Semester Costs

ACICIS is a non-profit organisation made up of a consortium of Australian and international member universities. We are dedicated to keeping the costs associated with studying in Indonesia to an absolute minimum so we can make in-country study affordable for everyone.

Below is a general outline of the costs for studying with ACICIS in any of our semester-long study options. Some of the costs such as airfares and insurance may vary so applicants must check prices for themselves. Changes in visa or tuition fees are beyond the control of ACICIS so we therefore reserve the right to alter fee structures without notice.

All costs below are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD$). To convert these prices to other currencies, please use an up-to-date currency converter.

Applicants from universities that are members of ACICIS pay lower tuition fees because their universities have paid a membership fee to join ACICIS. This membership fee is AUD$5,200 (plus 10% GST) per annum. New member universities from Australia and around the world are welcome to join ACICIS.

Costs for the Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) and Development Studies professional Practicum (DSPP) can be found here

If you have any queries, please contact the ACICIS Secretariat.

Member Universities Non-Member Universities or Private Participants Comments
Tuition per semester AUD$3,120 AUD$4,160

Costs include:

  • All tuition fees at Indonesian partner university

Tuition fees must be paid one month before the semester starts. Most Australian universities pay this and add it to the student's HECS statement. 

Residency Permit/Orientation AUD$650

Costs include:

  • 12 month Residency Permit (KITAS);
  • 6 month Multiple Re-entry Permit (MREP);
  • 4 day live-in orientation on arrival;
  • 2 ACICIS field trips per semester;
  • Group checkpoint meetings during semester.  

This is the cost for first semester only, for a visa obtained in Perth. A subsequent semester is AUD$50 extra. Private applicants from Australia also pay AUD$10 GST. This fee is non-refundable and payable at the time of application.

Visa Application AUS$165 VITAS visa issuing in Perth is AUD$165. Costs are similar at other Indonesian missions. This fee is payable to ACICIS at the time of application if the student elects to have their visa issued in Perth or to the Indonesian mission direct if the student elects to have their visa issued elsewhere.
Insurance About AUD$500 for 6 months Prices vary with different companies. Many Australian universities include the student on their corporate insurance policy.
Airfares About AUD$1,000 return from Australia

Applicants must have a return airfare to Indonesia. Domestic flights to Yogyakarta from Jakarta or Denpasar are about A$80 one-way and can be bought overseas. There are cheap airlines operating throughout Southeast Asia, with direct flights to Yogyakarta from many cities.

Living Expenses About AUD$100 per week minimum

Covers all expenses including accommodation and short holidays though it depends on individual spending habits. Australian students can be eligible for AusStudy, Youth Allowance and pensions from Centrelink if still enrolled full time through their home university.