APPLICATION & VISA
Studying in Indonesia
Getting a visa to study in Indonesia is a three-stage process, which involves first obtaining a social/cultural visit visa. A student visa can only be issued once you are in Indonesia. Click on the link above to take our free assessment and let our experts advise you on your ideal student visa for Indonesia.
Social/cultural visit visa
This type of Indonesia visa is required for those who wish to study in Indonesia, undertake research or training, or take part in a student exchange scheme. This is a single-entry visa, valid for a maximum of 60 days. (Tourist visas are not convertible and therefore not valid as the first stage in this process.) Applicants will need to provide a letter of registration from their educational institute in Indonesia and evidence that all the necessary fees have been paid in advance.
Student visa for Indonesia
Once in the country, students must apply to the Immigration Head Office to convert their social visit visa into a student visa. They will also need a stay permit, also known as a temporary or limited stay permit. Applicants should consult the Student Administration Office at their university or college for help. A Regional Immigration Office will issue the student visa and temporary stay permit, which is valid for 12 months. Up to four 12-month extensions can be granted.
Visas issued on Approval
Students from some countries may also require approval from the Immigration Office in Indonesia before they can obtain a social/cultural visit visa. For guidance on your eligibility, take our free assesment now.