Airlangga University (UNAIR) - public higher education institution in Indonesia. UNAIR began its history in 1954. The main building of the university proudly stands in Surabaya inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Airlangga University is one of the top educational institutions in Indonesia that never leaves the country’s top 5 places to study. Airlangga University, earned its place in the top 5% of the world universities, according to the international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. To enroll the student must provide the information on previous academic performance and pass examinations. Traditionally the academic year is divided into semesters like in many other universities of Indonesia. Studying bachelor’s at UNAIR is relatively inexpensive - only 1,000 USD per year. UNAIR students can take their studies to the next level and obtain a master’s degree for 1,000 USD per year. Even though the tuition fees are not that high, the students still can apply for scholarship. It is important to check for current tuition fees on ( with the desirable faculty in mind.

The composition of the university. Airlangga University is classified as a large university with more than 27,000 concurrent students. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. UNAIR has around 2% of foreign students. The education is provided by more than 3000 teachers and professors. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Twitter, Facebook.

Infrastructure of UNAIR. There is a library on the campus. The students can live on campus if the apply for a dormitory room.
Ranking   729   4
Country Indonesia
City Surabaya
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
0 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
0 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,000 USD/year.
Living expenses $352 -571 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1954
Abbreviation UNAIR
Teachers 2,983
Students 27,351
Foreigners 2%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Excellence with Morality
• Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi
• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
World ranking 729
Country ranking 4
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 729
QS World University Rankings 705
Cost of living in Surabaya
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 119 167
Food 137 198
Transportation 12 34
Communications and utilities 53 67
Clothing 13 51
Sports and leisure 16 54
Total 352 571
Accommodation in Surabaya USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 120
Shared room in city centre 168
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 161
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 275
Alternative title
id Universitas Airlangga
alt Universitas Airlangga

Airlangga University - Official Description

Airlangga University Postgraduate program has been founded since November 10, 1954. The promotion to get the doctorate was held for the first time in 1959. Thus, in 1959 until 1976, Airlangga University has generated ten doctors. On that time, the free program was used to get the doctorate title. Since 1975, the Minister of Academic and Culture has been formulated the basic policy of the Higher Education development. In accordance with it, Airlangga University start to develop the program of post graduate and graduate studies with three study programs; Basic Medicine Science, Dentistry Science, and Law Science in 1976. For the next, several study programs are opened until now. In fact, the postgraduate program is started after the Dean inauguration based on letter of the Minister of Academic and Culture on March 10, 1983. Thus, the post graduate programs are considered since 1983 and start the class on September 1983. After years, based on the Rector decision on July 30, 2007, the eighteenth masters/magisters programs have been delivered to each Faculties in order to get the more effective and efficient education in Airlangga University.

Bachelor - Airlangga University

Airlangga University was named after the famous King Airlangga who ruled the eastern part of Indonesia archipelagoes from 1019 to 1042. The symbol of the University was taken from the royal seal showing the picture of a giant eagle being, a riding animal of the God Vishnu, holding a jar containing, "Amrta", water symbolizing the "spirit of eternal life". The symbol shows that Airlangga University is the source of eternal science. The university's flag has yellow and blue stripes in equal rows. Yellow symbolizes majesty and blue is for nobility and wisdom. The colors were derived from the veil which covered the statue of Vishnu during the inception ceremony of Airlangga University on November 10, 1954 by the first President of the Republic of Indonesia. The university was established in 1954. Today it has 11 faculties and 1 post graduate program, ranging from basic science, medicine, and social sciences. Its vision is to become an independent, innovative, and foremost University both regionally and globally, a forerunner of science development, technology, humanities and arts based on moral and religion. After years, as an institution of education, Airlangga University always try to improve the quality of education and the supporting facilities in...

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