Program Details

Credit points: Recommended equivalency; 100% of a full semester load (0.5 EFTSL). Actual subject weighting and academic credit awarded to be determined by a student’s home university.

Contact hours: Total semester time commitment: Approximately 630-750 hours:

Approximately 210-250 hours of lectures and in-class activities
Approximately 420-500 hours of independent study (reading, assignments, and group work)


Approximately 170 hours of lectures and in-class activities
Approximately 340 hours of independent study (reading, assignments, and group work)
Approximately 126-200 hours professional placement

Accreditation and Weighting

ACICIS assessment is based on a pass/fail basis. ‘Satisfactory’ indicates achievement justifying the successful completion (pass grade minimum) of one regular semester of university credit in Indonesia.

Students are required to complete a total of 15 SKS (credit points) per semester on this program, approximately 5  subjects. See here for a full listing of subjects.

To complete the International Relations Program satisfactorily, students must also demonstrate the ability to perform tasks in their professional placement (if undertaken), to an industry standard, and also to reflect on the experience and relate it back to their academic studies. Students must attend a minimum of 80 per cent of scheduled classes at UGM, as well as achieve a ‘pass’ grade minimum in all subjects undertaken.

A student’s home university may retain the right to set and grade other assessment tasks related to the program. While ACICIS makes a recommendation about how much academic credit a student should be awarded for their participation in the program, it is up to individual home universities to determine their own protocols and rules for awarding academic credit to students who undertake and successfully complete the program.

Assessment Components

ACICIS’ IRP program is composed of the following key components, as outlined below. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all components in order to achieve an overall grade of ‘Satisfactory’ for the program:

Program Structure 1: IRP: Classes and Coursework Only

# Component Weighting Notes
1 Classes and coursework at UGM 100% Classes and coursework delivered, supervised and assessed by Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL).

Program Structure 2: IRP with Professional Placement

# Component Weighting Notes
1 Classes and coursework at UGM 60% Classes and coursework delivered, supervised and assessed by Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL).
2 Completion of Professional Placement 30% Host Organisation mentors and ACICIS staff will monitor student Progress and provide feedback.
3 Final Reflective Presentation 10% A brief (20 minute) presentation providing reflections on a student’s Professional Placement experience.

Assessment Documents

Upon completion of the program, ACICIS will provide a student’s home university with two documents:

  • Official Academic Transcript: from the Indonesian host university consisting of a numeric or alphabetic grade for each subject undertaken;
  • Resident Director’s Outcome Evaluation Report: The Resident Director (RD) provides a two-page report outlining a student’s academic performance and extra-curricular involvement. The report is based on the Resident Director’s contact with a student throughout the course of the program and on a final exit interview. In accordance with standard ACICIS practice, overall student performance will be assessed by the RD only on a “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” basis (equivalent to “ungraded pass / fail”). A student’s home university retains the right to require and grade further assessment tasks, including a portfolio or reflective diary summarising the student’s in-country experience.

These assessment documents will be sent electronically from the ACICIS Secretariat in Perth within twelve weeks of a student’s completion of the program. The home university may choose to award a grade or an ungraded pass/fail on the basis of these documents and any additional home university assessment requirements. Priority cases can be managed for students who are due to graduate or require them for urgent re-enrolment purposes. If you (or your student) require priority processing of semester program or practicum results, please notify the ACICIS Secretariat as soon as possible so that steps can be taken to expedite their release.

There is a AUD$50 fee for the re-issuance of official university transcripts.