Any student who has been accepted into an ACICIS in-country semester program, who subsequently decides to withdraw from or postpone their participation in the program should notify the ACICIS Secretariat in writing of their intentions as soon as possible. Depending on the timing of withdrawal, different financial and academic penalties may apply. See below for key dates and details.
The AUD$703 Residency Permit/Orientation Fee payable at the time of application is non-refundable. In the case of students deferring their participation in an ACICIS semester program until another semester, it may be possible for part of this fee to be held over as a credit to be applied against future ACICIS semester program fees. Similarly, the AUD$165 Visa Application Fee – also payable upon application – is non-refundable once the ACICIS Secretariat has applied for a visa on a student’s behalf. A student’s Tuition Fee (AUD$3375/AUD$4499 for member/non-member university students) is refundable up until the start of orientation (check dates here). After this date no refunds are possible. More information on semester program costs is available here.
A student’s semester program Tuition Fee will not be refunded after commencement of orientation (check dates here). For Australian students, these dates will differ from the normal HECS-HELP census date in effect at home universities. Home institutions may elect not to withdraw the HECS-HELP liabilities pertaining to a student’s participation in an ACICIS in-country semester program, or, alternatively, may require a student withdrawing mid-program to repay the Tuition Fee paid on their behalf by their home university to ACICIS (AUD$3375/AUD$4499 for member/non-member university students).
Academic penalties incurred by a student withdrawing from an ACICIS semester program are determined by the Indonesian host university at which the student is enrolled and by the regulations in force at the student’s home university. Student withdrawal from an ACICIS semester program after its commencement may result in the student being deemed to have failed the program. Indonesian universities, as a rule, do not have elaborate special consideration regulations. ACICIS recommends that students wishing to apply for special consideration in the case of withdrawal enquire with their home institution to see if their special consideration policies apply to students enrolled in overseas study programs.
The ACICIS Secretariat requires written notification of a student’s intent to withdraw mid-program prior to the student’s departure from Indonesia.