There are a number of options available to students wishing to pursue higher studies in Indonesia. All higher education programs fall under Directorate of Higher Education and are accredited by the National Accreditation Board. The Ministry of National Education of Indonesia oversees the board to ensure the quality. Higher education includes both theoretical degrees as well as vocational degrees. Academies offer vocational degrees in varying programs such as nursing academy. Polytechnic institutes provide vocational degrees in science and technological sciences as well as other professional degrees. Specialised colleges offer mostly theoretical degrees and vocational degrees in a single field like hospitality industry, where as Institutes tender theoretical degrees and vocational degrees in some fields of common origin like technological sciences. Universities offer a range of degrees in a variety of fields.
Students can also choose to take part in non-professional courses which are of shorter durations. For example, Indonesia is a major tea producing country and learning about the tea culture in the country is a unique option. Many of the courses offered are taught in English. Bali is Indonesia’s major tourist draw, and Ubud is its culinary capital. A variety of local cooking courses are on offer for those interested in experiencing the tropical gastronomy. Batik work courses, pottery and woodcarving are some other options on offer. On the island of Java traditional dance and art classes are available at the Art Centre in Candi Jago.
Application to universities can be done online. While specific admission requirements vary from university to university, in general students must have completed primary education from a recognized institute in their home country to be offered admission.