International Undergraduate Program (IUP) in Biology


Program Description

Faculty of Biology UGM strives to provide high-quality education. As one of 18 faculties in UGM, Faculty of Biology has a vision that supports the university’s vision to improve higher education learning leading to a World Class University. In line with its mission on producing superior and competitive undergraduate at the international level and since Undergraduate Program in Biology Faculty of Biology UGM has been acknowledged internationally by ASIIN, as well as to cater growing market demand for internationally oriented graduates in tropical biology, Faculty of Biology aims to establish an International Undergraduate Program (IUP). The establishment of IUP Biology is expected to also expand the Faculty of Biology portfolio as a provider of higher quality and internationally competitive educational programs and as a driving machine for the development of infrastructure in the Faculty of Biology.

IUP Biology is developed as an integral part of the Undergraduate Program of Biology, Faculty of Biology UGM. IUP Biology will adopt Outcome-Based Education (OBE) to ensure its education quality. The outcome of the International Undergraduate Program is formulated in accordance with University as well as Faculty visions and missions. Graduates of IUP Biology are set to have the ability to pursue further any career path in biology, particularly in Tropical Biology. IUP Biology offers 3 majors, which are: Environmental Biology and Biodiversity, Functional Biology and Development, and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. IUP Biology can be completed in 7 semesters with total credits of 144-148. Moreover, the students are given chance to have international exposure through internship, extracurricular, thesis research, joint supervision, and dual degree from International partners (e.g. Tun Hussein Onn University (Malaysia), Tunku Abdurahman University (Malaysia), Tunghai University (Taiwan), National Central University (Taiwan), Yamagata University (Japan), Nagoya University (Japan), and Australian National University (Australia). During the programs, students will be challenged through various activities such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study, and examinations.

The IUP Biology will be supported with comfortable classrooms, laboratories with up to date equipment, arboretum, greenhouse, animal house, Biology museum, field stations, as well as a library with ever-growing digital and non-digital collections. IUP Biology will also be supported by internationally educated faculty staff from the Faculty of Biology and other Faculties in UGM.

Why Us?

  1. UGM is The best university in Indonesia.
    Moreover, the Faculty of Biology UGM has been picked as the Indonesian’s best biology program by QS World University Ranking in 2017. The Professors in IUP-Biology UGM are the best expert in their fields.
  2. Internationally acknowledged.
    Our curriculum has been Internationally certified by AUN-QA (ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance) and Internationally Accredited by ASIIN (Accreditation Agency for Degree Programmes in Engineering, Informatics, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics).
  3. Fun Classes.
    Classes of IUP Biology UGM are delivered in English. We assure you that you will enjoy studying with us.
  4. Lab works and Field Works.
    Not only you will be experiencing fun classes, but your skills will be also nurtured trough lab works and field works.
  5. International Exposure.
    IUP Biology UGM ensures you to have international exposure either by inviting international professors, internship, research, and joint supervision with our international partners.
  6. Close-knit Alumnae.
    Faculty of Biology has more than 1 million alumni that work in so many levels and type of work field. This close-knit alumnus will ensure you to be welcome anywhere in Indonesia and even abroad.

Admission Requirements

  1. Senior High School (SMU) or equivalent (Graduates of 2019, 2018, 2017).
  2. A-Level qualification, IB qualification, or equal with Indonesian High School qualification.

Admission Procedures

  1. Sign up for an application account.
  2. Complete the online application form and upload the necessary documents (minimum 150kb and maximum 200kb).
  3. Pay non-refundable application fee via Multi-Payment System of Bank Mandiri, BNI, BNI Syariah, BRI, BTN, BPD DIY, CIMB NIAGA, dan Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) as requested.
  4. Admission Card can be printed on the day as mentioned in your application account.

Career Prospects

  1. Research scientist
  2. Biologist
  3. Ecologist
  4. Nature conservation officer
  5. Biotechnologist
  6. Forensic scientist
  7. Government agency roles
  8. Science writer
  9. Teacher
  10. Bioentrepreneur
  11. Higher education lecturer
  12. Marine biologist
  13. Microbiologist
  14. Nanotechnologist
  15. Scientific laboratory technician
  16. Soil scientist
  17. Teaching laboratory technician
Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Considered one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia and purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila.

Considered one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia and purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila. Read less