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*ACICIS - Indonesian Language Short Course in January
Salatiga, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Nov-Feb)
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer (Nov-Feb) 2019 26/08/2018 30/10/2018 04/01/2019 15/02/2019
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Short-term overseas study-study abroad
Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:

Australian Consortium for 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 4 January to 26 January or 25 January to 16 February, 2019

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
The University of Melbourne application is due: 26th August 2018.

How much does it cost?

ACICIS programs are fee-paying, meaning you will be paying a program fee directly to ACICIS.

The program fee for the Indonesian Language Short Course is AUD $1,130 for the three-week program and AUD $2,032 for the six-week program. 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.


Subject to eligibility and availability, 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 (4 January 2019). 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 this 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 the Indonesian Language Short Course thorugh ACICIS. The course outline for the ILSC is available here. Credit has previously been recommended as core Indonesian language credit or elective credit (12.5 points for the 3-week program and 25 points for the 6-week program).

How do I proceed?

You must meet the eligibility criteria for short-term programs to be approved by the University of Melbourne. You must also be approved by ACICIS to participate in this program.  

Step 1: Apply to the University of Melbourne using the "apply" button above. You may commence your ACICIS application at the same time as your Melbourne application.

Step 2: Ensure you are recommended for credit for this program by completing the study planner (the link to this is in the University of Melbourne aplication). Please do not pay a deposit for your program until you are sure you will gain credit for the studies you are doing.
Step 3:  Once you are approved by the University of Melbourne and once your application to ACICIS has been accepted, submit your ACICIS acceptance letter through to ask.unimelb and request to be enrolled in your placeholder subject.