Master in Law


Program Description

The Master of Laws (LLM) Class at the UGM Faculty of Law is designed to fulfill the need of experts in various areas of law which are significant for Indonesia, both locally and globally. It offers unique modules to enhance the knowledge and ability of the students in analyzing the law in the Indonesian context as well as contributing to the development of law in the global context. Equipped with an LLM degree, our alumni are geared to be capable of filling critical legal posts in a wide array of fields, from multinational corporations to international organizations.

Through our concentration areas, LLM students will be exposed to the expertise of lecturers from UGM's partner universities from around the world. Opportunities are open for numerous exchange and dual degree programs, with tailored schemes to the University of Queensland, Queen Mary University London, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Leiden, University of Reading, and other prominent universities all over the world.


The mission of the study program is to:

  1. Hold education that can enhance academic knowledge through critical, progressive, and innovative thinking for the development of legal science;
  2. Conduct research for the development of legal science and benefits of the society;
  3. Perform community service activities in order to improve people’s knowledge and consciousness of law;
  4. Develop collaboration in national and international level.


The vision of the study program is to be a class word, competitive and innovative study program in terms of strengthening legal science within the efforts to serve for the interests of nation and state based on Indonesian cultural, humanity that are in line with Pancasila.

Output and Goals

The goal of the study program is to create graduates of high quality and knowledgable in legal science, and able to provide solutions to legal issues emerging within the society.


The curriculum at LL.M program comprises of the core, compulsory concentration, and elective courses. Areas of concentration at the LL.M. program consist of business law, international law and law and governance. In accordance with Regulation of the LLM Degree, students are required to complete 45 credits that are divided into the following five types of module:

  1. Compulsory modules, consisting of five courses totaling 21 credits;
  2. Thematic modules according to four clusters: business law, international law, criminal law and law, and governance. Each cluster offers four courses totaling 12 credits;
  3. Elective modules, to be taken outside a student’s thematic course, consisting of four courses totaling 12 credits.

The breakdown of each module’s courses are as follows:

  1. Compulsory Courses (12 credits)
    1. Legal Theory (3 credits)
    2. Legal Policy (2 credits)
    3. Sociology of Law (2 credits)
    4. Human Rights Law (2 credits)
    5. Methodology of Legal Research (3 credits)
    6. International Exposure (3 credits)
    7. Master Thesis (6 credits)
  2. Thematic Courses (12 credits)
    • Business Law Cluster
      1. Banking Law (3 credits)
      2. Activities within the Capital Market (3 credits)
      3. Insurance Law (3 credits)
      4. Corporate Law (3 credits)
    • International Law Cluster
      1. Public International Law (3 credits)
      2. International Organization Law (3 credits)
      3. Law of the Sea (3 credits)
      4. International Humanitarian Law (3 credits)
    • Law and Governance Cluster
      1. Constitutional Development and Principles of Good Governance (3 credits)
      2. Public Policy, Legislation, and Review Mechanism (3 credits)
      3. Local Government: National and Comparative Law Perspective (3 credits)
      4. State Finance and State Expenditure (3 credits)
    • Criminal Law
      1. Comparative Criminal Law (3 credits)
      2. International Criminal Law (3 credits)
      3. Indonesian Criminal Justice System (3 credits)
      4. Criminology and Victimology (3 credits)
  3. Elective Courses (12 credits) Elective courses are to be chosen from any cluster outside a student’s concentration/cluster/thematic area.

Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the requirements below may apply for the postgraduate program as long as enrolling at the same field study of bachelor degree or other study areas which approved by Head of Program:

