University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

You only need to know Gadjah Mada University (Indonesian: Universitas Gadjah Mada; abbreviated as UGM) is the biggest and most prestigious public university in Indonesia. It goes a long way since established in 1949. UGM currently has 18 faculties, 73 undergraduate study programs, 28 diploma study programs and a graduate program of 62 study programs with around 55000 students, 605 foreign students, 2301 employees and 2266 lecturers. UGM offers an English language based medicine program for foreign and local students with an international curriculum. UGM is ranked one of the best universities in Southeast Asia.


Gadjah Mada University offers a wide range of medical and healthcare education opportunity for the students. It is generally divided into Faculty of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and Animal Sciences. UGM Dentistry is a 5 years course which 4 years pre-clinical and 1 year clinical. All courses are held in Indonesian language with English as a second language. The general requirements for UGM Dentistry is passing entrance exam organized by Gadjah Mada University. The students must have at least 3 principles for STPM or CGPS of 3.0 in Matriculation. The Faculty of Dentistry in Gadjah Mada is developing to a internationally recognized academy and practical training in order to establish itself as a leading dental school in the world. It has built network with reputable universities such as Tokushima, Niigata, Leiden, Groningen and Melbourne Universities.

Gadjah Mada University is very concerned about their campus and students. They are all out in environmental issues. UGM takes a lot of steps to create a conducive environment for the continuity of the learning process. UGM campus is located in the center of Javanese culture in the special region of Yogyakarta.


UGM has two campus in different locations, Yogyakarta and Jakarta,Indonesia. The two campuses are distanced about 551km from each other. UGM is doing everything to make their students life in campus by reducing pollution, development of pedestrian, restriction of vehicles entering the campus and planting the trees green and many more. UGM has a huge building for graduation ceremony, a university library, a sports centre consisting of a stadium, tennis court and a basketball field.

University Gadjah Mada is unique on its own.  The symbol of UGM presents the principle they hold and their history. The five angle star used as UGM symbol promotes science, reality, loftiness and righteousness. So don’t have any doubt in the integrity of University of Gadjah Mada.



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