UMS offers some luxuries that could be acquired by its students, both in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Some of the advantages presented by UMS are:
1. Islamic Environment
In accordance with the vision of UMS on education with Islamic values, UMS offers tranquil environment with Islamic nuance. Therefore, the students will be able to feel at ease while learning their preferred program. Furthermore, with high tolerance being upheld in daily lives, religious environment could help the students in performing their compulsory religious practice both for Muslim students as well as for non-Muslim students.
2. Affordable Living Cost
Surakarta is one of cities in Central Java with the most affordable living cost in many aspects such as accommodation, transportation, and food. For accommodation, there are many options for rooming houses or boarding houses complemented with various facilities around UMS campus, which are offered with varied prices, starting from IDR 250,000. In transportation aspect, as UMS campus is located near to the center of Surakarta city, it could be reached by boarding Batik Solo Trans (local bus) by paying IDR 4,500 per boarding. The prices of foods and beverages in Surakarta are considered to be very affordable too for students, in which the students could spend starting from IDR 3,000 per plate.
3. Competent Teaching Staffs
In order to realize the aspirations of UMS, in which UMS aspires to be a world-rank university to be able to compete with other international universities in the world, UMS employs professional teaching staffs who were Master’s and Doctorate graduates from both local and overseas universities. With more than 26000 students, UMS employs 531 full-time teaching staffs and 90 part-time competent teaching staffs; and almost 100 UMS professional staffs are Master’s and Doctorate degree graduates from overseas universities. UMS is the only private university in Indonesia that obtained most scholarship of Master’s and Doctorate degree for its teaching staffs in pursuing further study in overseas universities. Teaching staffs who graduated from overseas universities are evenly spread in all faculties at UMS. UMS also encourages the teaching staffs to reach higher education level and to aim higher than universities in Indonesia. Furthermore, UMS also supports its teaching staffs to always improve, develop, and apply the acquired knowledge and skills for the improvement of UMS.
4. Facilities at UMS
UMS facilitates the students who want to improve themselves in non-academic activities