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Eligibility & Registration

Who is eligible to apply for the StudyInBali programs?

Our programs welcome students from around the globe. Initially crafted to complement university studies, most of our courses are also open to recent graduates, professionals, individuals considering a career shift, or those who’ve just completed high school. Additionally, if you have a keen interest in a specific topic but lack a background in that field of study, you’re encouraged to apply. The only prerequisites are being 18+ years old and holding a high school diploma or equivalent.

How can I apply?

Applying is a straightforward process. Simply visit our website, navigate to the ‘Registration’ section, and fill out the online application form with the required details. Ensure you have all necessary documents ready for upload. Our team is available to assist you should you encounter any issues during the application process.

How is the student selection process conducted?

Our selection process operates on a “First Come, First Served” basis. Once you submit your registration along with the necessary documents, our  team will review the provided information to ensure it meets the requirements for the respective program. If the framework conditions are met satisfactorily, you will be accepted into the program.

How long does it take until I receive feedback?

Once we have received your complete application, you can expect to hear back from us within 1-3 working days. Why so fast? Our programs and collaborations with universities and institutions empower us to handle the selection and registration process for our courses. Our partner universities have granted us the authority to process and accept applications, ensuring a swift and efficient registration experience for you.

Study in Bali as a Freemover

A Freemover is an independent student who organizes their semester abroad individually, without relying on a bilateral agreement between their home university and the university in Bali. This option provides the freedom to explore and pursue our programs in Bali even if your home institution doesn’t have a partnership with the universities here. As a Freemover, you’re responsible for managing the application and enrollment processes on your own, though our team at StudyInBali is here to assist you throughout. The universities in Bali welcome Freemovers and recognize the value and diversity they bring to the academic community.

Can I apply together with friends?

Absolutely! Our programs accommodate applications from individuals as well as pairs or groups of friends. Whether you wish to apply with your best friend, significant other, or a small group, we welcome collective applications. The key is that each applicant meets the eligibility criteria. So, gather your friends and embark on this enriching educational journey in Bali together!

About our Courses

What can I expect from the programs in Bali?

Our programs are designed to provide a rich academic and cultural experience. Besides the classroom learning, you’ll be immersed in the local culture, partake in excursions and activities that will broaden your global perspective and enhance your personal and academic growth.

Where will my classes be held?

  • Programs at Universitas Udayana (UNUD): The classes are held at Campus Surdiman in Denpasar.
  • Programs at IDB Bali: The classes are held at the Creative Campus in Denpasar.
  • Programs Politeknik International Bali (PIB College): The classes are held at the the PIB Campus in Tabanan.
  • Yoga Teacher Training: The classes are held at the Yoga Studio of Pranava Yoga in Canggu

How many credit points can I receive?

About our Courses

The credit points you can earn vary depending on the program and the length of the course you are taking. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Southeast Asian Architecture (15-weeks/1 semester): up to 30 CP (15 US Credits)
  • Tropical Interior & Green Architecture (15-weeks/1 semester): up to 30 CP (15 US Credits)
  • Sports & Physiotherapy (15-weeks/1 semester): up to 30 CP (15 US Credits)
  • Engineering (15-weeks/1 semester): up to 30 CP (15 US Credits)
  • Tourism Destination Management (15-weeks/1 semester): up to 30 CP (15 US Credits)
  • Exotic Culinary Arts (short course): up to 10 CP (5 US Credits)
  • Tropical Architecture (4 weeks/Summer School): 12 CP (6 US Credits)
  • Travel Photography & Videography (4 weeks/Summer School): 10 CP (5 US Credits)
  • Fashion Design (4 weeks/Summer School): 12 CP (6 US Credits)

Can I get the courses credited at my home university?

About our Courses

If you wish to have the subjects credited at your home university, we suggest having the course pre-approved by the home institution’s exchange coordinator, academic advisor, or a professor. Whoever is in charge of credit transfer should sign a “Learning Agreement” to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the study period abroad and to guarantee recognition for the educational components successfully completed abroad.

Do the courses comply with international credit systems?

