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Admission DSM ITB

How to Apply?

  1. Meet the admission qualifications
  2. Check costs and scholarships
  3. Explore research interests
  4. Write a research proposal
  5. Find a potential supervisor (promoter) with the same interests
  6. Contact the potential supervisor (promoter) to ensure suitability and availability
  7. Submit the required documents

Admission Qualifications

  1. A Master degree from private/state universities in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.25/4.00
  2. Certificate of TPA Bappenas from OTO Bappenas with a minimum score of 550*.
  3. Certificate of ELPT from UPT Bahasa ITB with a minimum score of 113. We also accept TOEFL/IELTS held by ETS/Cambridge/British Council/IDP with minimum score of 550 (pBT) / 213 (cBT) / 79 (iBT) or IELTS 6.5 or TOEIC 690
  4. Passing the interview with a designated DSM-ITB faculty member. The applicant will need to show his or her research proposal to the interviewer.

Admission Procedure

  1. Register online at: http://usm.itb.ac.id/oreg. Complete and upload the application documents required for ITB Doctoral Program
  2. After you completed the Online Registration, you must confirm your application through Admission Confirmation and you will receive the email confirmation from Admission Office.
  3. Once these documents are completed, your enrolment application will be reviewed by our Admission officers for completeness. As soon as the review is completed, admission office will contact you through email with further instructions.

*SBM ITB is regularly hosting the TPA and ELPT test. Schedule can be found in the table of Admission Schedule.

Find a Supervisor

Writing a Research Proposal

Your research proposal (1500 – 2000 words) should include:

  • Research Topic
  • Brief Literature Review
  • Research Objectives
  • Proposed Research Methods and Timeline
  • Conclusions
  • References

Admission Schedule for January 2020 Intake

DSM ITB invite applicants with non-linear Master background and applicants with managerial working experience background to join January 2020 class. For applicants with linear Master background you can join the class August 2020.

Detailed schedule about admission process for postgraduate program in ITB, please visit USM ITB official website. Online Registration period for January 2020 Intake start on 10 September until 24 October 2019

Candidates are welcome to undertake the written test of TPA and ELPT organized by Admission Office. Choose the test location and schedule described below:

Test Organizer* Confirmation Deadline
(12 noon at the latest)
ELPT Selection Date TPA Selection Date Test Registration
Bandung Campus 07 Oct 2019 11 Oct 2019 12 Oct 2019 Register here
DEKTM ITB 16 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019 Register here
Bandung Campus 28 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019 02 Nov 2019 Register here
DEKTM ITB 06 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019 N/A
Bandung Campus
SBM ITB Building, Jl. Ganesha no. 10, Bandung.
E-mail: admission@sbm-itb.ac.id
Gd. CCAR ITB lt. 4, Jl. Tamansari no. 64 Bandung
E-mail: usmitb@pusat.itb.ac.id


    1. Admission Committee reserves the right to cancel your application due to the test quota
    2. Doctoral program in Jakarta campus would open the enrollment starting March 2020
    3. Please contact our Admission Office if you are willing to undertake test not on the selected program location
    4. If the class quota is still available, Admission Office will offer retake test to applicant who fails to reach minimum score in the same intake period

Admission Fee

Candidates should be aware that there are some costs applied in the admission.

Registration Fee
Indonesian Nationals
IDR 600,000
Transfer the registration fee and generated the Virtual Account number after you finish filling the data on online registration
Foreign Nationals
IDR 1,500,000
Transfer the registration fee and generated the Virtual Account number after you finish filling the data on online registration

Pay only if you wish to join the test arranged by SBM ITB Admission office:
ELPT Fee held by SBM ITB Bandung Campus: IDR 125,000
ELPT Fee held by SBM ITB Jakarta Campus: IDR 150,000
Pay via bank transfer to:
Bank BNI Cabang ITB
Account Number: 0900001046
Beneficiary: Institut Teknologi Bandung

TPA Bappenas Fee held by SBM ITB Bandung and Jakarta Campus: IDR 380,000
Pay via bank transfer to:
Bank BNI Cabang ITB
Account Number: 0900001046
Beneficiary: Penampungan BPP SBM ITB

Last update: 07 October 2019