Winter School in Bali

Apply to our winter school in Bali - Escape the winter and earn credits in a tropical paradise

Join the 2-4 week Warmadewa International Winter Exchange Program

Apply to the winter school in Bali and escape the cold winter by studying on the world-famous holiday island! Earn up to 12 ECTS or 7 US credits in just a few weeks, discover the captivating culture, community and nature of Bali and enjoy the endless activities the island has to offer. Apply easily and securely and get accepted as quickly as in a day.



December - January (2-4 weeks)

Max. Credits

12 ECTS /
7 US credits

Program Content

workshops and

Levels of study

Bachelor and Gap year


Study Fields

Indonesian language and culture, tourism, business and entrepreneurship


Warmadewa University

Best private university in bali


Destination for
our students

Top 5%

Best University in Indonesia

Fully accredited programs




WINTER 2025*

WINTER 2026*

Semester dates are still tentative! 

Program Highlights

  • Familiarize yourself with Indonesia’s society and culture, its modern challenges and intriguing past

  • Earn up to 12 ECTS/ 7 US credits within only a few weeks

  • Escape the winter and explore the famous paradise island Bali

  • Book additional service packages to make your study adventure comfortable, memorable, and worry-free (find more under fees below)

  • Earn credits during your semester break to stay on top of your study schedule

  • Meet people from all over the world and build an international network

  • Improve your English, learn the basics of Bahasa Indonesia and develop your intercultural communication skills

  • Get supported throughout the semester by our dedicated on-site team

Studying in the Warmadewa International Winter Exchange Program

Warmadewa International Winter Exchange introduces you to the Indonesian language, culture, tourism, and business. You won’t be just sitting in the classroom either, but will also get to take part in interesting excursions and workshops. You’ll also have plenty of time to discover and enjoy the many free-time activities that Bali offers.

The winter school in Bali is for you if the following applies:

  • You’re a university student, high school graduate, high school student, and gap year student with a minimum of 18 years of age
  • You’re interested in Indonesia and South-East Asia
  • You want to study abroad in a unique and exotic environment but don’t have time for a full semester
  • You want to expand your knowledge with a variety of topics
  • You want to get to know people from all over the world and improve your English

Explore virtually – interactive destination tour


Q: What is the maximum number of courses I can take/ ECTS I can earn during the 2-week program? 
A: You can take up to two courses and earn a maximum of 6-12 ECTS during the 2-4week program.

Q: What does the weekly schedule look like?
A: The class is from Monday to Friday.

Q: When do the exams take place? A: The exams take place on the 2nd week of the program, on Thursdays.

Q: What’s the dress code at Warmadewa University?
A: You must cover your shoulders, belly, knees and toes whenever on campus. Please bring suitable enough lightweight clothes from home.

Q: Do I need a visa to study at WISE?
A: A Visitor Visa (also called a Visa on Arrival) can be obtained for Rp 500,000 online or at the airport after arrival for 90+ nationalities (ASEAN countries do not need a visa). This visa has a 30-day expiration date and can be extended once for 30 days with the help of the university-appointed visa agent or online for around Rp 850,000.

Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take?
A: We recommend MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria and hepatitis A and B. You can ask your doctor for possible other recommendations if you wish to travel to more rural areas. Bali is not a malaria-endemic zone, so most likely, you will not need to purchase anti-malaria medication.

Q: Can I bring prescription medicines to Bali?
A: That shouldn’t be a problem if you bring the doctor’s prescription with the medicine. Some medicines can be very hard or impossible to find in Bali, even though there are plenty of pharmacies in the more touristy areas of Bali.

Q: How are the hospitals in Bali?
A: There are many international standard hospitals in Bali, for example, BIMC, Siloam and Kasih Ibu. Please ask your insurance company for their partner hospital in Bali, as most insurances have one they prefer. With minor worries, you can usually visit the local clinics that can be found everywhere.

Q: Do I need to have travel insurance?
A: You are required to have valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the study abroad program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. Additional information and recommended insurance packages.

Q: What kind of costs should I be prepared for?
A: In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the visa if needed, flights, accommodation and other living costs. There are no book fees for the Warmadewa International Winter Exchange, as most of the study materials will be uploaded to a student folder in Google Drive. The cost of living is relatively low in Bali. The actual costs depend on your individual lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs hereRead more about budgeting.

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