University of Indonesia

Universitas Indonesia (UI) is one of the oldest state universities in Indonesia, and has two main campuses in Jakarta and Depok.

Academic highlights

Being one of Indonesia's most popular universities, UI has more than 49,000 students and more than 4,500 lecturers teaching in 14 faculties.


The Depok campus is situated on 312 hectares of greenery, with over 75 hectares dedicated to beautiful forest.

Did you know?

Indonesia is the world’s largest country comprised solely of islands. It is composed of 17,508 islands, some 6,000 of which are inhabited.


Units from Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy are not open to exchange students.

Language requirements

Units are taught in English and Indonesia.

The following subject areas offer courses taught in English:

  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Communication
  • Law
  • Management
  • Political Science

Disciplines available



Biological sciences


Chinese languages & culture studies

Communications and media studies




Engineering - chemical

Engineering - civil

Engineering - electrical and computer systems

Engineering - materials science

Engineering - mechanical and aerospace

English as an international language

French languages & culture studies

German languages & culture studies


Indigenous studies

Indonesian languages & culture studies

Information technology

Japanese languages & culture studies

Korean languages & culture studies



Literary studies


Mathematical sciences


Physics and astronomy

Politics and international relations

Psychological sciences

Public health and preventive medicine



  • The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the university.
  • Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisers in your managing faculty(ies) and subject to available places at the host campus

See Universitas Indonesia's unit catalogue here.

Make sure you check the "Language of Instruction" information at the bottom of each course profile.

Bahasa Indonesia language can be studied separately through UI's Lembaga Bahasa International.

If you cannot find any unit guides after having done your own research, you can follow the process as outlined here.

Please note that UI refer to units as ‘courses’. One unit at UI is usually worth 3 credits.

Full time equivalents

  Semester Year
  Minimum 18 Monash Points Maximum 24 Monash points Minimum 36 Monash points Maximum 48 Monash points
Standard         9 credits 12 credits 18 credits 24 credits

Exchange program terms

UI ‘Spring’ or ‘Even’ semester (Monash Semester 1): late January to late May
UI ‘Fall’ or ‘Odd’ semester (Monash Semester 2): mid-August to late December


University accommodation is available but cannot be guaranteed. The International Office will assist you in finding off-campus accommodation if required.

UI offers advice on accommodation here.


All exchange students must apply for a “limited stay” visa once they have been accepted for exchange and issued their study permit. Monash Abroad can only provide general information - always check with the relevant consular/Embassy and consider advice that is right for you.

For more information on visas, please refer to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia here.

UI also provide some advice on visas, which can be found here.

Health and insurance

When travelling on a Monash Abroad approved program, you are automatically covered under the Monash University Student Travel Insurance policy.

Orientation and extra-curricular 

Find out more about UI's student clubs, student buddies and Host Family Program.


Tuition fees for this program are waived by the host institution. While on exchange you remain enrolled at Monash and continue to pay fees to Monash University. Find out more here.

Cost of living

One semester abroad will generally cost you approximately AUD$10,000 – $15,000, however this varies depending on destination and your individual living standards.

Universitas Indonesia provides some advice on cost of living here.

Monash funding

Find out about Monash Abroad Travel Scholarships here.

Find out about Monash University Travel and Placement Scholarships here.

Australian government funding

Find out about the Overseas Higher Education Loan Program (OS-HELP) here.

Hamer Scholarship for Intensive Language Study

Find out about the Hamer Scholarship for intensive language study here.

Walter Mangold Language Scholarship

Find out about the Walter Mangold Language Scholarships here.

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University of Indonesia

  • Program type: Semester exchange
  • Location:
    • Depok (main)
    • Jakarta
  • Program periods: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Study level: Contact us for more details

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