International Credit Transfer Program 2021

The Directorate General of Higher Education through the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs organizes the International Credit Transfer program as part of efforts to develop student competencies and insights. The International Credit Transfer Program is a process of acknowledging the study load and Learning Outcomes that have been obtained by a student from a partner university abroad (host university). In addition, through the International Credit Transfer program, home universities in Indonesia can recognize and learn about various credit transfer systems that are applied in the world such as the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), ASEAN Credit Transfer System (ACTS) and UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS), and then implement and develop a credit transfer system that is based on the needs and regulations of higher education in Indonesia.

The International Credit Transfer Program provides opportunities for Indonesian students to interact with overseas students and communities. Thus, it is hoped that the students will increase their hard skills and soft skills, expanding and strengthening networks, cooperation, socio-cultural understanding and internationalization of the higher education system in Indonesia. Institutionally, the paradigm shift in educational quality, networking, and innovation will be the result of learning experiences in the context of self-development that can make a positive contribution to national development and the nation’s competitiveness at the international level in the 21st century.

Requirements for University

  1. The participants’ university is one of academic/non-vocational universities within the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  2. The university does not organize programs and activities that are contrary to the policies and rules outlined by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  3. The university has an International Affairs Office (KUI) or similar unit.
  4. The university is only allowed to carry out programs with partner universities abroad that already have a Memorandum of Understanding or a Memorandum of Agreement.
  5. Credits transferred can be in the form of a combination of courses, final assignments, field work/industrial practice (internships), and/or practical field experience.
  6. The number of credits obtained by students is equivalent to 6 to 20 credits; and
  7. The International Credit Transfer Program is implemented online/network.

Special Requirements

  • The participant’s study program has an active status and is accredited by the Board of National Accreditation for Higher Education (BAN-PT) or Independent Accreditation Institute (LAM) at least B or other equivalent designations based on the applicable laws and regulations; and
  • The participant study program must acknowledge all credits that have been taken by students participating in the International Credit Transfer program in study programs at partner universities abroad.

Requirements for Students

The candidates of the program are selected by the university and/or the proposing study program with the following conditions:

  • Undergraduate (S1) and/or Postgraduate (S2 and S3) students are Indonesian citizens;
  • Currently semester 3 (three) students;
  • Registered and active as a student at state or private universities at Higher Education Database (PDDikti);
  • Have a TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 450 or IELTS minimum 5.0. or certificate of proficiency in English and other equivalent foreign languages;
  • Letter of acceptance from partner universities abroad/Letter of Acceptance (LoA); and
  • Students are not currently receiving similar assistance from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Important Dates:

  1. Proposal submission: April 9th – May 31st 2021
  2. Selection process: May 31st – June 30th 2021
  3. Announcement of the awardees (via June 30th 2021
  4. Technical guidance and contract signing of the program: July 1st – 30th 2021

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