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Indonesia is home to more than 17,000 islands and countless natural landscapes. From magnificent mountains to marvellous temples, you will have a lot to discover in Indonesia. It is a land of distinct ethnic groups, languages and cultures.
Every year thousands of international students choose to study in Indonesia. There are some of the most renowned educational institutions, which makes it a perfect place to study for international students. In Indonesia, the cost of studying is comparatively low. For most study programs, the tuition fees range from $3,000 to $6,100. But some subjects costs more. i.e. medicine subjects.
If you are wondering about studying in Indonesia, you need to apply for an Indonesia Student Visa.
How to get an Indonesia Student Visa?
Everyone who wants to study in Indonesia needs to apply for an Indonesia Student Visa (VITAS). It will allow you to enter the state for study purposes. Before applying for a student visa, you must have two documents:
An acceptance letter from the concerned educational institution in Indonesia
A study permit from the Indonesian Ministry of Education (After getting the acceptance letter you can apply for a study permit)
Your concerned educational institution will help you to get a study permit. After the Ministry of Education granted the study permit, they will forward it to the Immigration Department Head Office; thus, your student visa can be issued. Once the Immigration Department sends the visa approval to the Indonesia Embassy or Consulate in your native country, you can apply for an Indonesian Student Visa.
After you arrive in Indonesia with an Indonesia Student Visa (VITAS), you need to change the VITAS (Limited Stay Visa) into a KITAS (temporary residency permit) at the Immigration Department of Indonesia within 30 days. You need to submit the following documents at the Immigration Department of Indonesia to get KITAS.
Your valid passport
Acceptance letter from the educational institution
The recommendation letter from the university in Indonesia
A copy of of the study permit
Your CV and academic documents
Proof of financial stability
After receiving KITAS, you need to get an STM (Police Report Letter) from the local police department and register with the population office of the local municipality. Then, you will receive an SKPPS (Certificate of Registration for Temporary Resident). In that case, you need the following documents:
A copy of passport
Copy of your KITAS
A request letter for the Certificate of Police Registration Card from your institution
A certificate of sponsorship from the institution
Requirements for an Indonesia Study Permit
You must have the following documents to apply for a study permit.
1. Complete study permit application form
2. Copy of your passport
3. Two passport-sized photos
4. Proof that shows enough financial means
5. Health certificate
6. Your CV
7. A copy of your acceptance letter from the concerned educational institution in Indonesia
8. A cover letter from the Indonesian Embassy in your native country
9. A copy of your academic documents or transcript
10. A recommendation letter from the educational institution in Indonesia
Requirements for an Indonesia Student Visa (VITAS)
You must have the following documents to apply for an Indonesia Student Visa (VITAS).