Following the easing of the Australian Government restrictions pertaining to international travel, the reduction in the overall level of travel advice for Indonesia and consultation with our partner universities and relevant Indonesian authorities, ACICIS intends to resume in-country delivery of our Flexible Language Immersion ProgramDevelopment Studies Immersion Program and Indonesian Business, Law and Society Program from August 2022.

While ACICIS aims to keep the information on our website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, any advice is provided as a guide only and should not be relied upon when formulating travel and study plans. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, rules and regulations pertaining to study in Indonesia (e.g. visa and entry requirements) have changed significantly and regularly at short notice.

ACICIS anticipates that relevant rules and regulations, alongside the overall COVID-19 situation as it pertains to Indonesia, will continue to change at multiple junctures between the time of publication and the start of the August 2022 semester. Prospective participants will therefore need to be flexible in their planning, and have contingencies in place in terms of their study plans, travel plans and budget. Participants should not make any travel arrangements prior to receiving further advice in their formal “welcome letter” from ACICIS.

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How much does an ACICIS Semester Program cost?

Running each semester, from January-June, and August-December, ACICIS Semester Programs are study programs delivered in Indonesia for Australian and international university students.

Students are hosted by an Indonesian university, and will enrol in classes. As part of many semester programs, there is the option for students to undertake a professional placement at a host organisation that are sourced from a broad range of industries and sectors in Indonesia.

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


2023 Fees
Administration Fee (all Students): AUD $1,001
Visa Fee (all Students): ~AUD $235
Tuition Fee: All other Semester Programs
Member University Students:
Non-Member University Students:
AUD $4,475
AUD $5,966
Tuition Fee: Agriculture Semester Program
Member University Students:
Non-Member University Students:
AUD $5,041
AUD $6,156
Financial Help:
AUD $7,000 – $9,500 New Colombo Plan mobility grants available
» Check your eligibility here


What is included in the administration fee?

Accommodation and meals are provided during orientation
Application review and vetting
Academic credit approval facilitation
Comprehensive pre-departure information and email and phone support
Pre-departure networking event with other program participants, ACICIS alumni and/or ACICIS staff
Student buddy to assist with finding accommodation
Additional organised semester activities, including field trips and check-point meetings
Issue of study permit (12 month Residency Permit – KITAS
Six month Multiple Re-entry Permit (MREP)
Total $1,001


What is included in the visa fee?

Procurement of an Indonesian host university sponsored Temporary Stay (VITAS) visa issued by the Indonesian Immigration authorities
Total ~$235


*Indonesian Temporary Stay (VITAS) visa will be applied for by the participant’s host university and issued electronically prior to departure. Please note that visa charges and processing arrangements are highly subject to change by the Indonesian authorities. For more information about obtaining the correct Indonesian visa for your ACICIS semester program see here.

 What is included in the tuition fee?

What is not included in the tuition fee?

All tuition fees at Indonesian partner university.   Compulsory Travel Insurance
~$500 for 6 months 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.
High-quality in-country supervision and assistance by ACICIS Resident Director and staff for the duration of the program.   International flights
Return airfare to-and-from Indonesia
24/7 in-country pastoral care support and risk management throughout   Living Expenses
~$150 per week minimum or ~$2,250 minimum per semester
Accommodation, meals, taxi fares, sight-seeing, socialising and other incidental expenses during the 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.
Public liability insurance cover for all program-related activities undertaken in Indonesia  
Total ~$4,475 (Member University Students) Total ~$3,750

Are there any additional costs?

Student support fee for students enrolling for two semesters with ACICIS – payable at the time of successful acceptance into the program  $63
GST for Australian non-award course students (private applicants).  $13

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.

COVID-19 Testing, Quarantine and Contingency

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.

Payment Process and Terms

Administration Fee Payment
Students are required to pay their administration fee ($1001) only upon successful acceptance into their nominated ACICIS program. Upon acceptance students will be emailed an online payment link for the purposes of settling their application payment by credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard).

Visa Fee Payment
Students will also be required to pay their visa fee (~$235) upon successful acceptance into their nominated ACICIS program.

Tuition Fee Payment
A second payment link pertaining to payment of the ACICIS tuition fee will be sent to those students responsible for paying their tuition fee directly to ACICIS. Tuition fees must be paid at least one month prior to the commencement of orientation.

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.

Withdrawal and Refunds
The administration and visa fees are non-refundable.

A student’s tuition fee is refundable up until the start of orientation (check dates here). After this date no refunds are 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’ semester program withdrawal policy can be found here.