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Semester Program - Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) International Relations Program
Bandung, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
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This program will provide you with the opportunity of studying international relations for a full semester in Indonesia. Offered through the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), the program is taught by one of Indonesia’s foremost international relations departments, located at Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR) in Bandung, West Java. Taught in English, the program will provide you with an understanding of international relations at regional and global levels, as seen from an Indonesian perspective. 

You can nominate to undertake an International Relations Program (IRP) Professional Placement Module as part of their semester-long program. The professional placement involves working in a participating workplace two days per week during the semester, and is worth 3 credits towards the semester-long IR Program.

Find out more about this great program by watching the following video, featuring an ANU participant in 2016 who was sponsored by the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in the College of Asia and the Pacific!

ACICIS Study Indonesia: International Relations Program (IRP)

ACICIS' International Relations Program (IRP) hosted by Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, Indonesia, allows students to undertake a new professional placement option where they can gain valuable workplace skills. Adam Scott Reeves, RMIT University, Phoebe Siers, The Australian National University and Sarah Yoga, Western Sydney University, talk about their experiences on the program in this video. $6,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants are available to support eligible students on this program in 2017. Find out more information here:

Posted by Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies on Monday, February 27, 2017

Study Activity

This program will run from Thursday 9 August 2018 - 14 December 2018.

You will be enrolled in ASIA2107 and continue to pay your tuition fees to ANU whilst undertaking courses at Parahyangan Catholic University.

You will enrol in the equivalent of 24 ANU units which is 15 credits at UNPAR and receive pre-approved credit upon successful completion of your studies.

You will be able to choose from a range of courses on subjects including comparative politics, diplomacy, foreign policy, strategic studies and international relations. Indonesian language studies students may also have the opportunity to undertake some of these classes in Indonesian. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a Professional Placement Module.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

This opportunity is open to CAP undergraduate students who have completed at least 24 units of study at the time of application. You will need to have 24 units of space in your CAP degree for this opportunity.

Just tell us how this opportunity will benefit your studies at ANU and future career plans. Academic results will be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Application Details

Applications will close on Monday 2 April 2018.

You will be advised of your application outcome by Wednesday 4 April. If endorsed by ANU, you will also need to complete an application process through ACICIS. 


ACICIS provides advice and information on student accommodation options in Indonesia, including information on kos/student boarding houses or home stay arrangements. Further details can be found at:


You will need to organise and pay for your own return travel to Bandung.

You will also need to cover your accommodation and living costs for the duration or your program.

You will pay your tuition fees for 24 units of study for this semester length program.

You can find a breakdown of accommodation options here and expected costs here

Funding Opportunities

New Colombo Plan (ACICIS)
If you are chosen to participate in this course you may be eligible for a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant from ACICIS. These grants are valued at $6,000 in 2018. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen, aged between 18 and 28,must not hold Indonesian citizenship and have not received a NCP semester mobility grant before.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying in Asia and the Pacific as part of their degree. Successful applicants that do not receive an NCP grant from ACICIS will receive $500 of funding support through the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Engage Asia Travel Guarantee.


It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.


OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.

General Information for Global Learning Programs

While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.

Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program. 

The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.

Further Information

Full details on the ACICIS International Relations Program can be found at:  


CAP Student Centre
HC Coombs Building (9)
T: 6125 3207

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