Living and studying in Bali

About our Courses

About our Courses

Yes, our courses are designed to comply with international credit systems including the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), US Credit System, and others, facilitating the recognition of the coursework at your home university. These credit systems are based on the workload required to achieve the objectives of a program, which includes the time spent in lectures, practical work, seminars, self-study, examinations, and other learning activities.Credit points from our programs can be translated into any other credit system using translation tables, which help to convert the credits from one system to another accurately.

How are the courses at StudyInBali structured, and what are the on-campus requirements?

Our courses are meticulously designed to provide international students with a comprehensive educational experience. Here’s a breakdown:

Semester Programs:

  • Duration & Structure: Our 15-week semester programs are tailor-made for international students. The entirety of these courses is conducted in English. The program comprises:
    – 11 weeks of active course study
    – 2 weeks of semester break
    – 1 week of revision
    – 1 week dedicated to final exams
  • Welcome Dinner: Before the commencement of the semester, a Welcome Dinner is organized on the previous Saturday for all participants. This event, held in a relaxed atmosphere, allows you to mingle with your soon-to-be classmates. Though optional, it’s a golden opportunity to start building networks. Details are shared via email four weeks prior.
  • Orientation Day: This takes place on the first Monday of the semester and is pivotal to acclimate to both the program and life in Bali. Here, students meet course coordinators and receive important information. Specifics about this day will be communicated at the semester’s onset.
  • Lectures, Workshops & Excursions: Lectures predominantly occur from Monday to Wednesday mornings. Thursdays are earmarked for workshops and excursions, both crucial components of the curriculum. Students must attend at least 75% of these sessions. The final schedule is handed out on Orientation Day.
  • Semester Break: A two-week hiatus is incorporated into the 15-week program. Typically, this break is during the 8th and 9th weeks. Detailed academic calendar info, inclusive of the break, will be shared at the semester’s beginning.
  • Final Examinations: The program culminates in a week of exams—assessing students through written, oral, or project submissions. Results are handed out no later than the graduation date.
  • Farewell & Graduation: The graduation ceremony, held around 1.5 weeks post the final exams, marks the program’s conclusion. Here, students receive their certificates. While attendance isn’t obligatory, it’s a momentous occasion to acknowledge your hard work.

Short Courses:

  • Short courses are intensive, providing rapid immersion into the subject matter.
  • Welcome and Orientation: Just like the semester programs, short courses also kick off with a Welcome Dinner followed by an Orientation Day. Both events ensure that students are well-integrated and informed from the very beginning.
  • Classes & Activities**: Lectures are held from Monday through Wednesday. Thursdays and Fridays are reserved for hands-on workshops and immersive excursions, designed to enrich the learning experience.

Specific details on other structures and requirements for short courses can vary, so consulting individual course descriptions or contacting us directly is recommended for the most accurate information.

Living and studying in Bali

What accommodation options are available in Bali?

Bali offers a range of accommodation options to cater to different preferences and budgets. The options include:

  • Private Houses or Villas: Renting villas in Bali is a common practice among our students. They often form groups to share the cost, making it a fantastic way to enjoy an exclusive living experience on a friendly budget. The cost per room per month can start from around $300, with no upper limit as Bali boasts a vast range of villas that escalate in luxury and price. These communal living arrangements often come with enticing amenities like a private pool, garden, and housekeeping services.
  • Apartments: A more individual or modern living option with varying price ranges. Apartments provide a sense of privacy while still being part of the community.
  • Homestays: Homestays in Bali refer to staying in private, family-owned small hotels, villas, or bungalows. It’s a unique arrangement that allows you to connect with local families while having your own private space. The homestay experience, while being economical, provides a blend of cultural immersion and a sense of community.
  • PIB College Housing: Politeknik International Bali (PIB) in Tabanan offers student housing on their campus. This could be a convenient choice for those enrolled at PIB, providing a comfortable living environment within close proximity to the college facilities.

Which areas do you recommend for living?

