Study abroad in Bali at
Udayana University for 1 or 2 semesters

Join Udayana University’s highly popular Bali International Program on Asian Studies (BIPAS), the most international of all available study abroad programs in Bali with 15+ nationalities every year. It’s easy to apply and you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement as quickly as within a day.

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  Program Overview

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SEMESTERS

Spring (January – May),
Autumn (Sep – Dec)

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STUDY FIELDS

Business, Culture, Environmental
management, History, Language,
Law, Literature, Tourism

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LEVELS OF STUDY

Bachelor and Master

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MAX. CREDITS

Ca. 34 ECTS / 21
US credits

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PROGRAM CONTENT

Lectures,
workshops and
excursions

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FEES

1990 EUR tuition fee / semester
+ 50 EUR application fee

Program highlights

  • Learn more about Indonesia, its culture and economy, and discover the unique Balinese culture
  • Expand your knowledge with a range of interesting courses from many different fields, including business, marketing and tourism
  • Meet people from all over the world and build an international network
  • Improve your English, learn the basics of Bahasa Indonesia and develop your intercultural communication skills
  • Explore the famous paradise island Bali and the neighboring islands in your free time
  • Get supported throughout the semester by our dedicated on-site team

Find out about courses and studying 

  Semester dates and application deadlines

2020

Spring Autumn*
Semester dates January 30th – May 15th September 3rd – December 18th
Orientation (Obligatory) January 30th – January 31st September 3rd – September 4th
Application deadline October 15th, 2019 April 30th, 2020
Holiday March 19th – March 29th October 22nd – November 1st

*tentative dates

2019

Spring Autumn
Semester dates January 31st – May 16th September 5th – December 19th
Orientation (Obligatory) January 31st – February 1st September 5th – September 6th
Application deadline ended September 30th, 2018 ended April 30th, 2019
Holiday March 21st – March 31st October 24th – November 3rd

Apply now

Want to study in Bali in autumn 2019 but missed the deadline? You can still apply to Warmadewa University until June 30th

See our interview with Nick van Calck from Belgium who studied abroad at Warmadewa University.

Find out more about Warmadewa University and apply

 Studying in the BIPAS Program

BIPAS is an interdisciplinary study abroad program taught in English introducing you to Indonesian language and culture, international business, marketing, tourism, law and environmental management. You’ll also learn about modern Indonesia, gain insight into South-East Asia and discover ancient Balinese traditions.

Who is the program for?

  • You’re a university student (or similar)
  • You’re interested in Indonesia and South-East Asia
  • You want to study abroad in a unique and exotic environment
  • You want to expand your knowledge with a variety of topics
  • You want to get to know people from all over the world

  • Courses & Studies

    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 is included in this and is 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.

    Mandatory courses:

    • Indonesian Language BIP1015-6EL (6ECTS) (Syllabus) or Indonesian Language BIP1015-3EL (3ECTS) (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.

    Bachelor’s level courses

    • International Tourism Management BIP1011 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • Comparative Regional Studies in Indonesia BIP1012 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • Economy and Business of South East Asia BIP1013 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • Business Law and Legal Tradition on Trade and Investment BIP1014 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • International Entrepreneurship BIP1017 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • International Business BIP1018 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • Global Marketing BIP1019 (5 ECTS)(Syllabus)
    • Cross-Cultural Communication BIP1024 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)

    Master’s level courses

    • International Relations and Communication BIP1021 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • Environmental Management and Sustainability BIP1023 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • Managing Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies BIP1025 (5 ECTS) (Syllabus)
    • Globalization and Social Change BIP1026 (5 ECTS) (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 in a certain course that is required by your home university and you are able to provide written proof of this requirement. We will send your course selections to Udayana University approximately 1 month after the application deadline. All your course selections are confirmed unless there’s an overlap in course schedules, in which case we will notify you about it. Dropping out of a course is still possible until the second week of the semester as long as you still have a minimum of 4 courses left. If you wish to add a course, you need to send proof that the additional course is required by your home university to bipas.bali@gmail.com. The maximum number of courses you can choose is always 7.

