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Student Exchange Program for International Students

BINUS University in Jakarta is proud to be at the forefront of the rapidly transforming higher education landscape of the resilient economy and democracy of Indonesia. BINUS welcomes all student from all over the world to join its international community.

  • If you are studying at one of BINUS UNIVERSITY’s partner institutions or if your home university is an ISEP member and you would like to undertake an exchange program for one or two semester at BINUS, please first contact your International Officer at your home institution to discuss your eligibility.
  • If your home university is not BINUS partner or an ISEP member, you can still study at BINUS through Study Abroad Program.
  • Once your home institution has approved your participation, you will need to apply directly to BINUS by filling up BINUS Study Abroad Application Form and submit hardcopy of application form along with required documents to BINUS International Office.
  • Upon receipt of your application, BINUS International Office will process your application and contact you for further steps.
  • As an exchange student, you do not need to pay tuition fee at BINUS. However, you will be responsible for your own to pay your tuition fee at your home university and personal/ living expenses during the exchange program.

Please download BINUS Information Sheet for Exchange Students to learn more.

  • Selection Criteria
  1. Registered as an active student at home university
  2. Has at least completed 1 year study period at home university
  3. Age min 18 years old
  4. GPA min 2.75 out of 4.00 (70% out of 100%)
  5. TOEFL min 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 79 (internet based), IELTS 6.00, TOEIC 605 (only for student whose first language is not English). Other English proficiency score/proof is also accepted such as a statement letter from home university confirming student is enrolled in a program taught fully in English.
  • Application Deadline
Exchange for Semester Application Deadline
Exchange Admission for Odd / Fall Semester May 15
Exchange Admission for Even / Spring Semester September 15

 If the dates mentioned fall on Saturday or Sunday, then deadline will be on the day after (Monday)

All application documents and materials should be submitted and managed through the International Office of the home university of exchange students.

  1. Completed Student Exchange/Study Abroad Application Form and its components (signed)
  2. Statement Letter of Enrolment from Home Institution
  3. Copy of Official Transcript
  4. Copy of English Language Proficiency Test Result
    (test result obtained in the last two years and only for applicants whose country of origin (country issuing passport) does not speak English as a native language)
  5. Health Statement from a Doctor (confirming that you are in good health)
  6. Color Copy of Passport (must be valid at least 2 years from application date and color copy)
  7. Two (2) Color Passport Photos (45mm x 35mm OR based on home country passport size) – one pasted on the application form
  8. Completed Housing - BINUS Square (Dormitory) Application Form
  • Academic Calendar
Odd / Fall Semester September - February
Even / Spring Semester February - July

Please download the Academic Calendar for Even (Spring) Semester 2014 and Odd (Fall) Semester 2014.

  •  Courses at BINUS

Undergraduate Program

The course list has 3 sheets of different campuses, student must choose only ONE campus location based on the course selection:

  1. Kemanggisan Campuses – BINUS University (located within 15 minutes from student dorm – free shuttle available)
  2. Alam Sutera Campus – BINUS University (located around 1 hour from student dorm – free shuttle available from Kemanggisan Campus)
  3. Senayan Campuses – known as BINUS International (located around 45 min to 1 hour from student dorm – free shuttle available)

Exchange students are allowed to take min 12 and max 24 SCU per semester. One semester runs for 13 Lecture weeks, 2 weeks of Mid-tem Exam period and 2 weeks of Final Exam period. To attain good result, student is expected to gain 50 minutes per week classroom attendance for each credit (1 SCU), and at least one or two hours of self learning (explore, discuss and present the material etc).

One credit (1 SCU) is made up of a weekly commitment of:

  1. An academic hour of scheduled face-to-face learning in the classroom with academic staff.
  2. An academic hour of structured academic activity which has been scheduled and planned by academic staff (lecturers) e.g.: review session or seminar.
  3. An academic hour of independent academic activity such as reading, summarizing, working on papers etc.

Please consult with Academic Advisor if needs to convert this to another credit system.

