Sekolah Tinggi Desain (STD Bali)’s creative campus blends an academic environment with a family atmosphere. It is one of Indonesia’s most popular creative arts educational institutions.

15 Weeks

The fifteen-week program combines lectures and guest lectures with weekly excursions, workshops, leisure activities, and cultural events. All classes are held in English.

6 Subjects

Six subjects lend insight to the unique architecture and interiors in a tropical climate and the topics of indoor and outdoor living, furniture design, green architecture and building with natural materials.

30 Credit Points

Within the Tropical Interior & Green Architecture program, you can receive up to 30 credit points. All credits are transferable to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and other credit systems.

Study Abroad
Tropical Interior & Green Architecture

Bali is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, blessed with a unique blend of artful, traditional architecture, and also modern Western influences. The hotel and villa architecture is characterized by buildings that harmoniously combine eastern and western design concepts to give an adorable outward appearance. The 15-week program “Tropical Interior & Green Architecture” at the Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali (STDBali) is designed exclusively as a semester abroad for international students and graduates. The program offers deep insights into the “indoor-outdoor-living” in the tropics, the art, and craft of furniture design as well as a sustainable building with natural materials. The participants will work on innovative design concepts, and will also discover the unique architecture of Indonesia in lectures, guest lectures, weekly excursions, and workshops.

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Tropical Interior & Green Architecture
Facts & Figures

How is the course organized?

The semester is composed of

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

Who can participate?

The program is aimed at international students in the fields of

  • Interior design
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Related subject areas

Master students and graduates are also invited to participate.

Why study in Bali?

With spending a semester abroad at STDBali you will

  • receive detailed knowledge about the exotic and sustainable building culture in the Tropics
  • 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

Summer Class 2020

04.04.2020 – 18.07.2020

Registration Deadline 15.02.2020

Welcoming Dinner: 04.04.2020

Orientation Day: 06.04.2020

Classes: 06.04. – 15.07.2020

Semester Break: 21.05.2020 – 07.06.2020

Graduation & Farewell : 18.07.2020

Winter Class 2020

04.09.2020 – 19.12.2020

Registration Deadline 15.06.2020

Welcoming Dinner: 04.09.2020

Orientation Day: 07.09.2020

Classes: 07.09. – 16.12.2020

Semester Break: 29.10.2020 – 07.11.2020

Graduation & Farewell : 19.12.2020

€ 1,950 


Lectures and guest lectures in English

Excursions & workshops

Assistance with application and preparation

Enrolment & administration

Tropical Interior & Green Architecture

Tropical Interior & Green Architecture
Excursions & Workshops

  • Bamboo Tour at Factory & Green Village
  • Bamboo Construction Workshop 
  • Basic Water Color for Architecture 
  • Taman Nusa Cultural Park
  • Visit to Traditional Balinese Village
  • Visit to Resort & Villa
  • Batik Painting
  • Yoga Class & Surfing Lesson
  • Traditional Workshop and Ceremony
  • uvm

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Tropical Interior & Green Architecture


You can apply online, using our online registration form. Have your letter of enrolment, a copy of your passport ID page 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.

Semester Abroad in Bali


Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali – Campus of ‘Creative Innovation’

Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali, or STD Bali for short, is located in Denpasar, the capital city of the island of Bali, widely recognised for its beautiful landscape, strong traditional arts and culture, as well as friendly people. STD Bali focuses on creating a family style academic environment to remain the preferred creative arts educational institution in Indonesia. With the vision of setting industry standards for education and training with the twin mottos of “empowering people to be creative” and “knowledge is our power” STD Bali has developed a coordinated process for insuring that learning is relevant to the work place. Offering various domestic and international classes, vocational and short courses in design, architecture, interior, landscape, tourism, art culture and others, the Creative Campus seeks to help students to become smart, competitive, creative and tough in order to meet the needs of both local and international industry.

Class Rules

  1. Students must wear appropriate clothes at all times on campus and on excursions. For men, this means long pants and a shirt or t-shirt. Tank tops and board and shorts are not appropriate. For women, tops that cover shoulders and long pants are preferred. Shorts, mini-skirts, singlet and tank tops are not appropriate.
  2. Students must be in the class at least 5 minutes before the class start.
  3. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere inside STD Bali building.
  4. Physical attendance at classes and excursions (85 %) is obligatory to gain the full amount of CP.
  5. In case of illness, the student should inform the secretariat. For more than 2 days of sickness, a doctor certificate must be obtained.


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 summer school 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 the workshop or certain academic excursions (on request).

Credit Points

Each module’s credits are transferable to the European Credits Transfer System (ECTS) and other credit 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 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 validity of max. 180 days. The visa can be obtained from the Indonesian embassy in your home country.


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 a 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 websites of Auslandssemester Bali and Rentroom Bali, offering accommodation with student prizes.

Additional Costs

Die Lebenshaltungskosten sind in Bali vergleichsweise gering. Dennoch ist es schwer zu sagen, wieviel Geld ihr für Zeit auf Bali einplanen solltet, da es stark vom jeweiligen Lebensstil des Einzelnen abhängt.

Bei Indojunkie oder Auslandssemester-Bali findet ihr gute Übersichten über die allgemeinen Kosten.