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)! You can join the program for one or two semesters. It’s easy to apply and you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement 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.

You can also join a 4-week summer school program at Warmadewa University.

Semester dates and application deadlines (WIP)


Summer Autumn
Semester dates April 2nd – July 19th September 3rd – December 20th
Orientation April 2nd September 3rd
Application deadline January 31st, 2018 June 18th, 2018
Holiday May 24th – June 3rd October 25th – November 4th


Summer Autumn
Semester dates April 1st – July 19th September 2nd – December 20th
Orientation April 1st September 2nd
Application period November 30th, 2018 April 30th, 2019

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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 Letters)
Warmadewa International Program (WIP)

University’s contact person

Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Kardana, M.Hum

Studying abroad at Warmadewa University

For international students, Warmadewa University offers a 4-month long Warmadewa International Program (WIP) as well as 4-week summer school program. You can join WIP either in the summer (April–July) or autumn (September–December). You can also join the program for two semesters. The summer school program takes place in August.

Warmadewa International Program (WIP)

Warmadewa University’s Warmadewa International Program (WIP) is an international, interdisciplinary study abroad program only available through Asia Exchange. Course topics include Indonesian language and culture, business, economics, strategic management, politics and environmental sustainability. There are both Bachelor’s and Master’s courses available. In addition to classroom studies, the program includes many interesting workshops and excursions as well.

The aim of the interdisciplinary program is to challenge you to more flexible, creative and diverse ways of thinking. At the same time, you’ll become familiar with Indonesia’s modern challenges and intriguing past.

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Who is this program for?

If you’re someone who is curious about different cultures and interested in learning about Indonesian culture, society and history in depth, this program is ideal for you. At the same time, the more business-oriented courses will make it an excellent fit for anyone interested in a career in international business, especially in the South-East Asian region.

Even so, you don’t have to major in business to benefit from this program. Students from many fields have participated in this program in the past, with majors like languages, tourism, mathematics and engineering. The courses in the program can offer you refreshing new perspectives on whatever your field is. 

The program is open to both international and local students. This means you’ll be able to build an international network of friends, get to know the local culture firsthand and improve your intercultural communication skills. These are valuable assets no matter what your future career will be.  

Find out more about courses, credits, free time activities, fees and more below.

  • Studies

    Courses in the WIP program

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

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

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

    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 Culture, Customs and Agriculture 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)
    Ideology and Politics of 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

    Each course is worth 5 ECTS, 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. The Indonesian language course is obligatory. The courses include workshops and excursions.

    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: 1790 EUR / semester (WIP) or 990 EUR (International Summer Exchange)

    Application fee: 50 EUR.

    Mandatory visa related fee: 50 EUR. The mandatory visa related fee (Telex fee) applies to all international students studying in Indonesia from 2019 onwards. The telex fee will be invoiced together with the application fee.

    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.


Find out how to apply

>> Student experiences of studying in the program

Warmadewa International Summer Exchange (WISE)

Warmadewa International Summer Exchange is a brand new summer school program where you can earn up to 12 ECTS credits in just a few weeks. The program introduces you to to Indonesian language, culture, tourism and business.

Find out more about WISE

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Student experiences

Student testimonials

“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 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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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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Applying to study abroad at Warmadewa University

  • Applying to study abroad at Warmadewa University is easy and quick. You only have to fill out and submit the online application form below with a few attachments.
  • If you wish, you can also apply for two semesters right away. You can study for two semesters at either Warmadewa University or combine any two destinations, as long as the semesters don’t overlap. When you apply for two semesters, you get a 100 EUR / 120 USD discount on the tuition fee of the second semester.
  • Your study placement will be confirmed within 1-7 days. After this you can already start planning your semester abroad.
  • You’ll also get to download a comprehensive Asia Exchange Guide for your destination. This Guide contains lots of useful information and helpful tips for your study abroad semester.
  • We’ll later invite you to a pre-departure webinar, where you’ll get further guidance and tips from our experienced staff, some of whom live in Bali. Warmadewa University will also organize an orientation event in the first week of the semester.

Find the application instructions and the application form below. Please read the instructions carefully before you apply. If you have any questions, please contact us.


  • 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. Please note that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after leaving Indonesia. For those who are applying for 2019 semesters, the passport needs to be valid for 18 months after the start of the semester (one-semester students) or 24 months after the start of the semester (two-semester students). If your passport expires earlier, please apply for a new passport early.
    • Signature Page (See an example of a filled out signature page)
  • Application instructions
    • First download the signature page (document 3) to your computer and fill in the required information.
    • After that scan all the required documents (1–3) 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 official acceptance letter 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send it to the street address you have provided in your application. Please let us know if this address changes at any point.

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


    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.

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.

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<< Courses and studying

Quick facts

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

 Next application deadline
30 November, 2018

 Semester duration
4 months

Max. credits
ca. 36 ECTS
ca. 21 US credits

Tuition fee: 1790 EUR / semester
Application fee: 50 EUR
Visa fee (Telex): 50 EUR

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

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