13 Universities in Indonesia that Provide International Study Programs for Undergraduates

international study programs

Have you ever heard about international classes in Indonesia’s universities? Many universities in Indonesia are starting to open international programs for both Indonesian students and foreigners. These international programs are suitable for those of you who wish to study in Indonesia and abroad. 

So, what exactly are international study programs? International study programs are study programs at Indonesia universities that are in collaboration with their partnering in foreign universities. Its students usually study at a university in Indonesia for one to two years then continue their studies at a foreign university that partners with their Indonesian university.

International study programs are designed for those who plan to study, teach, intern, or volunteer abroad. It has several characteristics that distinguish it from regular classes. For instance, international classes are usually more expensive, use English as its intermediate language, use TOEFL scores as a requirement for registration, and many others.

However, international study programs offer various privileges that you won’t find in regular classes. Students in international programs usually graduate with two degrees; one from the Indonesian university and the other one from the foreign university. They also get the opportunity to study abroad which means meeting other foreign students and learning the cultures of the country. This allows them to expand their insights, experiences, and connections. 

Which Indonesian universities offer international study programs?

Universitas Indonesia

Universitas Indonesia now offers international programs named Kelas Khusus Internasional (KKI) for both Indonesian and foreign students. There are two options in this program. The first one will allow students to study with an international curriculum and get the opportunity to study or intern for one to two semesters at partner universities. The second one is the dual degree programs where students will graduate with two degrees, from UI and its partner universities. 

Undergraduate programs:

  • Civil Engineering 
  • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Psychology 
  • Management 
  • Communications 
  • Medicine
  • Computer
  • Economics 
  • Architecture 
  • Accounting

Some of UI’s partner universities are Melbourne University, Monash University, Adelaide University, University of Amsterdam, and many others. 

Info: https://www.ui.ac.id/akademik/kelas-internasional.html 

Universitas Airlangga

Universitas Airlangga, which is located in Surabaya, East Java, now offers international programs for their students. It opens for both Indonesian and foreign students. The curriculum used for the program is developed based on the international standard and also accommodates global issues. Students will earn two degrees at both Universitas Airlangga and overseas partner universities. 

Undergraduate programs:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacist Education
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology

Some of Universitas Airlangga’s partnering universities are The University of Western Australia, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Asia University (Taiwan), Seoul National University (South Korea), Kyungpook National University (South Korea), The University of Rhode Island (United States), and many more.

Info: https://www.unair.ac.id/site/article/category/75/kelasinternasionaldualdegree.html 

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia. Located in Yogyakarta, UGM now opens international undergraduate programs that offer its students, both Indonesian and foreigners, to earn double degrees from UGM and their partner universities. 

Undergraduate programs:

  • Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing
  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Biology

Some of International Undergraduate Program UGM’s partner universities are University of Hull (UK), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), Maastricht University School of Law (Netherlands), Melbourne University (Australia), and many more.

Info: https://um.ugm.ac.id/v.2015/id_home.php?l=aWRfcGFnZSMxODAwMDAjSVVQIDIwMTgjI0ludGVybmF0aW9uYWwgUHJvZ3JhbQ== 

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Considered as the best technological institute in Indonesia, it is no wonder that Institut Teknologi Bandung offers international programs for its students. The program offers students international mobility activities with ITB’s overseas partner universities, either on double degree programs or as an exchange program for one or two semesters.

Undergraduate programs: 

  • Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Management

Some of ITB’s foreign partner universities are University of Groningen (Netherlands), National University of Singapore (Singapore), The University of Iowa (United States), University of Birmingham (UK), Lund University (Sweden), and many others.  

Info: https://usm.itb.ac.id/itb_versi1/internasional/undergraduate-program 

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

In 2019, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) established 20 International Undergraduate Programs for Indonesian and foreign students. The program offers the regular undergraduate curriculum and provides opportunities for students to take part in international exposure activities, including earning dual degrees from the Joint Degree program.

Undergraduate program:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Physical Engineering
  • Systems and Industrial Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Geophysics Engineering
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Business Management
  • Architecture

Some of ITS’ partner universities are Nanyang Technological University (Taiwan), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Beijing Institute of Technology (China), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and many more. 

Info: https://www.its.ac.id/study-at-its/study-program/its-international-undergraduate-program/ 

Institut Pertanian Bogor

In 2018, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) opened international classes for several study programs. The capacity of the international program in IPB is limited, only for 25 to 30 students each. This will allow students to study more focused considering the classes are taught in English.

