Gadjah Mada University

Universitas Gadjah Mada is an exchange destination for Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

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Faculty of Social Sciences

Course information

Academic calendar

Semester 1: August – January

Semester 2: February – June

Please note that there will be an International Student Orientation one to two weeks before the semester starts to introduce the UGM environment and facilities to the students.

Language requirements

One of the following:
TOEFL: 550 (paper-based);
IELTS: no less than 5.5;
iBT: minimum 70

*Exception: If you have a Dutch VWO Diploma and passed your English course, the international office can issue you a Language Proficiency Letter to validate your English level. 

Areas of study open for exchange students

Students can participate in courses of the International Undergraduate Programme in Communications.

Courses at Master's level


Language of instruction



It is not compulsory for a student to live in campus boarding house, but UGM provides some options of shared-room boarding house around campus. It is also possible to live outside UGM boarding house since there are many affordable private boarding house nearby.

Estimated living costs per month

Living cost in Yogyakarta is relatively cheaper than other big cities.
A student may expend IDR 1.500.000 – 2.500.000 per month (approximately EUR 100 – 200 month) for meals, clothing, and daily expenses; excluding housing expenses.

A certain amount of fee will be required in order to process study permit, visa authorization (telex visa), limited stay visa (VITAS) and Multiple Exit Re-entry Permit (MERP).


Each course at UGM is typically worth 3 credits, which is the equivalent of 7,5 hours of work or around 3,75 ECTS credits. A full time programme at UGM consists of 24 credits per semester.

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

3 places per year

Additional information


Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).