer and Euraxess.

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Implementing scholarship programmes

Studeren in Nederland (StuNed)

Studeren in Nederland (StuNed) is a full scholarship programme and a longstanding component at the heart of the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Jakarta. Over the past 20 years, StuNed has supported and contributed to Indonesia’s human capital development in various strategic areas, including:

  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Circular Economy
  • Security and Rule of Law
  • Agro-Food and Horticulture
  • Water Management

StuNed has 3 instruments: 

  • Individual master scholarships
  • Co-funding master scholarships
  • Tailor-Made-Training (TMT)

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a five-year programme (2017-2022) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Programme aims to contribute to sustainable and inclusive development through the accelerating efforts of capacity building, knowledge and quality of individuals and organisations.

In achieving this goal, OKP has 2 instruments:

  • Institutional cooperation 
  • Tailor-Made-Training (TMT) 

In Indonesia, the programme focuses on 3 themes:

  • Security and law enforcement
  • Food Safety and nutrition
  • Water

Find out more about the Orange Knowledge Programme

Information for students

All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship are listed in our database of study programmes on the Study in Holland website. Please search for your programme using the filter 'OKP qualified - Yes'.

Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS)

The Orange Tulip Scholarship programme gives talented Indonesian students the opportunity to study in the Netherlands. It is offered by higher education institutions and coordinated by Nuffic Neso Indonesia. Most of the benefit of scholarships are tuition waiver. In addition, some Dutch higher education institutions will cover living, visa, and insurance costs.

Information for students

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Since 2015, European Union Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (EU SHARE) has been implemented by a consortium of European International Education Agencies (British Council, DAAD, Nuffic, ENQA). We act as the project office for Nuffic and are responsible for student mobility with credit transfer by managing SHARE scholarship and credit transfer system (CTS) as one of our activities.

We implement the scholarship programme through short-term (1 semester) exchange of undergraduate students from selected universities across the ASEAN region, whereas more than 500 scholarships have been awarded for both intra-ASEAN mobility and ASEAN-EU mobility. 

Apart from that, we also facilitate capacity-building workshops for universities that are willing to enhance their internationalisation process, student mobility and the use of CTS. Additionally, we have also organised workshops for SHARE students and alumni in networking relations and building effective connections with ASEAN economic opportunities and the labour market. 

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Outgoing mobility in Indonesia - Study in Indonesia

To stimulate outbound student mobility from the Netherlands, we encourage Dutch students to gain more international experience in Indonesia. We enthusiastically support Indonesian higher education institutions in promoting their international degree programmes, short courses, exchange programmes and internships by organising webinars for Dutch students.

In 2019 we invited Indonesian higher education institutions to participate at the education fair 'Buitenlandbeurs' in Utrecht. According to data from the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, between 2016-2019 the total number of Dutch students in Indonesia was in the top 8 of incoming mobility.

For more information visit the Indonesia page on our WilWeg site.

NL alumni network

The NL alumni network was a platform for international alumni, students, and interns, as well as Dutch education institutions, embassies and organisations. Through the network they can exchange knowledge, information, and contacts. The NL alumni network ended in 2022. However, Neso Indonesia remains committed to supporting good relations with international NL alumni and will continue to work for alumni.

Read more about the NL alumni network

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