About Sampoerna University

Since its inception in 2001, the Putera Sampoerna Foundation has continuously provided means for young Indonesians to create a better future for themselves through education. This is the opportunity to make an impact in our national development, a means to challenge the existing systems and to challenge themselves.

In today’s Indonesia, merely having a degree is no longer enough. Companies, both local and international, are seeking people with not only the right degree, but also the right skill set. If you are willing to break trail from the old for a new path, and fight for an Indonesian future that equips young leaders with the tools necessary to succeed in the competitive global marketplace of the future – stay with us and work together. We have prepared an education super highway – the Sampoerna Schools System, and that highway into a world-port of education where young people can utilize their knowledge and skills to build a new era for Indonesia.

The Sampoerna Schools System and Sampoerna University are parts of our long-term commitment to educate Indonesia’s future leaders and innovators through a complete range of high-quality international education programs. I believe that there will be a day when we will be proud to say our efforts have contributed to bringing our country to great heights. We are and will be ready to keep up the pace and the passion. Today begins a whole new chapter in the lives of young Indonesians as our students become outstanding embodiments of the Sampoerna Schools System.

Putera Sampoerna

Sampoerna University is an educational institution of the Sampoerna Schools System of Indonesia. As an international university in Indonesia that operates under the auspices of the Putera Sampoerna Foundation, the Sampoerna Schools System aims to build and operate a system of schools that brings a complete range of high-quality international education to Indonesia.

Sampoerna University operates programs under the licensure and credentialing authorities of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia. Set up with national and international standards, Sampoerna University is uniquely qualified to make substantive contributions to society through education.

Sampoerna University is more than just a campus — it is a learning community that prepares students to succeed both academically and professionally. Here, students will not only learn and acquire academic rigor—they will be challenged to think, perform, and grow to a more advanced level. With our programs, students are assured to have better skills and credentials that will open the doors to both national or international careers after they graduate.

As an organization, Sampoerna Schools System has nearly two decades of experience in providing Indonesians access to a world class education.

  • 2001

    Putera Sampoerna Foundation was established

  • 2009

    Sampoerna Academy Boarding School (SABS) & Sampoerna School of Education (SSE) were established

  • 2010

    Sampoerna School of Business (SSB) was established

  • 2014

    Universitas Siswa Bangsa (USBI) was established

  • 2015

    Sampoerna Schools System with Sampoerna University & Sampoerna Academy were established

  • 2016

    Introduction of Student-Parent Advisory Center


The history of the Sampoerna Schools System reveals our dedication to the improvement of education in Indonesia. Established in 2001, the Putera Sampoerna Foundation (PSF) is the first social business institution in Indonesia with the vision to produce high caliber Indonesian future leaders and entrepreneurs who are able to face global challenges, contribute and bring positive changes to their respective communities.

PSF counts itself among those seeking to put the nation on equal footing with all the other global citizens. It strives to do so through the Sampoerna Schools System, the first fully integrated education system in Indonesia providing a seamless pathway from pre-school through to an international tertiary education.

PSF also provides services to improving the quality of schools and educators in Indonesia. Supported by experienced professionals in the field of education, it has comprehensive and flexible programs that are aimed to increase teachers’ competencies, develop students’ character, achieve transparency in school governance, and build a proactive school community.

To date, PSF has awarded over 38,997 scholarships, adopted more than 600 public schools and madrasah, trained over 31,000 teachers and principals, and drawn more than 1,000 students to join the Sampoerna Schools System.


PSF is the umbrella administrative and legal holding entity encompassing all of the educational endeavors of the Sampoerna Schools System. The system is made up of the Sampoerna Academy that applies an internationally-recognized curriculum with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math); and the Sampoerna University, a tertiary education institution that offers U.S. degrees through its top American partner universities, and international pathways where students can transfer credits earned in Jakarta to their chosen university in the U.S.

Each element of the Sampoerna Schools System is governed individually and in accordance with the Indonesian regulations, as well as the regulations of the appropriate U.S. government or international accreditation institutions.

The Sampoerna Schools System’s internationally-recognized curricula, modern facilities, and exhilarating teaching style will ignite the leadership potential that is within every student and prepare them to become work ready, world ready and ready to lead.


Sampoerna Academy provides a strong foundation in both established international pedagogy and English language skills in order to prepare students for the rigors of the U.S. higher education at Sampoerna University or in the United States.

Sampoerna Academy has worked with two leading U.S. Charter Schools for curriculum development and teacher training and accreditation, they are The Harmony Charter Schools which specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (“STEAM”) education and the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Charter Schools which specializes in incorporating character-building pedagogy into all aspects of student life.


Sampoerna University achieved accreditation by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia, in 2013, after joining the previously accredited Sampoerna School of Education (Est. 2009) and the Sampoerna School of Business (Est. 2010) and adding, in accordance with the Ministry’s Regulations, the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. Today, Sampoerna University has three departments: Engineering and Technology, Business, and Education.


The Student-Parent Advisory Center (SPAC) opened in 2016 in order to provide a comprehensive educational advising service to Indonesians interested in better understanding their options for obtaining an international primary, secondary or tertiary education.  It also provides advising and career planning services for current students and their families in insuring that their academic and career goals are achieved.  SPAC is also the organization that assists parents and their families interested in obtaining American bachelor’s degrees via transfer from the Sampoerna University American College.