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How much does a ACICIS Professional Practicum cost?

The ACICIS Professional Practicum Programs are high-quality, intensive academic study programs delivered in Indonesia for Australian and international university students.

ACICIS practicum programs combines academic study with a 160 hour professional placement at an Indonesian or international host organisation. Placement host organisations are sourced from a broad range of industries and sectors in Indonesia.

ACICIS practicum programs are open to Australian and international students enrolled at both ACICIS member universities and non-member universities, as well as to private participants.

Administration Fee
(all Students):
AUD $512
Tuition Fee
Member University Students:
AUD $4,196
Tuition Fee
Non Member University Students:
AUD $5,595
Financial Help:
Up to AUD $4,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grants available
» Check your eligibility here

What is included in the administration fee?

Application review and vetting
Academic credit approval facilitation
Placement host organisation matching and placement setup
Comprehensive pre-program information and email and phone support
Pre-program online networking event with other program participants, ACICIS alumni and/or ACICIS staff
Total $512

What is included in the tuition fee?

Comprehensive two-day orientation program upon arrival in Indonesia
Accommodation during orientation (twin share)
Accommodation guide and search support
Intensive Indonesian language training at an Indonesian host university (totalling ~40 hours of instruction during the first two weeks of the program)
Two-week series of seminars and fieldtrips led by industry experts and practitioners
A four-week supervised professional placement
High-quality in-country academic supervision and mentorship by ACICIS-appointed academic specialist for duration of the program.
Marking and assessment of all assessable items outlined in the course outline for provision back to student’s home university.
24/7 in-country pastoral care support and risk management throughout the six-week program in Indonesia.
Public liability insurance cover for all program-related activities undertaken in Indonesia
An unforgettable professional and personal development experience!
Total $4,196

What is not included in program fees?

International flights, ~ $500-$1,500

Return airfare to-and-from Indonesia

Accommodation in a private room during orientation, $170

Participants have the opportunity to indicate their accommodation preference as part of their program application.

Accommodation during university program and professional placement, ~$250-$700 per month

Student boarding house/hostel style accommodation available close to the Indonesian host university or professional placement host organisation

Living Expenses, ~$30-$40 per day or ~$1,260-$1,680 for six-week program

Meals, taxi/rideshare fares, sight-seeing, socialising and other incidental expenses during the six-week program in Indonesia. N.B. Australian students may be eligible to receive Centrelink support while undertaking the program if still enrolled full-time through their home university.

Compulsory Travel Insurance, ~$250 for six weeks of cover

In many cases, students undertaking this program for academic credit will be covered by their university’s corporate travel insurance policy at no cost to the student. For details of your university’s insurance arrangements, please contact the ACICIS Secretariat.

Indonesian Visa, ~$335

316 VITAS Visa for Study Purposes alongside Temporary Stay Permit, sponsored by the Indonesian partner university, is required by all participants. Exact cost subject to revision by Indonesian authorities.

COVID-19 Testing, Quarantine and Contingency ~$150 for mandatory pre-departure PCR Test.

Participants are required to meet the costs of complying with pre-departure and on arrival testing and quarantine requirements as directed by the Indonesian authorities. Participants must ensure sufficient emergency funds or adequate insurance coverage is available should they test positive for COVID-19 and be directed to isolate in a special hotel/facility at their own expense.

Home University Course Enrolment

Please check with your university or faculty administration regarding relevant enrolment steps and/or any applicable tuition fees at your home university pertaining to participation in this ACICIS program. If in doubt, contact the ACICIS Secretariat for advice on who to speak to at your university.

Total ~$3,850 – $4,785


Payment Process and Terms

Administration Fee Payment

The administration fee ($512) is payable upon your successful acceptance into the program. Upon sending you formal notification of your acceptance, ACICIS will issue you with an electronic payment link for this fee. Settlement of your administration fee is due within seven days of payment link issuance unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat. ACICIS will not commence work on setting up your professional placement until your administration fee has been settled. The administration fee is non-refundable.

Tuition Fee Payment

Upon your successful acceptance into the program, ACICIS will issue you with a second electronic payment link for payment of the ACICIS tuition fee ($4,196/$5,595). The tuition fee must be paid in full to ACICIS by 1 November. Unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat, failure to settle payment of your tuition fee within the specified time frame will result in the forfeiture of your place on the program.

*Please note: if you are receiving a New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grant to support your study with ACICIS, you may not receive your grant until after your tuition fee payment is due. Please contact ACICIS to negotiate (in writing) any extensions on the deadline for the tuition fee payment.

If you are a Commonwealth supported Australian university student, you may be able to partially or fully defer payment of your ACICIS tuition fee (and other associated costs of participation) through HECS-HELP or OS-HELP. Your ability to defer payment of the ACICIS tuition fee in this manner is dependent on the arrangements in place at your home university for the management of Commonwealth funding schemes. If in doubt, contact the ACICIS Secretariat for advice on who to speak to at your university about deferring payment of your ACICIS tuition fee via HECS-HELP or OS-HELP.

Temporary Withdrawal Policy Changes for 2023 Professional Practicum Intake

While ACICIS hopes that our 2023 Professional Practicum program intakes will be able to proceed, we acknowledge that prospective applicants may be unwilling to make any financial commitments to participating given the possibility that their chosen program may be cancelled, or restrictions on outbound mobility may remain in place at their home university.

To ease these concerns, the above pre-program withdrawal policies are temporarily amended as follows:

All fee payment deadlines will remain as published, however, any payments made to ACICIS will be fully refundable should participants need to withdraw from their program prior to commencement under the following circumstances:

  • Their home university imposing restrictions on outbound student mobility to Indonesia/worldwide (or current restrictions on outbound mobility remaining in place)
  • The Australian Government’s travel advice level for their program location or Indonesia overall increasing to Level 4 – Do not travel and/or
  • The ACICIS National Reference Group (or delegate) deciding to cancel their ACICIS program prior to its commencement.

Any queries regarding this temporary amendment to our program withdrawal policies may be directed to the ACICIS Secretariat by email ( or phone (+61 8 6488 6675). ACICIS’ regular withdrawal and refund policy is outlined below:

Withdrawal and Refunds

The administration fee is non-refundable.

Withdrawal from a practicum after the payment of the practicum Tuition Fee and up until 1 December will attract a withdrawal fee of $1,096 with the balance of the tuition fee being refundable. After 1 December no refunds will be possible.

If you are enrolled in a home university subject code for the purposes of undertaking this ACICIS program, arrangements for the withdrawal from this subject code – and any applicable financial and/or academic penalties – are determined by the regulations in force at your home university. You are advised to consult with your home university or faculty administration regarding applicable subject withdrawal policies, procedures, and penalties. If in doubt, contact the ACICIS Secretariat for advice concerning who to speak to at your university about this.

Full details of ACICIS’ practicum program withdrawal policy can be found here.