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Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    12-18 credits
    • Location

      Tangerang, Indonesia
    • Semesters Offered

      Fall, Spring

      April 16 deadline for Fall

      October 22 deadline for Spring

    • Application

      We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 term. Please fill out the Study Abroad Future Interest Form to be notified about program updates for Fall 2022 and beyond.

      How to Apply

      Interested in applying? For information about applying to UPH, email

      The Biola Student Exchange Program provides unique opportunities for Biola students to study at Christian universities in Indonesia, Korea or Japan. Students can study as exchange students at Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia, Yonsei University in Korea or Tokyo Christian University in Japan. Biola students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for up to two semesters of exchange study.

      Program Overview

      The Student Exchange Program with Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) offers students the opportunity to study in Indonesia, a country comprised of over 17,500 islands with a population of 238 million people. UPH is a private university situated in the exciting Lippo Village neighborhood populated with over 1.5 million people. Meet people from around the world and get a chance to experience South East Asia, enrich your knowledge, and experience an incredibly diverse and multicultural community.

      Students who apply to attend the program at UPH must complete a Biola application for review by Study Abroad. This includes an interview as a part of the application. If the student is approved by Biola Study Abroad, they are nominated to complete an application to UPH who determines final acceptance.

      2020–21 Program Cost (Before Financial Aid)

      Note: We are waiting on updated costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

      2020–2021 Biola Semester Tuition$21,756
      Program Fees (Estimated Median Cost of Living in USD)$5,150
      Non-Refundable Biola Administrative Fee$500
      International Health Insurance (Estimate)$225
      Estimated Program Cost$27,613

      Airfare, passport, travel visa, and textbooks are not included in the estimated program cost. Students accepted to participate in the program with UPH during the 2021-22 year will be billed Biola tuition, Biola administrative fee, and international health insurance through Biola. Students can live in studios, shared condominium/townhouse, or a local boarding house (all furnished). This cost is before financial aid. For a study abroad financial aid review, please contact The Office of Financial Aid.

      *Students will pay for housing, meals, and other expenses independent of Biola. For a breakdown of estimated living costs, please view the UPH International Office’s Living Cost page.

      Course Equivalencies

      Students wanting to attend this program will need to meet with a study abroad advisor to determine current course availability. UPH International Office’s past offerings can be viewed for the 2018-2019 academic year.