How to Apply


Yogyakarta, Indonesia


(First Semester Academic Year 2023 - 2024)

1. Admission Schedule



26 Sept’ – 10 Oct’ 2023

Documents Submission to UGM Website Portal ( [Phase 1]

25 Oct’ – 7 Nov’ 2023

Documents Submission to UGM Website Portal ( [Phase 2]

21 Nov’ – 5 Des’ 2023

Documents Submission to UGM Website Portal ( [Phase 3]

19 Des’ 2023 – 2 Jan’ 2024

Documents Submission to UGM Website Portal ( [Phase 4]

12 Oct’ – 14 Oct’ 2023

Admission Process (documents review and interview) - Phase 1

9 Nov’ – 11 Nov’ 2023

Admission Process (documents review and interview) - Phase 2

7 Des’ – 9 Des’ 2023

Admission Process (documents review and interview) - Phase 3

4 Jan’ – 6 Jan’ 2024

Admission Process (documents review and interview) - Phase 4

19 October 2023

Announcement of Acceptance (15:00 WIB) [Phase 1]

16 November 2023

Announcement of Acceptance (15:00 WIB) [Phase 2]

14 December 2023

Announcement of Acceptance (15:00 WIB) [Phase 3]

11 January 2024

Announcement of Acceptance (15:00 WIB) [Phase 4]

12 February 2024

Beginning Second Semester Academic Year 2023-2024

*For more information related to admission schedule, please visit 

2. Admission Procedures  

  1. Applicants go to and fill out the online application form. 
  2. To be considered, All Applicants should:
    • Submit complete validated copies of official diplomas and transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended. For their second degree (S2), applicants should have a grade point average (GPA or IPK) of at least 3.25. In light of different grading standards of different institutions we will consider applicants whose Master GPA is 3.25 or above on a 4.0 scale, however our target is to receive applicants with a GPA above 3.4.
    • (Foreign Applicants from other than Native English Speaking Countries should submit institutional or international TOEFL scores). Indonesian Applicants: Submit Institutional (ITP) or International TOEFL scores of at least 527 from UGM or other official language centers; please go to to see a list of approved centers. (Note that TOEFL scores from other than the listed centers will not be accepted by UGM). The TOEFL scores must be less than two years old. TOEFL requirements may be substituted with equivalent scores from IELTS (6 = 527). 
    • (INDONESIAN ONLY) submit a score of PAPS (Tes Potensi Akademik Pascasarjana) at least 500 from a certified center (Bappenas, PLTI and PAPs UGM).
    • Applicants from Native English Speaking Countries are not required to submit TOEFL scores.  However, they are encouraged (not required) to submit recent scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a similar standardized test from their native country.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from professors/associate professors who are qualified to evaluate your academic achievements and potential.
    • Applicants who intend to focus their study on textual research must show their competence in at least one of the relevant language(s) of their chosen research (eg. Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Pali, old Javanese, etc.).  Applicants may petition to have another scriptural language included to fulfill this requirement.
    • Applicants for an ICRS scholarship must fill out a separate financial aid form that must be submitted along with the application.
    • For all applicants, please visit for more information. You also have to upload all your documents to UGM website (

3. Document Submission

  1. Please make sure that you already fill out and complete all the necessary documents before submitting your application form in
  2. Applicants will be notified if an interview is needed.
  3. Late applications will not be considered.

4. Notification of Admission Result

  1. Notification will be available online at
  2. Successful applicants are encouraged to be a full-time students residing in Yogyakarta for at least the first two years, or until they complete their Comprehensive Examinations.
  3. Foreign applicants who are accepted should immediately contact ICRS International Scholar Host ( to arrange their visa and arrival at Yogyakarta.

5. Further Information and Contact

Hendrikus Paulus Kaunang, M.A. (Erich)

Academic Coordinator



Phone: +62 274 562 570

Fax.: +62 274 562 570

Mobile & Whatsapp: 081226027678