Indonesia has been experiencing transitional process of democracy since the Independence Day is declared. In the early years of the independence, Indonesia critically faced the wide obstacles in the state and nation building projects. The revolution period has change the system from presidential into parliamentarian in which finally leads the President taking control over the parliament itself. This period was initially marked the first authoritarianism in Indonesian political history.
While the world politics was in tension because of Cold War, the New Order era which mostly dominated by the military has ended the previous regime by bloody revolution. The regime then brought hopes about economic growth and democracy in Indonesia. However, after more than three decades, the regime put Indonesia into political catastrophe because of authoritarianism. The fall of New Order was also stimulated by the world’s economic crises that undoubtedly changed the political structure for some nations.
In the last decade, the process of democratization in Indonesia is still evolving. The adoption of multi-party system, decentralization, economic liberalization and so forth are certainly inseparable parts of contemporary Indonesian politics. At societal level, political transformation has influenced the civil society which nowadays gives significant role to define Indonesia’s politics. Furthermore, international issues such as terrorism, economic crisis as well as globalization are also significant component to draw Indonesia’s future. Consequently, it would be essential to comprehend the Indonesian democracy by critically investigating such dynamics.
Immersion in Indonesian Social & Political issues is a set of classes contributed by every Department in the Faculty of Social & Political Sciences, UGM. Every semester, the Faculty will present more or less of ten (10) classes related to Indonesian Social and Political issues. The study will always correlate issues in Indonesia into global social and political dynamics. International students would be able to take up to a maximum of six (6) classes in every semester. Each class worths three (3) credits in which usually consist of lecturing, exam & assignments, field trip, as well as literature study. The medium of instruction as well as the reading bricks, assignments and exam are mostly delivered in English. International students whose home university has exchange agreement with UGM would have possibility to get their credit transferred. Those who do not have the MoU, are welcomed to apply as visiting students. The transcript will be issued based on the evaluation criteria in every subject.
*Exchange Students as well as students from ASEAN University Network (AUN) member will be waived from the tuition fee.
1. Complete the application form
2. Attach these supporting documents
from non English speaking country,with minimum of:
TOEFL : 500 (paper based)
IELTS : 5,5
3. Send completed application form and attachments by email/post to:
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Jl. Prof. Dr. Sardjito, Sekip
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : +62 274 512700 ext 231
Fax : +62 274 512700 ext 222Once accepted into this program, non-Indonesian students need to apply for the student visa (valid until 365 days).
Please submit additional documents bellow: