Indonesia is a rapidly growing nation. It has moved from a developing country into a near developed country, especially in big cities such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, and also Yogyakarta and Makassar. The rapid growth happens in almost every sector including education.

The Indonesian national education strategy is pushing hard on reaching a global level in the quality of education at all levels. Higher education is especially notable in its effort to be internationally renowned. The governing body, the Ministry of Education and Research is giving away generous incentives for higher education in developing themselves into global institutions. More and more Indonesian higher education institutions are now entering top rank in the various different global ranking schemes.

What are the implications for international students looking for quality higher education experience? Indonesia should definitely put into your list of options.

  • A growing number of international programs from highly respected institutions are offering international students with many "giveaways" such as full scholarship, shorter length of study, and many more. These institutions are desperate to get more foreign students because it would boost their points to get higher scores in accreditation from the government. Higher accreditation means an opportunity for a bigger budget and more access to facilities and assistance.
  • Indonesia is simply a great country for foreigners. The people are so nice and friendly, they are helpful in many ways. Any new foreign students will immediately feel at home in Indonesia, whatever location you pick.
  • The living cost is one of the lowest in the world. It is just a tiny fraction compared to many developed countries such as the USA, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Japan, China. With a full scholarship, foreign students will even become "richer" living in this country than in their home country.
  • Language has become a less and less problem these days. More and more Indonesian are familiar with English, especially in the campus areas. Indonesia is using Latin letters and a lot of common daily terms are based on English words, so there would be no trouble for many people. Average Indonesian speaks passive English, and with Google Translate in most people's hands, the language barrier would be gone.
  • Indonesia is one of the richest countries in cultural wealth. Each part of this beautiful nation is different from the others. You will learn so many things culturally, which would be a valuable takeaway from studying in Indonesia.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers projects that Indonesia will grow into the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2050. This astonishing economic rise is partially based on demographic trends that will increase the country’s population to about 321 million. It’s estimated that 70 percent of the population will be working-age adults by 2030, a circumstance that will supply the nation with a beneficial demographic structure and a voluminous labor pool.
Studinesia is providing information for prospective foreign students with an interest in studying in Indonesia. This is an informal website, so please do not hesitate to contact us for any kind of questions you want to ask. We will try our best to help you as far as we can.

The founder of Studinesia had direct experience as a foreign student himself. He personally understands how information is really important, and how real people's help means a lot for anyone looking for schools outside his/her home country.

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