The List of Universities in Bali Indonesia

Education is one important element in our life. As humans, we always grow to be a better person. Growing to be much wiser and smarter, we need to get educated starting from kindergarten up to Universities. In Indonesia, we can easily find so many Universities, both privates and National on each region of this country, including the island of Bali.

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After seeing the good things about that very island, many people would consider living in Bali because of many reasons. But, of course, they need some considerations first. Is this island have any good schools or Universities for their children? Surely it does. In Bali Indonesia, they are some notable Universities that you can choose for your best education. All included inside the list of Universities in Bali Indonesia that you can see right below :

1. Warmadewa University

The first one on the list of the Universities in Bali Indonesia is Warmadewa University. This University is located right in the area of Denpasar Bali. It’s also included inside the Yayasan Kopri Bali, Kopertis VIII to be specific. The name of the University was firstly brought by Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, the governor of Bali at that time to respect the King of Bali, Sri Kesari Warmadewa.

The University was built back on July 17th, 1984 ago. So, it’s about almost thirty years old now. However, the Warmadewa University has a very meaningful motto “Guna Widya Sewaka Nagara”, the wise words in Balinese. You can find that there are 14 different fields of study in here like Magister of Management, Psychology, Public Administration, and others.

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2. Udayana University

The next one on this list is the Udayana University. This University is located in the area of Kampus UNUD street, Kampus Bukit Jimbaran, South Kuta, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali. Like most Universities in Indonesia, it has more than one campus. Udayana University or UNUD has two campuses, The Pusat Bukit Jimbaran Campus and also Sudirman Kampus.

UNUD was officially standing in 1962. It’s actually the oldest University in all areas of Bali island. The Motto of this University is also come with the Balinese language, “Taki Takining Sewaka Guna Widya”, which means a person should chase for knowledge and wisdom in studying. The University has about 13 faculties and also a lot of Postgraduate programs.

3. Ganesha University

The Ganesha University of Education is the next one that included in our list of Universities in Bali Indonesia. It’s located in Singaraja Bali, the famous area for Balinese culture and attractions. Ganesha University was built in May 2006. It’s considered pretty new one than the other Universities in Bali island. But, even though it’s new, it has some good choices of faculty.

Even though the official date is May 2006 but this University was first started its activities back in 1955, but the name of it is still a place for courses. At first, it was a course for Indonesian language, then changed to Commerce Course. After sometimes, the name and the building changed into one University called the Ganesha University of Education, which is actually the combination of different faculties that were built earlier.

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4. Mahasaraswati University

The next one is Mahasaraswati University, which is known as Unmas Denpasar. Unmas located right in the city of Denpasar Bali, under the management of Yayasan Perguruan Rakyat Saraswati Denpasar on the area of Kopertis, Koordinasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta (Private College Coordination area) VIII in Bali. Mahasaraswati University was built on 8 December of 1963.

The University was firstly built as IKIP, Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan ( Insitute of Teacher Training and Education) right on that date. Based on the decisions from the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, the IKIP Saraswati was combined with ABA (Foreign Language Academic) to be one whole Mahasaraswati University.

5. Dwijendra University

Dwijendra University is one unit of education that located under the management of Yayasan Dwijendra which is centered in Denpasar. The first foundation of this university was Sekolah Tinggi Arsitektur or Architectural School that later combined on July 17th, 1982 to be this great Dwijendra University. The University was then officially registered in November 28th, 1984.

However, this university has about five faculties with six different fields of study. They all operating legally under the rules and operational permission by BAN-PT (National Accreditation Board of College), so you don’t have to worry about their legality. However, the Law Faculty has A score, then Agriculture Faculty and Faculty of Communication Sciences both have B score. The other faculties have C as their score.

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The next university is the UNHI or the Universitas Hindu Indonesia (Hindu University) is the private university and also the Hindu University that you can find in the central area of Denpasar, Bali. This university was built in October 3rd back in 1963. For your information, this university is the first Hindu university in Indonesia, built coincidentally with the special Purnama Kartika Day.

On its first year, this university was having about two different faculties, the Religion dan Culture Faculty and Faculty of Teacher Training and Education. The time went by and the university was growing and having their next faculties and keep increasing in number. Now, UNHI has about seven faculties and sixteen fields of study for its students.

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7. Ngurah Rai University

On the street of Padma street number 30 of Penatih, Denpasar, Bali, there’s a university called Ngurah Rai. This university was built by Jagadhita Denpasar Foundation on May 22 of 1979. With that starting point, you can say that Ngurah Rai University is also considered pretty old campus, the second oldest university in Bali, even in the area of Kopertis VIII.

However, the Ngurah Rai University only had about 4 faculties and six fields of study such as Technic Faculty, Economic Faculty, Law Faculty, and also The Faculty of Politic. Just a year ago, this university received a “B” accreditation from the BAN-PT. Also, this university is very wide. It has about 2,4 hectares area with fields and wide park. There are also some facilities like gym, tennis field, soccer field, basketball arena, football arena, and also a pool table.

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8. Tabanan University

The next best university on the island of Bali is Tabanan University. The University of Tabanan is located on the street of Wagimin number 8, Kediri, Tabanan, Denpasar, Bali. Based on the information from their homepage, the Tabanan University is actually the biggest National University in Bali. Most professors there are genuine Tabanan people.

With that fact, we can understand that Tabanan area of Bali indeed seems promising in the world of teaching and education. About the university itself, there are about three main faculties such as Economic Faculty, Law Faculty, and Agricultural Faculty. About the facilities, they are also decent and really supporting the students with Educational Facilities, the supporting organizations, and also the job vacancy information.

9. University of National Education Denpasar

The University of National Education or Undiknas is a private campus in Denpasar Bali. Before the university was called as AKABA, Akademi Keuangan dan Perbankan (Finance and Banking Academy) on February 17 in 1969 by YPKN, Yayasan Pendidikan Kejuruan Nasional (National Vocational Education Foundation) of Denpasar Bali.

If you want to continue your study in University of National Education Denpasar Bali, there are some faculties that may suitable for you such as Economic and Business Faculty, Management Faculty, Law Faculty, Social and Political Science Faculty, Public Administration Faculty, and also Faculty of Informatics and Engineering.

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So, besides those Universities in Bali, there’s a special school or more focused campus called Sekolah Tinggi. It’s more specialized campus which the students there are learning about one field of study and really focusing into it. Here it is, the other list of Universities in Bali Indonesia that filled with some Sekolah Tinggi :

  1. Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali
  2. Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Denpasar
  3. Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing Hita Widya
  4. Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Administrasi Denpasar
  5. Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Bali

Finally, the list of Universities in Bali Indonesia ends here. As you can see right on the lists above, there are actually some choices of University that ranging from the Nationals to the Sekolah Tinggi. With those many choices, the teenagers can prepare themselves for the future by learning something that they really like in those Universities.