Summer School 2023
A guideline for studying in Bali with StudyInBali.
1 Structure and course of the program
2 Checklist for planning the summer school
Transfer course fees
Compile further documents for enrollment
Conclude Learning Agreement
Book a flight
Take out overseas health insurance
Apply for a visa
Apply for an International Driving License
Book a scooter lesson
Apply for credit card(s)
Register for airport pick-uo
Pack your suitcase
3 Transfer of course fees
Course Fee Tropical Architecture Summer School 2023: € 1150
- Registration and enrollment
- Lectures at IDB Bali
- Workshops and Excursions
- Welcome Dinner & Graduation
- Flight and accommodation
- Visa Fees & Extension Fees
- International Health Insurance
Wise is an online money transfer service that lets you transfer money up to eight times cheaper than using a bank. The system is beautifully simple.
If you want to pay by card or other payment services you use the payment link below
It is possible that we will add more accommodations as the number of participants increases.
Villa Oasis (11 rooms: 7 double bedrooms, 4 single bedrooms) is located in a quiet street in Umalas Kelecung, Close Villa Cemara. It consists of 3 buildings with a private pool in the middle to share: Villa 1, Villa 2 and Studio.
- Private bathroom with shower, the water is heated with a solar system and therefore is environmentally friendly (semi open bathroom)
- Study desk
- 2 Safety boxes: one for laptop (requires own padlock) and one smaller one for cash, passports and other documents
- The double rooms consist of 2 separate single bed (you have the option to put it together or separate).
- 3 double rooms (twin beds, separable, choice of fan or air conditioner)
- equipped kitchen; semi open
- TV area with cushion upstairs (flatscreen TV & DVD player)
- Each room has private bathroom with a small garden inside.
- 4 double rooms (twin beds, separable, choice of fan or air conditioner)
- 1 single room (single bed, choice of fan or air conditioner)
- equipped kitchen; semi open
- TV area with sofa upstairs (flatscreen TV & DVD player)
- Each room has a private bathroom with a small garden inside, except the single room is without garden
- separated to Villa 1 and 2
- 3 single bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- private swimming pool
- rooftop terrace
- safe box in each room
- high speed internet
- well equipped kitchen
- private parking area
- Fitness machine (body builder)
- Washing machine (use token coin)
- Ironing facilities
- Kitchen completed with fridge, water dispenser, microwave, toaster, cutlery and cooking utensils
- Guest toilet
- Room cleaning (daily except Sundays and holidays)
- Bed linen change (weekly)
- 32 “TV LED Flat screen – cable TV, incl. CNN / BBC and Sport TV, DVD VCD MP3 Player
- 400 DVDs
- Books and magazines
- Electricity is included, please save energy for greener Bali!
How to book a room?
If you would like to book a room, please send a booking request via the link above.
Rooms will be reserved in the order of booking requests. Within 1-3 business days you will receive a booking confirmation with the account details for the transfer of the room price. If you share a room, half of the room rate for each person will be charged and each person will receive a separate booking confirmation and payment request.
Only when the amount has been received, the booking is complete and the room is confirmed. You will then receive a booking confirmation.
In recent years, the Student Villas have always been booked up very quickly, so don’t wait too long to make a reservation.
Can I share a room?
The Student Villas have double, twin and single rooms.
» Double rooms have a king or queen size bed
» Twin bedrooms have two single beds
» Single rooms have a single bed
You can book a double room/twin-bedroom for yourself or share it with someone else. We will not be allocating a room neighbour for you! If you would like to share a double room or twin-bedroom, please tell us the name of the room neighbour when you make your booking request.
If you would like to share a room, but don‘t have a roommate, then our Facebook group is a good place to find other Summer School participants who might also want to share a room. Please do not make a booking request for a double room that you would like to share if you do not have a roommate yet.
Where are the student villas located?
The villas are located in Umalas, about 20-25 minutes from IDB Bali and about 10 minutes from Bali‘s hotspot Canggu, with many cafes, restaurants, shops and beaches.
