Udayana University campus in Bukit Jimbaran

Study Abroad in Bali

Study in Bali and spend an unforgettable semester in one of the most beautiful regions of the world!

The Bali International Program on Asian Studies (BIPAS) at Udayana University is the only genuinely international study program in Bali. Participating students come from over 15 different countries. It’s easy to apply and your placement will be confirmed within a week. The program can be joined either for one or two semesters. There are both Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses available.


Study in Bali at Udayana University
Udayana University’s campus in Bukit Jimbaran

Udayana University, or Unud, is among Indonesia’s leading universities. It is the largest and most renowned university in Bali. Founded in 1962 by the Ministry of Education, the university sports 11 faculties and teaches 22,000 students. The campuses are located in Jimbaran and the capital city Denpasar. Most of the international students come to study in Bali from China, Japan, German-speaking countries, Nordic countries, the Netherlands and the United States.

Udayana University has a comprehensive international network and its different faculties have overseas partner universities in all continents.

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Asia Exchange students take part in the BIPAS program, which is taught in English. The program is ideal for anyone interested in combining academics with unforgettable experiences in an exotic environment.

  • Economy and Business of South East Asia BIP1013 (Syllabus)
  • Indonesian History, Ethnology, Culture and Customs BIP 1012 (Syllabus)
  • International Tourism Management BIP1011 (Syllabus)
  • Business Law and Legal Tradition on Trade and Investment BIP1014 (Syllabus)
  • Indonesian Language BIP1015 (Syllabus)
  • Indonesian Literature BIP1016 (Syllabus)
  • International Entrepreneurship BIP1017 (Syllabus)
  • International Business BIP1018 (Syllabus)
  • Global Marketing BIP1019 (Syllabus)

Three graduate (Master) level courses are also available. These courses can also be taken by Bachelor level students.

  • International Relations and Communication BIP1021 (Syllabus)
  • International Accounting and Finance BIP1022 (Syllabus)
  • Environmental Management and Sustainability BIP1023 (Syllabus)

The program includes courses in business, economics, marketing, law, tourism, culture and languages. The courses include workshops and excursions. Credits are granted in ECTS points and they can be easily transferred to your degree. You can choose between 5–7 courses.

The goal of the program is to increase the students’ knowledge of Indonesia and Asia in an international and stimulating environment. In accordance with the lecturers’ diverse international backgrounds, the program challenges students to a more universal, analytic and interdisciplinary way of thinking and learning.

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A BIPAS semester tuition fee at Udayana University is 1840 EUR.
The application fee is 50 EUR.

For non-European students, you may check the fees here.

When participating in two semesters at the Udayana University, students will be given a 100 EUR discount on the tuition fee of the second semester. The tuition for both semesters is paid before the start of the study abroad program.

In addition to the study place, you will benefit from AE’s services, receive an AE Guide, an AE Student Card, Orientation Days and an Ice-Breaking event at the first weekend of the semester. The study materials are either provided free-of-charge or can be purchased very affordably.


Applying is easy and you will get a confirmation from Asia Exchange within a week from sending in your application.

Application instructions here >>

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The typical participants are students of business, technology, art, social sciences, political science and tourism. There are frequently students from other study backgrounds as well, who decide to complement their overall degree with interesting minor subjects.

Regardless of your study background, the study abroad period will be seen as an asset when entering the job market and competing for jobs later on in life.

You may also apply even if you are not currently enrolled in any institution of higher education. Studying abroad is an excellent choice for spending a year between degrees or gaining valuable experience after already graduating.

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Semesters & application periods

Autumn 2015
Semester dates:
September 1 – December 18
October 19 – 21
October 26 – 29

Application deadline:
June 15, 2015

We cannot guarantee a placement for students applying close to the application deadline
Spring 2016
Semester dates:
January 26 – May 27
February 6 – 14
March 5 – 13

Application deadline:
October 30th, 2015
Autumn 2016
Semester dates (tentative):
August 30 – December 16

Application deadline:
May 31st, 2016

Students testimonials

”We’ve been here in Bali for 4 days now and I can already say that I love this place from the bottom of my heart. We’re staying at a luxurious villa and the monthly rent is not bad at all when shared with four people. Cleaning services, water, electricity and wireless Internet are all included in the rent."
- Katriina Kerttula,
University of Turku

”I’ve been surprised by the quality of the teaching, even though different lecturers have very different teaching methods. I believe the courses will be beneficial for me in the future. The workshops and excursions have also been very interesting.”
- Henrietta,
Technical university of Lappeenranta

”I first got to know about Asia Exchange from a friend who did an exchange semester in Bali in a different program. His friends were in the BIPAS program and told very positive things about it, which made me interested. The courses not only teach a lot about Indonesia and its culture, but also offer a multicultural perspective into tourism and economics. People have also said that they felt taken care of during the program. The exchange program offers a lot even for people who aren’t currently enrolled at an institution and want to gain valuable experiences between their degree studies.”
- Frieda Schifner,
University of Hamburg


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