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DPP UGM has a maximum capacity of 50 students for each batch.

Scientific Concentration

The Masters Program in Politics and Governance at UGM currently offers five scientific concentrations, namely Indonesian Politics, Local Politics and Regional Autonomy, Election Governance, Natural Resources Management, and Human Rights and Democracy.

1. Indonesian Politics
This concentration explores the dynamics of Indonesian politics at the national level. Through this concentration, students are encouraged to understand actors, institutions, mechanisms, and the direction of political change in Indonesia from time to time. Students will learn about a variety of approaches and theories that explain these changes. Analytical competence will be the main dimension that will be developed through this concentration.

2. Local Politics and Regional Autonomy
This concentration explores changes in politics and governance at a local scale, especially after political reform and the implementation of decentralization policies. Even so, through the existing lecture designs, students are also encouraged to understand developments in a wider context. Changes at the local level are also the result of influences and changes occurring at the national and global levels. This concentration aims to encourage students to have strong analytic competencies but also to combine them with practical and advocacy competencies that enable students to be actively involved in social change at the local level.

3. Election Governance
Elections have become an important mechanism in the institutionalization of democracy in Indonesia. Therefore, strong human resources are needed to oversee quality and fair elections. This concentration equips students with analytical and practical competencies by encouraging an understanding of macro and micro aspects of election management. Through a lecture process that involves a more active method, students will also be encouraged to find real solutions for more transparent, accountable, and democratic election management.

4. Human Rights and Democracy
Human rights and democracy have become important global norms that underlie every social and political practice. However, as a global norm in practice, human rights and democracy often give rise to new tensions due to variations in social and political contexts. The concentration of Human Rights and Democracy in the Master’s Program in Politics and Government seeks to understand the various perspectives in this area. The focus will be directed not only on the value dimension but also on the institutional aspects and their impact on social and political change. This concentration encourages students to have strong analytical competence as well as advocacy skills related to democracy and human rights.

5. Natural Resources
Almost all political practices cannot be separated from the resource factor, one of which is natural resources. The SDA concentration in the Masters Program in Government Politics invites students to discuss the importance of natural resources in the context of political economy, both locally, nationally and internationally. The SDA concentration discusses how political processes are intertwined with corporate actors for the sake of political economy interests. Not infrequently, the political processes carried out are intermediate goals in order to create extractive economic sustainability in various sectors and actors.


In first semester, Masters students in the Department of Politics and Government have 6 (six) compulsory courses that must be completed before continuing on to the next semester.

In second semester, Masters students only have 1 (one) compulsory subject, namely Research Methods. In this semester, Masters students are also required to choose 5 (five) courses from 1 (one) concentration only. This means that students in second semester have a total of 6 (six) courses that must be completed to proceed to the next semester.

Registration fees, matriculation fees, tuition fees, as well as master’s program graduation fees can be accessed via the button below.

Amount of Single Tuition (UKT)


Million Rupiah / semester

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are 2 conditions, namely general conditions and special conditions. General requirements follow university requirements, further information regarding these general requirements can be accessed via the link. Special requirements for study programs: Projection of wishes and research proposal design.

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 There are 2 selection processes, the first is administrative selection in the form of completeness of files. Both interviews were conducted online via the Zoom application or Google Meet. The assessment of the 2 stages of this selection will later become a consideration for whether or not prospective students pass or not.

At the time of selection, prospective students are allowed to attach certificates of potential test results and language proficiency tests with scores below the requirements. However, prospective students are required to be able to collect certificates with scores that meet the requirements when declared passed and carry out the registration process.

To graduate from the Masters in Politics and Government, students are required to complete a total of 42 credits. In the first semester students will take basic political and government courses, then in the second semester students are required to take 4 courses of research methods and concentration courses. In semesters 3 and 4, students are expected to focus on the thesis proposal exam and the process of writing a thesis and thesis exam.

The UGM Political and Governance Masters Program currently offers five scientific concentrations, namely Indonesian Politics, Local Politics and Regional Autonomy, Election Governance, Natural Resources Management, and Human Rights and Democracy.

The number of student quotas for each batch in the Political and Government Masters Study Program is 50 students.

 The UKT amount for the Master of Politics and Government refers to the Decree of the Chancellor of the Gadjah Mada University Number 6949/UN1.P/KPT/HUKOR/2021, with the amount of 10,000,000/semester.

We cooperate with various institutions both at home and abroad. Domestic include: LPDP, KPU RI, local government. As for scholarships from abroad, it could include student exchange activities, and opportunities to join collaborative research collaborations to get scholarship opportunities.

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