Covid 19 Vaccination
For entry into Indonesia, proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory. To date the Indonesian Government requires all exempted international travelers to present a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card in digital or hard copy upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia.
- Either 2 Doses or 3 Doses ( Booster) are accepted: The 1 x COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V or Convidecia, are accepteed
- Completed vaccine or booster minimum 14 days before arrival to Bali.
- COVID-19 recovery – as of 6 April 2022: If you have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 a maximum of 30 days before departure and you have been declared inactive in transmitting COVID-19, an exception is made from the obligation to show a COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate and a negative RT-PCR result before departure on condition that you agree to a PCR upon arrival and attach a doctor’s certificate or COVID-19 recovery certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure or the ministry that carries out government affairs in the health sector in the country of departure stating that the person concerned is no longer actively transmitting COVID-19;
- Travelers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that cause travelers to be unable to receive vaccines, may enter if they meet the following conditions: that they must attach a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure stating that the person concerned has not and/or cannot participate in the COVID-19 vaccination.
Travellers arriving from abroad without fulfilling the above-mentioned requirements will be immediately deported on their own costs.
Please also inform yourself regularly about the current regulations regarding the Corona vaccination.
There are no other compulsory vaccinations for entry into Indonesia. So it’s up to you whether or not you want to be vaccinated against the following diseases. Standard vaccinations like tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella or polio should be refreshed if possible.
Recommended vaccinations for Indonesia are
- Hepatitis A + B (highly recommended)
- Typhoid fever (highly recommended)
- Rabies (optional)
- Japanese encephalitis (recommended)
Many of the vaccinations have to be given multiple times at certain intervals. Therefore, it should be started early.
Ask your doctor for more information. The cost of the vaccination will depend on your health insurance. Some will not cover the costs, some partially, some even completely.
6 Take out overseas health insurance
- the entire period of your stay abroad is covered
- the insurance provider is available around the clock
- the services correspond to the activities in Bali
- Outpatient medical treatment & inpatient stays in hospital
- Drugs, surgeries, physiotherapy, dental treatment, dentures. Ambulance transport for inpatient treatment
- Return to the home country
- Must fully cover COVID-19!
7 Visa application
Difference between Visa B211A and Student Visa C316
The Student Visa C316 and the Visit Visa B211A are two different types of visas offered by the Indonesian government.
The Student Visa C316 is intended for foreign nationals who wish to study in Indonesia. This visa is valid for the duration of the course, in this Case max. 30 days. With a student visa, you can also leave and re-enter Indonesia multiple times during your stay. However, the application process for a student visa can be more complicated and time-consuming than for a visit visa.
In general, it is recommended to opt for the Visit Visa B211A as the application process is generally faster and easier than the student visa. However, the student visa may be more suitable for those who plan to leave the country during their stay abroad.
It is important to note that the visa requirements and application processes may change over time, so it is always advisable to check the most up-to-date information on the Indonesian Embassy website or with a qualified visa agent before applying for a visa.
|B211A Social Visa||C316 Student Visa|
|Stay||60 days||30 days|
|Cost||$ 200 – IDR 3.000.000||$ 165 Visa Fee (offshore)|
|Processing Time||10-14 days||min. 8 weeks+|
|Entry Permit||Single Entry
(cannot be used after leaving the country)
|Application||Visa Agent Service||Student|
|Sponsorship||IDB Bali||IDB Bali & Visa Agency|
|`+/-||– Single-Entry Visa
+ will be issued between 10-14 days
+ You can stay up to 180 days (please contact the Visa Agency for this request)
– slightly more expensive
+ slightly cheaper
– application process is very complex and long
– stay is max. 30 days
Visa B211A (Visit Visa – Single Entry)
Visa Index B221A (Visit Stay Permit for single entry only) with IDB Bali SPONSORSHIPMENT
- Passports valid for at least 12 months at the date of entry, Scan of ID page of the passport & Scan of passport cover
- Bank statement with a balance of at least $2000.00 USD. Required to be visible are name and account balance. (This is required by immigration to see that you can support yourself during your stay in Indonesia).
