Indonesian Studies Program

Indonesian Studies Program

The UCLA Indonesian Studies Program promotes the study of Indonesia by UCLA graduate students and faculty through conferences, lectures, and fellowships. The program will promote deeper understanding of Indonesia and its global significance.

Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program 2014

Lemelson Fellowships on Indonesia

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate Study

Since 2001, UCLA has established an Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) for students interested in Southeast Asian Studies. The IDP offers a Bachelor's degree in Asian Studies and the Southeast Asian Studies minor. Students in the IDP and in other departments may choose from a wide variety of courses about Southeast Asia.

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Graduate study


UCLA does not offer an MA or Ph.D in Southeast Asian Studies, but there are ample opportunities for graduate study related to Southeast Asia under the auspices of various departments, including History, Anthropology, Political Science, Asian Languages and Cultures, Asian American Studies, Ethnomusicology, World Arts and Cultures, and Public Health. Prospective students must first apply for admission to the relevant department. Graduate study at UCLA

Quarter Course Lists

Quarter Course Lists

Each quarter UCLA offers a wide range of courses about Southeast Asia. Up each year for the past five years, UCLA shows its commitment to the development of a premiere institution for the study and research of Southeast Asian Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Study Abroad

UCLA's CSEAS and IDP in Southeast Asian Studies strongly encourage UCLA students to study in Southeast Asia through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) to gain language and culture experience. EAP works together with the host universities to ensure that those programs meet the highest possible academic standards. Southeast Asian EAP programs currently operate in Thailand and Singapore. UCLA students - get more information and apply for Education Abroad Programs »

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Graduate students whose work entails the study of a Southeast Asian language taught at UCLA (Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog and Indonesian), are eligible for one of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship awarded by the CSEAS. In recent years the CSEAS has annually awarded between six and eight full-year fellowships and a smaller number of summer awards to graduate students in a wide range of disciplines and professional schools.


Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program

Southeast Asia - Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships


College Library

Guide to selected resources on Southeast Asia

Our library has one of the finest Southeast Asia research collections in the country, managed by a specialist bibliographer, with extensive vernacular holdings in Filipino, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese.

Language Study

Southeast Asian languages at UCLA are taught in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Languages Offered. These courses are open to all UCLA students and to non-students with the permission of the instructor, space permitting. Non-UCLA students must register for regular UCLA classes through UCLA Extension Concurrent Enrollment Concurrent Enrollment Brochure.

Students who are not totally new to the study of a language normally will take a placement test to determine language proficiency Placement Exams. Placement exams for Southeast Asian languages are only offered once/year, during Fall quarter 0 week, the first Friday of classes. Register for these exams through the ALC website. If a placement test is required at any other time, payment will be required.