UPIR UGM is currently transitioning from Kurikulum 2015 (K15) to Kurikulum 2021 (K21). Students who are admitted to UPIR UGM in 2021 and afterwards need to comply with K21.

K21 was developed in a workshop attended by lecturers, support staff, alumni, and students — taking into account inputs from partner universities and employers, that were collected through questionnaires, interviews, and focus group discussions. K21 refines K15 in ways that make it easier for students to choose which subfield they would like to concentrate on as well as to make the most of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM, an initiative by the Ministry of Education and Culture). Nevertheless, it remains true to K15’s and K2000’s educational philosophy.

International Program

The international program is different to the regular one in three ways. First, it requires students to take credits at one of UPIR UGM’s partner universities abroad. More details on this International Exposure Program is provided in a separate booklet. Second, it uses English as its language of instruction. Third, it has a separate admission process and tuition category.

Educational Philosophy

UPIR UGM’s educational philosophy is based on three principles:

  1. Self-tailored

Each student is given the opportunity to design her/his own study plan. The curriculum is structured in a way that students have ample options to choose from and can make the most out of them.

  1. Facilitation

The curriculum is structured in a way that facilitates students’ cognitive, affective, and conative developments. Students are highly recommended to supplement their studies with co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

  1. Regulated

A set of regulations and procedures are in place to ensure that students’ freedom to tailor their own study has the structure needed to maximize the acquisition of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills stated in the expected learning outcomes.