- Certificate/card proving a complete dose of Covid 19 vaccine (in English)
- Proof of insurance with coverage of at least USD 25,000 and coverage for Covid 19
- Passport Photo in colour 4 x 6 digital
- Address in home country.
- Address in Indonesia (hotel or villa).
- Personal contact details (phone number, WhatsApp number, email)
- Emergency contact details (family members)
If you need further information or want to get in touch with them you may contact Arum from Bali Business Consulting via WhatsApp at +62 8174752929
Student Visa C316 (VITAS)
The Student Visa (Type C 316 – Visa Tinggal Terbatas untuk Pelajar, or VITAS for short) can only be sponsored by an educational institute which is legally registered with the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia (Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan RI). The student visa requires a recommendation letter from the Ministry of Education and Culture. Based on that recommendation the Approval of an Electronic Visa is issued by the Directorate General of Immigration (Dirjen Imigrasi).
- The VITAS is issued to students who wish to visit Indonesia for lectures & study programs.
- The VITAS grants an initial stay of up to 6 months
- It is not permitted to work with the student visa in Indonesia. This also includes volunteering.
Application Process for VITAS
Reqired documents for Study Permit & eVisa application
- Colour photocopy of valid passport (copy of the passport book cover and ID page, one sheet, the passport must be valid for at least 12 months)
- Current color photo (passport photo, biometric, 4×3 cm, white background, no glasses, no selfie)
- Guarantor financial statement
- Student’s financial statement
- Declaration form/Non-political & non-working statement
- Quarantine Statement
- Health Certificate or Medical Statement (Evidence of general health status)
- Statement of Domicile (Indonesian address)
- Quarantine Statement letter
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) – CV in English, max. 1 page
- Scan of certificate of current enrolment at home university or the latest attended school (in English) or scan of academic record from home university or the last attended school (in English)
- Learning agreement (if any)
Additional documents for VITAS – Visa 316
- Certificate of Complete Dose of Covid-19 Vaccination (English)
- Proof of the payment of the Visa Fee to PT STUDI INTERNATIONAL
- Prof of medical insurance covering Covid related expenses of up to 100,000 USD
- If you do not convert the e-visa into the Limited Stay Permit (VITAS) within 30 days of arrival, you will be charged an illegal stay fee of IDR 1,000,000 per day overstay.
- The Vitas Fee (re-entry) for up to 6 months is always 1.600.000 IDR, even if the visa is only valid for the length of the course/the period on the Study Permit.
How to convert your e-visa into the Limited Stay Permit (VITAS)
After arriving in Indonesia, you have 30 days to present yourself at the immigration office. We recommend that you do this as soon as you arrive.
The following documents are required:
- Perdim 24 form (Prepared by IDB)
- Statement and guarantee (Prepared by IDB)
- Application Letter For Limited Stay Permission (Prepared by IDB)
- Sponsor Id Card (Prepared by IDB)
- Document of IDB Bali’s Foundation (Prepared by IDB)
- Study Permit letter
- Original Passport
- Passport Photocopy
- Passport photo size 3×4 (red background & close up – 1 sheet)
- Certificate Of Domicile According To Residence In Indonesia
- Temporary Residential Card or Domicile Statement Surat Keterangan Tempat Tinggal (SKTT) and Police Registration Letter
You can apply for SKTT letter at the Civil Registry Office based on where you are staying. To obtain a Police Report for foreigners you have to visit appointed Police Station.
Validity of the Visa
The validity of the visa depends on the duration of the course and is indicated on your e-visa. Even though the residence permit can be extended up to 6 months, the visa is only valid for the duration of the course. Extending the visa will again cost a fee and requires a new sponsor, e.g. a visa agent.
