About Sastra Inggris


Sanata Dharma  University Yogyakarta is a change of form from IKIP Sanata Dharma which was established on October 20, 1955. In the beginning, IKIP Sanata Dharma was in the form of Perguruan Tinggi Pendidikan Guru (PTPG). In November 1988 PTPG Sanata Dharma was changed into Sanata Dharma Teaching and Education Faculty (FKIP), which got the status of being equated with PTIP Ministerial Decree Number 1/1961 ( May 6,1961) jo SK No.77/1962 (July 11, 1962) on April 8, 1961. On September 1, 1965 in a approval with government regulations, FKIP Sanata Dharma was changed into Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) Sanata Dharma. 

         After running for 28 years as a popular private university, IKIP Sanata Dharma was changed to Sanata Dharma University based on the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture of The Republic of Indonesia No. 46/D/O/1993 (April 20, 1993). In this University, all the departments of IKIP at that time became FKIP again with equal status. In addition, new faculties were formed, one of them was the Faculty of Letters.

         Based on the Statute of Sanata Dharma University in 1993 the Faculty of Letters consisted of three Deparments. There were, Indonesian Letters Department, English Letters Department, and Historical Science Department. The English Letters Department successively obtained an A Accreditation rating based on the Decree of National Accreditation Number 006/BAN-PT/AK-IV/V/2000 dated May 31, 2000, Decree of National Accreditation Number 021/BAN-PT/Ak-IX/S1/XI/2005 dated November 17, 2005, and Decree of National Accreditation Number 036/BAN-PT/AK-XIII/S1/I/2011 dated January 7, 2011.

(Translated by Narynda Tirta, Maria Indriani Inocencia, Gabriella Anindita

Vision & Mission


To be an excellent English Letters Department that participates in promoting [A1] human dignity by combining academic excellence and humanistic values and responding critically to various phenomena of language, literature, and culture. The vision of the English Letters Department is under the perspectives that:

  1. language, literature, and culture as parts of the world virtues are worth studying;
  2. understanding (English) language, literature, and culture is part of understanding human nature as a whole;
  3. wholistic human education must include humanity which includes education in language, literature, and culture.
  4. (English) language, literature, and culture are means of developing cross-cultural understanding.

  1. To provide Ignatian pedagogy-based education that develops students' competence, conscience, and compassion.
  2. To enable students to integrate humanistic values and knowledge of (English) language, literature, and culture from local, national, and global perspectives.
  3. To carry out researches in (English) language, literature, and culture from local, national, and global perspectives.
  4. To help society solve problems in the English language, literature, and culture from local, national, and global perspectives.
  5. To collaborate with external institutions to promote education, research, and community service at local, national, and global levels.

Graduate Profile

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree at English Letters Study Programme, Universitas Sanata Dharma, will have acquired sufficient knowledge in English literature, language, and culture and general intellectual and life skills that equip them for employment in a variety of fields including communicator, writer & art practitioner, associate researcher, and English instructor. The English Letters Study Programme expects its graduates to have the following attributes: critical thinking, independent and collaborative (team) working skills, responsibility, creativity, and compassion.