Our campuses are located in Denpasar City and Tabanan. The choice of living area would largely depend on the campus where your program is held. Here are our recommendations:

For Denpasar Campus:
Kerobokan, Umalas, Petitenget, Seminyak, and Canggu: These areas are popular among our students due to their vibrant atmosphere. They are about 25-30 minutes away from the Denpasar campus by scooter, offering a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Canggu: Note that this area is currently experiencing high levels of traffic, especially during peak hours, which may extend your commute time to the university.

For Tabanan Campus:
Pererenan & Canggu: This area is closer to the Tabanan Campus, with just about a 10-25 minute scooter ride away. Pererenan is slightly quieter compared to other areas but is developing quickly and still has a good range of amenities.

We advise against staying in Denpasar itself due to the city’s bustling nature which may not offer the serene Balinese experience most students look for. Similarly, Kuta and Bukit (South Bali) are not recommended due to their distance from the campuses and the heavy traffic conditions.

By choosing to stay in the recommended areas, you’ll have a more convenient commute to the university, and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the lively social scenes and beautiful surroundings that Bali has to offer.

How can I get around in Bali?

  • Scooters: The most common and convenient mode of transportation in Bali, offering flexibility to explore at your own pace.
  • Go-Jek/Grab: App-based transportation and delivery services offering quick rides and food delivery.
  • Taxis: Available for longer distances, but expensive if you plan to use them on a daily basis.
  • Public Transport: It’s rarely available; hence, scooters or app-based transport services are more reliable.
  • Car Rental: Renting a car is possible, but be advised that traffic in Bali can be challenging with a car. It might not be the most convenient option, especially during peak traffic hours. However, it can be a comfortable choice if you plan to explore less congested areas or travel in a group.

Do I need a driving license to drive in Bali?

Yes, it is obligatory to acquire an international driving permit before your arrival to legally drive in Bali. Ensure your permit is valid and always carry it along with your home country’s driving license. Additionally, it’s possible to obtain a local driving license at the police station in Bali, which could be a useful alternative.

How can I manage money and where can I find ATMs in Bali?

  • Currency: The official currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). It’s important to familiarize yourself with the currency denominations to manage your expenses efficiently.
  • ATMs: Widely available across Bali, ensuring easy access to cash. It’s advisable to inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid any card blocks. Bringing two credit cards is a prudent measure to ensure you have a backup in case of any issues with one of the cards.
  • Cash Handling: It’s a good practice to carry some cash for small expenses, as not all places accept cards. When exchanging money, it’s advisable to do so at reputable exchange offices or banks to avoid any discrepancies.

What are my options for eating and drinking in Bali?

Bali is a paradise for food lovers, offering a broad range of culinary experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Growing Vegan and Healthy Food Scene:If you’re a vegan or health-conscious, you’ll be pleased to know that Bali has an expanding scene of vegan restaurants and cafes. From smoothie bowls to plant-based burgers, you’ll find a myriad of delicious and nutritious options.
  • Warungs: Warungs are local food stalls or small family-owned eateries that offer traditional Indonesian and Balinese dishes. They are a fantastic way to enjoy authentic local cuisine without breaking the bank. Meals usually cost just a few dollars, making it an affordable option for students.
  • Local Night Markets: For an even more budget-friendly experience, local night markets are the go-to spots. They serve a variety of local foods like satay, nasi goreng (fried rice), and mie goreng (fried noodles) at a fraction of restaurant prices.
  • Cafes: Bali is also known for its cozy cafes that serve everything from international breakfast options to specialty coffee. These are great places to relax, study, or socialize.
  • Restaurants: If you’re in the mood for something more upscale, Bali has a plethora of restaurants offering both local and international cuisines. Whether you crave Italian, Japanese, or French food, you’ll find it all here.
  • Bars and Nightlife: Bali’s vibrant nightlife includes beach clubs, bars, and lounges where you can unwind with a drink after a day of study or

Is Bali a Safe Place to Live and Study?

