Study Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Bali – Bali Business Foundation Program

Explore entrepreneurship and leadership the new, innovative Bali Business Foundation program (BBF), where you’ll get to launch your entrepreneurial career in an exotic, international environment! It’s easy to apply and you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement even in one day.

Learn, Network, Startup & Grow as a Leader

In just one semester, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. Meet mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Join the program now and become a next-generation entrepreneur and leader!



Connect with people driven to make their ideas happen.



Learn what it really takes to start and manage a company.



Lift your idea off the ground with the support of peers and mentors.

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Said about the program:

Bali is the hottest environment on the planet for adventurous minds seeking for their goals. We Finns, people who can walk on water (especially during winter), are happy to help universities to answer to the needs of the changing world. Entrepreneurs and startups form the new backbone of our societies. We need this kind of mindset and universities need to support it.”

– Peter Vesterbacka, mentor of the program, one of the miracle makers behind the Angry Birds mobile games and the founder of the startup event Slush

Find out more about the BBF program

Why study entrepreneurship in Bali?

One of the most interesting trends in recent years has been the lifestyle business scene. Idyllic places like Bali – Ubud and Canggu in particular – have become digital nomad hubs, leading some to call the island “Silicon Bali”. While much of the growth in Bali has been driven by digital nomads, the impact on Bali’s entrepreneur community is now well formed and it is possible that Ubud could rise from a cheap lifestyle haven for bootstrappers into a startup hub in Indonesia. Read more in our blog article.

Semester dates and application deadlines


Semester dates September 6th – December 22nd
Orientation September 6th
Application deadline May 31st, 2019
Holiday October 28th – November 3rd

Studying abroad at Warmadewa University with Asia Exchange

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Affordable tuition fees

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Key facts about Warmadewa University

Universitas Warmadewa, abbreviated as UNWAR, is a private university that was founded on 17 July 1984. It is ranked among the best universities in Indonesia. The university has 7 faculties and 19 study programs. Its name was proposed by the Governor of Bali, Ida Bagus Mantra to honor a former king of Bali, Sri Kesari Warmadewa. The big and modern campus area and its several faculties accommodate students from all around the world. Learn more about Warmadewa University.


Warmadewa University
Jalan Terompong No 24
80235 Bali

University’s website
Bali Business Fondation Program (BBF)

University’s contact person

Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Kardana, M.Hum

Studying in the Bali Business Foundation Program (BBF)

The Bali Business Foundation (BBF) is an international study abroad program offered exclusively through Asia Exchange, made for aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders. Join the 4-month program either in the summer (April–July) or autumn (September–December), and build the foundations for your own path as an entrepreneur or a leader.

Find out what it means to create and manage a company, learn to tackle big challenges, improve your intercultural competence, and master the steps for achieving personal and professional success. The program includes both lectures as well as interactive workshops and excursions to boost your learning.

Find out more about the program below.

  • Who is this program for?

    Do you dream about starting your own business, becoming a leader and forging your own unique path of professional success? Then joining the new Bali Business Foundation Program is just the right step for you!

    You don’t have to be a business student to join this program. If you’re curious about entrepreneurship and willing to take your career to the next level, this program is for you regardless of your major. It’s likely you’ll gain refreshing new perspectives on whatever your major is.

    In the program you’ll meet students from all over the world and so get to build an international network of friends and future business partners. You’ll also get to improve your intercultural communication skills, which are vital for making it in the globalized, interconnected world of today.

    entrepreneur students in bali business foundation program

  • Courses

    Courses in the BBF program

    Warmadewa University is responsible for the teaching and the transcript of records.

    You can pick 3–6 courses per semester.

    The courses include many workshops and excursions as well.

    List of courses (all Bachelor’s level)

    • Thinking and Acting like an Entrepreneur BBF33B01 (Syllabus)
      Business Foundations in a Changing World BBF33B02 (Syllabus)
    • Entrepreneurship for Global challenges BBF33B03 (Syllabus)
    • Innovational and Inspirational Leadership BBF33B04 (Syllabus)
    • Intercultural Competence in Project Management BBF33B05 (Syllabus)
    • Achieving Personal and Professional Success BBF41B06 (Syllabus)

    Course selections

    The course selections are made beforehand. A course will be organized only if there is a sufficient number of participants.

    Course requirements

    All the courses, workshops and excursions have a 75 % attendance requirement. Failing to adhere to this requirement may lead to failing the course.

    Course schedules

    Lectures take place on Thursdays and Fridays. The company visits take place on Wednesdays and Fridays.

