The ACICIS Indonesian Language Short Course offers intensive Indonesian language courses targeted at all levels from beginner to intermediate. 

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.

Fields of study

  • Indonesian Language

For more information regarding program specifics, visit the host program website.

Credit Equivalent

2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if a session is successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by ACICIS.

Apply to UQ Apply to host 


The tuition fee is approximately $1,175 per session. Administration and accommodation fees are not included. More information regarding fees can be found on the host program website. 

A limited number of $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants may be available for eligible participants. As this funding is managed by ACICIS, please contact ACICIS with any queries.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Housing is not included in the program More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host program website. 

Charlotte - 2019

I wanted to travel to Indonesia and improve my language skills I had also focused much of my university study on Indonesia and was keen to learn more the country and experience it for myself.

I have a much better understanding of Indonesia's cultural and political background. Academically I have improved my Indonesian language skill more than I ever could have without going and studying over there.

Read more of Charlotte's story here


Veronika - 2017

I decided to complete the Indonesian Language Short Course to further my language skills and practice in a real life context. The course provided a very good curriculum. Unfortunately, of the 2 courses I intended to complete only 1 was offered. My advice for future participants would be to ask for written confirmation that all courses are actually offered and insist on confirming all important aspects of a program. Either that or be really flexible and manage expectations. My favourite part of the experience was the field trips which were part of the program. We were able to visit local business and interview shop owners and other local members of the community, which was really interesting.

Read more of Veronika's story here. 



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 1 April 2020

Program Dates

Start: 26 June 2020
Start: 18 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Salatiga, Indonesia
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit​
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​