About Airlangga University

Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) is one of the best and one of the oldest universities in Indonesia.  It was established in 1954 by the First President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Soekarno. The university was named after a great king ruling East Java in 1019 known as Prabu Airlangga.

The Coat of Arms of Universitas Airlangga is the mythical bird Garuda ("Garudamukha") — the magical bird of Lord Vishnu depicted carrying an urn containing the eternal water "Amrta". It represents Universitas Airlangga's spirit to devote itself to knowledge and civilization.

 

UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA IN NUMBERS:

  • 6 campuses
  • 15 faculties
  • 1 postgraduate school
  • 174 programs
  • 44 bachelor's degree programs
  • 46 master's degree programs
  • 15 doctoral programs
  • 7 professional programs
  • 33 medical specialist programs
  • 8 medical sub-specialist programs
  • 18 three-year vocational programs
  • 3 four-year vocational programs

 

Academic Reputation

Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) has initiated a program called "Sustainable Education for All" aimed to improve the relevance and eligibility of graduates. It is reflected from four indicators, first graduates' salary, waiting period to be hired, graduates' work eligibility, and graduates' ability to create more jobs. It is an effort to improve the university's reputation among academics and graduate competence's relevance to the current industries. This program is supported by the implementation of Inter-Professional Education (IPE) and Outcome-Based Education (OBE).

Inter-Professional Education (IPE) is aimed to make students ready to work in a collaborative inter-professional environment. It has been implemented in the Faculty of Medicine since 2016. Most participants for IPE activities were achieved in 2019 with 870 students. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 116 activities were still held in 2020, and in 2021, they are held online. The IPE activities have shown collaboration reinforcement among students in improving their knowledge and skills to achieve predetermined targets.

In terms of the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) approach, a learning strategy is developed based on projects and evidence. It is supported by the technological advancement as lectures are conducted through three ways of learning; online learning, hybrid learning and blended learning. Online learning is done synchronously and asynchronously. For the first semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Year, synchronous learning is held through 551 Virtual Classrooms used for 19,285 classes per week and 1 VC used for 83 webinars. The asynchronous learning is implemented through various methods, including the use of Learning Management System (LMS).

The teaching and learning activities utilizing technology are conducted through Learning Management System (LMS) and Massive Online Open Course (MOOC). LMS is accessible through the website: elearning.unair.ac.id (AULA) and a mobile app: Airlangga Learning in Mobile App (ALMA). LMS makes it easier for lecturers and students to do teaching and learning activities because it has useful features such as material sharing, discussion forums, and evaluation. MOOC is about UNAIR learning materials accessible to the public. MOOC has provided 150 easily accessed learning materials in various topics.

 

Research Excellence

UNAIR also initiated a program called "Meaningful Research and Community Services" focused on providing meaningful efforts for the community through research and community services. Research excellence achieved in life science is the production of allergen extract, Bovine Hydroxyapatite (BHA), and Artemia culture. In health research, Universitas Airlangga excels in infectious diseases' research, including rotavirus, noroviruses (viral diarrhea), HIV, and antimicrobial infection. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, UNAIR also takes parts in Sars-Cov-2 research by developing the Covid-19 vaccine called Vaksin Merah Putih. In social sciences, UNAIR actively answers social problems in society by providing counsel and conducting research-based community development activities.

Allergy problems inspired allergen extract production by the university. The prevalence of allergic diseases such as dust mite-caused asthma, pollen allergies, and food allergies is rising globally, especially in developed countries, due to genetic and environmental factors.  Therefore, Universitas Airlangga, in collaboration with Dr. Soetomo Hospital and PT Biofarma, has developed Allergen Extract Teaching Industry. It is an effort to realize local allergen production to improve public health quality and increase the state revenue. This facility received University Innovation Funding from Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education in 2019.

