Universitas Gadjah Mada (Yogyakarta)

Universitas Gadjah Mada is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the School of Law and the School of Governance in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Student experiences

Partner since 2018. No experiences yet.


General Website

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Student exchange

Academic calendar

Semester 1: August – December

Welcome week (student enrolment): Early August
Lecture Period: August – December
Final Examination Period: Late December

Semester 2: February – June

Welcome days (student enrolment): Early February
Lecture Period: February – June
Final Examination Period: Late June

Language requirements

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

Areas of study open for exchange students

The agreement is applicable for two departments within the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences: Department of International Relations and Department of Public Policy and Management 

Immersion Class social and political issues (especially for partner exchange students)

Course description IUP in PPM

Course list - Social and Political Sciences

Courses for exchange students (see Faculty of Social and Political Sciences!)

Courses at Master level


Estimated living costs per month

Living cost in Yogyakarta is relatively cheaper than other big cities.
A student may expend IDR 1.500.000 – 25000.000 per month (approximately USD 100 – 200 month) for meals, clothing, and daily expenses; exclude 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).


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

Each course at UGM is typically worth 3 credits, which is the equivalent of 7,5 hours work or around 3,75 ECTS credits. Full time programmes at UGM consist of 24 credits per semester. 
UGM awards letter grades only (A-E), incomplete or pass/non-pass not available.


All international students must have a valid visa to enter Indonesia. We suggest student to get the student visa. But, the process to obtain this immigration document will take about 60 to 90 days, because student should get a study permit (from the Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education in Indonesia) and telex visa (from the Directorate General of Immigration-Jakarta) before applying for student visa at the Indonesian Embassy in your home country or residences.

These immigration process of obtaining study permit and telex visa can be complicated, but the university can assist to recommend an agent to process your immigration documents with student’s expenses.

Herewith details as per September 2019:
Immigration and administration fee (for visa and permit matters):
For 6-month program Rp2.610.000

Health insurance

All international students should have International medical insurance valid for their entire study at Universitas Indonesia. Non-degree students are advised to prepare insurance in their home country.


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. If the student is willing to live outside UGM boarding house is acceptable since there are many affordable private boarding house nearby.


Additional information

Number of places: 3 students, 1 for each semester

Hospitality Directory (including housing information)

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.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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