Any student who has been accepted into an ACICIS professional practicum, 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 compulsory Administration Fee payable at the time of acceptance is non-refundable. Withdrawal from a practicum after the payment of the practicum Tuition Fee and up until 1 December will attract an AUD$956 withdrawal fee, with the balance of the Tuition Fee being refundable. After 1 December, no refunds will be possible. Please note that students deferring payment of their ACICIS practicum tuition fee through HECS-HELP will remain liable for any relevant withdrawal penalties in effect at their home university. More information on Professional Practicum costs is available here.
A student’s professional practicum Tuition Fee will not be refunded after 1 December. Note that this date differs to 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 professional practicum or, alternatively, may require a student withdrawing after 1 December to repay the practicum Tuition Fee paid to ACICIS on their behalf by their home university.
Academic penalties incurred by a student withdrawing from an ACICIS professional practicum are determined by the Indonesian host university or industry organisation at which the student is enrolled/placed and by the regulations in force at the student’s home university. Student withdrawal from an ACICIS professional practicum after its commencement may result in the student being deemed to have failed the practicum. 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-practicum prior to the student’s departure from Indonesia.