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Obtaining a MONEY


In Indonesia, we use Rupiah as our currency. The exchange rates fluctuate daily, so you need to check them before you leave for Indonesia. You can visit XE or X-RATES to check the most updated currency rates. The rupiah coins go by the range of Rp 100, Rp 200, Rp 500 and Rp 1.000. Whereas, the rupiah paper money go by the range of Rp 1.000, Rp 2.000, Rp 5.000, Rp 10.000, Rp 20.000, Rp 50.000, and Rp 100.000 Money changers are available in big cities and major airports. They are usually open from 8 am to 5 pm or even later in some major airports.

If you plan to stay longer in Indonesia, you need to open a bank account. Any transaction related to tuition and fees in Soegijapranata Catholic University’s is handled through Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII), which is located on the

1st floor of Yustinus Building. All registered students are required to open a bank account in BII. To obtain a BII booklet You need to submit:

  1. a copy of your passport
  2. a copy of KITAS
  3. a valid student ID


When you open a bank account, the bank will issue a debit card that you can use to pay for tuition, fees, or any charges related to living expenses. Although major shopping centers, retailers, and merchants accept any kind of credit cards, most accept debit cards such as the one from BII. Banks open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. ATMs are available in many parts of the city, especially in shopping centers, malls, airports, bus stations, railway stations, and many other public places.