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 course, 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).

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.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the ACICIS entry requirements. 

Important: Please note that the host application deadline for this program falls before UQ Short-Term Study applications open. Students wishing to apply to this program should submit their host application prior to the host deadline outlined in the Key Dates section, and submit their UQ application once applications open on 26 July. 

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is $4,822 AUD, and includes tuition, accommodation, Indonesian language classes, field trips and cultural activities. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university 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.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are 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: 24 September 2024
Host: 11 August 2024

Program Dates

Tour 1
Start: 11 January 2025
End: 25 January 2025

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


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

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

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.