Bali is generally considered a safe destination for tourists and students alike. However, as with any international location, it’s essential to exercise common sense and be aware of your surroundings. Below are some points to consider:

  1. Low Violent Crime Rates: Bali is known for its low rates of violent crime, making it relatively safe for foreigners and residents alike.
  2. Local Customs and Laws: It’s important to respect local customs and laws, including dress code at religious sites and alcohol consumption regulations. Legal penalties in Indonesia can be severe for activities that may not be considered crimes in other countries.
  3. Health Precautions: While Bali is generally safe from a health standpoint, it’s advisable to be cautious with food and water. Make sure to drink bottled or filtered water and practice good hygiene.
  4. Traffic Safety: Road conditions and traffic rules may differ from what you’re used to. If you’re renting a scooter or driving, always wear a helmet and be cautious on the roads.
  5. Natural Disasters: Bali is located in a region prone to natural events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. While these are relatively rare, it’s good to be prepared and follow local advice.

Fees & Funding

What's Included in Your Course Fees?

  • Registration and Enrollment: This not only guarantees your spot in the program but also encompasses various administrative costs.
  • Lectures on Campus: Our academic courses are instructed by esteemed faculty, ensuring top-tier education.
  • Workshops and Excursions: These offer valuable hands-on experiences and sightseeing trips, integral to enriching your educational journey in Bali.

Items Not Covered by Your Fees:

  • Flight & Travel Costs: You’ll need to manage your travel arrangements and expenses.
  • Visa Fees & Extension Fees:** These are standard fees associated with international travel and extended stays.
  • International Health Insurance: It’s crucial to ensure you’re covered in case of medical emergencies
  • Transport: Getting around in Bali, whether by public transit or other means.
  • Accommodation: While we offer guidance on best places to stay, the costs aren’t included in the course fees.

Always remember to budget for these additional costs when planning your study abroad experience in Bali. If you have any questions or require further assistance with budgeting, our team is always available to help!

How much does accommodation cost?

Here’s a breakdown of the cost for different accommodation options:

  • Private Houses or Villas: Prices per room per month start from around $300, with luxury options available at higher prices.
  • Apartments: Prices start from approximately $500 per month and can vary significantly based on location, size, and amenities.
  • Homestays: Starting at about $250 per month, these are economical options that connect students with local accommodations.

Please note that these are general price ranges and can vary based on several factors including seasonality, availability, and specific preferences.

What should I budget for daily living expenses in Bali?

Bali is renowned for its affordable cost of living, making it an attractive destination for students. However, when budgeting for your stay, it’s essential to account for various expenses:

  • Accommodation: As previously mentioned, accommodation prices vary. Private villas can start from $300/month, apartments from $500/month, homestays from $250/month
  • Transport: If you choose to rent a scooter, which is a popular mode of transportation in Bali, it might cost you around $60-$80 per month. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also available and are quite affordable.
  • Eating and Drinking: Local meals can cost as little as $2-$5, while western meals might range from $5-$15. Drinks, depending on where you go, can cost between $3 for a local beer to $8 for a cocktail.
  • Petrol: Fueling your scooter can cost around $0.50 to $1 per liter. Considering the average usage, budgeting around $10-$15 per month for fuel is a safe estimate.
  • Fun Activities: Bali offers a plethora of activities, from surfing lessons which can cost around $10/session to temple visits with entry fees of $1-$3. Don’t forget other activities like yoga classes, scuba diving, or trekking, which might range from $10 to $100 depending on the activity and duration.
  • Traveling: If you wish to explore other parts of Indonesia or nearby countries, budgeting for flights, accommodation, and daily expenses is essential. A weekend trip to a nearby island could cost you anywhere from $100-$500, depending on your chosen activities and accommodation.
  • Partying: Bali’s nightlife is vibrant. Entry fees to popular clubs can range from $5-$20, with drinks priced similarly to western standards. It’s wise to set aside a budget if you plan to enjoy the nightlife regularly.

Based on these estimates, an international Bali student can expect to spend around $750 to $2,600 USD per month for daily living expenses. However, it’s important to note that these are just rough estimates and the actual cost can vary depending on individual lifestyle choices. We recommend preparing a detailed monthly budget based on your preferences to ensure a comfortable stay. You can find a list of costs here.

Are there any funding options or discounts available to students?

