Doctoral Opportunities

in Islamic Thoughts and Moslem Societies


an International Program

at UIN Sunan Kalijaga

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Text Box: Doctoral Opportunities  At UIN Sunan Kalijaga  Text Box: Choosing the correct institute to be part of is important in determining your success in pursuing a doctoral degreeText Box: We are excited to hear your interest in our doctoral program on Islamic Thoughts and Moslem Societies.Text Box: For many, pursuing a doctoral degree can be a life-changing experience. Not only because doctoral students have a particular project to be finished and the expected quality of their academic works at the end of their candidature, but also because of the intellectual exchange and culture required. To be a successful doctoral student, it is therefore important to choose the correct institute to be part of. The Graduate School of UIN Sunan Kalijaga offers distinct opportunities for those who are interested to take Islamic Thoughts and Moslem Societies as the subject for their doctoral projects. Located in the city known for its tradition of democratic and religious tolerance practices, the School presents both cognitive and experience opportunities for international students towards a life-changing doctoral degree.

Text Box: Amidst the limitless possibilities from Indonesia to provide alternative views on Islam and modern societies, Indonesian universities’ contribution in producing qualified scholars in the area however have been very limited.   Text Box: There has been a growing global interest in the subject of Islam and modernity, particularly after 9/11 tragedy. This has been reflected in the recent burgeoning of research across the world to explain the complexity of Islam-modernity relations as well as to influence policies directed to Moslem societies. Despite the fact that 9/11 tragedy and the parallel phenomena subsequently followed have shown a conservative feature of Islam and its Moslem societies, the latter are in fact far from being monolithic. While it is categorically important, Islam is often only one of many factors determining the dynamics of social and political life in many of Moslem dominated societies. With its deeply rooted local Text Box: cultures from pre-Islam era, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian nations offer possibilities of viewing differently Islam-modernity relations. The process of assimilation and contestation between Islam and local cultural elements in these nations may provide alternative perspectives distinctly separate from Moslem societies in other parts of the world. Understanding the heterogeneity in Islam and Moslem societies is important in the wake of recently emerging policies for development and security purposes. It is particularly important in the region known for the world’s fastest economic growth. Amidst the limitless possibilities from Indonesia and other Southeast Asian nations to provide alternative views on Islam and modern societies, the opportunities available in the region for those interested to pursue further education in this subject however have been very limited. Indonesian universities, in particular, have shown rather less dynamic trend in offering graduate opportunities in the field.  Text Box: Why taking Islamic Thoughts and Moslem Societies as your doctoral subject?
Text Box: UIN Sunan Kalijaga is the oldest university founded as part of Indonesian Ministry for Religious Affairs. Founded in 1950, thousands of UIN Sunan Kalijaga’s alumni have significantly contributed to communities, state and corporate institutions across the country and abroad. Many of its alumni have particularly laid contributions in shaping the discourse on Islam, modernity and democracy in post-reform Indonesia. Its historical legacy and its willingness to engage in the contemporary debates on relevant topics have made UIN Sunan Kalijaga as the center of excellence in Islamic studies in the country and the region. Strong knowledge in classical Islamic literature as well as adoption of contemporary literatures in social science and humanities are among its outstanding features.  UIN Sunan Kalijaga’s leading character is reflected at its Graduate School. The School’s academic staffs, in particular, have earned doctoral degrees from leading universities in Indonesia and around the world; have occupied significant positions in numerous institutions strategically important in making/influencing public policies in related subjects; have been awarded prestigious research grants both individually and in collaboration with other leading researchers and research institutes in and outside Indonesia; and have recorded well-cited publications in internationally recognized journals and publishers.  In addition, UIN Sunan Kalijaga has its own journal, Al Jamiah, which is A-Text Box: It is an international program (conducted in English) and supported by academic staffs with international recognition.Text Box: Why at  UIN Sunan Kalijaga’s Graduate School?

Text Box: accredited (by the Indonesian Ministry for Education) and indexed by Scopus. The university also provides supports to access to contemporary research reports and publications (both printed and e-journals) at the library as well as online and language skills through the university’s language learning center (in English, Arabic and French). As we are committed to support doctoral students through an engaging and welcoming academic environment, we offer you distinct opportunities during your study at our School. As part of our commitments to develop the research field in Indonesia, we provide scholarships to those who meet the qualifications. These scholarships are available as results of our partnership with Indonesian ministries, research and non-governmental agencies, corporate institutions as well as from our own university funding schemes. The doctoral students can have opportunities to get involved in sandwich programs held in our university partners in several European countries. Scholarships are also available for the Text Box: What we offerText Box: successful students to cover the expenses for these sandwich programs. The students can have distinct exposure to international research work and collaboration through our existing research partnerships with leading universities in Europe, United States and Australia. International associations of researchers frequently trust us to host their international seminars, conferences and workshops where doctoral students are particularly encouraged to participate.  To expose the students to research culture at international level, we provide particular opportunities for the students to be engaged in the staffs’ individual as well as collaborative research projects with our international partners. Engaging students in these networks is among our top priorities in order to nurture future scholars from Indonesia. For those who want to develop their language skills, the university’s language learning center provides language development services in English, Arabic and French. In addition to those facilities, the School’s highly qualified academic staffs are ready to help, support and develop your research capacity. Our School offers quality program with quality academic staffs who have strong background in both traditional/classical Islamic literatures and contemporary social sciences and humanities. Many of our academic staffs built their early scholarship in traditional Islamic schools and later enriched it with degrees from reputable universities across the world. It is a rare and unique capacity, especially in Indonesian universities. Strengthened by our worldwide research partnership, this outstanding scholarship and network will make your study potentially rewarding.   Text Box: Scholarships and sandwich programs at research institutes outside Indonesia are among distinct opportunities available at our School




