One academic year is divided into two semesters: August–January and February–July. The first semester is August–January. In one semester, there are a minimum of 16 meetings (including exams) for each subject.
All international students need to pay for tuition fee in every semester along with additional fees set by each faculty. For bachelor program, the tuition fee is determined by Indonesian government, while for master and doctoral program, the tuition fee is determined by the faculties. Students who receive UNS Scholarship or other scholarships from Indonesian government such as Darmasiswa and KNB Scholarship do not need to pay for tuition fee.
The assessment system includes individual and group projects or essay/written report, depending on the faculty and field of study.
Universitas Sebelas Maret uses the grading system below.
|Score (Max 100)||GPA Scale||Grade||Remark||ECTS|
|S ≥ 85||4.00||A||Excellent||A|
|S < 55||0.00||E||Serious fail||F|
In one semester students can take 20 to 24 credits (depending on the faculty or field of study).
1 credit equals to 45.3 hours or 1.62 ECTS
1 full academic year equals to 40 to 48 credits
Students of bachelor degree (in 4 years) take minimum of 144 credits and maximum of 156 credits.
Students of master degree (in 2 years) take minimum of 36 credits and maximum of 50 credits.
Students of doctor degree (in 3 years) take minimum of 42 credits.
GPA indicates the students’ ability to complete courses. After the first two semesters, if students have low GPA, they are regarded as unable to successfully follow the course. In the next semester, they can only take fewer courses/credits to reduce the credit load, in hope that the students can successfully complete the courses.
|GPA in a semester||Credit limit for the next semester|
|<1.50||Max 12 credits|
|1.50-1.99||Max 16 credits|
|2.00-2.49||Max 18 credits|
|2.50-2.75||Max 20 credits|
|2.76-3.00||Max 22 credits|
|>3.00||Max 24 credits|