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Study Sports & Environment in Bali

16 Weeks Semester Program

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16 weeks

Experience 15 weeks of hands-on lectures, field trips, research and scientific data collection

Field Trips

Throughout the semester you will take part in several field trips and excursions which are supervised by professionals.

Profound Expertise

Well structured lectures in English, held at Udayana University will provide you with expertise and prepare you for your research expeditions.

30 Credit Points

In the framework of this study program you can achieve up to 30 ECTS credit points awarded by the Udayana University in Bali.

Semester Facts

Study fees EUR 2,490

Summer Semester: March to July

Winter Semester: August to December

Application deadline

Winter Semester: 15th of June

Summer Semester: 15th of February

Semester Start

Summer Semester: 23rd of March 2020

Winter Semester: 24th of August 2020


Choose your preferred study orientation

The course structure of the ‘Sport & Environment’ semester in Bali is divided into two parts: compulsory courses and course concentrations. In addition to the compulsory courses, you have the possibility to choose out of the 4 offered course concentrations (Adventure & Outdoor Sports; Sports, Tourism & Environment; Sport, IT & Communication and General modules)! In total you can achieve up to 30 ECTS.

Available Modules: Adventure & Outdoor Sports

Outdoor Communication

The course Outdoor Communication will introduce and discuss in a general and particular level (i.e.: Indonesia) the basics of communication. It will include communication theories, such as communication channels. Also the communication and interactions between people in the nature will be part of the discussion, as well as the behavior in outdoor security situations. Especially the orienteering and communication outdoor is a important part of the course.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Outdoor Education

This course concerns the characteristic of outdoor education. The course is about general teaching methods and leadership models. The focus here is on forms of leadership in the nature, such as the leadership of adventure experience. In addition the pedagogical perspective is covered by team building measures, group games and orientations tasks.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Environmental protection and outdoor sports

This course is about the connection of environmental protection and outdoor sports. It will include the origins and development of outdoor activities, such as a historical perspective and Importance of environmental protection. Also the connection between people and nature will be part of the discussion, as well as the landscape and their outdoor practice.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Available Modules: Sports, Tourism and Environment

Development of tourism and sustainable tourism

This course is designed to familiarize students with the concept of sustainability and ecotourism and the integration of sustainability in several development practices such as hotel operations, tourist resorts, tourist sights, etc. Students will develop the ability to critically evaluate the impacts of tourism development on Bali’s natural resources and the local community. You will explore various sustainable organisations, businesses and conservation activities.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Sports and Tourism

The syllabus content of the course will include define sports tourism, categorizing sport tourism and the actors in sport tourism. The current market situations will also be discussed in general and particular level (i.e. Indonesia), such as the influence of sports tourism on the culture of the country. On this basis the trends in sport tourism and the prospects for the future will be part of the course.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Development of domestic ecosystems and sustainable treatment with nature

This course discusses the development of domestic ecosystems such as the human and nature relationship for sustainability. Key aspects are the network and processes of ecosystems like the various dimensions of environmental sustainability. Besides the students get an insight into different strategies and concepts of sustainable treatment. In this course the role of the public in promoting environmentally sustainable development and the prospect of the future will also be discussed.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Sports and Culture

This lecture gives an overview over the topic of sport, domestic culture and intercultural interaction between through exercise and sport. Students learn about sports and culture in Indonesia, its historical and sociological background. In different field trips, you will get first-hand insight in sport cultural events.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Available Modules: Sports, IT and Communication

Communication and Sports

Students learn about basic concepts of communication science and media research. The course teaches about different media systems and the influence of media on sport. Building on the basics, students gain an insight on different fields of application in sport communication and journalism. Goal of the course is to study the characteristics and presentation of sport in the media.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Introduction into information and communication technologies in sports

The course is about informatics and its influence on sport. The value of Big Data in modern sport increased over the past years and its importance will continue further with the digitalization of civilization. You will get an overview over different databases, match analysis and practical use of IT programs. Experts from Software platform will provide you with information and give you a first-hand insight in modern sport technology. Sport and IT lectures will contain current topics of information and media technology, and always connect to sports and its implementation in professional sports.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Available Modules: General

Theoretical and practical education

This module concerns on the theoretical and practical education of different sports. The module is structured in three courses: Water Sports (Surfing, Kitesurfing, Diving and Stand Up Paddling), Outdoor Sports (Trekking, Climbing, Mountainbiking and Canoeing) and Trend Sports (Yoga, Pencak Silat, Beach games and Outdoor Fitness). In every course you have to prepare a demonstration lesson about a topic of choice from the topics the lecturer has given. You teach about the theoretical background of your topic and prepare a lesson for beginners to give the other students an insight. At the end of the semester there will be a 60 minute theoretical exam and a practical exam.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Bahasa Indonesia

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language in Indonesia and is spoken from a majority of Indonesians next to a variety of different dialects which vary locally. In this language course you will learn the basics of the Indonesian language, in order to be able to immerse into Bali’s culture and life. This course mostly focuses on teaching the students to interact/communicate in Indonesian. Besides that, the students will also learn some basics of grammatical/structural rules.

Duration: 15 Weeks

Credits: 5 ECTS

Introduction Week

Before the official start of the semester there will be an introduction week during which you will get to know your fellow classmates, the unique Balinese culture as well as the environment around the campus.

  • The introduction week will kick-off with a cooking class in central Bali on Monday afternoon/evening. Since the next day will also be spent in central Bali, we will spend the night close to Ubud.

  • On Tuesday we will visit a Balinese family in Payangan where you will learn a lot about the Hindu culture and traditions. The main part of this trip will be a 'Canang Workshop' (a typical offering that is used on a daily basis by the Hindu). In the afternoon, we will visit a conservation center for the critically endangered Bali Starling.

  • The following day, we will visit the turtle conservation and education center on Serangan island and you will get the chance to learn more about corals during a coral transplantation workshop in Nusa Dua.

  • As last activity of the welcome week, we will have some fun on the beach during a surf course.

  • On Friday will be the official opening cermenoy at the university where you will meet your lecturers for the very first time.

This schedule is still subject to change.

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