At StudyInBali, while we do not offer a specific scholarship program for international students, there are several avenues for financial support. Numerous scholarship programs and financial support options are available to international students. Although lists of common scholarship programs can be found on websites like Go, Go and, these programs can often be individualized. Hence, we strongly recommend consulting with the International Office at your home university. They can provide guidance, identify relevant scholarship opportunities, and offer advice on taking full advantage of available scholarships.

In addition to these external financial support options, StudyInBali has a few offerings of its own to assist students:

  • Early Bird Options: Being proactive and enrolling early can offer you financial benefits.
  • Ambassador Program: This is our newly introduced initiative where students can avail discounts on course fees or earn rewards.

Furthermore, if you require assistance or need specific paperwork for your scholarship applications, we at StudyInBali are happy to assist. Making the study abroad experience in Bali accessible and seamless for our students is our utmost priority.

When do I have to pay my course fees?

Our course fee is divided into two separate payments: the registration and enrollment fee, and the tuition fee.

The fees become due only once the minimum number of 10 applicants has been reached and the course is confirmed. First, the registration and enrollment fee is required and should be settled within 30 days after receiving the invoice. Following this, the tuition fee should be paid no later than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

For your convenience, through our online payment section, we offer various payment options such as credit cards and PayPal.

Can I spread my course fees?

Not through StudyInBali directly. However, some of the payment options available in our online payment section, such as PayPal, offer the possibility to pay in installments. We recommend checking the terms and conditions of your selected payment method to understand any fees or interest that may be associated with installment payments. If you have any questions regarding payment options, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to assist you.

Can you provide information about visa, insurance, flights, and vaccinations related to my study in Bali?

Beyond the course fees, several other factors may contribute to the overall cost of your study abroad experience:

  • Visa Requirements and Fees: Depending on the length and type of your course, you’ll need a specific visa. While we provide guidance, always verify the most recent visa fees and requirements with the Indonesian consulate or embassy.
  • Flights: You’ll need to budget for round-trip flights to and from Bali, as these are not included in our course fees. Booking in advance often secures more favorable rates.
  • Health Insurance: Comprehensive international health insurance is vital during your stay. This isn’t part of our course fees, so you’ll either have to select a package from your home country or explore international student insurance options in Bali.
  • Vaccinations: While no vaccinations are mandatory for Bali, consulting with your healthcare provider or a travel clinic is advised to get recommendations tailored to your personal medical history and the areas of Indonesia you’ll be visiting.

Always be prepared for unforeseen or personal expenses, and consider setting aside a contingency fund.

Does StudyInBali offer a refund policy in case of withdrawal or unforeseen circumstances?

Yes, StudyInBali has a structured refund policy to address such situations. Here’s a breakdown:

Cancellations by the Applicant:

All cancellations need to be conveyed in writing, abiding by the following deadlines:

  • 8 weeks before the course start: Full refund of the course fee (100%), excluding a 100 € non-refundable application fee.
  • 8 to 4 weeks before the course start: Refund of 50% of the course fee, excluding a 100 € non-refundable application fee.
  • 4 weeks or less before the course start: No refund of the course fee. The same policy applies if you decide to break off your studies in Bali.

Cancellations by University/Institution

  • University/Institution holds the right to modify the program, change course location, or dates.
  • If the course is cancelled by the University/Institution due to insufficient enrolment, all course fees will be refunded in full.
  • For cancellations due to reasons beyond the control of SIB, University/Institution aims to provide at least two weeks’ notice. Affected students will receive a full refund of the tuition fee. However, based on when the course is cancelled, SIB may retain parts of the registration & enrolment fee beyond the 100 € non-refundable application fee. Such decisions will be made on an individual case basis.
    Neither SIB nor University/Institution will be accountable for other losses (including but not limited to travel and accommodation costs) resulting from course modifications or cancellations beyond the cost of the course itself.

We understand the significance of unforeseen events and aim to provide clarity and support for our students in such instances.

For Universities and International Offices

What are the opportunities for partnerships and collaboration?

