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  • Locations: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Ethan Merritt Advising Required: Yes
Language Pre-requisite: None Minimum GPA: 3.0
Class Level Required for Admission: Second-semester Sophomore standing Language of Instruction: English
Language Courses Offered: Yes Housing: Program Arranged Housing, Shared House, Student Arranged
Internship: No Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is this Program Right for You?

UGM campus gateUniversitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is an Indonesian public ivy league research university located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, founded in 1949. UGM is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Indonesia. Located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the 360 acre university comprises of 18 Faculties and 68 undergraduate study programs.  It has approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students and 2,500 faculty members currently. Universitas Gadjah Mada has been considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia.

The Special Region of Yogyakarta of where UGM is located, is one of the smallest provinces in Indonesia and has been widely known as a center of Javanese culture as well as a center of learning. It has 3,400,000 inhabitants, 511,000 of whom reside in the city of Yogyakarta. Its designation as a center of learning is marked by the existence of 120 state and private tertiary educational institutions, with a student population in the city of over 300,000. 

AU Abroad is now proud to offer this extraordinarily unique opportunity for AU students to study directly at UGM and experience Indonesia first-hand.  AU students integrate into campus life at UGM and live and take courses directly within the university alongside local students
and other international students.  

Academic Information

UGM CampusAU students directly enroll in Gadjah Mada University (UGM) as an international student for either a semester or a full year and earn full AU credit. International students can take courses offered primarily by UGM's Faculty of Social & Political Sciences, although some limited additional courses in English may also be available in other departments.  The program will be best suited for students with an interest in International Relations and the politics/economics of the region, along with students that have an interest in traditional Indonesian arts/culture, philosophy and religion.

Example courses available at UGM may include among others:

Indonesia Social and Political System
International Economics
International Law
International Organization
International Political Economy
Politics of International Cooperation
Southeast Asia: Politics and Government
Study of Religions

For more information about courses available at UGM, please contact the AU Abroad advisor for the program.

Course Equivalency: View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.

Student Life

Yogyakarta streetYogyakarta is a thriving, medium-sized Indonesia city on the island of Java that presents an excellent location for study abroad students.  The city has a massive student population with over 100 educational institutions located within it and it is widely known as a center of traditional Javanese arts and culture, as well as popular youth culture.  UGM offers over a 300-acre beautiful green campus environment with lots of student life facilities and activities both on and off campus.  

UGM does not have on-campus university housing.  Study abroad students instead will have housing arranged at one of the many student hostels/residences located nearby within walking distance of campus.  Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals. There is no meal plan, but there are many alternatives such as the college cafeterias, or in the university area's many restaurants.


The Gadjah Mada University program is available for Fall semester, Spring semester and Full Year.  

Fall Semester: September – January
Spring Semester: February – July
Academic Year: September - July


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
Varies by program 09/10/2018 07/15/2019
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Varies by program 09/10/2018 01/10/2019
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.
Spring 2019 08/24/2018
Varies by program 02/05/2019 06/12/2019
NOTE: Program dates are estimates. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program. Students should not expect to hear back about their admissions status for spring until late November/early December.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.