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Universitas Udayana

The tropical environment of the “Island Paradise” Bali as well as the strong international orientation of Udayana University attract hundreds of students annually and make Bali a unique place to study abroad.

15 Weeks

This fifteen-week program combines English lectures and guest presentations, weekly excursions and workshops, leisure activities, and cultural events.

8 Subjects

8 subjects lend insight to planning, building and construction in Southeast Asian countries – be it earthquake science, natural materials, renewable energies, urban transportation or alternative processes and technologies.

30 Credit Points

Within the Southeast Asian Engineering program, you can receive up to 30 credit points. All credits are transferable to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and other credit systems such as the US credit system.

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Apart from the classic technical and constructive tasks, engineers in Indonesia have to deal with special challenges: due to their location along the so called „Pacific Ring of Fire“, the Indonesian islands are exposed to frequent earth movements. One of the most important components of the engineer’s work is the development and implementation of earthquake-resistant buildings and constructions. Particular attention is also given to sustainability and the use of natural materials. Indonesia is excellent as a research area. Especially in Bali is a steady growing movement that focuses on sustainability. In addition, the course focuses on the development of urban traffic in Southeast Asia, alternative industrial technologies and manufacturing processes.

The 15-week class “Southeast Asian Engineering” combines lectures, exercises and excursions. It reveals the special challenges of planning and construction in the tropics and teaches how to develop individual concepts for these particular requirements.

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How ist the course organized?

The semester is composed of

  • Lectures in English
  • Excursions
  • Workshops
  • Language course in “Bahasa Indonesia”
  • Selected cultural events

Who can participate?

The program is aimed at international students in the fields of

  • Civil Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Renewable Energies
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Related faculties
  • also professionals are welcome to join the course

Master students and graduates are also invited to participate.

Why study in Bali?

With spending a semester abroad in Bali you will

  • get insights into the peculiarities of engineering in the tropics and Southeast Asia
  • experience Tropical Living in Bali through workshops and excursions
  • earn up to 30 credit points
  • meet students from around the world
  • gain valuable insights into the cultural diversity of Indonesia

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Winter Class 2023

04.09.2023 – 15.12.2023

Application deadline: 15.06.2023

Welcoming Dinner: 02.09.2023

Orientation Day: 04.09.2023

Classes: 04.09.2023 – 15.12.2023

Graduation: TBA

Summer Class 2024

01.04.2024 – 19.07.2024

Application deadline 15.12.2023

Welcoming Dinner: 30.03.2024

Orientation Day: 01.04.2024

Classes: 01.04.2024 – 12.07.2024

Graduation: TBA

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tuition fee for the entire semester course
(15 weeks)


Lectures and guest lectures in English

Excursions & workshops

Assistance with application and preparation

Enrolment & administration

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You can download the full course description here.

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Excursions & Workshops

  • Denpasar City Tour
  • Traditional Balinese Village
  • Taman Nusa Cultural Park
  • Bamboo Tour & Construction
  • Ceremonial Workshop
  • Visit to Eco Village
  • Visit to Construction Site
  • Visit to Jatiluwih 
  • Surfing at Bali Green Surf School
  • Yoga Class at Pranava Yoga

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You can apply online, using our online registration form. Have your proof of student status, CV, letter of motivation as well as a high-resolution picture of yours handy.

Fill in the registration form

Fill in the online registration form and upload all required documents. Within 1-3 working days you will receive an email from us with your registration confirmation.

Confirm Application

Sign the registration confirmation and send it back to us. Your registration is now complete and you will receive all further information regarding study fees, visa, accommodation, etc.

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Udayana University


Udayana as a government university is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Culture as well as the International Association of Universities (IAU). Worldwide partner Universities and international orientation attract hundreds of students annually. The amazing tropical environment in Bali, the excellent network and the international orientation make Udayana Univerity a unique place to study abroad.

The main campus of Udayana is located in Bali’s capital of Denpasar. More than 1,600 lecturers teach at a total of 9 faculties: architecture and engineering, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, economics, agronomy, literature, mathematics, social and political sciences. This made Udayana University one of the top 10 Universities in Indonesia.