Another innovation in the field of research is cow bone utilization as a source of hydroxyapatite or Bovine Hydroxyapatite (BHA). There is a great demand of hydroxyapatite and it is also potential and has a good prospect to be developed because the raw material is abundant in East Java. The BHA component is proven to be biodegradable and biocompatible, useful for bone graft and bone regeneration. The innovation has been patented and its teaching industry has been built. In 2021, BHA Teaching Industry is expected to start production under the management of PT Inovasi Bioproduk Indonesia (PT INOBI), a startup of UNAIR and a subsidiary of PT. Dharma Putra Airlangga as the Holding Company owned by Universitas Airlangga.

UNAIR has also made an innovation on Artemia, a group of crustaceans from phylum Arthopoda, also known as brine shrimp. Artemia is a type of natural feed that is indispensable in the business of shrimp and fish hatcheries. However, Indonesia still imports it and it is expensive. Based on information from Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, the imported Artemia cysts reach at least 40 tons. Universitas Airlangga's research aims at engineering Artemia cultivation which produces superior Artemia while at the same time improving the quality of salt in salt ponds. This research will produce two products, Artemia cysts and industrial salts. Artemia cysts are needed in fish/shrimp hatcheries as the main feed. There is a great demand for Artemia cysts from fish/shrimp hatcheries in Indonesia and it is still imported from several countries such as The USA, China, and European countries. With vast natural resources such as salt ponds, Indonesia must be directed to produce Artemia cysts and industrial salt to meet its market demand. These research results are expected to reduce and even stop fish/shrimp farmers' dependence on imported Artemia cyst products.

Some other university's innovations have been developed into teaching industry units and commercial academic products:

  • Metabolit Stem Cell, anti-aging stem cell product
  • Seaweed Capsule Shell, transparent capsule shell as drug delivery system
  • Excelzyme-1, Excelzyme-2, and Excelzyme-3, environmental-friendly bioproducts used for biodeinking process, improving ruminant cattle productivity from the feed and improving the quality of organic fertilizer, respectively
  • BIO KSB-1, microorganism used as industrial liquid waste management
  • NONIKIT, hydroquinone detecting kit
  • Dentolaser, effective antimicrobial therapy and cell biomodulation tool
  • Various herbal medicine products, such as Meditea, Diabetkol, Pro-Slimpid and many other products

There are also innovations on Active Biomolecular Development based on New Chemical Entity, Bio-resource Technology with advanced functionality enzyme-based material, and research on microorganism biodiversity and its application for germplasm conservation.

All of those innovations are made for the benefit of the community. Thus, research can be developed in line with community service. The research is conducted in collaboration with the government, industry, and other institutions or universities.  As an effort towards impactful research development, for the last couple of years, Universitas Airlangga has collaborated with 19 universities from 9 countries through World University Association for Community Development (WUACD). UNAIR also expands its collaboration network by joining international communities such as ASEA-UNINET consortium and organizing LUMINAIRe with ATU-NET. Therefore, UNAIR will gain more opportunities to engage in research and community services with global impacts.

 

Course entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (IUP)

  1. INDONESIAN APPLICANTS:
  • Applicants graduated from SMA/MA/SMK/MAK or any equivalent school 2019 and 2020 must have a graduation certificate.
  • English Language Proficiency as indicated by TOEFL IBT (Score 60) or TOEFL CBT (Score 173), TOEFL ITP (Score 500), IELTS (Score 5.5), Airlangga English Language Proficiency Test – ELPT (Score 500). Contact int@ppmb.unair.ac.id to ask for other ELPT certificate acceptability. TOEFL ITP online administered by Pusat Bahasa Unair can be an option.
  • Having no health issues that might disrupt the applicant’s study.

 

  1. INDONESIAN APPLICANTS (WNI) GRADUATED FROM OVERSEAS HIGH SCHOOL
  • English Language Proficiency as indicated by TOEFL IBT (Score 60) or TOEFL CBT (Score 173), TOEFL ITP (Score 500), IELTS (Score 5.5), Airlangga English Language Proficiency Test – ELPT (Score 500). Contact int@ppmb.unair.ac.id to ask for other ELPT certificate acceptability. TOEFL ITP online administered by Pusat Bahasa Unair can be an option.
  • Having no health issues that might disrupt the applicant’s study.