    Course requirements

    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. Indonesian Language course is mandatory and must be acceptably completed.

    Workshops, excursions and volunteering

    The program also includes various cultural workshops and excursions. Workshop topics include traditional Balinese costume, Palm leaf ornaments, traditional healing and Balinese cooking. Excursions have been organized to Balinese compounds and temples. A few of the workshops and excursions are mandatory and the rest are optional. During your semester you have the option of volunteering at Seeds of Hope or YKPA children’s homes which Asia Exchange supports through its charity activities.

    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 week ends in a Semester Kick-Off Party. 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 Wednesday. Workshops take place usually on Wednesdays after lectures or on Thursdays and excursions take place either on Thursdays or Fridays. You can apply all year around. Please apply before the application deadline to the semester of your choice.

  • Credits & Grading

    Credits are granted in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points and can easily be transferred to your degree. Each course is worth 5 ECTS credits, with the exception of the course Indonesian Language (3–6 ECTS, depending on scope). Ask your home university about credit transfer.

    Course grading

  • Activities outside class

    Exchange students are more than welcome to participate in different kinds of activities such as drama, dance and sports clubs. Students can teach English and play with children at the children’s homes Seeds of Hope and YKPA during the semester. Students also like to form their own football, tennis and beach volley clubs. Many students are also interested in surfing. Find out more about surfcamps organized by Kimasurf here.

  • About Udayana University

    Key facts about Udayana University

    Originally established as a cultural think tank in 1962, Udayana University has become one of the foremost higher education institutions in Indonesia. Udayana University is the largest and most respected university in Bali and has a total of 12 faculties. Find out more about the university.

    Address

    Udayana University Kampus Bukit Jimbaran Jl. Kampus Udayana 80361 Bali – Indonesia

    University’s website https://www.unud.ac.id/ Unud Center for International Programs (CIP)

    University’s contact person

    Prof. Dr. I Made Rajeg (BIPAS program)

    Accreditation

    • Ministry of Education in Indonesia
    • International Association of Universities (IAU)
    • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
    • ASEAN-European University Network (ASEA UNINET)
  • Fees

    Tuition fee: 1990 EUR / semester
    Application fee: 50 EUR.
    See what’s included in the fees.

    Are you from outside of Europe? Find out more about the fees.

    Benefits when applying via Asia Exchange

    • Confirmation as quickly as within one day
    • Asia Exchange Guide with lots of information about studies, visas, accommodation and other tips
    • Orientation days and organized activities
    • No English proficiency test required
    • 100 EUR discount when you apply for two semesters.

  Apply to study abroad at Udayana University

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DOCUMENTS
Get the required documents
(see list below)

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APPLICATION
Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents

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CONFIRMATION
You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement within 1-7 days

 


  • Flexible application: You can apply even if you’re not yet certain of your plans. Cancellation at no extra cost up to 1 month before the semester starts.
  • When you apply for two semesters: 100 EUR discount on the second semester
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as an Asia Exchange Guide and an interactive orientation webinar after you apply.

  • Who can apply?

    Minimum requirements

    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • A high school diploma or similar certificate.
    • To follow the instruction, you should have sufficient English skills (B2 level). No language test is required.

    See the additional requirements.

  • Required attachments
    • An official transcript of records of all your semesters in English (signed and stamped by your home institution or alternatively verified by electronic signature or a barcode) or, if you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school diploma (or similar document) in English. Click the link above for an example transcript of records. The format may vary from university to university.
    • A copy of the identification page of your passport. Please note that your passport needs to be valid for 12 months after the end of the semester (one-semester students) or 18 months after the end of the semester (two-semester students). If your passport expires earlier, please apply for a new passport early. Please note that applications sent without a valid passport are not processed at all.
    • An official passport photo in colour and the size of 4×3 cm. The picture should be taken without glasses and both ears must be visible. The picture should be in JPG-format.
  • Application instructions
    • Scan all the required attachments to your computer in PDF format.
    • Fill out the online application form below and submit it with the required attachments.

