Universitas Gadjah Mada

Yogyakarta
Indonesia

Language of instruction

Indonesian
English

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia and serves as a pillar of educational awakening in the country. UGM purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila (the foundational philosophical theory of the Indonesian state). To assure the smooth flow of academic and non-academic activities, UGM develops the physical infrastructure of its campus environment predicated on the principle of “educopolis”.

The Special Region of Yogyakarta, where UGM is located, is one of the smallest provinces in Indonesia and has been widely known as a centre of Javanese culture as well as a centre of learning.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 2nd Semester February–June
Semester 2 1st Semester September–January

Guides and additional information

UGM has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

12 SKS credits per semester at UGM is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UGM.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
International relations
Political science
Postgraduate

Additional academic information

UGM has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

UGM has 4 on-campus residences available to local and exchange students. The University also has a partnership to offer housing facilities to students and members of the public, located close to the university campus.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Indonesia is generally inexpensive compared to Australian costs. There is a guide to average expenses in Indonesia to help students prepare their budget. Students do however need to consider additional fees associated with studying abroad.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UGM has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.