Universitas Gadjah Mada / UGM

Founded in 1949

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is an Indonesian public ‘ivy league’ research university located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Founded on December 19, 1949, UGM is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in Indonesia. UGM is located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, covers around 360 acre of land, and comprises of as many as 18 faculties, 68 undergraduate study programs, 23 diploma study programs, 104 master and specialist study programs, and 43 Doctorate study programs. It currently has approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students and 2,500 faculty members. Universitas Gadjah Mada has been considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia.

The Special Region of Yogyakarta of where UGM is located, is one of the smallest provinces in Indonesia and has been widely known as a centre of Javanese culture as well as a centre of learning. It has 3,400,000 inhabitants, 511,000 of whom reside in the city of Yogyakarta. Its designation as a centre of learning is marked by the existence of 120 state and private tertiary educational institutions, with a student population of over 300,000. 

One important feature of Yogyakarta is the fact that it is one of the most disaster-prone areas in Indonesia. In 2006, Yogyakarta was hit by an earthquake of a considerable magnitude, causing thousands of deaths and leaving many more homeless. Situated in such area, it is no wonder that UGM is one of the few universities in Indonesia, if not the only one, that offers various programs related with disaster and humanitarian issues. In addition to various humanitarian-related courses offered in almost all faculties in UGM, there are also a number of study centres that focus on developing the study of humanitarian action, most notably are the Program on Humanitarian Action and Pusat Studi Bencana Alam (Natural Disaster Study Centre). UGM also offers at least 2 Master Programs related with the humanitarian field, namely Master on Disaster Management, which belongs to UGM’s Post-graduate School and Master in Global Humanitarian Diplomacy, which belongs to the the Department of International Relations.

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  • Courses for NOHA students

    Indonesian courses value at 2 credits, 2 Indonesian credits equal approx. 5 ECTS. UGM opens a number of different modules (different master programmes) to incoming students, each with different number of courses available, from which NOHA students are to select:
    -       4 courses (20 ECTS), if they decide to follow internship with local humanitarian organisation (10 ECTS),
    -       5 courses (25 ECTS), if they decide to follow a community development project (5 ECTS),
    -       6 courses (30 ECTS), if they are interested only in the coursework.
    All courses will be taught in English language. The modules offered are:
    No. Name
    1. Humanitarian Diplomacy: from Perspectives to Practices
    2. Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    3. International Humanitarian Law in South East Asia
    4. Cross-cultural Psychopathology and Intervention
    5. Religious and cross cultural studies
    6. Disaster Management, Disaster Mitigation and Technological Innovation
    7. Surveillance to measure burden of non-communicable diseases
    8. Internship with a local humanitarian organization or participation in a community development project
    Please note that there may be changes in the modules presented above according to revisions made by the partner university to adjust the curriculum to the future academic calendars.
  • Download UGM third semester manual 2017-2019

Useful info

  • Accommodation

    Student dormitories
    There are no student dormitories available for international students.
    Private accommodation
    Yogyakarta offers very affordable private accommodation. There are several places online where it is helpful to start searching or asking.
    UGM will assist you in looking for accommodation on demand.
  • Living costs

    Living costs in Yogyakarta are generally low compared to most Western cities and can be expected to be between and € per month. A meal at one of the typical street vendors is around €1.20.
  • Visas

    UGM / OIA will be in charge of arranging visa and students will receive a visa permit through selected embassies of the Republic of Indonesia.


Universitas Gadjah Mada / UGM

Name: Muhadi SUGIONO (tbc)
e-mail: msugiono@ugm.ac.id
Department of International Relations
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Yogyakarta 55281 Indonesia
Ph./Fax. +62 274 563362

For questions regarding university affairs, student exchange and questions regarding living as a student in Yogyakarta:

Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Mirza Amilia Hasan, S.IP (Ms.)
Program Coordinator for Europe and Middle East
Office of International Affairs
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Telephone : +62-274-6491927 / +62-274-552-810
Fax              : +62-274-552810
Website      : www.ugm.ac.id | www.oia.ugm.ac.id

Last updated: 10 November 2017

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