Text Box: 20.	Al-Makin, MA., Ph.D. 21.	Muhammad Wildan, MA., Ph.D. 22.	Ro’fah Mudzakir, Ph.D. 23.	Muhrisun Afandi, Ph.D. 24.	A. Norma-Permata, Ph.D. 25.	A. Muttaqien, Ph.D. 26.	Alimatul Qibtiyah, Ph.D. 27.	Ahmad Rafiq, Ph.D. 28.	Inayah Rahmaniyah, Ph.D. 29.	Dr. A. Bunyan Wahib 30.	Kifayah Amar, Ph.D.   What are    the Program’s requirements? Educational Fees (IDR)

1. Registrastion Rp. 500.000

2. Tuition Fee Rp. 15.000.000

3. Library Services Rp. 300.000

4. Orientation Course and Studium Generale Rp. 150.000

5. Examinations:

a. Comprehensive Exam Rp. 1.000.000

b. Dissertation Proposal Exam Rp. 1.000.000

c. Pre-Defense Exam Rp. 2.500.000

d. Close Defense Exam Rp. 10.000.000

e. Open Defense Exam Rp. 15.000.000

f. Graduation Rp. 500.000


Text Box: Islam in Muslim World; Islam and Democracy; Islam, Women and Sexuality; Islamic Law and Legal Pluralism; Islamic Economy and Business; Islam, Science and Green Technology; Islam and Media Studies; Islam and Social Welfare; Islam, Development and Public Policy; Islam, Environment and Disaster Management; and Islam and Peace Studies. Among our academic staffs are: 1.	Prof. Dr. H.M. Amin Abdullah  2.	Prof. Dr. H. Machasin  3.	Prof. Drs. Akh Minhaji, MA, PhD.  4.	Prof. Dr. Sutrisno, M.Ag.  5.	Prof. Noorhaidi Hasan, MA., M.Phil., Ph.D.  6.	Prof. Dr. H. Khoirudin Nasution, MA.  7.	Prof. Dr. H. Siswanto Masruri, MA.  8.	Prof. Dr. Syamsul Anwar, MA.  9.	Prof. Drs. Yudian Wahyudi, MA, Ph.D.  10.	Prof. Dr.Phil. H.M. Nur Kholis Setiawan, MA.  11.	Prof. Dra. Syafaatun al-Mirzanah, MA., Ph.D. 12.	Prof. Drs. H. Ratno Lukito, MA, DCL. 13.	Dr. Fatimah Husein, MA 14.	Dr. Ruhaini Dzuhayatin, MA. 15.	Dr. Sekar Ayu Aryani, MA. 16.	Dr. Phil. Sahiron, MA. 17.	Dr. Siti Syamsiyatun, MA. 18.	Dr. Moch. Nur Ichwan, MA. 19.	Euis Nurlaelawati, MA., Ph.D. Text Box: This international program requires doctoral students to complete 72 credits. These credits span from foundational courses, required courses, elective courses, sandwich program, dissertation proposal, research fieldwork, work-in progress seminar, international publication and dissertation. At the end of their program, the successful candidates will be awarded with a doctoral degree which is internationally recognized (degree titles will subject to rules and regulation of Indonesian Ministry for Education and Research). The foundational courses are Qur’anic and Hadith Studies; Approaches in Islamic Studies; Philosophy of Science; and Religions, Science and Humanities. The obligatory courses are Islamic Thoughts in Indonesia and Islamic World; Contemporary Issues in Muslim Societies; Research Methodology; Comprehensive Examination; Proposal Seminar; Sandwich Paper; Publication in International Journals and Dissertation. Elective courses offered are Islamic Education in Indonesia; Islam and Local Cultures; Political

Text Box: For further information about other requirements to be enrolled at this doctoral program, feel free to contact us at:  <span id=Alamat email ini dilindungi dari robot spam. Anda memerlukan Javascript yang aktif untuk melihatnya. or visit us at We look forward to exciting prospect of working with you. Graduate School UIN Sunan Kalijaga Jln. Marsda Adisucipto Yogyakarta Indonesia 55281 Telp. +62 274 519709 Fax. +62 274 557978 " width="225" height="371" align="left" border="0" hspace="12" />Text Box: results.  For corporate managers, the better understanding on Islam and Muslim communities will enable them to find newer possibilities for their corporate development. Similar opportunities for capacity development offered by this Doctoral Program are also available for those outside these backgrounds. To be eligible, the prospective students should have master degrees (various fields) from accredited universities either in Indonesia or overseas.  In addition to this general requirement, they would also be required to prove their English proficiency (with minimum 500 for TOEFL or equivalent score in other English proficiency tests).      Text Box: Who Should Apply?