University of Surabaya Scholarships 2024 for International Students


In the heart of Indonesia, the University of Surabaya (UBAYA) presents a golden opportunity for potential international students across the globe. The UBAYA Scholarship 2024 beckons students aiming for diploma, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees to become part of a vibrant academic community. Here’s everything you need to know about seizing this chance to study in Indonesia.

Scholarship Coverage

The University of Surabaya Scholarship doesn’t just cover the basics; it goes above and beyond to ensure that international students have a smooth and enriching study experience. Beneficiaries of the scholarship will enjoy:

  • Full Tuition Fee Waiver: 100% of your tuition fees will be covered, allowing you to focus on your studies without financial worry.
  • Monthly Living Cost: A stipend of IDR 2,000,000 (approximately USD 140) per month to support your living expenses.
  • Administrative and Immigration Support: Fees related to administration and immigration documents during your study at UBAYA are taken care of.

Please note that these benefits come with terms and conditions as outlined in the scholarship’s statement letter.


Language and Learning

The medium of instruction at UBAYA is Indonesian. However, for students who are not yet proficient in the Indonesian language, the university provides an 11-month Indonesian Language Course at the Ubaya Language Center (ULC). This course is designed to equip you with the language skills necessary for your academic journey.

How to Apply?

Ready to apply? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Fill in the Application Form: Visit or scan the QR code provided in the promotional poster to access the application form from their web.
  2. Submit Required Documents: Alongside your application form, submit the multiple scholarship documents listed on page 5 of the form. If you possess an Indonesian Language Proficiency Certificate, include it as proof of your language skills.
  3. Registration Deadline: Mark your calendar! The deadline for registration and document submission is 15 April 2024 for the August 2024 intake.

Additional Opportunities: UNESA International Student Scholarship (ISS)

Beyond UBAYA, the University of Surabaya (UNESA) also offers scholarships for international students, including the UNESA International Student Scholarship (ISS). This scholarship covers tuition fees, dormitory accommodation, and an Indonesian language program for eligible undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and BIPA (Indonesian language preparatory) program students. Collaboration scholarships are also available through partnerships with other universities or organizations.

Language and Eligibility

  • Language Requirements: Most programs require proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia, though some may offer courses in English. The UNESA ISS scholarship specifically requires proof of Indonesian language proficiency.
  • Eligibility: Open to non-Indonesian citizens with excellent academic records, strong motivation, and active participation in community service. Specific criteria may vary for other scholarships


Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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