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Entry requirements for Indonesian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Indonesian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Indonesia and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have a Diploma D2. If you are a Senior Secondary School graduate with an STTB SMA or Diploma D1, you will need to complete an international foundation programme, such as the BU International College Foundation Certificate, before you can begin an undergraduate course.
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for a Top-up course if you have a Diploma D4 (i.e. final-year level) in a relevant subject.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You can apply for a postgraduate taught course if you are a university graduate (Sarjana S1 - accredited with A).
  • Research programmes
    You need to be a Magister to apply for entry onto a postgraduate research programme, such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or PhD.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.