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AMERTA (Academic Mobility Exchange for Undergraduate at Airlangga)

Update: AMERTA XII Spring Semester 2019/2020 application is now OPEN 

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Introduction and Description

AMERTA calls outstanding students to experience an Indonesian diverse culture and a local East Java atmosphere to study for one or two semesters. This program is available for international students who are interested in a number of uniquely Indonesian perspective subjects in social and cultural aspects, economics, natural sciences, and health/life sciences.

Inaugurated in 2014, it was successfully conducted for its first batch. All courses are fully delivered in English, and students are given some benefits such as Indonesian language learning, cultural trip, international events, and online learning delievered by overseas university during the programs. Field studies are compulsory in some courses to integrate theoretical perspective into practice.

AMERTA focusses on the current issues of Indonesia as developing country in the dynamic nature of globalization through the perspective of natural, health and social sciences. For natural and health sciences, they provide the wide array of knowledge about Indonesian biodiversity in flora and fauna, the dynamic of tropical medicine, and community empowerment in health especially for Indonesia as a developing country. While social sciences, they offer the dynamics of Indonesian urban culture, creative economy, and society as the impact of globalization.

Brief introduction of Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago country stretches across the equator, with biodiversity in natural resources, flora and fauna. Among the countries which have the largest number of population, Indonesia has a dynamic economy, cultures, and society.

Universitas Airlangga, as one of the highly reputable public universities in Indonesia, is located in Surabaya, the biggest city in the eastern part of Indonesia. Surabaya is the commercial and administrative capital city of East Java Province; a thriving business and industrial center and the province’s main port. Surabaya is well known as the city of hero, and strategically is located right in the center of Indonesia. Travelling from Surabaya, which has an international airport, is very convenient since there are many cities and breath-taking beautiful tourist destinations that can be reached easily from Surabaya such as Mt. Bromo, Yogyakarta, Lombok and Bali.


AMERTA as a program organised by Universitas Airlangga has been the light of UNAIR for eleven consecutive years.
the program has bound students together from across the globe.
This year, one of the courses namely consumer culture had recently been arranged a teleconference lecture through skype
from an esteemed lecturer, Prof. Panizza Allmark of Edith Cowan University.
The teleconference welcomed 23 AMERTA students from the Netherlands, Philippines, and none other than Malaysia.
The acting host and lecturer Prof. Rahma Ida from communication studies of UNAIR claimed that UNAIR has associated with professors from several universities
from Western Australia, hence students can observe the chronological process of consumer culture in Australia.
It is then reiterated by Celeste de Blienche, a student from Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.
She expressed that globalisation plays an enormous role in consumer culture.


Program Duration (3 months/semester)

Second Semester (21st of February - 15th of May 2020)

Program Benefits

  • Free tuition fee
  • Living allowance : IDR 1.000.000,00/per month (for 3 months)
  • Free Indonesian language course
  • Free cultural trip and international events
  • Cross culture experience through direct exposure of Indonesian culture and society
  • Better acquisition of knowledge through field studies which integrate  theory into practice
  • Additional comprehension of knowledge about Indonesian economics,  socio-politics and urban culture in Indonesia as the impact of globalization
  • Acquisition of knowledge about Indonesian biodiversity in tropical medicine and natural resources
  • Online learning delivered by lecturers from overseas university


Course Terms and Conditions

  • Candidates have to get approval regarding their course choices from their home university for credit transfer prior arrival to 

    Universitas Airlangga
  • Candidates should enroll in 3 courses at minimum for one semester of AMERTA and join mandatory Indonesian Language 

  • Class will be conducted if the minimum participants have reached 5 students, otherwise student needs to change the subject(s) on "Add & Drop" period

  • Candidates may enroll courses in any faculty (regardless of their original majors & meeting the course requirements)


Program Timeline






22 December 2019

Application Deadline



Orientation Day


24/02 – 28/03


28/02 – 01/03

Add & Drop (Online)


02/03 – 06/03




09/03 – 13/03


16/03 – 20/03


23/03 – 27/03


30/03 – 03/04

Mid-term Exam


06/04 – 10/04





13/04 – 17/04


20/04 – 24/04


27/04 – 01/05


04/05 – 08/05


11/05 – 15/05

Final Exam











 To Be Announced : Opening Ceremony, Field Trip, Closing Ceremony

 How to Apply?

Partner Universities & Non-Partner Universities

Interested students are welcome to apply directly to us with the procedure as mentioned on the application package (application package can be obtained here)


  1. Interested students must apply through AUN-ACTS portal
  2. Send email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and attach your AUN-ACTS application page
  3. Make sure / contact your International Office / Office of International Affairs / AUN-ACTS Committee at your home university to "nominate" your application