Universitas Syiah Kuala

country rank  29
world rank  1926

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University Overview

Founded in 1961, Universitas Syiah Kuala (Syiah Kuala University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Banda Aceh (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Aceh. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia), Universitas Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitas Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 57 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Indonesian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Syiah Kuala University
Founded 1961
Motto Jantong Hatee Rakyat Aceh
Heart of Achehnese people

University Location

Address Jalan Teuku Nyak Arief Darussalam - Kec. Syiah Kuala
Banda Aceh (population range: 250,000-499,999)
23111 Aceh
T +62 (651) 755 3205
F +62 (651) 755 1241

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Kopelma Darussalam
Banda Aceh 23111
+62 (651) 755 3205
(651) 755 4394

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi (BAN-PT) A Ranking


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018