Please download our Spring Semester 2014 course list offered in English and our Fall Semester 2014 course list offered in English.
For detail of curriculum and course syllabus, please visit our curriculum and catalog page.

Postgraduate Program
Currently, BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL (BBS), offers two graduate programs that are fully taught in English.

  1. MM Professional Business Management
  2. MM Professional Applied Finance

Academic Calendar

Term Period
Term 1 (Term 14T1) April – July
Term 2 (Term 14T2) August – November
Term 3 (Calendar not yet ready) November - March

At BBS, the classes are held in the evenings (around 6.30-9.30PM). Students can take minimum 6 credits and maximum 12 credits.

  1. Academic Calendar
  2. Course List offered
  • Housing in BINUS SQUARE - Hall of Residence

BINUS SQUARE – Hall of Residence is available for students who are seeking a dormitory life at BINUS. Student may choose to live in a single bedroom (single occupancy) or sharing with a roommate (double occupancy).
Cost: USD 230 (single occupancy) /month or USD 180 (double occupancy)/month)
Shuttle to campuses are available for free for students.
For more information regarding BINUS SQUARE, please visit the official website.

Please download BINUS Square Application Form for Academic Period 2014/2015.

  • VISA

International students are recommended to apply for a visa at home country at the nearest Embassy/Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia once all visa requirements are complete. To ensure a successful obtainment of visa, student will need to show Letter of Invitation from BINUS and prepare supporting documents that may vary. There are two types of visa recommended for international students:

  1. Limited Stay Permit Visa (VITAS – Visa Ijin Tinggal Terbatas)
    Valid for 6 - 12 months. Student must start applying for this visa at least 2-3 months before arrival and must report to immigration within 5 days of arrival to Indonesia (first entry must be Jakarta). Single entry to begin with but can apply for multiple entry in Indonesia. Only available for those who submit application by deadline.
  2. Socio Cultural Visit Visa (VKSB – Visa Kunjungan Social Budaya)
    Valid for 60 days to begin with and can be extended every 30 days for 4 times consecutively (for a total of 180 days). Single entry only. Student can apply for VKSB multiple times. 

For details of visa information, please visit our Visa and Legal information page or you can download Visa General Information to learn more about Indonesian visa.

  • International Student Handbook

You can also download the international student handbook as your guidance during your study at BINUS UNIVERSITY.

  • BINUS Campuses

Kemanggisan Campuses -  BINUS UNIVERSITY

  • Syahdan Campus, Address: Jl. K H. Syahdan No. 9, Palmerah, Jakarta Barat 11480, Indonesia

There are 38 classrooms available in Syahdan Campus, each equipped with LCD projector, whiteboard and air-conditioning, as well as computers and internet access.

  • Anggrek Campus, Address: Jl. Kebon Jeruk Raya No. 27, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta Barat 11530, Indonesia

Anggrek Campus has 95 classrooms, each equipped with LCD projector, whiteboard and air-conditioning, as well as computer and internet access

  • Kijang Campus, Address: Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No. 45, Kemanggisan, Jakarta Barat 11480, Indonesia

Kijang Campus has 19 classrooms, each equipped with LCD projector, whiteboard and air-conditioning, as well as computers and internet access.

Alam Sutera - BINUS UNIVERSITY

  • Alam Sutera Campus, Address: Jl. Alam Sutera Boulevard No. 1 Alam Sutera – Serpong, Tangerang 15325 Indonesia

Alam Sutera Campus was established on the basis of the high demand of parents and students in Tangerang. To meet the demand, BINUS UNIVERSITY starts building another Campus in Alam Sutera, Tangerang, Banten, to serve as a bridging space until the Main Campus is built in 2014.

Senayan Campuses - BINUS INTERNATIONAL & BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Joseph Wibowo Center is a modern, smoke-free campus with regular 24 classrooms and seven theater-style classrooms.

  • fX Campus, Address: fX Sudirman, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Pintu Satu Senayan, Jakarta 10270, Indonesia

fX Campus is an extension of JWC Campus with capacity for 1000 students.