How much does the ACICIS Indonesian Language Short Course cost?

Running in three-week sessions during university vacation periods, students can undertake the program either to fast-track or supplement language studies at their home university, or, for those students exploring an emerging interest in Indonesia, as an in-country, immersive introduction to the Indonesian language.

The program consists of intensive Indonesian language tuition incorporating language classes, cultural classes, and fieldtrips. Students may take either a single three-week course, or two consecutive three-week courses to create a six-week program of study (January-February only).

ACICIS’ ILSC is open to Australian and international students enrolled at both ACICIS member universities and non-member universities, as well as to private participants.

2021 Costs
Administration Fee (all Students): AUD $534
Tuition Fee: Three-week course (1 session)
Member University Students:
Non-Member University Students:
AUD $1,563
AUD $2,032
Tuition Fee: Six-week course (2 consecutive sessions)
Member University Students:
Non-Member University Students:
AUD $3,126
AUD $4,046
Financial Help:
AUD $3,000 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
Comprehensive pre-departure information and email and phone support
Assistance booking accommodation for the program duration
Pre-departure networking event with other program participants, ACICIS alumni and/or ACICIS staff*
Procurement of an Indonesian host university sponsored 45/60-day Indonesian social-cultural (VKSB) visa and associated immigration support services**
Total $534

* 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 program see here.

 What is included in the tuition fee?

What is not included in the tuition fee?

One night’s accommodation in Yogyakarta prior to orientation   International flights, $500-$1,100
Return airfare to-and-from Indonesia
Group transport from Yogyakarta to Salatiga on orientation day   Accommodation during university program ~$200-$800 per month
Participants have the opportunity to indicate their accommodation preference as part of their program application.
Comprehensive two-day orientation program upon arrival in Salatiga   Living Expenses, ~$15-$20 per day or ~$315-$420 for three-week program
Meals, taxi fares, sight-seeing, socialising and other incidental expenses during the three-week program in Indonesia. N.B. N.B. Australian students may be eligible to receive Centrelink support while undertaking the program if still enrolled full-time through their home university.
One night’s accommodation during orientation   Compulsory Travel Insurance, $150 for 3-4 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.
Intensive Indonesian language training and assessment at Satya Wacana University, including fieldtrips and related activities.  
University transcript from Satya Wacana University  
24/7 in-country pastoral care support and risk management throughout the program in Indonesia  
Public liability insurance cover for all program-related activities undertaken in Indonesia
An unforgettable experience!
Total $1,563/$2,032* Total ~$1,165 – $2,470

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 ($534) 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 seven 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 in-country course enrolment 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 plus any optional extras (e.g. accommodation deposit)The tuition fee must be paid in full to ACICIS four weeks prior to the program commencement. 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 in Indonesia with ACICIS, you may not receive your grant until after your program fees are due. Unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat, you will need to settle all program fees within the specified time frame regardless of when you receive your NCP grant.

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 fee is non-refundable.

Withdrawal from the program after the tuition fee has been paid to ACICIS and up until commencement of the program will attract a withdrawal fee of 40% with the balance of the tuition fee being refundable. After program commencement, 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.

Temporary Withdrawal Policy Changes for ACICIS Programs Commencing in late 2020/early 2021

While ACICIS hopes that our program intakes commencing from November 2020 onwards 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, ACICIS’ pre-program withdrawal policies are amended as follows for all program intakes commencing from November 2020 onwards:

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).