We at StudyInBali are always eager to forge new collaborations and partnerships to enrich the educational experience we offer. Here’s how you can collaborate with us:

  1. Open Collaboration: We’re open to various forms of collaboration, whether it involves academic partnerships, joint programs, research projects, or other educational initiatives.
  2. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU): We can facilitate the process of establishing an MoU, outlining the terms and goals of our collaboration to ensure a successful and mutually beneficial partnership.
  3. Tailor-Made Programs: We’re flexible in customizing our educational programs to fit the unique needs and objectives of your institution. Whether you’re interested in short courses, semester-long programs, or internship opportunities, we can tailor our offerings accordingly. For more details, please refer to our “Tailor-Made Programs” section.
  4. Single Students or Groups: Our programs can accommodate both individual students and groups, allowing for a more customized educational experience that aligns with your institution’s objectives.
  5. Contact Us: If you’re interested in exploring collaboration opportunities, please reach out to us at [email protected] to discuss how we can work together to achieve our shared educational goals.

What quality assurance measures do you have in place?

At StudyInBali, we are dedicated to offering enriching educational experiences. Here’s how we uphold the quality and uniqueness of our programs:

  • Rigorous Quality Checks:
    Our programs are diligently curated, ensuring that students benefit from a meaningful learning experience. We conduct thorough reviews to maintain relevance and value in our content.
  • Affiliation with Recognized Institutions:
    We are partnered with institutions in Bali that are dedicated to delivering a high standard of education. While their course content aligns with general curriculums, these establishments provide an added dimension. They introduce students to content that is unique to the destination of Bali – insights and knowledge that students wouldn’t encounter back home. This unique learning experience not only enriches their understanding of the world but is also immensely fruitful for their academic journey.
  • Ministry of Higher Education:
    Our associated universities are recognized under the Indonesian Ministry of Higher Education, highlighting their dedication to academic excellence.
  • Accreditation by BAN-PT:
    Our faculty programs have earned recognition from BAN-PT (Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi), indicating a maintained standard in academic quality.
  • Unique Learning Experience:
    Our emphasis is on crafting programs that grant students access to unparalleled learning experiences. Our courses are designed to immerse students in diverse topics, cultures, and environments, broadening their global perspective.

By joining us, students step into an academic journey rich in personal growth and cultural exploration.

Do you offer tailor-made programs?

About our Courses

Yes, we do! We can customize programs to meet the specific academic requirements and objectives of your institution. For groups of a minimum of 10 students, we’re able to create individualized short courses tailored for excursions or “Studienreisen”. These tailor-made programs boast of:

  • Education from our esteemed partner universities, enabling students to earn certificates and credit points.
  • A mix of academic excursions and workshops designed to offer a holistic learning experience.
  • Fun excursions to enhance the cultural immersion and enjoyment of Bali.
  • Comprehensive arrangements for accommodation and transportation through our trusted partners.

If you have a group of eager students ready for a unique learning journey in Bali, just reach out to us at [email protected]. We’re here to craft custom learning experiences that will leave lasting memories and valuable academic insights.

What support services do you offer students?

About our Courses

At StudyInBali, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of support services, ensuring every student’s experience in Bali is seamless and memorable. Our support framework is designed to assist students at every step of their journey:

  1. Pre-departure Assistance: Even before students embark on their educational adventure to Bali, we assist with the registration and enrollment process. We guide them through all the necessary paperwork, ensuring all documents for enrollment and visa applications are meticulously prepared. Throughout this phase, we are always available to answer any questions or address concerns.
  2. Orientation in Bali: As students set foot in Bali, we host a welcoming event. This allows them to meet fellow students, connect with the StudyInBali team, and get a feel for the local culture and environment.
  3. Continuous On-ground Assistance: Throughout their stay in Bali, students can rely on our dedicated team for support. Be it academic inquiries, guidance about local amenities, or any other day-to-day queries, we are always ready to assist during regular working hours.

Our mission is to make the transition and experience of studying in Bali as smooth and enriching as possible. We are always available to ensure the well-being and success of every student.

Still Have Questions?

We understand that choosing to study abroad is a significant decision and you may have more questions or require further clarity on certain aspects. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our dedicated team is always here to guide and assist you. Simply send an email to [email protected]. We’re eager to ensure that all your queries are addressed!