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Yogyakarta, Indonesia



2020 – 2021 APPLICATION PROCEDURES (First Semester)

1. Admission Schedule



13 Feb' – 15 July 2020

Documents Submission to UGM Website Portal (

13 Feb' – 22 July 2020

Additional Documents Submission to Study Program (Motivation Letter and Preliminary Proposal Draft).
15 July – 25 July 2020 Admission Process (documents review and interview).

30 July 2020

Announcement of Acceptance (22:00 WIB).

30 Juli - 6 August 2020

Online Registration Period.

7 - 13 August 2020

Tuition Fee Payment.

September 2020

Beginning First Semester Academic Year 2020 – 2021.


2. Admission Procedures

  1. Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of IDR 750.000,00 for Indonesian Applicants or USD 100 for Foreign Applicants. Payments should be transferred as follows:

    Indonesian Applicants

    Foreign Applicants

    Please visit:

    Please transfer to:

    Account Name: ICRS-Yogya

    Account Number: 200329695

    Bank BNI 46, Branch Gadjah Mada University.
    Jl. Persatuan No. 1 Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta


  2. Applicants go to and fill out the online application form. 
  3. To be considered, All Applicants should:
    • Fill out in English an ICRS application form that includes writing a 1-2 page personal statement and a brief research proposal (no more than 4.000 words). See the application form for more detail, which is available by request to
    • 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. You must also send the soft-file of your application to (a pdf format is preferable).
  3. Applicants will be notified if an interview is needed.
  4. 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.
  4. Successful applicants are expected to arrive in Yogyakarta before the Orientation and Registration Week that will be held by the first week of August 2020.

5. Further Information and Contact

Hendrikus Paulus Kaunang, M.A. (Erich)

Academic & Media Coordinator



Phone: +62 274 562 570

Fax.: +62 274 562 570

Mobile & Whatsapp: 081226027678