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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) and other credit systems such as the US credit system.

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

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 are also invited to participate. Although the program was originally developed for students, it is also suitable for graduates and professionals. It is also open to anyone who is interested in the subject but has no academic background in the field.

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.

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Winter Class 2023

04.09.2023 – 15.12.2023

Application deadline: 15.05.2023

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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course fee


  • tuition fee for the 15-week long semester course
  • lectures and guest lectures conducted in English
  • excursions, workshops, and trainings
  • support for the application and preparation process
  • enrolment and administration



course fee


  • tuition fee for the 15-week long semester course
  • lectures and guest lectures conducted in English
  • excursions, workshops, and trainings
  • support for the application and preparation process
  • enrolment and administration

Early BirdBe one of the first applicants and save on the course fee

$ 2520

course fee


  • tuition fee for the 15-week long semester course
  • lectures and guest lectures conducted in English
  • excursions, workshops, and trainings
  • support for the application and preparation process
  • enrolment and administration


$ 2700

course fee


  • tuition fee for the 15-week long semester course
  • lectures and guest lectures conducted in English
  • excursions, workshops, and trainings
  • support for the application and preparation process
  • enrolment and administration

Sports & Physiotherapy

You can download the course description here

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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Teaching Team

StudyInBali – Lecturers Sports & Physiotherapy – Sayu Aryantari Putri Thanaya S.Ft., M.Sc.

Sayu Aryantari Putri Thanaya S.Ft., M.Sc.

Program Coordinator
Lecturer Sports of the Tropics
Physical Health and Fitness

I Made Hendra Satria Nugraha, S.Ft

Lecturer Sports Science & Physiotherapy
Physical Health and Fitness

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

Lecturer Sports Science & Physiotherapy

Putu Ayu Sita Saraswati S,FT

Subject Coordinator:
Sports of the Tropics

Gede Parta Kinandana, S.Ft

Subject Coordinator: Physical Health & Fitness
Lecturer Water Sports

StudyInBali – Lecturers Sports & Physiotherapy – M. Widnyana S.Ft., M.Fis.

M. Widnyana S.Ft., M.Fis.

Subject Coordinator: Sports Science & Physiotherapy
Lecturer Sports of the Tropics

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

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!

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You can apply online, using our online registration form. Have your

proof of student status,


letter of motivationas well as a

high-resolution pictureof 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, 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 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. 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. Although the program was originally developed for students, it is also suitable for graduates and professionals. It is also open to anyone who is interested in the subject but has no academic background in the field.

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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