The Public Health Study Tour (PHST) is a two-week intensive program for public health students to gain experience in the public health sector in Indonesia.

The study tour provides an introduction to the public health challenges currently facing Indonesia, as well as existing government, international and community-led initiatives tasked with meeting these challenges. This is a unique opportunity for Australian students to hear from leading health professionals, policy-makers and community health workers in Indonesia, and to discuss approaches to health issues with Indonesian counterparts

The two-week intensive tour is made up of a comprehensive seminar series, and a number of field visits to health care facilities, organisations and schools in Indonesia which provide students with the opportunity to see firsthand how the public health system works in Indonesia and to understand the complex challenges it faces.

Fields of study

  • Public Health

For more detailed information regarding the courses available, visit the host program website.

Credit Equivalent

ACICIS PHST = 2 UQ units. Maximum of 2 UQ units if the ACICIS PHST is successfully completed (pending UQ Faculty approval). Bachelor of Health Sciences students may be eligible to receive #2 UQ units of HLTH3001 towards their UQ program.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by ACICIS. All applicants must follow the application instructions for UQ and ACICIS linked below: 


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad: The program fee is $4,336 AUD. Detailed information regarding program fees can be found on the host program website


Twin share accommodation is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host program website. 


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant 

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants may be available for this experience. 

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met.

Widening Participation Grant

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September 2022
Host: Closed

Program Dates

Tour 2
Start: 14 January 2023
End: 28 January 2023

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Tour
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

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

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.