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:
  • Applicants graduated from high schools in 2019 and 2020 must have a graduation certificate.
  • Applicants graduated from high schools in 2021 must have a letter stating that the applicants have graduated from high schools, signed by the school principal and with the applicants’ recent photo attached.
  • English Language Proficiency as indicated by TOEFL IBT (Score 60) or TOEFL CBT (Score 173), TOEFL ITP (Score 500), IELTS (Score 5.5), Airlangga English Language Proficiency Test – ELPT (Score 500). Contact int@ppmb.unair.ac.id to ask for other ELPT certificate acceptability. TOEFL ITP online administered by Pusat Bahasa Unair can be an option.

 

Specific Requirements 

No. Study Programmes Specific Requirements
1 Medicine Not suffer from total colour blindness
2 Dental Medicine Not suffer from total colour blindness
3 Veterinary Not suffer from total colour blindness
4 Pharmacy Not suffer from total and partial colour blindness

 

SELECTION PROCESS OF INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022

International applicants:

  1. A letter of motivation submission, letter of motivation should cover the following: reason to pursue a specific degree, the qualities that the candidate can bring to the program, why Universitas Airlangga is the best option for the candidate
  2. Interview (with Zoom Meeting)

Indonesian applicants

  1. Portfolio submission, portfolio consists of: letter of personal statement that covers education achievement, experiences and awards (academic and non-academics) received in senior high school, letter of motivation and commitment that covers motivation and reasons for choosing the program, including a description of financial support for the study.
  2. Academic Potential Test (in English)
  3. Interview

 

For more information about IUP check out the website: https://iup.unair.ac.id/prospective-students/entry-requirements/

Share your problems and inquiry about the admission to the Admissions Office via phone (+6231-5956009, 5956010, 5956013), Whatsapp: +62813 5885 0855 & +62821 3861 1156 Email (int@ppmb.unair.ac.id), Facebook PPMB Unair, Twitter @ppmbunair or Instagram @ppmbunair.

 

Master’s and Doctoral Programs

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022

International Applicants (WNA)

 

Required documents (format in jpg/pdf)

  1. A valid passport*
  2. A colour photo passport *
  3. Certified copy of the diploma in bachelor degree or equivalent (in English)*
  4. Certified copy of the academic transcript of bachelor degree (in English)*
  5. Certified copy of the diploma in master degree (in English)**
  6. Certified copy of the academic transcript of master degree (in English)**
  7. Certificate of English Proficiency (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS) for applicants from Non-English speaking countries
  8. Letter of motivation*
  9. Research Proposal*
  10. Academic recommendation letter from professors or potential supervisors **
  11. A recent curiculum vitae*

*) mandatory for all applicants

**) required for doctoral applicants

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 2021/2022

  1. Must have a Letter of Consent from the Government of The Republic of Indonesia when accepted as a student.
  2. Must have a recommendation letter from the Embassy of Republic of Indonesian Embassy in the student’s country of residence
  3. Must have adequate health status assessed by the Medical Teams of Universitas Airlangga when accepted as a student.

 

Online registration is available at http://admission.unair.ac.id

Share your problems and inquiry about the admission to the Admissions Office via phone (+6231-5956009, 5956010, 5956013), Whatsapp: +62813 5885 0855 & +62821 3861 1156 Email (int@ppmb.unair.ac.id), Facebook PPMB Unair, Twitter @ppmbunair or Instagram @ppmbunair.

 

Accommodation details

Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) has provided dormitories for its students, for men and women, domestic or foreign students. The dormitories are located in Campus C with adequate facilities such as wide parking area, great internet connection and excellent security services. To support students’ mobility between campuses in Surabaya, flash buses are provided free of charge. They are clean, comfortable and safe. They arrive at the bus stops in each campus every half an hour.

Students also have an option to stay in an apartments or boarding house around the campus area. There are a lot of boarding houses found in Karang Menjangan, Jojoran, Gubeng Kertajaya dan Gubeng Airlangga (Campus B), Kali Kepiting and Mojo (Campus A), Sutorejo and Mulyorejo (Campus C).

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Key statistics

  • 14.1
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 29,020
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

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