The Summer 2021/22, ACICIS Public Health Study Tour (PHST) will be offered virtually

This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation.  Attendance information can be found here.

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.

This virtual study tour will provide an introduction to the public health challenges currently facing Indonesia, including the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.

ACICIS will be holding the ‘ACICIS Virtual Open Day’ on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 to showcase the variety of opportunities available for university students through a series of presentations from program staff and guest speakers, alumni sharing sessions & Q&As.

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: 

Apply to UQ Apply to host 


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad: The program fee is $2,500 AUD. Detailed information regarding program fees can be found on the host program website


Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round. Applicants are encouraged to review the Short-Term Experiences Funding information for further details. 

New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grant

A limited number of $2,500 AUD New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grants are available for eligible ACICIS Public Health Study Tour participants. 

This funding is administered by ACICIS. Students must submit their applications to ACICIS. 

Widening Participation Grant & Short-term Experiences 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: 30 September 2021
Host: 01 October 2021

Program Dates

Session 1:

  • Start: 20 November 2021
  • End: 04 December 2021

Session 2: 

  • Start: 15 January 2022
  • End: 29 January 2022


Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Tour
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia (Virtual)
Credit: 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.