International Undergraduate Program

“towards a just, peaceful, and civilised global society”

Since 2011, UPIR UGM offers both a regular and an international program. Under Kurikulum 2015, it offers three concentrations:  

  • Global Politics and Security
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • International Political Economy and Development

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.

For further information regarding the international program, please contact us through e-mail ( or Whatsapp (+62-813-28872042).

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Program Title

Undergraduate Program of International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UPIR UGM)


To be a program that is committed to developing education and serving the community based on research in the field of International Relations, with a commitment towards a just, peaceful and civilized global society.


  1.  To execute research and study that is theoretically oriented or is aimed at solving practical issues.
  2. To organize a process of education that is both innovative and collaborative.
  3. To advocate for the values of justice and civility, peace through action, reflection, and emancipation.
  4. To establish educational, research, and community service facilities in accordance with technological advances.
  5. To create an environment that encourages the academic achievement of students and faculty.
  6. To implement good university governance.

Teaching and Awarding Institution

Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Degree Awarded

Sarjana Ilmu Politik (S.I.P.) – Bachelor of International Relations

Year of Establishment


Legal Basis

  • UGM Senate Regulation, 10 July 1957, in conjunction with Government Regulation 15/1957
  • Direktur Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia Decree 221/DIKTI/Kep/ 1996, 11 July 1996, on Undergraduate Programs in Universitas Gadjah Mada (signed by the Director of Higher Education, Bambang Soehendro)


A (awarded by the National Accreditation Body (BAN-PT), in 1998, 2004, 2009, and 2014

Admission Criteria

  • Completion of Senior High School or an equivalent level of education
  • Passed SNMPTN (National Selection for Entry into State University), SBMPTN (Joint Selection for the Entry into State University), Seleksi Jalur Prestasi, UTUL UGM (UGM written test), or Seleksi Program Internasional(International Undergraduate Program selection), further details may be accessed at

Graduation Criteria

  • Completion of a minimum of 144 credits, including Student Community Service (Kuliah Kerja Nyata or KKN) and Undergraduate Thesis
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Completed all compulsory courses with grades no lower than C
  • Total D grades received does not exceed 10% of total grades received
  • Received no E grades
  • Passed the undergraduate thesis defense


Sosio-Yustisia 1, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, 55281, Indonesia

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The graduates of UPIR UGM shall be competent to hold a profession in at least one of the following fields:

  1. diplomatic affairs
  2. academia
  3. transnational affairs
  4. journalism
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At the end of the program, students are expected to have seven competences, specified into the following knowledge, attitudes, and skills:

  1. explain peace, justice, and civility,
  2. appraise basic concepts and recent developments in the field of IR (specifically in the subfields of Global Politics and Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, or International Political Economy and Development, as well as in the area studies of AMEURO, AFROMEAS, and/or ASPAC),
  3. develop critical thinking and determination to learn beyond classroom,
  4. develop awareness, solidarity, creativity, and nonviolent activism as responses to social, political, economic, and cultural issues affected by international relations,
  5. formulate ideas eloquently in written, oral, and multimedia formats,
  6. participate and take leadership in multicultural interactions, including in foreign political, social, economic, and cultural systems, and
  7. perform diplomacy, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation.




Here are the registration methods for prospective students at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada.


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International Exposure Program

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