Semester Exchange - ACICIS Program - New Colombo Plan

Semester Exchange - ACICIS Program - New Colombo Plan

The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is an innovative, non-profit, national educational consortium that was established in 1994 to overcome the substantial academic, bureaucratic, and immigration impediments that had prevented Australian students from undertaking credited semester study at Indonesian universities. Today ACICIS runs the Study Indonesia Program (SIP) which consists of a variety of study options in Indonesia and is also open to non-Australians and private individuals. 

New Colombo Plan mobility grants are available to undergraduate Macquarie University students wishing to spend Semester 2 2017 studying in Indonesia on one of ACICIS Study Indonesia’s in-country programs:

International Relations Program at Parahyangan University, Bandung ($5,000 Mobility Grant Available)

Spend a semester studying International Relations from an Indonesian perspective at Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Bandung. All classes are conducted in English giving non-Indonesian speakers a unique first-hand insight into Indonesian views on global affairs. More information on this study option is available here.

Indonesian Business, Law and Society Program at Indonesian Islamic University, Yogyakarta ($5,000 Mobility Grants Available)

This program provides students with a unique opportunity to study Indonesian Business, Law or Society, or a combination thereof, at an Islamic university in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. All classes are conducted in English, and students have the opportunity to undertake an internship placement as part of their study. More information on this semester-long study option is available here.

Apart from that, ACICIS also provide opportunities for Short Term Language Program:

Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) (NCP Scholarship not available)

The Indonesian Language Short Course provides intensive language training to students from beginners to advanced level in Indonesian language. Running in the university vacation periods, the program would either fast-track or supplement a student’s language studies or could be taken as an introduction or a ‘taster’ to the Indonesian language and culture for students exploring an interest in Indonesia. More information on this study option is available here. The relevant program dates are as follow:

  • Application Deadline – 1 September
  • Arrival date – 1 January 2018
  • Program start date – 2 January 2018
  • Program finish date – 25 January 2018
  • Departure date – 26 January 2018

Country: Indonesia
Area of study: International Relations, Business, Law and Society, Languages
Type of program: New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship and Short Term Language Course
Length of Program: one semester
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: more information can be found here.
Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Have Australian Citizenship, and between 18 and 28 years of age on their program start date
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program), 
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad, Enough credit points remaining to complete the program, 
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy.

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship program in ACICIS for one semester, ACICIS Program is located in Indonesia

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