Once you have received and accepted your offer, it is time to get ready to move to Yogyakarta! You will need to find a place to live, decide whether you need to work while you study and learn about life in your new city. Below are some helpful resources, including enrolment information, to make the transition easier for you.
Visa and Immigration
As an international student planning to study within Indonesia territory you should apply for a visa after receiving a Letter of Acceptance from Universitas Islam Indonesia. Please note that before applying for a visa, you have to get a study permit issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. International students who must apply for the study permit are those who join a Full-Degree Program, Student Exchange Program, Short Course Program, Training Course, and Indonesian Language Course Program. For some people, immigration matters can be complicated. The following guideline should help you to go through the process. If you need assistance, our office can recommend agent to process your immigration documents with your own expenses.
Home of over one hundred higher educational institutions, with student coming from all over the country and abroad, Yogyakarta is a great “campus” for multi-disciplinary scientific discourses and cross-cultural interactions. Such a dominant presence of students influences the cost of living in Yogyakarta, which is relatively inexpensive compare to the living cost in other major cities in Indonesia.
We understand that proper accommodation plays an important role in supporting the comfort of living and academic success for our students. A wide choice of boarding or rented house with variety of rental rates and facilities can be found easily around campus UII. Affordable accommodation is another reason why people choose this city for studying and living.
Accommodation facilities owned by UII currently provided for students receiving scholarships from Pondok Pesantren UII and used interchangeably for religious training activities (ONDI and LKID). These campus accommodation are located in two locations as follows:
Pondok Pesantren UII Putra (Male Students Boarding School), located in Jl. Selokan Mataram, Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta. This campus dormitory has 33 rooms which accommodate 66 students. The location of this dormitory is close to the downtown, with a range of 2 km distance to Campus Condongcatur (Faculty of Economics), approximately 9 km to Taman Siswa Campus (Faculty of Law), and approximately 14 km to the Main Campus.
Pondok Pesantren UII Putri (Female Students Boarding School), located in UII Main Campus, this student dormitory provides 24 rooms with a capacity of 60 students. UII Student Dormitory, located in UII Main Campus and currently used as a temporary boarding facility for conducting Pesantrenisasi for new students, and other religious training activities. UII student dormitory has a total of 48 rooms with the capacity approximately 300 people.
There are many accommodation facilities are available around UII campus. Students can choose to rent a room (kost), or rented house with several rooms that can be shared with a few friends. Off-campus accommodation fees are vary depending on location and amenities provided. To get more information about off-campus accommodations, students can visit and see directly the various facilities available.
Enrolment and Orientation
The first step in your new academic life is enrolling and attending orientation, designed to help ease your entry into campus life.
Tourism and Leisure
As the largest vast archipelago in the world, Indonesia offers a lot of amazing islands with its own people and culture. Nature is the most attractive recreation, but if you only have tight time to fly far from Yogyakarta, you can just go to some nature attraction nearby such as Hutan Pinus, Kalibiru, Blue Lagoon, Gumuk Pasir Parangtritis and many others.
Yogyakarta has some beautiful beaches such as Parangtritis with its gumuk pasir, Baron, Wediombo, Indrayanti, Glagah, and many more to explore.
Yogyakarta is famous with its scenic volcano Merapi which is one of the most active volcano in the world. However, when eruption happens, the government will always inform the citizen regarding safety issue.
Borobudur Temple has been crowned as one of the 9 wonderful tourism destination in the world. Prambanan Temple is also the biggest Hindu temple in Indonesia located in Yogyakarta.
Looking for both enjoyment and education? There are a lot of historical spot, and monumental building in Yogyakarta such as Benteng Vredeburg, Kraton, and Tamansari Water Castle.
Shopping Mall & Cinema
For those who love shopping, Yogyakarta facilitate students many shopping mall and cinema. Popular supermarkets such as Giant, Hypermart, Carrefour provide wide range of household appliances & groceries. You can find some interesting malls in Yogyakarta, such as Malioboro Mall, Galeria Mall, Ambarukmo Plaza, Jogja City Mall, Lippo Plaza, and Transmart Maguwo.
Food and Beverages
The most popular Indonesian dishes are sate (skewered kebabs of meat or fish, grilled over a fire and served with spicy peanut sauce), gado-gado (a salad of half steamed vegetables with a peanut sauce dressing), nasi goreng (fried rice with shreds of meat and vegetables and topped with a fried egg), bakmi goreng (fried noodles) and nasi padang (hot and spicy cuisine of West Sumatra cooked in thick coconut milk curry).
Indonesian coffee is one of the finest in the world. You can enjoy the exotic taste of our coffee in the coffee shops commonly available in many entertainment centers or in any commercial areas of the cities.