How much does an ACICIS Professional Practicum cost?

Running from early January to mid-February each year, ACICIS Professional Practicums are high-quality, six-week intensive academic and vocational study programs delivered in Indonesia for Australian and international university students.

ACICIS practicum programs combine two-weeks of classroom-based academic study with a four-week 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 $464
Tuition Fee
Member University Students:
AUD $3,825
Tuition Fee
Non Member University Students:
AUD $5,100
Financial Help:
AUD $3,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grants available
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What is included in the administration fee?

Application review and vetting
Academic credit approval facilitation
Placement host organisation matching and placement setup
Comprehensive pre-departure information and email and phone support
Pre-departure networking event with other program participants, ACICIS alumni and/or ACICIS staff*
Procurement of an Indonesian host university sponsored 60-day Indonesian social-cultural (VKSB) visa and associated immigration support services**
Total $464

* Pre-departure networking events are held in most Australian state and territory capital cities prior to program commencement except in cases where participant numbers from a particular state or territory do no warrant the holding of such an event.

**Indonesian social-cultural visa to be obtained prior to departure either via the ACICIS Secretariat (preferred) or directly from a participant’s nearest Indonesian consular mission (additional charges apply). For more information about obtaining the correct Indonesian visa for your ACICIS practicum program see here.

 What is included in the tuition fee?

What is not included in the tuition fee?

Comprehensive two-day orientation program upon arrival in Indonesia  
Four nights’ 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.   International flights, $500-$1,100
Return airfare to-and-from Indonesia
Marking and assessment of all assessable items outlined in the course outline for provision back to student’s home university.   Accommodation in a private room during orientation, $150
Participants have the opportunity to indicate their accommodation preference as part of their program application.
24/7 in-country pastoral care support and risk management throughout the six-week program in Indonesia   Accommodation during university program and professional placement, ~$200-$600 per month
Student hostel style accommodation available close to the Indonesian host university or professional placement host organisation.
Public liability insurance cover for all program-related activities undertaken in Indonesia   Living Expenses, ~$20-$25 per day or ~$840-$1,050 for six-week program
Meals, taxi 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.
An unforgettable professional and personal development experience!   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.
Total $3,825 Total ~$3,750

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.

Payment Process and Terms

Administration Fee Payment
The administration fee ($464) is payable upon your successful acceptance into the program. Shortly after 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 7 days of payment link issuance unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat. ACICIS will not commence work on arranging your visa or setting up your professional placement in Indonesia 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 ($3,825/$5,100) plus any optional extras (e.g. private room during orientation) . 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.

If you are a Commonwealth supported Australian university student, you may be able to partially or fully defer payment of your ACICIS tuition fee through either 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 these 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 2021 Professional Practicum Intake

While ACICIS hopes that our 2021 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 remaining at 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 the program after the tuition fee has been paid to ACICIS and up until 1 December will attract a withdrawal fee of $994 with the balance of the tuition fee being refundable. After 1 December, no refunds – partial or otherwise – 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.