Short Term Study Abroad - ACICIS Language Program - New Colombo Plan

Short Term Study Abroad - ACICIS Language 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 grant ($3,000) is available to undergraduate Macquarie University students wishing to attend the Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC). No background in Indonesian language is required to take part in this program. By completing this program, students will gain INTS103 (or INTS209 - TBC).


The Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) 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. Also see video to catch a glimpse of what you can expect there. The relevant program dates are as follow:

  • Arrival date – 27 June 2019
  • Program start date – 28 June 2019
  • Program finish date – 20 July 2019
  • Departure date – 21 July 2019
  • Application deadline – 25 March 2019

Country: Indonesia
Area of study: Languages
Type of program: New Colombo Plan Scholarship for short term exchange
Length of Program: 3 weeks
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: Please refer to this website for more information.
Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty to see if they have space in your degree for an elective. Alternatively you can contact Lyse Thomas, Overseas Study Advisor at

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Have Australian Citizenship, between 18 and 28 years of age on the program start date
  • Be a Undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in Macquarie University
  • Have 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.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online  Application form

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 Short Term Exchange program in ACICIS Language Program with the New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship of $3,000. This program has a duration of 1 month and located in Indonesia.

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