    The semesters run for 16 weeks from April to July and September to December.

  • Credits & Grading

    Warmadewa University grants credits directly as either ECTS or US credits.

    Each course is worth 5 ECTS. You may choose between 3 and 6 courses, which amount to 15–30 ECTS or 9–18 US credits. The courses include assignments, projects and company visits.

    You also have the option to add courses from the Warmadewa International Program for an extra fee of 150 EUR per course. You will earn credits from these courses the same way as from your program.

    Course grading

  • Activities outside class

    On-campus facilities include tennis court, basketball court and language library.

    You are more than welcome to participate in different kinds activities such as drama, dance and sports clubs. You can teach English and play with children at the children’s homes Seeds of Hope or YKPA during the semester. Exchange students are encouraged to participate in the same activities with local students such as jogging events. Students also like to form their own football, tennis and beach volley clubs.

  • Student visa

    All students accepted to study abroad at Warmadewa 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. However, you must not apply for the visa too early, because you must arrive in Indonesia within 90 days from the day the visa was issued on.

    Read more about the visa application process here.

  • Warmadewa University Accreditation & Awards


    • Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia
    • Indonesian National BAN-PT Accreditation


    • Platinum II Tri Hita Karana Award in recognition of consistency of maintaining the high standards (December 1, 2016)
    • The top ten best campus given by Bali Best Brand Award (December 17, 2016)
  • Fees

    Tuition fee: 1650 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 even in one day
    • Asia Exchange Guide with lots of information about studies, visas, accommodation and other tips
    • Orientation days
    • No English proficiency test required
    • 100 EUR discount when you apply for two semesters.
  • Accommodation

    You are free to choose your preferred accommodation among the available options.

    There are plenty of accommodation options both near the campus and at popular tourist areas. The prices vary depending on the location and the amenities. Most of the students prefer renting a private villa with a pool as a group.

    Find out more about accommodation.


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Warmadewa International Program (WIP)

students in the warmadewa international program at warmadewa university

Warmadewa International Program is an interdisciplinary program introducing you to Indonesian language and culture as well as various topics in business, economics, management, sustainability and more. The 4-month international program takes place every summer (April–July) and autumn (September–December).

Find out more about WIP


Warmadewa International Summer Exchange (WISE)

students in the warmadewa international summer exchange program at warmadewa university

Warmadewa International Summer Exchange is a new summer school program where you can earn up to 12 ECTS or 7 US credits in just a few weeks. The program introduces you to to Indonesian language, culture, tourism and business. It takes place every August.

Find out more about WISE


Student experiences

Student testimonials


"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

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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, Finland

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Blogs from Warmadewa University

Henkka’s Adventure in Bali

Henri is a 24-year-old student from Finland. In summer 2017 he took a leap into a completely new world as he studied abroad at Warmadewa University and explored the wonders of Indonesia for four months.

Check the blog

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 Warmadewa University

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<< Courses and studying

Apply to study abroad at Warmadewa University in the BBF program



 Get the required documents (see list below)



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



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. Cancel 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

    To apply, you need to have at least

    • a minimum age of 18 years
    • a high school diploma or similar certificate.
    • sufficient English skills (B2 level). You’re not required to take an official language test, however.

    See the additional requirements.

  • Required documents
    • 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. The passport needs to be valid for 6 months after the end of the semester. If your passport expires earlier, please apply for a new passport as soon as possible.
    • Signature Page (See example)
  • Application instructions
    • Scan all the required documents (1–2) to your computer.
    • Finally fill out the online application form below and submit it with all the documents.

    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.  However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
    • All attachments must be sent to us within 30 days of submitting the application or 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 1-7 days, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents.

    You’ll receive the electronic official acceptance letter latest one month before the semester starts.

    You need to print the official acceptance letter to apply for your student visa application. 


    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.


    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] Cancellations notified 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 in the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

  • Frequently asked questions

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Quick facts

 Level of studies

 Fields of study
Business, entrepreneurship, leadership and management

 Next application deadline
31 May, 2019

 Semester duration
4 months

Max. credits
30 ECTS or 18 US credits

Tuition fee: 1650 EUR / semester
Application fee: 50 EUR

Are you from outside of Europe?
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Reasons to choose Warmadewa University

The modern campus of Warmadewa University is located in Renon, which is one of the nicest areas in Denpasar.

Our Bali team assists you to get the most out of your experience.

Local students are genuinely interested in international students. Make new international friends!

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