Do you want to study in Indonesia?
If yes, you’re at the right place as we’re about to tell you all you need to know about furthering your studies in this tourist-favourite country.
Indonesia is beautifully made up of thousands of islands and has Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
It also consists of hundreds of ethnic groups, cultures, and languages, which makes it an ideal location for international students who seek a unique educational experience.
Let’s dive in and see what are the top reasons you should study in Indonesia!
Why Indonesia Is An Ideal Place To Further Your Studies?
Did you know that for an international student, Indonesia is considered a fantastic choice?
You will receive a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Not only that, the country really has it all: delicious food, beautiful scenery, and nice people!
Higher education institutions can be found all around Indonesia, both public and private and they are all supervised by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Education has grown dramatically since the country gained independence in 1945.
Indonesian universities follow the typical three-tiered degree system, giving bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, as well as Associate degrees.
Indonesia has four universities in the top 500 of the QS World University Rankings.
These universities are Universitas Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Gadjah Mada University and Airlangga University.
You don’t speak their language? Don’t worry as several programmes are carried out in English and other languages.
In addition, studying in Indonesia is an excellent opportunity to learn a new language, which will look amazing on your resume!
5 Reasons To Study In Indonesia
Is Indonesia really a great country to study in? Let’s see!
- Similar language usage
In terms of communication, there is no problem for Malaysians living there since Bahasa Malaysia and Indonesia are more or less the same.
Although Indonesia has a variety of spoken dialects, the language can still be understood by most Malaysians.
This way of communicating is the main key to connecting a person in an area.
Without this communication problem, Malaysians who are in Indonesia are like being at home even though they are in another country.
- Low currency
Indonesia’s low currency is one of the factors why Malaysians prefer to continue their studies there.
This is because the currency exchange factor plays a very important role in the cost of living of Malaysians there.
Not only that, the cost of education also becomes cheaper if it is exchanged to Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).
Due to this currency factor as well, many Malaysians love to shop in Indonesia, especially in the beautiful island of Bandung.
- Many beautiful places to visit
Indonesia is indeed a very well-known country among tourists.
While you’re studying in Indonesia, it is recommended to explore every corner of Indonesia and enjoy the beauty of nature and historical architecture that the country has to offer.
One of the most popular historical places in Indonesia is the Borobudur Temple located in Yogyakarta.
The temple is said to have been discovered in 1815 behind the dust of a volcanic eruption.
In 1970, all the repair work was done so as to emit a structure that is said to be the most complete sanctuary for Buddhism in the world.
Apart from historical places, Indonesia is also rich in nature.
Among them are Kawah Putih located in Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu, Bukit Kapur Sekapur and many more!
Don’t you think it would be fun to have the opportunity to study in Indonesia?
- A variety of great food
From Bakso, Nasi Padang, Martabak Manis, there is already a lot of delicious Indonesian food being sold in Malaysia.
It’s hard to not drool while imagining the taste of all of the food right?
However, most Indonesian food in Malaysia has been slightly altered to suit local preferences. The lack of ingredients also contributes to the un-original taste.
But in Indonesia, all the dishes are originally made by Indonesians.
This is why you will be able to feel the difference between the authenticity of Indonesian cuisine in Malaysia and the local ones from Indonesia.
- Cheap tuition fees
Did you know that with a value as low as RM1,600 you can continue your studies in Indonesia in Bachelor of Islamic Studies?
Yes, as cheap as that!
Meanwhile, in the field of Medicine and Dentistry, tuition fees start as low as RM12,000 for one semester! Very worth it if you want to compare with other countries.
When being compared to IPTS in Malaysia, the price offered in Indonesia is way cheaper!
Affordable study fee, interesting place, coupled with the low cost of living. What could be better?
Study In Indonesia With Zara Zakiah
Interested to further your studies in Indonesia but not sure how to start? Zara Zakiah is here to help!
Zara Zakiah offers a package for students to live their dream of studying abroad in Indonesia with the starting price of RM10K per year.
The cost of living there is also very affordable for Malaysians with an estimated price of RM 500 – 700 per month.
You get to choose your preferred course of study in top universities in Indonesia, be it Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, Pharmacy or Islamic studies.
Some of the best universities there are:
- University of North Sumatra (USU)
USU is a public university located in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia with Faculty of Medicine as the first established faculty there in 1952.
Not only the university has gained recognition from MQA, MMC and MDC, it has also been inaugurated as the seventh university in Indonesia by The President of Indonesia, Sukarno, himself.
2. Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) is another university you should opt for if you are interested to further your studies in Indonesia.
In 2019 the university ranked third in the best State Universities in Indonesia.
Established on 1 September 1963 – with a vision to be world-class university in the fields of agriculture and bioscience.
If you are interested in tropical agriculture and life sciences, do check out this university.
3. Universiti Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim (UIN SUSKA)
On the other hand, UIN SUSKA is a state Islamic university located in Pekanbaru, Indonesia.
The name of this university was taken in conjunction with Sultan Syarif Kasin, the 12th sultan and the last sultan of the Siak Sri Inderapura Sultanate.
Malaysian students preferred this university since its excellent performance leads to international standards.
In addition, the university has also been recognized by MQA and its fees are also affordable.
Furthermore, there are so many reasons you should choose Zara Zakiah Education as your study abroad agent, and one of them is because of their amazing experience!
Zara Zakiah Education has assisted and managed more than 600 students for 14 years to further their studies abroad.
Many foreign universities such as in Russia, Egypt, Indonesia and Bangladesh have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement (MOU) with Zara Zakiah Education.
They will provide guidance from A-Z as well as conduct preparatory programs for students.
Not only that, among the assistance they offer is the provision of support to apply for financial aid, loans and scholarships.
Supporting documents for EPF withdrawal applications will also be assisted by Zara Zakiah Education.
However, Zara Zakiah Education does not offer any scholarships or loans as they are only responsible for managing students abroad.
There are also other services they offer such as parental visits during the transfer of students abroad.
In addition, they also ensure that their relationships with students abroad are close to ensuring that they can adapt to the new environment.
So you don’t have to worry because Zara Zakiah Education will provide all the help you require to continue your studies abroad. They will also take care of your welfare.
What are you waiting for?