  1. Colored Photograph, formal dress, and pose (taken looking straight forward to camera), with a blue background.
  2. Original certificate or legalized certificate. Certificate of bachelor degree or equivalent which are from an accredited study program in the same field and/or related with the postgraduate program will be taken in UGM.
    • Letter of graduation is not recognized.
    • Foreign applicants must have an equivalent diploma from the Ministry of Higher Education in Indonesia (DIKTI).
  3. Original transcript or legalized copy of the original transcript
  4. Accreditation certificate of bachelor degree or equivalent, under several requirements:
    • Accreditation of study program is the current accreditation and proven by scan or print screen of accreditation certificate from the National Accreditation Board (BAN-PT) which still valid.
    • The study program which the accreditation still in process of renewal, proven by receipt of the submission form to the National Accreditation Board (BAN-PT), and not by the letter of recommendation from the university.
    • Certificate accreditation for Foreign applicants is proven by Letter of Equivalent Foreign Diploma (Surat Keputusan Penyetaraan Ijazah Luar Negeri) from DIKTI.
    If the accreditation certificate is invalid, it will not be processed.
  5. A valid Certificate of Academic Potential Test, validity is only for 2 years after the score issued.
    • Academic Potential Test or Tes Potensi Akademik (TPA) BAPPENAS
    • Postgraduate Academic Potential Test or Tes Potensi Akademik Pascasarjana (PAPs) UGM
    • Basic Academic Ability Test by Association of Indonesian Psychological or Tes Potensi Dasar Akademik (TPDA PLTI)
  6. A valid Certificate of English Proficiency Test, validity is only for 2 years after the score issued. A valid certificate of English Proficiency Test is issued by:
    • Academic English Proficiency Test (AcEPT) from UGM,
    • International English Testing System (IELTS) under IDP institutions,
    • Internet-Based (iBT) TOEFL under IIEF institutions,
  7. Letter of recommendation from 2 (two) lecturers from previous program study, preferably Academic Advisors or Office Supervisor.
  8. Health certificate from a doctor at a hospital or clinic.
  9. Specific requirements:
    • Applicants projection in following the postgraduate program at UGM containing reason, expectation, plan of research topic, and plans after graduated.
    • Research proposal/write an essay/another specific requirement by the department or the study program is directly send to study program (no need to be uploaded) and please submit together with a copy of registration form.
  10. Study permit from the institution where applicants work.

Admission Procedure

  1. Contact program study to identify the specific terms or additional requirements needed for selection.
  2. Create an account through online registration.
  3. Register online.
    • Applicants must prepare all the required documents. Late submitted documents after the registration will not be processed.
    • Applicants must scan the necessary documents (the minimum size is 150KB and the maximum size is 800 KB each file, scan of documents should be clearly seen and colored), then upload all documents through online registration.
  4. Letter of recommendation from 2 (two) lecturers from previous program study, preferably Academic Advisors or Office Supervisor. The website link for online submission will be given by UM UGM Committee directly to Academic Advisors or Office Supervisor through email. Please make sure that the email address of the referee is an active email address.
  5. Pay the non-refundable application fee via Multi-Payment System of Bank Mandiri, BNI, BRI, BTN, BPD DIY, CIMB NIAGA or Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) as requested.
  6. Print the registration form that will be used to register (for applicants who were accepted as postgraduate students).
  7. If you can not print the application form or your online application fail, please contact us.

General Academic Rules

All students shall obey the General Academic Rules in the Faculty of Law UGM as follows:

  1. All students shall fulfill all assignments and attend a minimum of 75% of the total meetings in class. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from Final Examination, which may result in suspension or damage to the final grade, probation, suspension or dismissal.
  2. In the event where a lecturer becomes aware that a student has been absent without a valid excuse for more than the Applicable Absence Limitation, such lecturer shall notify the secretariat. The Management, in light of all applicable circumstances and upon consultation with the reporting lecturer, shall decide upon any or all of the following:
    • Exclusion of the student from the course;
    • The bestowal of grade E for that student for that course.
  3. Each lecturer is entitled to excuse the absence of a student upon a valid reason. The Vice Dean of Academic and Student Affairs may decide that, on account of extraordinary circumstances affecting an extended period of time, a student be excused for a specified period of time from the meetings of the courses he or she is taking.
  4. Each student must commit to the meetings and examinations of all courses in which he or she is registered in the Study Plan (KRS).
  5. Forging the signature of another student or a Faculty member or staff for attendance in class or any other purpose is prohibited and considered a criminal offense under the Indonesian Penal Code. A student who has been identified as intentionally having forged a signature of another person for attendance in class may be terminated from enrollment in that particular course.
  6. Only students who are appropriately dressed may be admitted into a class or any academic activity at the Faculty.
  7. Sleeveless tops, T-shirts, short pants, slippers, and any transparent, ripped or revealing piece of clothing are strictly prohibited in class. A lecturer has the full prerogative to banish a student from class if such student has been found not to adhere to the appropriate clothing standard.
  8. Students who are late for more than 15 minutes shall not be admitted into class for any reason.
  9. Smoking is prohibited in all designated areas at the campus, and eating in class is prohibited.
  10. Mobile phones are generally prohibited in class and during the examination.
  11. No student shall record the proceedings of a class meeting without the express consent from the lecturer in charge.
Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Considered one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia and purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila.

Considered one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia and purports to be a defender and disseminator of Pancasila. Read less