Entitled by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, the Udayana University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Requirements for Participation

  1. Minimum age of 18 years (you must be at least 18 years old at the time of application)
  2. High School diploma or similar qualification at the upper secondary level
  3. Enrollment at a university in a corresponding subject area or a degree certificate is required (at least 2 completed semesters)
  4. No proof of English language skills or an official language test (e.g. TOEFL) is required. However, all applicants are expected to have a good command of English, to follow lessons and to take exams in English.

All programs are open to bachelor and master students as well as graduates.

You can also participate if

  • you study at a university of applied sciences, private university, polytechnic college, evening school, or adult education center.
  • you already have a university degree or are about to finish your studies.
  • you have already completed an exchange semester or a semester abroad.
  • your current university does not have a partnership with the university in Bali. The programs are free mover programs and can be organized autonomously, independent of exchange or cooperation contracts of your own university.
  • you would like to register in pairs or as a group.

Registration and Enrolment Procedure

Before registration

  1. Inform yourself extensively on this program page.
  2. Download the Course Description and the Terms of Condition and read them.
  3. If needed: Check with your university whether semesters abroad are accepted as free movers and whether the credits earned abroad can be credited to your degree program. Of course, you can sign a Learning Agreement between your university and Universitas Udayana.

The application

  1. Fill in the registration form completely and upload the required documents:
    • Letter of motivation
      The letter of motivation should not be longer than one page (DIN A4 format) and describe why you would like to apply for a semester abroad in Bali (motivation), what your expectations are of the program and what significance the semester abroad has for your personal and academic development.
    • Certificate of enrollment
      The certificate of enrollment must be an official document of your university, proving that you are currently enrolled as a student. Graduates can submit proof of their degree, e.g. bachelor’s/master’s or diploma certificate. If you are not a graduate and are not currently enrolled as a student, or if you come from another field of study – but would still like to participate in one of the programs – please contact us in advance.
    • Photo
      Please upload a high-quality portrait photo of yourself. The photo will also be used for the Student Book and Student ID if your enrollment is successful. You should be easy to recognize and it should not be too dark or pixelated.
    • Curriculum Vitae
      Please upload your most recent CV – if possible, it should not be longer than one page (DIN A4 format). You can find an example here.

Registration confirmation and tuition fees

  1. Within 1-3 working days, you will receive a confirmation of registration by e-mail.
  2. The registration confirmation must be signed and returned to us within the period stated in the e-mail (scanned, by e-mail)
  3. Once the signed registration confirmation has been received, you will get the checklist for the planning of the semester and the list of Enrollment Documents we need for the university.
  4. If the minimum number of 10 participants has already been reached, you will also receive a payment request for the tuition fees. The tuition fee must be transferred within 30 days. Exceptions can be agreed on individually. If the minimum number of 10 participants has not yet been reached, all registrations will only be collected and the payment request will only be sent after the minimum number of participants has been reached.

Enrolment, visa documents, information on the start of the semester

  1. Once the tuition fee and the enrollment documents have been received in full, we apply for the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) and the sponsor Letter/Invitation Letter (LoI) at Universitas Udayana. You will need these documents to apply for a visa (Visa Sosial Budaya).
  2. About 4 weeks before the semester starts you will receive an e-mail with all the information about the Welcome Event & Orientation Day, Time Table, Academic Calendar, Study Guide, and much more…

Structure and Course of the program

The 15-week programs at Universitas Udayana are designed exclusively as semesters abroad for international students. All courses are held in English. As this is an international program, the curriculum and academic calendar are independent of the local Bachelor‘s and Master‘s programs.

The course duration is 15 weeks, divided into 11 weeks of effective course, 2 weeks semester break, 1 week final exam, and 1 week revision.

