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Sebelas Maret University

Address: Jl. Ir. Sutami No.36, Kentingan, Kec. Jebres, Kota Surakarta, Jawa Tengah 57126, Indonesia

Description Sebelas Maret University

  • Location: Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Year of foundation: 1976
  • Language of instruction: Indonesian, English
  • Number of students: more than 43 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

Sebelas Maret University is an Indonesian public university, which is an association of five universities in Surakarta:

  • Institute of Education and Training of Teachers
  • Higher Sports School
  • Academy of Business Administration
  • Islamic Indonesian University
  • Faculty of Medicine of the National Department for the Development of Higher Education.

Initially, Sebelas Maret University was named University Negeri of Surakarta, which assigned it to this day the abbreviation UNS.

Now the university has 11 active faculties, 1 profile school, 1 direction of postgraduate study. UNS offers 66 undergraduate programs, 46 master's programs, 20 doctoral specialties and about 30 vocational training programs.

As of 2020, 43,439 students studied here, the teaching staff - more than 1500 people.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sebelas Maret University

Program name


  • Age – from 18 to 25 years (completed secondary education)
  • The term of training is 4 years.

Some programs:

  • History
  • Local history
  • Indonesian literature
  • Economics
  • Physical education
  • Engineering
  • Office administration
  • Training of primary school teachers
  • Sociology, anthropology, education
  • Chemistry
  • Information, computer education
  • Biology
  • Fine arts
  • Mathematics
  • Management.


  • Age – from 22 years (completed bachelor's degree)
  • The term of training is from 2 years.

Some specialties:

  • Linguistics
  • Economics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Regional linguistic, literary education
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Pedagogy
  • Humanities
  • Legal studies
  • Sociology
  • Accounting
  • Family Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences.
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  • Age – Masters
  • The term of training is from 2 years.

Some directions:

  • Linguistics
  • Language training
  • Economics
  • History
  • Legal studies
  • Communication
  • Medical science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Public health
  • Environmental Science
  • Agriculture
  • Civil engineering.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Universitas Sebelas Maret Campus consists of 4 main buildings located on JL. Kartika III, Ngoresan, Jebres, Surakarta. The dormitory has public areas - a living room, a cafeteria and a conference room. There are two types of bedrooms: single (for one person) and common (for two people). Each room has a bed, desk, chairs, wardrobe.

Andthe rent for the hostel is from 150,000 rupees per month, the living expense is about 600,000-700,000 rupees per month. For 5,000 rupees you can get delicious food, for example, soto.

On-campus dining is managed by UNS inn, a restaurant called Pakubuwono,which serves a varietyof Indonesian dishes.

Events Sebelas Maret University

UNS conducts thematic tours to dedicate its students to non-academic life in the city.

  1. Educational, artistic, cultural tour is a performance of vainang-orang, traditional and modern dances, keris, vaing-kulit and gamelan, as well as discussions about literature, poetry, humanitarian topics. All this takes place in different interesting places:
  • Soyedimoko Hall
  • Trivindu Antique Market
  • Gamelan Studio
  • Keris Kraft Studio
  • Bale Agung Doll Studio
  • Balekambang Park
  • Central Java Cultural Park
  • Taru Jurug Animal Park
  • Wayang Orang Srivedari.
  1. Historical tour: a guided tour of the historical places of the city.
  • North, South Square
  • Fortress Wastenberg
  • Kasunanan Palace
  • Monument to the Solo Press
  • Radja Pustaki Museum
  • Mangkunegaran Temple.
  1. Culinary tour: a trip to restaurants and cafes of national cuisine to try, for example, tangerine bread, tofu, local noodles.
  2. Shopping tour: a tour of local shops in search of different types of clothes with Javanese motifs, goods and handicrafts. The trip passes through the markets, museums, the village of Kauman Batik.

Also held at the university are:

  • Contests
  • Webinars, seminars
  • Environmental Forums
  • Volunteer, social work.


  • The Faculty of Medicine employs a skin surgeon with a national reputation
  • Starbio- and salt-tolerant rice was discovered at the faculty of agriculture.

Equipment Sebelas Maret University

The university is located on an area of 60 hectares near the administrative center of the city, which greatly facilitates students' access to service centers, immigration offices, hospitals, shopping centers.

MC UNS is a medical center consisting of four departments: general health, dentistry, ENT department, etc. It serves not only academic staff and students, but also residents of the nearest areas of Surakarta.

The University Library is located on seven floors in the main building. It is equipped with:

  • reading room
  • Computer class
  • Area of services – photocopying, printing, etc.
  • Individual study rooms
  • Seminar room
  • Prayer room.

UNS has a complex of religious buildings for Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Confucians: a mosque, a campus church, a temple, a monastery.

For the convenience of movement on campus, the Campus Bus is provided, which runs on weekdays from Monday to Friday. To get to all faculties, the bus route is divided into two lines: Western and Eastern.

The university makes it easy to access the internet throughout campus within a range of access pointsif students use a PC, laptop, or other device with features.

Scholarships Sebelas Maret University

Some types of scholarship payments:

  • Bakti Nusa – Scholarship Program for University Activists
  • Scholarships for doctoral students covering the cost of tuition
  • UNS Micare Foundation provides scholarship assistance to disadvantaged students
  • Rs20 million scholarships from L'Oréal Sorority in Science
  • Scholarships for exchange students.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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