Learn about Udayana University and apply

Find more about studies, semester dates, fees and application deadlines at Udayana University as well as information on how to apply.

Semester dates and application deadlines

2017

Spring Summer School Autumn
Semester dates January 23rd – May 25th  July 31st – August 25th September 5th – December 21st
Orientation January 23rd – 24th  July 31st September 5th – 6th
Application deadline October 15th, 2016  May 31st, 2017 April 30th, 2017
Holiday March 27th – April 9th  – October 26th – November 5th

2018

Spring Summer School Autumn
Semester dates January 25th – May 24th  July 30th – August 24th September 6th – December 20th
Orientation January 25th – 26th  July 30th September 6th – 7th
Application deadline October 15th, 2017  April 30th, 2018 April 30th, 2018
Holiday March 19th – April 1st  – October 26th – November 4th

2019 (all dates still tentative)

Spring Summer School Autumn
Semester dates January 21st – May 22nd  July 29th – August 23rd TBA
Orientation January 21st– 22nd  July 29th TBA
Application deadline October 15th, 2018 April 30th, 2019 TBA
Holiday March 18th – 31st  – TBA

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.

See what you can study at Udayana University.

Address

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

University’s website

https://www.unud.ac.id/

University’s contact person

I Made Rajeg (BIPAS program)
I Nyoman Tri Ediwan (Bali summer school)

Studying at Udayana University

Udayana University offers two opportunities for studying abroad: the Bali International Program on Asian Studies (BIPAS) and the Bali Summer School (BSS).

BIPAS – The Most International Study Abroad Program in Bali

BIPAS is an international, interdisciplinary study program taught in English. It can be joined for one or two semesters. It covers topics ranging from Indonesian language and culture to international business, marketing, tourism, law and environmental management. As a participant you gain a solid introduction into both modern Indonesia and South East Asia as well as ancient Balinese traditions.

Many of the lecturers in the program have an international background and years of experience in teaching in an international setting. The interdisciplinary program is designed to encourage more creative, complex and flexible ways of thinking. In addition to classroom studies, the program also includes workshops and excursions. You will therefore gain not only theoretical knowledge but will also get hands-on experience on the topics covered.

You will have the chance to interact with a wide range of nationalities as well as local students, allowing you to build an international network and improve your intercultural communication skills. Both are great career assets that are highly valued by employers in the globalized and interconnected world of today.

The program is suitable for students regardless of study background. If you have an interest in South East Asia and want to study abroad in a unique and highly international environment, this program is for you. Ask your home university about credit transfer.

  • 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 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.

    Mandatory courses:

    • Cross-Cultural Communication BIP1024 (Syllabus)
    • Indonesian Language BIP1015-6EL (6ECTS) (Syllabus)
      or Indonesian Language BIP1015-3EL (3ECTS) (Syllabus)*
      or Intermediate Indonesian BIP1015-6IN (5 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 (SyllabusLimited 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.

    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. 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 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.

  • Credits

    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 courses Indonesian Language (3–6 ECTS, depending on scope) and Cross-Cultural Communication (3 ECTS).

  • 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. Udayana University organizes also cultural workshops such as Balinese cooking and traditional healing and different kind of excursions such as temple visits. Students also like to form their own football, tennis and beach volley clubs.

  • Student visa

    All students accepted to study abroad at Udayana University need to get a student visa. We recommend all students to start the application process for the visa as soon as they get the required documents.

    Read more about the Visa application process here.

  • Udayana University 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)

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Bali Summer School program

Imagine the best summer of your life studying on the world-famous holiday island of Bali. Bali summer school enables you to earn 10-20 ECTS credits in one month, and also gives you a chance to discover Bali and the many exciting recreational activities the island has to offer!

Udayana University offers an affordable international 4-week summer school, which suits students from all backgrounds.

Typical exchange students at Udayana University 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 degree with interesting minor subjects. Bali Summer School is suitable for all students who are interested in Asia.

Regardless of your study background, the study abroad period will be an asset when entering the job market and competing for jobs later on in life. Studying abroad will develop creative thinking skills and intercultural competence, which are highly valued by employers in today’s globalized world.

  • Studies

    Bali summer school introduces students to topics in language, culture and economics. The program consists of the following Bachelor level courses:

    • Indonesian Language and Culture SS101 (Syllabus)
    • Global Marketing SS102 (Syllabus)
    • Economy and Business of South-East Asia SS103 (Syllabus)
    • Cross-cultural Management SS104 (Syllabus)

    Students may pick 2 to 4 courses. Credits are granted in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points and can easily be transferred to your degree. Courses are worth 5 ECTS each, and on average, students gain a maximum of 15 ECTS during the summer semester. Find out more under study credits.

    The course ‘Indonesian Language and Culture’ is mandatory for all students. The course contains one excursion and one workshop. The course ‘Cross-cultural Management’ will be offered if the course has enough participants. Students are required to complete all the courses they have selected beforehand. The obligatory attendance is 75 %. Failure to adhere to this requirement may lead to failing the course. All students must pass the course ‘Indonesian Language.’

  • Summer school fees

    The Bali summer school at Udayana University costs 1040 EUR (European students) or 1,190 USD (non-European students). The application fee is 50 EUR (or 97 USD for non-Europeans).

    Asia Exchange can arrange accommodation near campus for students for approximately 200 EUR/USD. You will receive more information about the housing and the rent after the application deadline. You can then decide whether you wish to opt for the accommodation we have arranged or look for accommodation independently.

    See what’s included in the fees.

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Student testimonials

Let the students speak!

 

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"People have said that they felt taken care of during the program"

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, Germany

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"This was the best time of my life!"