  • Welcome Dinner
    Before the semester starts officially, we organize a Welcome Dinner for all participants of StudyInBali. The dinner will take place in a relaxed atmosphere on the Saturday before the start of the semester. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange initial information. Participation is not compulsory.
  • Orientation Day
    The Orientation Day will take place on the first Monday in the first week of study at the Sudirman campus in Denpasar, unless otherwise stated. On Orientation Day you will get all the important information about the study program and living on Bali. You will also get to know your course coordinators and sign up for the courses you want to take.
  • Lectures & Excursions
    The lectures usually take place from Monday through Wednesday mornings, Thursdays are days for excursions & workshops. Excursions & workshops are part of the curriculum and included in the workload of each module.
  • Semester Break
    During the 15-week program, there is a two-week semester break where no lectures, excursions, or other events are held. The semester break usually takes place in weeks 8 & 9. Detailed information comes at the beginning of the semester.
  • Final Examinations
    During the week of the final exams, the performance of all modules will be assessed in writing, orally, or in the form of a submission. You will receive the results at the latest at the graduation.
  • Graduation
    Graduation is the last official event at Universitas Udayana. It usually takes place 1.5 weeks after the final exams. Here you will receive your certificates.


At the end of the program, students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be awarded certificates as follows:

  • A Certificate stating that the student has attended the program.
  • An Academic Transcript showing the student’s performance in the program. The grades in the transcript are the final marks.
  • A Certificate stating that the student has participated in workshops and academic excursions (on request).

Credit Points

All programs are designed to comply with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This system is based on workload, measured in hours and includes lectures, exams, self-study, research, subject-related excursions, etc. One semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. ECTS enables the measurement, comparison, and transfer of academic achievements between universities. If the semester is completed successfully, the credits achieved can be credited with the help of ECTS. So you can return to your home university without any loss of time or credit points. The ECTS system is transferable to other credit systems such as the US credit system and similar systems.

If you want to have the subjects credited at your home university, we suggest having the course pre-approved by the home institution’s exchange coordinator, academic advisor, or a professor; whoever is in charge of credit transfer and sign a “Learning Agreement”, in order to provide a transparent and efficient preparation of the study period abroad and to ensure that you will receive recognition for the educational components successfully completed abroad.

Course Selection

All modules listed in the program description are offered every semester. It is not necessary to register for certain modules before the start of the course. It is up to you to decide which of the offered modules you want to take.

Can I combine modules of different programs?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to combine modules of different programs, because the lectures of all programs run parallel. In particular, there would be overlaps in the timetable of excursions and workshops which are adapted to the modules.

What happens if I don‘t pass a course?

If you do not pass a course, you will not get a grade or credit points for the module.


According to visa regulations, anyone wishing to study at an Indonesian university is required to hold a valid Visa Sosial Budaya. The visa must be applied for at the Indonesian Embassy in the home country or another country outside Indonesia prior to the stay abroad. It is not possible to apply for the visa locally in Bali.

The Sosial Budaya Visa (Type B21-A Visa Kunjungan Sosial Budaya – Socio Culture Visa) is a subcategory of the Visit Visa. It is issued to travelers who wish to visit Indonesia for lectures, study programs, internship programs, short courses, meetings, volunteer programs, family visits, and other related social activities. The Visa grants an initial stay of 60 days, followed by 4 possible extensions of 30 days each so that the total stay is a maximum of 180 days.


The traffic on Bali’s roads is impressive and very different to that found in Western countries. It can seem pretty chaotic in the beginning. Traffic jams are a part of everyday life. The traffic flows according to its own rules. Time, patience, and serenity are important at peak times in this respect. Many students choose to ride a scooter. It´s the fastest and easiest way to get around. They drive on the left side of the road, but one gets used to that relatively quickly.

An international driver’s license is mandatory. You can apply for one in your home country.


Usually, participants form groups and rent a house or a villa (house with pool) together. We have a Facebook group for each semester, where the students can meet the other participants. For those who would like to book accommodation beforehand, we recommend the website of Zaheva Bali, offering accommodation with student prizes.

Additional Costs

The tuition fee for the 15-weeks program includes:

» Registration and enrollment
» Lectures at the Udayana University
» Workshops and Excursions

not included in the tuition fee:

» Flight and accommodation
» Visa Fees & Extension Fees
» Travel Health Insurance
» Transport
» Living costs

The cost of living is relatively low in Bali. However, it is difficult to say how much money you will need for the 15 weeks, as it strongly depends on the individual lifestyle.

Here you can find a list of general living costs.

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