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Udayana University

Udayana University
Udayana University is among Indonesia’s leading universities and is the largest and most renowned university in Bali.
Bali, Indonesia
Language of Instruction: 
Bahasa Indonesia
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Religious Studies
Global & International Studies
East Asian Languages & Culture
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Fulfills KU Core 4.2
Exchange Program
  • Study business, Asian studies, or tropical architecture in English on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia
  • Program includes several cultural excursions and volunteer opportunities
  • All students take a Bahasa Indonesia course, Indonesia's national language
Program Summary: 

Udayana University is among Indonesia’s leading universities and is the largest and most renowned university in Bali. It has one of the largest international student communities in Indonesia. Students will have access to excursions and workshops through the Bali Institute for Global Renewal to experience the true heart of Bali.


Bali is one of the most desirable destinations in Southeast Asia. It blends Hinduism with ancient indigenous Balinese religious practices. Udayana University is located in the southern part of Bali, regarded as the capital of Bali’s tourist area, an ideal base to explore "the island of a thousand gods and temples." The campuses are located in Jimbaran and the capital city Denpasar.

Academic Information: 

Students must choose one of the following 3 tracks taught in English:

• Southeast Asia Economies
• Finance and Investment
• Business Management
• Marketing Management
• Indonesian History, Ethnology, Culture, and Customs
• Bahasa Indonesian Language

• International Tourism Management
• Indonesian History, Ethnology, Culture, and Customs
• Economy and Business of Southeast Asia
• Business Law and Legal Tradition on Trade and Investment
• Indonesian Language
• Bahasa Indonesian Literatures

• Hospitality and Resort Design (5 ECTS credits)
• Interior Architecture (5 ECTS credits)
• Southeast Asian Vernacular (5 ECTS credits)
• Architecture Project (10 ECTS credits)
• Tropical Home (5 ECTS credits)
• Bahasa Indonesian Language (5 ECTS credits)
• Indonesian History and Culture (5 ECTS credits)

Tracks are also available for students in Medicine/Health Sciences or Environmental/Coastal Science/Remote Sensing.

Academic Notes
Students cannot mix and match courses from different tracks.

Language Notes
Bahasa Indonesian language courses are included in all program tracks for all levels.


Students will be given a cash stipend for their housing and meals. Assistance will be provided to rent a villa off-campus.

Life Abroad: 

The Bali Institute for Global Renewal organizes exciting cultural excursions that will be available to ISEP students studying at Udayana. Previous activities have included opportunities to:

• Explore Hindu temples

• Visit a traditional healer

• Learn Balinese arts through woodcarving, gamelan music and legong dance

• Visit a coastal fishing village and experience a traditional fishing boat ride

• Enjoy a BBQ on the beach with local Balinese

Further Reading: 

For more information, contact Charlie Ambrose at chambrose@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott.

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