Studying abroad made me dive deeper into the local culture and customs, learn such an exotic language as Bahasa Indonesia and build up a contact network. Thanks for everything – this was the best time of my life!

Literary major from Norway

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"Very interesting"

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, Finland

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"I love this place from the bottom of my heart"

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, Finland

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Blogs from Bali

Valle Goes Bali

Valentin is a student at MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. In autumn 2017 he studies at the Udayana University in Bali. In his bilingual blog he writes about his adventures in Bali.

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Reflections by Karina Amalie

Karina is a student from Denmark. She spends the autumn semester 2017 at Udayana University. In her blog you find pictures and thoughts of everyday life in Bali.

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Become a blogger

Do you want to write a blog during your study abroad semester? We’re always on the lookout for good bloggers. If you’d like to write a blog and have us link to it from this page, let us know! Check out our hints and tips for bloggers.

 

Videos from Udayana University

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Applying to Udayana University

Applying to study abroad at Udayana University is easy. Your placement can be confirmed already within a week.

You can apply for one or two semesters in the BIPAS program, or combine a semester in the BIPAS program with a semester at another university, such as Warmadewa University or Mataram University. It’s also possible to combine the Summer School Program with a full-length study abroad semester.

Please read the application instructions carefully. Please note that there are separate instructions and application forms for the BIPAS program and Bali Summer School.

 

BIPAS program

  • Who can apply

    Minimum requirements

    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • Applicants to Autumn semester: Currently enrolled at an institution of higher education (university, university of applied sciences or similar)
    • Applicants to Spring semester: 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 (stamped by your home institution) 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 must be valid for at least 6 months after leaving IndonesiaIf your passport expires earlier, please apply for a new passport early.
    • A color picture of 4×3 cm. The picture should be taken without glasses and both ears must be visible. The picture should be in JPG-format.
    • Signature Page (See an example of a filled out signature page)
  • Application form & instructions
    • Scan all the required attachments to your computer in PDF format.
    • Fill out the online application form and submit it with the required attachments.

    Udayana University Application Form

    Note! After submitting the form, you will be redirected to a confirmation page and will receive a confirmation email. Check your inbox for the mail and if you don’t find it there, check your spam folder. If you haven’t received a confirmation email, please contact us immediately.

    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 are missing some attachment(s) at the time of applying, you may send the attachment(s) later. Applications missing all the attachments will not be processed.
    • All attachments must be sent to us within 30 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline at the very latest.
    • For applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline we are obliged to charge an additional fee of 100 EUR (120 USD) as per our terms and conditions.

    Confirmation, official acceptance letter and visa

    You will receive a confirmation of your study placement within 1 week, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents:

    You will receive the official acceptance letter 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. In your application, please indicate a permanent address so that the document can find you.

    You need the official acceptance letter to apply for a student visa.

    Payment and cancellation

    Together with the initial confirmation you will receive an invoice for the application fee which must be paid within 10 days.

    The invoice for the tuition fee will be sent about 2.5 months before the semester starts.

    If you decide to cancel your participation in the program, you must send us a notification via email. Cancellations by other means (e.g. by phone or text) will not be taken into account. The application fee will not be refunded if you decide to cancel. For more information, see the terms and conditions for cancellation.

    Should you fail to pay the application fee or the tuition fee on time, we reserve the right to cancel your participation in the program. For more information, please see the terms and conditions.

    Travel insurance

    Students are required to have a valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the program. A copy of the insurance certificate can be requested in the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Bali summer school program

Please note that if we don’t receive the minimum number of applications (20), the program may be cancelled.

  • 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 (stamped by your home institution) or, if you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school diploma (or a 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 must be valid for at least 6 months after leaving IndonesiaIf your passport expires earlier, please apply for a new passport early.
    • A color picture of 4×3 cm. The picture should be taken without glasses and both ears must be visible. The picture should be in JPG-format.
    • Signature Page (See an example of a filled out signature page)
  • Application form & instructions
    • Scan all the required attachments to your computer in PDF format.
    • Fill out the online application form and submit it with the required attachments.

    Bali Summer School Application Form

    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 are missing some attachment(s) at the time of applying, you may send the attachment(s) later. Applications missing all the attachments will not be processed.
    • All attachments must be sent to us within 30 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline at the very latest.
    • For applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline we are obliged to charge an additional fee of 100 EUR (120 USD) as per our terms and conditions.

    Confirmation, official acceptance letter and visa

    You will receive a confirmation of your study placement in 1 week, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents:

    You will receive the official acceptance letter 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. In your application, please indicate a permanent address so that the document can find you.

    You need the official acceptance letter to apply for a student visa.

    Payment and cancellation

    Together with the initial confirmation you will receive an invoice for the application fee which must be paid within 10 days.

    The invoice for the tuition fee will be sent about 2.5 months before the semester starts.

    If you decide to cancel your participation in the program, you must send us a notification via email. Cancellations by other means (e.g. by phone or text) will not be taken into account. The application fee will not be refunded if you decide to cancel. For more information, see the terms and conditions for cancellation.

    Should you fail to pay the application fee or the tuition fee on time, we reserve the right to cancel your participation in the program. For more information, please see the terms and conditions.

    Travel insurance

    Students are required to have a valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the program. A copy of the insurance certificate can be requested in the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

    After submitting the form, you will be redirected to a confirmation page and will receive a confirmation email. Check your inbox for the mail and if you don’t find it there, check your spam folder. If you haven’t received a confirmation email, please contact us immediately.

Quick facts

 Semester duration:
4 months (spring and autumn semester)
1 month (summer school program)

Max. Credits:
34 ECTS (BIPAS)
20 ECTS (summer school program)

Tuition fee:
1990 EUR / semester (BIPAS)
1040 EUR (summer school program)

Application fee:
50 EUR

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