The 2018 PKPI Program Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois, USA


  • Northern Illinois University offers the opportunity for doctoral students studying at Indonesian Universities to participate in “The 2018 PKPI Program” at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA. By joining this program, the students will work under the supervision of a selected professors to develop and advance their research projects or articles for publication. NIU arranges programs to train the PKPI scholars in understanding and practicing the basic elements of academic writing that are standard in international academic publication.

Why NIU?

  • The PKPI program at NIU is exclusively tailored to fit the objective of the PKPI program. NIU arranges a weekly class to train the scholars on how to publish in international academic journals, and we also assign faculty mentors to help the PKPI scholars in conducting academic research and publishing in academic journals.
  • NIU has conducted PKPI/Sandwich-Like programs since 2010. We know the needs of the PKPI scholars and our mentors are very familiar in working with them.
  • Established in 1895, Northern Illinois University is the second largest public university in the U.S. state of Illinois.
  • NIU is accredited by the United States Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the country’s most prestigious public university association – the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), a non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systemsand the Universities Research Association (URA), an international consortium of 83 leading research oriented universities. NIU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the category of Research Universities (high research activity), and was also awarded an elective classification for Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships, which recognizes institutions of higher education for their collaboration with their larger communities (local, regional/state, national and global).
  • With seven degree-granting colleges, NIU offers 60 undergraduate majors, 70 graduate programs, and more than 20 fields of studies leading to doctoral degrees.
  • NIU is located in the city of DeKalb, Illinois, just 65 miles west of Chicago.
  • NIU has a strong reputation in Indonesia and is currently developing academic partnerships with several Indonesian universities.
  • Some of the notable NIU alumni from Indonesia include Anies Baswedan, Ryaas Rasyid, Affan Gaffar, Riswandha Imawan, Andi A. Mallarangeng, Ichlasul Amal, Ramlan Surbakti, Nico Harjanto, and Philips J. Vermonte.


The NIU Graduate Programs include the following fields of studies:

  • College of Business: Accounting Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Taxation
  • College of Education: Adult and Higher Education, Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Educational Specialist, Educational Psychology, Educational Research and Evaluation, Elementary Education, Foundations of Education, Instructional Technology, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Literacy Education, School Business Management, Special Education, Sport Management.
  • College of Engineering and Technology: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Education, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Industrial Management, Mechanical Engineering.
  • College of Health and Human Sciences: Applied Family and Child Studies, Audiology, Communicative Disorders, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Education, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical Therapy, Public Health.
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Anthropology, Applied Probability and Statistics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, English, Foreign Languages, Geography, Geoscience Education, History, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics Education, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology.
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Art Education, Music, Theatre Arts.

Facilities for PKPI Scholars:

  • Access to the NIU library’s reference materials, databases and the Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection.
  • Research mentorships with an NIU professor.
  • Weekly class on how to publish in international academic journals.
  • Free seminars on campus.
  • On-campus housing, which includes a meal plan with some amenities (internet access, computer lab, and writing center).
  • O’Hare International Airport pick-up and return.
  • One-day tour to Chicago, including courtesy visit to the Indonesian Consulate.

Program Fees and Expenses:

  • PKPI scholars are responsible for covering their own travel and expenses (accommodation, meals, health insurance, daily allowance) while in the United States and for program fees. Successful applicants are encouraged to apply to DIKTI to cover these costs.

How to apply?

  • Please submit a letter of application along with your abstract/research plan (300-400 words explaining the topic of your research, research question, and theoretical contribution) and curriculum vitae to Professor Eric Jones, Acting Director of the NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies, at:
  • All of the required documents as mentioned above should be written in English.
  • Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) indicating when they could start the program, their mentors, and the cost of the program.

More Information

If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Center for Southeast Asian Studies

520 College View Court

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Phone: (+1) (815) 753-1771

Fax: (+1) (815) 753-1776