In a religious aspect, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. Filled with different island shapes and sizes, Indonesia has the second-longest coastline in the world, and this country is filled with many historic temples and interesting species.

Affordable Schools in Indonesia for International Students

1. University of Indonesia

Established in the capital of Indonesia, the University of Indonesia was originally established to train students in medicine. Merging with five independent universities into one state university, the University of Indonesia continues to train doctoral students, but they did not stop there. In addition to medicine, they added dentistry, mathematics, natural sciences, letters, law, and philosophy.

First established with one faculty (medicine), the University of Indonesia currently has 13 faculties, and with the list above, they added nursing, engineering, psychology, economy, public health, humanities, and computer sciences. Welcoming international students, they currently have around 300 students, but the University of Indonesia is increasing their number year by year.

2. Institute of Technology Bandung

Founded in 1959, the Bandung Institute of Technology was established by the Indonesian government to teach science, technology, and fine arts to college students. As the government released its hold over the university, the Bandung Institute of Technology has become more of a private university by taking risks and making investments to increase its source of revenue.

3. Bogor Agricultural University

Built-in 1963, the Bogor Agricultural University was established to prove that there is a world-class university in Indonesia that teaches agriculture, biosciences, and other related fields. To eliminate poverty and to relieve hunger, the Bogor Agricultural University strives to train students in these fields to fulfill their missions and their life-long goals.

They currently have nine faculties, which are agriculture, veterinary medicine, fisheries, marine sciences, animal science, forestry, mathematics, natural sciences, economics and management, and human ecology.

The graduate tuition link is the same as the undergraduate tuition link, but remember that the graduate tuition is located further down the website than the undergraduate tuition.

4. Universitas Gadjah Mada

Because of its long name, I will call this university by its nickname, which is UGM. Established in 1949, UGM is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, and it was established as a national university. Not only is it the oldest university in Indonesia, but UGM is one of the best universities in Indonesia since it ranked as number one in the rankings of 2018.

Click on the study program to find your undergraduate or graduate program, and then click on it to find more information about your selected program.

5. Airlangga University

Officially established in 1954, Airlangga University is the third state university in Indonesia. First started off with six faculties, they grew into 15 faculties, and still added more and more. Receiving many excellent awards and medals, the Airlangga University currently has many international partnerships with many universities around the world, and they continue to accept exchange students through their international collaborations.

6. Brawijaya University

Instead of consistently using Brawijaya University, UB will be used to make our lives a little bit easier. Established in 1961, UB was named after an ancient kingdom in Indonesia, and UB was transformed into a state university after a decree from the Indonesian president. Located in the popular city of Malang, UB continues to grow into a leading university that influences other universities and colleges to follow its example.


For some universities, it is very difficult to find the tuition amount for undergraduate or graduate programs. Instead, we put in the available programs for you to look at, and then if you want to apply, you can find the tuition amount by just asking the college itself.


Didn’t want to confuse you, but if you don’t see the tuition link, that doesn’t mean that there is no tuition, but that I couldn’t find the tuition link myself. I tried my best, but We hope this article on Indonesia’s affordable universities was helpful. To know more information on studying abroad, check out the Available Programs for International Students.

About the Author: Hyun Lee

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