Post Arrival

Exchanging Currencies

Students are strongly advised to bring enough Rupiah (not more than Rp. 100.000.000,- or equivalent with USD 6.500) as they arrive in Indonesia. If you do not bring any Rupiah, it is recommended to bring US dollars to change in Indonesia. Money changing facility is available at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta Airport and Ahmad Yani Airport. At the airport, money-changer rates are usually slightly higher for cash. Compare this with the banks and money changers in the city who offer the most competitive exchange rates.

Pick up Service

As an international student, you will need to adapt and to settle into a new environment. The university provides a pick-up arrangement upon request. It is organized to facilitate you getting to the place of residence safely. Please get in touch with the International Office for further information regarding the pick–up service.

How to Get to USM

The International Office staff will pick international students up at the Ahmad Yani International Airport or at the Tawang Train station, which is not far from the Semarang University.