Universities in Kupang, Indonesia

Kupang is the capital of the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Being the largest city on the island of Timor, it houses several educational institutions. With adequate transportation facilities and a reasonable tuition fee, this city can be an excellent option to study for your higher education.

Why Choose to Study in Kupang?

There are about 16 higher education institutions in Kupang, of which Nusa Cendana University is the oldest university in the province. It is a public university established in 1962 and has one postgraduate program and 11 faculties that offer education in 57 study programs. The university’s research institute has 15 centres covering most study areas, which provide excellent research facilities. The institute also has many other student facilities like libraries, e-learning, financial aid, sports, various student activity units, scholarships, etc. 

Widya Mandira Catholic University is the next best university in the city. It was established in 1982 and offers a wide range of study programs to national and international students. The institute has seven faculties with a high-quality education system. It also provides non-academic facilities, including ATMs, libraries, printing facilities, wifi, sports activities, administrative facilities, etc. According to the Webometrics Ranking of Universities Web, the university has an excellent academic record, ranking 137th in the country.

Eligibility Criteria

Any international student who has an Indonesian Student Visa can study at Kupang universities. You can apply for this visa at a designated Indonesian Embassy by submitting the documents, including a filled out visa form, letter of invitation from the university, health certificate, previous education certificate, proof of sufficient funds, a valid passport, passport size photographs, etc.

In addition to a student visa, you will need a language proficiency certificate which you can get by taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exams.

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