Courses in the BIPAS program
Udayana University is responsible for the teaching and the transcript of records. You can pick 4 – 7 courses per semester. The course Indonesian Language and Cross-Cultural Communication are included in this and are mandatory for everyone.
You can choose both Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses regardless of whether you are a Bachelor’s or Master’s level student.
- Cross-Cultural Communication BIP1024 (Syllabus)
- Indonesian Language BIP1015-6EL (6ECTS) (Syllabus)
or Indonesian Language BIP1015-3EL (3ECTS) (Syllabus)*
or Intermediate Indonesian BIP1015-6IN (6 ECTS) (Syllabus)**
* The Indonesian Language course is offered at two different scopes: 6 ECTS and 3 ECTS. The 6 ECTS course has two classes per week and the 3 ECTS course one class per week.
** Students with already some knowledge of Indonesian may enroll for the Intermediate Indonesian course. Enrollment takes place at the destination.
Bachelor’s level courses
- Economy and Business of South East Asia BIP1013 (Syllabus)
- Indonesian History, Ethnology, Culture and Customs BIP1012 (Syllabus)
- International Tourism Management BIP1011 (Syllabus)
- Business Law and Legal Tradition on Trade and Investment BIP1014 (Syllabus)
- International Entrepreneurship BIP1017 (Syllabus)
- International Business BIP1018 (Syllabus) Limited enrollment
- Global Marketing BIP1019 (Syllabus)
Master’s level courses
- International Relations and Communication BIP1021 (Syllabus)
- International Accounting and Finance BIP1022 (Syllabus) Limited enrollment
- Environmental Management and Sustainability BIP1023 (Syllabus)
Making your course selections
Course selections are made a few months before the semester starts by submitting an electronic course selection form. The course selections are binding and cannot be changed at the destination, unless you have failed to enroll for a certain course that is required by your home university and you are able to provide written proof of this requirement.
The courses International Business BIP1018 and International Accounting and Finance BIP1022 have limited space for enrollment. Students will be accepted to the courses on a first come first served basis. Depending on course choices, all the students who have applied during the latter half of the application period may not be accepted to all the courses they initially choose.
In addition to the above course list, Udayana University offers a selection of other courses to international students. The teaching language for these courses is typically Bahasa Indonesia and the courses are held by different faculties for a separate fee. You can ask about taking additional courses after arriving in Indonesia.
You are required to complete all the courses they have selected beforehand. There is a 75 % obligatory attendance. Failure to adhere to this requirement may lead to failing the course. Some of the courses are mandatory.
Workshops, excursion and volunteering
The program also includes various workshops and excursions. Workshop topics include traditional Balinese costume, Balinese dance, traditional healing and Balinese music. Excursions have been organized to temples, companies, factories, hotels and other tourism related businesses. The program in general has a strong cultural focus.
You can volunteer at the Seeds of Hope children’s home which Asia Exchange supports through its charity activities. We make a donation every semester based on the number of students taking part in the BIPAS program. Read more about our charity work here.
Course and semester dates
Semesters last 4 months. The autumn semester runs from September to December and the spring semester from January to May. The semester starts with a traditional Balinese welcome ceremony and an orientation day where Asia Exchange is also present. The orientation is compulsory and absence is allowed only for compelling reasons. The orientation week ends in an Ice Breaking Party.
The public holidays are determined and confirmed by the government, and the exact dates vary every year. Usually, if Thursday, for example, is a public holiday, Friday is also free. There are several free Balinese calendar apps.
The teaching and lectures take place on the Jimbaran campus of Udayana University. Some workshops and, e.g., the orientation takes place on the Denpasar campus. Lectures and teaching happen from Monday to Thursday. Workshops take place usually on Wednesdays after lectures and excursions take place either on Thursdays after lectures or during spare time (independent excursions conducted by the students themselves).
You can apply all year around. Please apply before the application deadline to the semester of your choice.