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Yogyakarta State University at a Glance

Yogyakarta State University (YSU) is an elegant but modest university conveniently located in Sleman District of the Province of Yogyakarta Special Territory. Despite its relatively new status as a university, YSU still maintains a strong reputation as an educational institution which not only produces professional teachers and caters for the education sector but has now expanded into the fields of non-educational sector together in each faculty. In view of that, in order to have scientific encounters of inter-disciplines in educational and non-educational fields and to produce professional and qualified teachers besides qualified graduates of non-educational programs, YSU consciously and responsibly continues to improve itself, both internally and externally. Internally, the academic members of YSU continually work to consolidate and qualitatively improve its human and non-human resources. Externally, YSU tries to extend the cooperation networks to related parties in local, regional, national, and international levels.

Admissions and Financial Information

  • Admissions

There are two modes of admission to YSU;

  • Transfer from an accredited university or college (see Transfer of Credits),
  • Freshman admission.


Admission to YSU is based on students’ personal and academic records/achievements. All available information is considered; including but not limited to high school records, evidence of academic achievement and personal character standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and general contributions to school and community.

  • Qualifications

Applicants must possess:

  • A high school graduation diploma and transcript or other equivalent certificates or diplomas  as authorized by the Ministry of Education from the student’s native country
  • Documentation from a registered physician stating that the applicant is free from infectious diseases that can could hinder their studyStudents must testify that they are committed to pursuing their studies with academic integrity, diligence and dedication and conform to the university rules and regulations.
      •   Documentation and Application Fees
      • A photocopy of the student’s High School Diploma certificate or its equivalent.
      • Four 3×4 cm photographs
      • Application fee of $50 USD
      • Identification documents e.g. a copy of the student’s visa, identity card or passport


Financial Information

Tuition Fees


Facility Development & Practicum Fee

(one off-payment)

Special Guidance & Student Activities Fee

(one off-payment)

Educational Guidance & Operation Fee

(paid per semester)

Three Months-Indonesian Language Intensive Course

(one-off payment)


S1 (Undergraduate)

$550 USD


$160 USD

$240 USD/semester

Total over 4 years : $1920 USD

a. Private Class

$325 USD


$2805 USD

b.Group Class (min.5 students)

$110 USD


$2590 USD

S2 (Postgraduate – Master’s Program)



484 US$/semester

Total 3 year : 2904 US$

a. Private Class

$325 USD


$3229 USD

b. Group Class (min. 5 students)

$110 USD


$3014 USD


(Postgraduate – Doctorate Program)


N/A (N/A = not applicable)

806 US$/semester

Total 3 year: 4836 US$

a. Private Class

$325 USD


$5161 USD

b. Group Class (min.5 students)

$110 USD


$4946 USD


Placement Tests and Interviews

All applicants must sit a placement test and undergo an interview in Bahasa Indonesia one week after their arrival at the university . The placement test is designed to measure students levels of Bahasa Indonesia so that it can be decided whether or not the applicants will be required to undertake the Indonesian Language Intensive Course before starting their regular study program . Some faculties or major  e.g. Music, Karawitan , Dance and Javanese Language have additional requirements, including but not limited to additional tests and interviews.  Enquiries regarding extra requirements should be directed to individual faculties


Indonesian Language Intensive Course Policy

Participants in the Indonesian Language Intensive Course are placed in one of three classes (Novice, Intermediate or Advanced) according to their skill level as determined by their placement test results. The intensive course is taken in order to improve students’ knowledge of and skills in Indonesian Language and Culture and to review their skills in the subject chosen . The exemption will be given to students with fluent Indonesian language skill. After the applicants completed the courses, applicants results will be reviewed before applicants are permitted to commence their regular study program in the Odd Semester.


Transfer of Credits

YSU accepts transfer students under the condition that they are in good standing with the last institution attended and that they meet admission standards. To ensure proper processing of applications, each candidate is required to submit an official transcript from their previous University or College to the Office of the University Registrar. A maximum of 20 Credits can be transferred. The transfer of credits will be approved provided that the following requirements are fulfilled:

· The course was undertaken  (do you mean undertaken or completed, if the course is completed then the student wouldn’t be transferring, they would be enrolling in a new course as a new UNY student) at an institution accredited by the Ministry of Education

· The course content is equivalent to that of the applicant’s course of choice as specified in the University’s curriculum .