    Uploading and submitting the attachments

    • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
    • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you’re missing some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can send the missing document(s) later. We won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
    • All attachments must be sent to us by the application deadline at the very latest.
    • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
    • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.

    Confirmation, official acceptance letter and visa

    You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1 week, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents. You’ll receive the electronic official acceptance letter from Udayana University latest 1 month before the semester starts. You need to print the official acceptance letter for your student visa application.

    Fees

    The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below). You’ll receive the invoice for the tuition fee about 2.5 months before the semester starts.

    Cancellation

    If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at]asiaexchange.org. Cancellations done via phone, SMS or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see terms and conditions for cancellation. We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

    Travel insurance

    You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Apply now to Udayana University 

 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Studies & Schedules

    Q: Can I take Master level courses even if I’m a Bachelor level student? A: Yes, you can. Bachelor level students can choose Master level courses and vice versa. Please confirm with your home institution which courses are accepted for credit transfer.

    Q: Are there mandatory courses? A: Yes, Indonesian Language course is mandatory for all students attending BIPAS Program. You can choose it in a scope of 3 ECTS or 6 ECTS. In the 3 ECTS course you will have one lecture per week and in the 6 ECTS course you will have 2 lectures per week.

    Q: When are my course selections confirmed? A: We will send your course selections to Udayana University approximately 1 month after the application deadline. Unless you’re notified that there is overlapping with your course selections, all your course selections are confirmed.

    Q: Can I drop out of a course or add a course after making the course selections? A: Dropping out of a course is still possible until the second week of the semester as long as you still have a minimum of 4 courses left. If you wish to add a course, you are required to send proof from your home university that they require an additional course to bipas.bali@gmail.com. The maximum number of courses you can choose is 7.

    Q: How does the weekly schedule look like? A: In general, you will have contact lectures from Monday to Wednesday. It’s also possible from time to time that the teaching staff is not able to show up for lectures for some reason. In this case, the lecture will be moved to another day or you will receive a replacement assignment. Thursdays are reserved for independent work on case studies or other assignments, no attendance on campus is required. There will be one mandatory workshop for Indonesian Language course and one mandatory workshop for Comparative Regional Studies in Indonesia course. These will most likely take place on a Thursday.

    Q: What is the required minimum attendance? A: You must attend a minimum of 75 % of lectures and all mandatory workshops/excursions. You must also pass the mid-term and final exams to receive your grades. In case of sickness, you can discuss with the program staff regarding excused absence.

    Q: When do the exams take place? A: All exams will take place inside the official semester dates. Mid-term exams take usually place the week before mid-term holiday and final exams the last week of the semester. The exams are usually scheduled for the same weekdays and times as your normal classes.

    Q: What kind of costs are there regarding study materials? A: There are no book fees at BIPAS Program. Most of the study materials will be uploaded to a student folder in Dropbox. Some assignments must be submitted as printed documents. There are printing shops outside the campus and printing is extremely cheap in Bali.

  • Everyday Conduct

    Dresscode: You should always cover your shoulders, belly, knees and toes when on campus. Please bring enough proper, lightweight clothes with you from home as it can be difficult to find especially bigger size clothes or shoes in Bali.

  • Visa & Travel

    Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying at Udayana University?A: Socio-Cultural Visa / Short Visit Visa. Exceptions apply to 2-semester students and some nationalities.

    Q: When can I apply for my visa? A: As soon as you receive the official acceptance letter from Udayana University. We will send this to you latest 1 month before the semester starts. You cannot apply for your visa with the initial acceptance letter from Asia Exchange.

    Q: Can I travel inside of Indonesia during the semester even if my passport is at immigration for extension? A: Former students have been able to travel with a scanned copy of their passport’s ID page and student card from Udayana University. You can find general information about Indonesian student visas here.

  • Accommodation

    Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options? Read our accommodation guide for Bali here. Many of our former students have used the services of www.study-in-bali.com or www.bali360.net.

    Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Bali? A: It is completely up to you. During the autumn many of the cheapest places get booked in advance but most students still prefer checking the accommodation options in person after arrival.

  • Transport

    Q: Do I need an International Driver’s License for driving a scooter in Bali? A: Yes, you do. If you don’t yet have one, please order it from your national car union’s website. Bear in mind that driving a scooter in Bali requires a motorbike license. Without one, you might have problems with your insurance company in case of an accident.

  • Health & Safety

    Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take? A: We recommend MMR, Tetanus-diphteria and hepatitis A and B. You can ask your doctor for possible other recommendations in case you wish to travel to more rural areas. Bali is not a malaria-endemic zone, so most likely you will not need to purchase anti-malaria medication.

    Q: Can I bring prescription medicines to Bali? A: That shouldn’t be a problem as long as you bring the doctor’s prescription with the medicine. Some medicines can be very hard or impossible to find in Bali even though there are plenty of pharmacies in the more touristy areas of Bali.

    Q: How are the hospitals in Bali? A: There are many international standard hospitals in Bali, for example BIMC, Siloam and Kasih Ibu. Please ask your insurance company for their partner hospital in Bali, as most insurances have one which they prefer. With minor worries you can usually visit the smaller clinics that can be found everywhere.

    Q: Do I need to have a travel insurance? You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. 

  • Costs

    Q: What kind of costs should I be prepared for? In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation and other living costs. There are no book fees in the BIPAS Program, as most of the study materials will be uploaded to a student folder in Dropbox The cost of living is relatively low in Bali. The actual costs depend on your individual lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs here. Read more about budgeting your study abroad semester.

  • Documents

    Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do? A: Please fill out the document and send it to info@asiaexchange.org and we will forward it to Udayana University for signing.

    Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The electonic official letter of acceptance will be sent to you by email latest 1 month before the semester starts.

    Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records? A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2-3 months after the end of the semester

  • Miscellaneous

    Q: Which other essential items should I bring with me from home? A: Sunscreen, contact lenses, tampons, underwear, power bank, USB stick and dry shampoo.

See other frequently asked questions

 Student Experiences of Studying at Udayana University

What students have said

Sarah

"No need to be afraid! Just go for it"

Studying abroad changes you a lot and forms your personality for the future. For myself, the most important thing I’ve learned is: There is no need to be afraid! Just go for it. I never thought of studying abroad and when I look back, it was the best time of my life.

Sarah, Germany

Ida

"I'm back for another semester in Bali!"

I'm back for another semester in Bali! The Asia Exchange team has been really helpful and has helped me with any questions I've had. To live in Bali is awesome, the people are great, the food is delicious and the parties are fun!

Ida, Sweden

MiiaK

"You will have experiences and memories you will cherish for the rest of your life!"

I had the best time of my life exploring Asia with new friends around the world. I highly recommend Asia Exchange and especially Bali if you want to study abroad! You will have experiences and memories you will cherish for the rest of your life!

Miia, Finland

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  Ask Former Students

Ask our former students for practical hints and tips about living abroad, travel arrangements and the everyday life at the destination.

“I never thought about going abroad for a semester, but when a friend of mine decided to go to Bali for a semester abroad and asked me to join, I couldn’t say no. I will never regret that decision and will be forever thankful that she convinced me to go to Bali. Do it, don’t doubt! Going abroad was the best decision in my life so far. Send me an email if you have any questions!”
Sarah, Germany
(volperssarah@gmail.com)
“Hey everyone! I’m the crazy Mexican that decided to change my life and went studying to Bali, and trust me it has been among the best decisions of my life. Please feel free to be curious and send me an email regarding any doubt you may have!”
Guillermo, Mexico City 
(guillermotamborrels@gmail.com)
“Dear future Asia Exchange student, I would be stoked to get in contact with you! I got the chance to study abroad in Bali and it was a life changing experience that any university student is sure to benefit from. I am outrageously excited for you to start your journey in Asia, so please do not hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!”
Brady, United States
(brady2scott@gmail.com)

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