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*ACICIS - Indonesian Language Short Course in January 2018
Salatiga, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January 2019 27/05/2018 31/08/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Short-term overseas study-study abroad
Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:

Australian Consortium of In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS)

Indonesian Language Short Course

ACICIS Study Indonesia is a not-for-profit consortium of universities, of which the University of Melbourne is one, that develops and coordinates high quality, in-country study options in Indonesia. These include short-term and semester-long programs taught in English as well as Indonesian-language programs. 

What is the Indonesian Language Short Course?ILSC

The Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) provides intensive Indonesian language training for students from beginner to advanced levels. Running in three-week sessions during university vacation periods, students can undertake the program either to fast-track or supplement language studies at their home university, or, for  those students exploring an emerging interest in Indonesia, as an in-country, immersive introduction to the Indonesian language. The program consists of intensive Indonesian language tuition incorporating language classes, cultural classes, and fieldtrips. Students may take either a single three-week course, or two consecutive three-week courses to create a six-week program of study. Language tuition is offered at six course levels, catering to students at all levels of language learning from beginner through to advanced.

Structure and dates

The programs run from 1 January to 26 January or 26 January to 20 February, 2018

The structure of the three-week program, over 140 hours, is as follows:

  • 40 hours of language classes
  • 10 hours of fieldtrips and interviews
  • 4 hours of in-class assessments
  • 6 hours of in-class project work
  • 80 hours of independent study and assignments
The structure of the six-week program, approximately 280 hours, is as follows:
  • 80 hours of language classes
  • 20 hours of fieldtrips and interviews
  • 8 hours of in-class assessments
  • 12 hours of in-class project work
  • 160 hours of independent study and assignments

How much does it cost?

Please click here for a full breakdown of the associated costs.

**Costs do not include airfares; interested students are responsible for funding their associated travel to get to their host university.


New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grants of $3,000 are available to students from ACICIS member universities to undertake the ILSC program. Please see this link for more information on New Colombo Plan funding.


New Colombo Plan mobility grant applicants must be undergraduate (Bachelor Pass or Honours degree) students, Australian Citizens and between 18 and 28 years of age on the program start date (1 January 2018). Up to 30 per cent, however, of the total grant recipients for any given program (Australia-wide) may be over the age of 28. Thus students who do not meet the age criteria are still strongly encouraged to apply. Grant recipients must be undertaking the ACICIS program for credit towards their degree.

How much credit can be earned?

Credit toward your degree may be possible for participants undertaking ACICIS programs. Please complete the study planner (the link to this is in the application) ensuring you are selecting the "Create Overseas Plan" button to proceed.

The course outline for the ILSC is available here.

How do I proceed?

You must meet the usual eligibility criteria to participate in this program.  
Step 1: to begin, apply using the application link above. You may commence your application with ACICIS at the same time as your Melbourne application.
Step 2: credit toward your degree may be possible for participants undertaking ACICIS programs. Please complete the study planner (the link to this is in the application) ensuring you are selecting the "Create Overseas Plan" button to proceed. 
Step 3: when your application has been assessed and approved by Stop 1, you can complete your application with ACICIS directly. Please do not pay a deposit for your program until you are sure you will gain credit for the studies you are doing.
Step 4: once your application to ACICIS has been accepted, request through ask.unimelb for your enrolment to be changed at Melbourne to reflect that you will be doing this overseas study.