· The passing grade of the destination-department is not higher than the passing grade of the origin-department.

· The applicant has undertaken a minimum of 40 credits  with a minimum GPA  of 2.75

· The applicant’s lowest grade must be no lower that C (satisfactory) (A maximum of 20 Credits can be transferred.


Living Costs and Accomodation

It has been known widely that the living cost in Yogyakarta is one of the cheapest in Indonesia. Every month, students will have to spend 1,500,000 rupiahs (140US$) in minimum. The food price for one meal will cost between 5,000 ( 50 cents) to 20,000 rupiahs (2 US$). Some more sophisticated place will cost up to 35,000 rupiahs (but students rarely buy meal there). While the transportation fare and the accomodation price will be explained as follow:


Kinds of transportation Fare Operating Hours
Bus (in city) 2,500 rupiahs ( 25 cents) 05 am – 6 pm
Trans Jogja Bus (in city only) 3,500 rupiahs ( 35 cents) 07 am – 10 pm
Taxi 5,000 rupiahs (primary rate) + 750 rupiahs/km 24 hours
Becak/Pedicab depends 24 hours


The accomodation Price

a. Basic Boarding House

Price        : 1,500,000 – 3,000,000 rupiahs / year (not included electricity cost)

Facilities: Room (3×4 metres)

Bed, matress, cupboard, table (conditional)

Shared bathroom

b. Medium Boarding House

Price          : 3,500,000 – 4,500,000

Facilities  : Room ( 4×5 metres)

Bed, matress, cupboard, table, fan

Inside bathroom (shower)

c. Exclusive Boarding House

Price           : 500,000 – 1,000,000/ month

Facilities   : Room (4×5 metres)

Bed, matress, cupboard, table, AC

Shower inside bathroom, kitchen, guest room.

There are several area in Yogyakarta that become the favourite of non-Indonesian students to live while they study in Yogya. Those are;

Pogung Baru (insert google map)

The Pogung Baru area is one of the most popular areas for non-Indonesian students. There are various kos (boarding house) or homestay. It is a high quality area with easy access to food and accommodation. The bad side of this area is that there are too many non-Indonesians students live here so that you may not experience the real Jogjakarta experience as it is too isolated.

Pogung Baru is just off Jl Kaliurang, behind the Bank Bukopin & Vidi I Hotel. It has long been a favourite with western students, with its nice houses and rooms, easy street lay-out with map, proximity to Jl Kaliurang, good warung & supermarket, and it’s close to some universities. If you feel uncomfortable there and want to find more ‘javanese’ atmosphere, you can try to go to the area next to Pogung Baru, that are Pogung Lor (North Pogung) and Pogung Kidul (South Pogung). If you go further you will reach Pogung Rejo which gives ricefield as your window scenery.



The Karang area is located between Jalan Gejayan, Ring Road Utara, Jalan Kaliurang and the Selokan Mataram (Mataram Drain/Canal), not far from UGM.

Nearest Jl Kaliurang and the Hotel Vidi III is Karangwuni. This area is rich in kos, of a highly ‘authentic’, Indonesian-student style. It is very handy for evening meals and accessing public transport, which can be harder to find on the south side without walking to the Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan UGM intersection. Walk round and along the maze of streets and gang, or stroll the length of the Selokan several times, taking different routes to get to know the area.  As you go further in or further east, you come to Karanggayam. Further along still is Karangasem, highly recommended by students (enter from Karanggayam, or the Selokan or Jl Gejayan). At the end of the rectangle, near Jl Gejayan, is the area called Gejayan. Go north up Jl Gejayan towards the Ring Road for the Condongcatur area.


Klebengan and Deresan Area

The area is behind the Faculty of Engineering YSU. It stretched along Selokan Mataram (Mataram Canal). Klebengan is a rather urban area where the population is pretty crowded, but the price of the house is quite cheap and the neighborhood is quite loose in rules. Some non-Indonesian students choose to live here as they want to experience the real urban life in Yogyakarta. If you go north from Klebengan, you will find Deresan area. It is a quiet area with a peaceful atnmosphere. Some of the houses are still on the colonial-architecture style. It is a nice place to live for the one who enjoy solitude in the evening.