Universitas Udayana

The tropical environment of Bali, the “Island Paradise,” in addition to the strong international orientation of Udayana University, attracts hundreds of students annually, making Bali a unique place to study abroad.

15 Weeks

The 15-week program combines lectures and guest lectures with weekly excursions, training sessions, workshops, and cultural events. These activities are an integral part of the teaching and learning process.

5 Subjects

5 subjects give an insight into the unique sports and wellbeing culture of Southeast Asia. Explore “Water Sports,” “Sports of the Tropics,” “Physical Health & Fitness,” and “Sports Science & Physiotherapy.”

30 Credit Points

Within the Sports & Physiotherapy program, you can receive up to 30 credit points. All credits are transferable within the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Study Abroad
Sports & Physiotherapy

A morning surf, followed by a lecture on the anatomical basis of the human musculoskeletal system; physiotherapy in the afternoon, and then a game of soccer or yoga on the beach? Study one term of “Sports Science & Physiotherapy” at the Medical Faculty of Udayana University and explore Bali’s unique sports and wellbeing culture. This course is designed as a 1-semester study abroad program that consists of lectures, practical training, workshops, and excursions. All classes are held in English. The program introduces water sports as one of the most important components of the everyday tourist’s life in Bali, and provides insight into the sports of the tropics, health and fitness, and sports science and physiotherapy. Be it surfing, diving, yoga, fitness, or the application of traditional healing methods, theory and practice go hand in hand.


Sports & Physiotherapy
Facts & Figures

How is the course organized?

The semester is composed of:

  • Lectures in English
  • Practical training
  • Excursions
  • Workshops
  • Language course in “Bahasa Indonesia”
  • Select cultural events

Who can participate?

The program is aimed at international students in the fields of:

  • Sports & Sports Science
  • Fitness & Health Economics
  • Health Management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
  • Other relevant subject areas

Master’s degree students and graduate students are also invited to participate.

Why study in Bali?

When you spend a semester abroad in Bali, you will:

  • gain significant knowledge about health and wellness and the sports of the tropics;
  • learn how to surf at one of the best surf spots in the world;
  • explore Bali’s many health and spirituality opportunities;
  • experience Bali’s unique sports and wellbeing culture;
  • earn up to 30 credit points;
  • get to know students from all over the world;
  • gain insight into the cultural diversity of Indonesia.

Summer Class 2020

28.03.2020 – 31.07.2020

Application deadline 15.02.2020

Welcoming Dinner: 28.03.2020

Orientation Day: 30.03.2020

Classes: 30.03.2020 – 17.07.2020

Graduation: TBA

Winter Class 2020

29.08.2020 – 18.12.2020

Application deadline 15.06.2020

Welcoming Dinner: 29.08.2020

Orientation Day: 31.08.2020

Classes: 31.08.2020 – 18.12.2020

Graduation: TBA

€ 2,050


Lectures and guest lectures in English

Excursions, workshops & trainings

Help with application and preparation

Enrolment & administration

Sports & Physiotherapy

Sports & Physiotherapy
Excursions & Workshops

  • Surfing Lessons at Bali Green Surf School
  • Surfboard Making Workshop
  • Yoga Class at Pranava Yoga Bali
  • Gravity Yoga at Pranava Yoga Bali
  • Massage & Physiotherapy Workshop
  • Bali Hidden Canyon
  • River Rafting
  • Balinese Dance & Ceremonial Workshop
  • Scuba Diving
  • Parkour Workshop 
  • Traditional Herbal Healing

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Sports & Physiotherapy
Teaching Team

Putu Ayu Sita Saraswati

Coordinator & Lecturer "Sports of the Tropics"

I Putu Gde Surya Adhitya, S.FT, M.Fis

Lecturer "Physical Health & Fitness" & "Sports Science & Physiotherapy"

Prof. Dr. Dr. I Nyoman Adiputra

Lecturer "Sports of the Tropics"

Gede Parta Kinandana, S.Ft

Lecturer "Physical Health & Fitness" & "Water Sports"

Dr. Ni Wayan Tianing, S.Si, M.Kes

Lecturer "Sports Science & Physiotherapy"

I Made Hendra Satria Nugraha, S.Ft

Lecturer "Sports Science & Physiotherapy" & "Sports of the Tropics"

Study Abroad
Sports & Physiotherapy

After the semester, additionally to the Sports & Physiotherapy Program, advanced yogis can take the certified 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pranava Yoga in Bali . In a The 4-week course combines the traditional practices of Asana, Meditation and Pranayama with Yoga-philosophy, anatomy, various practical exercises, time for self-study, teaching methodology and basics for the appropriate teaching practice. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 qualification, the international standard for Yoga Teaching. With this certificate, graduates can register as a Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance.

Participants in the StudyInBali programs receive a 200 Euro discount!

Sports & Physiotherapy


You can apply online, using our online registration form. Have your letter of enrollment, a copy of your passport ID page, and a high-resolution picture 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, accommodations, etc.

Sports & Physiotherapy

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 orientations 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 in a total of 9 disciplines: architecture and engineering, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, economics, agronomy, literature, mathematics, and social and political sciences. These diverse course offerings make 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. Each module offers credits that are transferable across the European Credits Transfer System (ECTS).

Class Rules

  1. Students must wear appropriate clothing at all times on campus and on excursions. For men, this means jeans or short pants and a shirt or Tshirt. Singlet tops and board shorts are not appropriate. For women, tops that cover the shoulders and long pants are preferred. Shorts, mini-skirts, singlets, and tank tops are not appropriate.
  2. Physical attendance has to be at least 75% for all classes, excursions, & workshops.
  3. In case of illness, the student must inform the secretariat (for more than 2 days of sickness, a doctor’s certificate must be enclosed).
  4. There is the possibility that a member of the teaching staff will not able to attend class. In this case, the lecture will be adjourned to another day agreed upon by the students and teaching staff.


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).


Each module’s credits are transferable to the European Credits Transfer System (ECTS).

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 should sign a “Learning Agreement” in order to provide a transparent and efficient preparation of the study period abroad and to ensure that the student will receive recognition for the educational components successfully completed abroad.


Every student will require a valid visa called “VISA SOSIAL BUDAYA,” with a maximum validity of 180 days. The visa can be obtained from the Indonesian embassy in your home country.


The traffic on Bali’s roads is considerable, and very different to the traffic typical 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 traffic times. Many students choose to ride a scooter. It’s the fastest and easiest way to get around. In Indonesia, drivers 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 (a 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 an accommodation beforehand, we recommend the websites  Auslandssemester Bali and Rentroom Bali, which offer accommodations at student prices.

Additional 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.