Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is the first national university established by the Independent Indonesia in 1949. Since its establishment, UGM has been consistently educating curious minds, not only of Indonesia’s but also international community. In 2018, for example, UGM had around 2300 international students from 91 countries studying in different field of studies. They studied at UGM together with more than 50,000 Indonesian students.
UGM is the most comprehensive university in Indonesia with 20 faculties/schools. Hence, the possibility of studies is endless with world class professors possessing solid international experiences and networks. Studying at UGM also means experiencing Indonesia from many different perspectives since UGM is a home of divers, dynamic and curious Indonesians. Our local students come from all over Indonesia, encompassing 34 provinces, and thousands of islands, making Indonesia the largest archipelagic country on earth.
UGM is the place where prominent leaders were educated. The current president of Indonesia, H. E. Joko Widodo, is an alumnus of UGM. In his administration, around ten UGM’s alumni are currently serving as ministers, vice-ministers and other positions at the ministerial level. More than 50 current local leaders (governors, mayors, regents) in Indonesia also call UGM as their alma mater. A number of International diplomats, such as ambassadors also spent times studying at UGM before serving in their diplomatic career.
Continuing the good tradition of world class education involving international community, we cordially invite you, young, dynamic and curious minds, to join us here at UGM. You can opt for many short (non-degree) programs we offer or longer ones of one or two semesters of exchange or immersion programs. You can certainly opt for degree programs either bachelor or postgraduate ones. Please feel free to explore our information portal before making up your mind. Should you have further inquiries, we are more than happy to assist you. See you in Yogyakarta Istimewa (special), the never-ending Asia.