Undergraduate program:

  • Veterinary Medicine 
  • Food Technology 
  • Agricultural Industry Technology

Info: https://admisi.ipb.ac.id/international-class-bachelor/ 

Universitas Diponegoro

Universitas Diponegoro (Undip) launched its International Undergraduate Program (IUP) in 2018. All lectures are taught entirely in English. The program is designed to allow graduates to be globally competitive and have the widest possible opportunities.

Undergraduate program:

  • Accounting 
  • Biology
  • Management
  • Economics and Development Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Chemistry

Info: https://fisip.undip.ac.id/international-undergraduate-program-iup/ 

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) offers international undergraduate programs for Indonesian and foreign students. Several study programs offer programs such as Bilingual Courses, Joint Degree, and Dual Degree. Dual Degree allows students to get two degrees at the same time meanwhile Joint Degree allows students to study abroad within a certain period of time and graduate only with one degree earned.

Undergraduate program: 

  • Education
  • Languages and Arts
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences 
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Sports Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Economics (Diploma)

Dual Degree program in UNY partners with Institute of Network Learning Technology, National Central University, Taiwan.

Info: http://pmb.uny.ac.id/program/international-student 

Universitas Lampung

Universitas Lampung (Unila) offers international classes in the Faculty of Economy and Business. Students can join exchange programs with partner universities in Japan, Malaysia, England, United States, and Europe. 

Undergraduate program:

  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Economic Development

Info: http://feb.unila.ac.id/id/international/ 

Not limited to public universities, many private universities in Indonesia also offer international study programs for their students, including Indonesian citizens and foreigners. 

International University Liaison Indonesia

International University Liaison Indonesia (IULI) was established in 2014. IULI is the strategic partner of the European University Consortium – EUC coordinated by TU Ilmenau (Technische Universität Ilmenau), Germany. 

It offers an International Joint Degree Program for students who plan to study abroad during their studies. In the 7th semester, students will go abroad to do research for their thesis and in the 8th semester, they must take an internship program, also abroad. Students will graduate with a dual degree from one of IULI’s partner universities and a Sarjana (S1) from IULI Indonesia.

Undergraduate program:

  • Faculty of Engineering (consists of 7 study programs)
  • Faculty of Life Sciences (consists of 3 study programs)
  • Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (consists of 4 study programs)

Some of IULI’s partner universities are Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany), Management Center Innsbruck (Austria), University of Maribor (Slovenia), University of Zadar (Croatia), and many more.

Info: https://www.iuli.ac.id/admissions/tuition-fee/international-bachelor/ 

Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences

Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L) provides world-class education for their Indonesian and foreign students. Students can take part in internship or student exchange programs starting in the second semester that will take them to study at universities located in Asia, Europe, Australia, and America. i3L also offers a Double Degree program for its students.

Undergraduate program:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Technology
  • Pharmacy
  • Business and Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences
  • Creative Digital Marketing
  • International Applied Accounting
  • International Business and Management

i3L has over 200 partnerships with universities such as University of Northwestern Switzerland, Boston University, and Hokkaido University.

Info: https://i3l.ac.id/ 

Bina Nusantara University International

Other than its excellent accreditation, BINUS University International also collaborates with various foreign universities which allow their students to take part in student exchanges, twinning programs, short courses, guest lectures, and internships. BINUS University International also offers a Double or Joint Degree program for their students.

Undergraduate program:

  • Business Management & Marketing
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Finance International Program
  • International Business

Some of BINUS University International’s partnering universities are Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Cologne Business School (Germany), Solbridge International School of Business (South Korea), and many others. 

Info: 

https://international.binus.ac.id/double-joint-degree/ 

https://international.binus.ac.id/study-abroad-and-student-exchange/ 

IPMI International Business School

IPMI is the first business school in Indonesia with full English delivery. It is also the first to deliver an international MBA (Master of Business Administrations) program in Indonesia. IPMI offers overseas internships and student exchange programs for their students to gain multicultural experience. 

Several partner universities of IPMI are Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (Portugal), Emlyon Business School (France), Audencia Nantes School of Management (France), and many others. 

Info: https://ipmi.ac.id/programs/bba-program/ 

These are several universities that offer international study programs for their undergraduate students. There are many more universities in Indonesia that also open international programs on their campuses. If you are planning to study or have academic experiences abroad, consider going to one of these universities would be a great idea!



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