Study abroad in Bali at Warmadewa University

Take a deep dive into Indonesian language, culture and other intriguing topics in Warmadewa University’s interdisciplinary Warmadewa International Program (WIP)! Apply easily for one or two semesters and get your study placement confirmed even in one day.

On this page you’ll find out more about courses in the program, semester dates, application deadlines, fees as well as application instructions.

Are you interested in mastering the foundations of successful business and starting your own entrepreneurial journey? Find out more about the brand new Bali Business Foundation Program.

If you’re looking for short-term studies abroad, make sure to check out Warmadewa University’s 4-week summer school program.

Are you fresh out of high school or in between degrees? See our gap year program in Bali!

Semester dates and application deadlines


Spring/Summer* Autumn*
Semester dates March 30th – July 17th August 31st – December 18th
Orientation March 30th August 31st
Application deadline January 31st, 2020 May 31st, 2020

*) All dates are still tentative


Spring/Summer Autumn
Semester dates April 1st – July 19th September 2nd – December 20th
Orientation April 1st September 2nd
Application deadline January 31st, 2019 May 31st, 2019
Holiday May 23rd – June 2nd

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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 (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Warmadewa International Program (WIP)

University’s contact person

Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Kardana, M.Hum

Studying abroad in the Warmadewa International Program (WIP)

Warmadewa University’s Warmadewa International Program (WIP) is an international, interdisciplinary study abroad program taught in English. You can join in the summer (April–July) and autumn (September–December) or for two semesters. The program is only available through Asia Exchange.

Through both lectures and interactive workshops, the program gives you a solid introduction to Indonesian language and culture, business, economics, strategic management, politics and environmental sustainability.

The interdisciplinary program challenges you to think more flexibly and creatively, which makes you better able to tackle complex challenges in a globalized and multicultural work environment. At the same time you’ll gain insight into Indonesia’s modern challenges and intriguing past.

You’ll study together with both local and international students, which helps get to know the local culture firsthand and build an international network of friends – and potential future colleagues. You’ll also improve your intercultural communication skills, an essential skill to have in today’s interconnected world.

  • Who is this program for?

    This program is ideal for anyone curious about different cultures and interested in learning more about Indonesian culture, society and history. The more business-oriented courses also make it an excellent fit for anyone interested in a career in international business, especially if you’re interested in working in the South-East Asian region.

    The program is open for international students from all fields. Many former participants have majored in languages, tourism, mathematics and engineering. You’ll be able to gain fresh new perspectives on whatever your field

  • Courses

    Courses in the WIP program

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

    There are both Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses available.You can choose both Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses regardless of whether you are a Bachelor’s or Master’s level student.

    You can pick 3–7 courses per semester. The Indonesian Language course is mandatory for all students.

    The courses include workshops and excursions as well.

    Mandatory courses

    Indonesian Language WIP41B01 (Syllabus)

    Advanced speakers of Bahasa Indonesia may contact us for further information on intermediate level language course.

    Bachelor’s level courses

    Indonesian Historical and Cultural Studies WIP41B02 (Syllabus)
    Tourism Development in ASEAN WIP41B03 (Syllabus)
    International Business and Marketing WIP33B04 (Syllabus)
    International Business Law WIP10B05 (Syllabus)
    Environmental Management and Sustainability WIP51B06 (Syllabus)
    Political Ideologies in Indonesia WIP21B07 (Syllabus)
    Organizational Development and Human Resource Management WIP33B08 (Syllabus)

    Master’s level courses

    Economy & Business of ASEAN WIP33M01 (Syllabus)
    Strategic Management and Planning WIP33M02 (Syllabus)
    Entrepreneurship and Business Management WIP33M03 (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 from Monday to Wednesday. The workshops and excursions are organized on Thursdays.

    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 / 3 US credits (except the Indonesian language course, which is worth 6 ECTS. There are two graduate (Master) level courses. You may choose between 3 and 7 courses, which amount to 16–36 ECTS / 9–21 US credits. The Indonesian language course is obligatory. The courses include workshops and excursions.

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

    If you participate in the International Summer Exchange program, you can choose to have your accommodation arranged by Asia Exchange.

    Find out more about accommodation.


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Bali Business Foundation Program (BBF)

Bali Business Foundation Program at Warmadewa University in Bali Indonesia

Are you interested in building your own business and forging your own path of professional success? The Bali Business Foundation Program (BBF) is an international study abroad program for anyone dreaming about becoming an entrepreneur and a leader in the complex, globalized world of today.

Find out what it means to be a successful entrepreneur, 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 BBF program

Gap Year Program in Bali

People standing at the edge of a cliff while the sunsets pointing over at something in the horizon

Are you fresh out of high school or in between degrees? Gain new direction for your future by joining our gap year program in Bali, where you’ll learn about Indonesian language, culture, international business, intercultural communication and more!

Find out about the gap year program in Bali


Warmadewa International Summer Exchange (WISE)

students in the warmadewa international summer exchange program

Don’t have time for a full semester abroad? Warmadewa International Summer Exchange is a new summer school program where you can earn up to 12 ECTS credits or 7 US credits in just 4 weeks. The program introduces you to to Indonesian language, culture, tourism and business.

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.

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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.

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<< Courses and studying

Apply to study abroad at Warmadewa University



 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

Warmadewa University Application Form

Quick facts

Level of studies
Bachelor and Master

Fields of study
Indonesian language and culture, business, economics, strategic management, politics, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, management

Next application deadline
May 31st, 2019

Semester duration
4 months

Max. credits
36 ECTS or 21 US credits

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

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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.

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