Accepting International Students
Open to Students and reserchers from all cultural backgrounds and religions

How to Apply

Individual holding a non-Indonesia nationality status will be regarded as International Applicant.

Overview

Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakatra (UMS) welcomes international applicants to study at Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta. UMS is opened to students from all cultural backgrounds and religions. To be able to get admission, candidates have to show good academic competence which is proven by high academic merit. International applicants apply directly to UMS by submitting a set of application documents and the university will conduct application documents assessment based on which the eligibility for admission is decided.

Application Process

International applicants should make applications directly to UMS by submitting a set of application documents and the university will conduct application documents assessment based on which the eligibility for admission is decided. Two copies of completed application packages (available at International Office) and all supporting documents via registered mail or email to :
BUREAU OF COLLABORATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS UMS
Siti Walidah Main Building, the 7th floor
Jl.Ahmad yani, Tromol Pos I, Pabelan Kartasura, Surakarta 57102, Indonesia
Tel.+62 271 7851685 , Email:int.office@ums.ac.id


Closing Date of Application Submission

UMS usually starts lecturing in September, so the international candidates have to submit their application before the end of June every year.

Language Entry Requirements

International applicants who take regular programs (taught in Indonesian language) have to attend mandatory Indonesian language courses or show that they have already got certificate of Indonesian language proficiency test for non-native speakers (Tes Bahasa Indonesia Sebagai Bahasa Asing or TIBA).

Academic Entry Requirements

Basically, all candidates have equal chance to study at UMS as they meet the qualifications made by the university. The main qualifications are:
Undergraduate
Graduate from nationally accredited High School or passing international education qualifications equivalent to nationally accredited High Scholl
Postgraduate

  • Bachelor (or equivalent) program graduates of accredited university (or equivalent higher education)
  • Bachelor’s GPA > 2.50 (or equivalent qualification)

Doctoral

  • The Candidates have to graduate Bachelor and Master degrees (or equivalents)
  • Bachelors GPA > 3.00, and Master’s GPA > 3.25 (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Demonstrate a good record and capability in conducting academic research.

Checklist for Regular Program Application

Undergraduate

  1. An authorised copy of High School certificate
  2. An authorised copy of academic transcript
  3. A printed copy of completed and signed application from
  4. A copy of TIBA certificate (if availabel)
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Six recent passport sized photograph (4cm X 6cm) with red background
  7. A latter of Financial Guarantee to cover your study and living expenses or a sponsorship latter
  8. Legal health certificate from an accredited hospital stating that you are physically and mentally capable to conduct the studies

Postgraduate

  1. An authorised copy of Bachelor (or equivalent) Certificate of accredited university (or equvalent higher education)
  2. An authorised copy of Bachelor academic transcript
  3. A printed copy of completed and signed application form
  4. A copy of TIBA certificate (if available)
  5. Curiculum Vitae
  6. Six sheets of recent passport sized photograph (4cm X 6cm) with red background
  7. A latter of Financial Guarantee to cover your study and living expenses or a sponsorship latter
  8. Legal health certificate from an accredited hospital stating that you are physically and mentally capable to conduct the studies
  9. A recommendation latter from the institution where the applicant work (if applicant is already working)
  10. A reference letter for proficiency in academic achievement

Doctoral

  1. An authorised copy of Bachelor and Master Certificates
  2. An authorised copy of Bachelor academic transcript
  3. A printed copy of completed and signed application form
  4. A copy of TOEFL or IELTS certificate
  5. A copy of TIBA certificate (if available)
  6. Curiculum Vitae
  7. Six sheets of recent passport sized photograph (4cm X 6cm) with red background
  8. A latter of Financial Guarantee to cover your study and living expenses or a sponsorship latter
  9. Legal health certificate from an accredited hospital stating that you are physically and mentally capable to conduct the studies
  10. A recommendation latter from the institution where the applicant work (if applicant is already working)
  11. Two reference letters (From two referees) for proficiency in academic achievement
  12. Research draft for Doctoral dissertation, put bes priority on new inventions, authentic and appropriate for dissertation (1.5 speaced, typed on an 80gram A4 paper, max 20 pages)
  13. A copy of published papers or articles (authored by the applicant in an accredited or international journal)