International Class Program Faculty of Law of Syiah Kuala University 2019

The International Class Program is the Faculty of Law of Syiah Kuala University (SKU)’s commitment to producing competent legal professionals who are well equipped to engage in a globalized, liberalized, and interconnected world. The ICP curriculum has been specifically tailored to not only a comprehensive understanding of the legal theories but also an array of skill-related expertise necessary for both legal practitioners and scholars.

The ICP of Faculty of Law, SKU is located in Aceh province, Indonesia, established in 2005, was initially supported by Nuffic (Netherland Institute for International Cooperation in Higher Education), as to consequence of a new hope to develop a better legal education facing global challenges, post the peace agreement (MoU Helsinki 2005) and massive earthquake along with tsunami in 2004.

The ICP demonstrates a student-centered approach and at the end of the study, the students have to complete their thesis in English. The program provides supporting staff to assist the student’s thesis in the technical writing aspect. Furthermore, the students are encouraged to attend an internship program during their studies, whether in Indonesia or overseas. Students that willing to do an internship at the other relevant institutions are also welcome after receiving approval from the program. The ICP has graduates who work at law firms, academician and other professions.

This program is specially designed to nurture undergraduate students so they will possess strong competence in international law, and prepare them to have the proficient capability in serving as legal professionals once they graduated. To support their studies, students will study from our extensive collections of comprehensive jurisprudence, theories of laws, and practical skills training on contract drafting, negotiation, and diplomacy. Legal procedural skills are instilled to students through moot-court simulations. Lecture activities are delivered by professors and teaching staffs who are experts on their respective field of studies, as well as combinations of academicians and practitioners both from Indonesia and abroad. Faculty of Law SKU also cooperates with a number of partner universities and/ or law schools around the world, to provide students with opportunities of students exchange and study abroad programs.

Vision and mission


ICP aims at becoming an undergraduate program with an international orientation, the spirit of competitiveness, and is inspired by local values.


  1. To conduct international standard education in an undergraduate degree program;
  2. To fulfill the need of a legal expert who has good conduct, global insight and has international competitiveness for benefit of local and national interest;
  3. To develop critical thought and to give knowledge and skill towards students to understand and apply legal perspective and regulations with a global perspective;
  4. To collaborate with stakeholders in the country and related institution in an international level.

Education Scheme

The degree of Bachelor of Laws (Sarjana Hukum/ S.H.) will be awarded to students who complete the program with a minimum of 144 credits. To collect all of the required credits, students need to take classes from the Faculty’s core compulsory curriculum and elective courses. ICP students are also able to transfer their credits obtained through student exchange or study abroad program in our partner universities during their studies in ICP. The language of instructions in the ICP is mostly in English. However, in order to obtain a comprehensive command in Indonesian Laws, Bahasa Indonesia is also required for studying legislative and other legal materials that are only available in Bahasa Indonesia; as well as to practice Indonesia’s moot court simulations.

Student’s Exchange Program

ICP students may take part in an exchange program or study abroad at ICP’s partner universities for 1 to 2 semesters, subject to the faculty’s recommendation. The credits obtained from the exchange program can be transferred to the ICP’s curriculum; provided that the classes of which the obtained credits are in line with the ICP’s core curriculum.

Students may contact ICP’s office for more information regarding the available student exchange program and the requirements for application.

Areas of Concentration

The ICP Faculty of Law USK academically focuses on three innovative legal areas of concentration namely Business law, International Law, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law.

The distribution of concentration courses are as follows:

  • Business Law
  • Company Law
  • Banking Law and Regulation
  • Agreement in the WTO
  • Capital Market Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Competition Law
  • International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Law of Treaties
  • Law of the Sea
  • Diplomatic Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Executive-Legislative Relations
  • Indonesian Judiciary
  • Electoral Law
  • Local Government Law
  • The Presidency
  • Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Criminology and Victimology

Competencies of ICP graduates

  • Producing the graduates who are qualified, innovative, professional and competitive.
  • Mastering legal knowledge and skill in relation to national and international matters.


The admission will be held around February-June every year.

Period of Study

The study period of ICP bachelor degree is 4 years (8 semesters).

Subjects Taught


  • The Introduction of Law
  • The Introduction of the Indonesian Legal System
  • Sociology
  • Science of State
  • General Philosophy
  • Indonesian Language
  • Indonesian Civic Education
  • Disaster and Environmental Knowledge
  • Land Law
  • Private Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Law and Society
  • Adat Law
  • Basic Science
  • Religion Studies
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law
  • Trade Law
  • English Language
  • Local Government Law
  • Criminology
  • Constitution and State Institution Law
  • Criminal Procedure Law
  • Private Procedure Law
  • International Private Law
  • Labor Law
  • Ocean Law
  • International Organization Law
  • Statutory Studies
  • Land Procurement
  • Tax Law
  • Inheritance Law
  • Special Criminal Law
  • Certain Crimes Studies
  • Procedure Administrative Law
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Private Court Practice
  • Criminal Court Practice
  • Administrative Court Practice
  • Statutory and Contract Practice
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Law and Ethics
  • Agreement Law
  • Methodology


  • Contract and Legal Drafting
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Sales of Goods
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Treaty Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Investment Law
  • WTO
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Refugee Law