8 Enrolment documents
Therefore we need the following documents from you:
- Declaration Form
- Colour photocopy of valid passport (copy of the ID page & Cover, the passport must be valid for at least 12 months)
- Current color photo (biometric, no glasses, white background, 4×3 cm, no selfie)
Note that IDB will only issue your Letter of Enrolment after submission of enrolment documents and payment of course fee.
9 Learning Agreement
10 Book a flight
You should book your flight to Bali only when:
- the minimum number of participants has been reached and the course has been confirmed
- you have transferred the tuition fee and received a confirmation of payment
- You received updated information about visa options in mid-May
To apply for a visa, you must have a receipt for your outbound flight, but also your flight out of the country. It does not have to be the return flight ticket. The ticket can also be a connecting flight to another country.
Search engines such as Momondo and Skyscanner offer a good overview. Even multi-routes are easy to plan. You can fly a little cheaper if you book a flight to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, or Jakarta and then travel on to Bali with Lion Air or Air Asia.
11 Get an international driving license
If you want to drive a scooter or a car in Bali, you will need an international driving license. You can apply for the International Driving Licence at the Road Traffic Office in your place of residence.
For the application, you need your national driving license and a current biometric photo.
12 Book a scooter lesson
For all those who are planning to ride a scooter in Bali but have little or no experience, we strongly recommend taking a driving lesson at the beginning of your stay abroad.
- Pick-up and drop off
- Insurance during the lesson
The lesson includes:
- Driving exercises in a parking lot (balance, curves)
- Practicing in side streets
- Practicing in the main traffic
If you need a second driving lesson, it is free of charge.
13 Get credit cards
In Indonesia, you pay with Indonesian Rupiah (IDR/Rp). The smallest banknote is 1,000 Rp (approx. 6 Cent), the
largest 100,000 Rupiah (approx. 6 Euro). Currently (April 2022) 15,350 IDR corresponds to about 1 Euro. Usually, you pay in cash. Although credit cards are more and more accepted in supermarkets, restaurants, and shops, cash is still the alpha and omega. In addition, payment by credit card usually costs 3% extra.
There are ATMs at every corner where you can withdraw money with your credit card. The maximum withdrawal amount is between 1.25 million and 3 million IDRs, depending on the ATM. This corresponds to 80€ to 200€.
You should definitely take at least two credit cards with you to Bali. If a card does not work, gets lost, blocked, or stolen, you still have a backup.
14 Registration for Airport Pick-Up
15 Packing List
Papers & Documents
- Printout flight ticket & Return/Onward Flight
- Copy of passport
- Vaccination record
- Proof of Covid-19-Vaccination
- Proof of overseas health insurance
- 2 credit cards
- International driving license
- Cover for travel documents
- Diving license: If you want to dive in Indonesia
- Mobile Phone & Mobile Phone Charging Cable
- Power Bank
- Laptop & Laptop Charging Cable
- USB sticks
- E-readers or books
- Camera + Chargers + Batteries
- Bluetooth speakers
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Tops / T-Shirts / Sweatshirts
- Shirt/blouse: For university
- Pants / Shorts / Dress, short – Free time
- skirt/pants/jeans/dress, long – for the university
- sports clothes
- Rain jacket
- Swim trunks/board shorts/bikinis/swimsuits ○
- Sandals/Flip Flops
- Closed shoes for the university
- Hiking boots/sneakers
- Towels: Fast-drying microfiber
- Toilet bag
- Cosmetics & toiletries
- Hand disinfecting gel
- Shavers & Blades
- Sunscreen (is expensive in Indonesia)
- Contact lens wearers: lenses and contact lens products
- Personal medications
- Stomach, cramps & diarrhea tablets
- Fever tablets, fever thermometers
- Nasal spray
- Cough Eliminators & Throat Pills
- Travel tablets
- Plaster & Blister Plaster
- Anti-Mosquito-Spray: Also available on-site > Soffell
- Insect bite healer
- Dictionary (book or app)