School of Science and Health

Overseas Opportunities for Students

Amy Brown, Bachelor of Health Science, participating in the Indonesian Public Health Study Tour (ACICIS)


Have you ever thought about participating in a university experience abroad? Would you like to experience another culture and continue your studies at the same time?

  • Semester or short term experiences available
  • Apply for advanced standing and receive academic credit
  • Eligible students can receive OS-HELP valued up to $7,700
  • Travel Grants between $500 and $2500
  • Government grants and scholarships available for some opportunities
  • All taught in English

How do I participate in an overseas experience?

Unless you have an elective, these opportunities may not be available for you. Please talk to your Academic Course Advisor (ACA). See  instructions below.


STEP 1: Research an opportunity below and submit an application

  • Explore what experience you would like by researching 'Overseas Opportunities' below:
    • You may be able to replace one of these activities with an Elective unit
    • English is the medium of instruction at most of the locations
  • Submit your application to the preferred institution or provider
    • Note: If you are applying for an Exchange location, you may need approval from Western Sydney International. Further instructions will be provided when you apply for the opportunity
  • It is advised that you discuss your preferred option with your Academic Course Adviser (ACA) or placement coordinator prior to application - visit your School website and see 'Contact'
  • Occupational therapy students will have the opportunity to take part in practice education placements at a number of locations overseas in the fourth year of the program. Currently there are no other opportunities to travel as part of the program. Students will be advised by the Mobility champion and Placement coordinator, Bronwyn Gill (Bronwyn.gill@westernsydney.edu.au) of any new opportunities that may become available in the future.
  • Note: If you are applying for an Exchange location, you may need approval from Western Sydney International. Further instructions will be provided when you apply for the opportunity

STEP 2: Apply for Academic Approval

  • To receive recognition for your overseas experience, it is important that you seek advice from your Academic Course Advisor and apply for academic approval at least 3 months prior to commencement. Find out how to apply for Academic Approval below: 
  • Many of the experiences available on this page are Study Abroad / Non-Exchange
  • Occupational therapy students will have the opportunity to take part in practice education placements at a number of locations overseas in the fourth year of the program. Currently there are no other opportunities to travel as part of the program. Students will be advised by the Mobility champion and Placement coordinator, Bronwyn Gill (Bronwyn.gill@westernsydney.edu.au) of any new opportunities that may become available in the future.

STEP 3: Apply for OS-HELP

You may be eligible for OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens - loans of $3000 and $7700 are available. Academic Approval is required; have completed 80 credit points of study, and have 10 credit points remaining on return.

STEP 4: Complete the 'Before I Go' Online Checklist

Complete the Online Checklist (opens in a new window) to ensure you have completed the important tasks before heading overseas. This includes applying for a Student Mobility Travel Grant and information about travel insurance.

STEP 5: Register Your Overseas Travel (compulsory)

  • As soon as you have received an acceptance letter from an overseas University or provider, you are required to complete the Confirmation of Overseas Travel (COT) form. The COT is an important multi-purpose form that:
    • Enables you to be provided with an Official Confirmation Letter from Western Sydney University which will be sent to your email;
    • Registers your travel with the Australian Government;
    • Enables you to apply for a Student Mobility Travel Grant or International Exchange Scholarship (conditions apply).
    • Cannot be processed unless you provide evidence of acceptance from your overseas provider. The COT is processed after the 15th of every month.
    • Note, if you are receiving an New Colombo Plan (NCP) or Endeavour Mobility Grant, you are not required to complete the COT. Recipients of the NCP or Endeavour Mobility Grant are required to complete the Government Mobility Grants Acceptance Form.
  • What do I require when completing the COT?
    • An official acceptance letter/email confirming your participation in the overseas program – you will be asked to upload this document;
    • Information about your overseas activity – travel dates, intended destination, host country, name of overseas institution and/or provider;
    • Bank account deposit details (if registering for a Student Mobility Travel Grant or International Exchange Scholarship).
  • What does an acceptance letter from an overseas university or provider look like?
    • An acceptance letter ordinarily includes:
      • Your full name
      • The program of participation
      • The dates of participation
      • The overseas university or provider letter head or logo
      • The overseas university or provider contact detail
  • Submit Your Confirmation of Overseas Travel (COT) (opens in a new window)

What is the difference between 'Study Abroad' and 'Exchange'?

  • STUDY ABROAD*
    • Students pay a PROGRAM FEE to the host organisation or university. Depending on the program, the fee may cover tuition fees (1-2 units), accommodation, meals, excursions, airport pick up, local travel (please check with the individual program to see what it covers).
    • The cost of a program may be offset by OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens up to $7,700.
    • Many of the experiences available on this page are Study Abroad, where you submit an application directly to the provider.
  • EXCHANGE**
    • Students do not pay TUITION FEES to their host University but continue to pay their fees to Western Sydney University as usual (ie. upfront or through HECS 1-2 units).
    • Exchange students pay an ADMIN FEE to the host university. Depending on the program, the fee may cover accommodation, meals, excursions, airport pick up, local travel (please check with the individual program to see what it covers).
    • The cost of a program may be offset by OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens up to $7,700.
    • If you are applying for an Exchange Partner opportunity, you need to submit an Expression of Interest to Western Sydney University first - apply here

Study Tours and Volunteering

End-of-Year Break (Between December and February)


Cambodia: Social Enterprise Internship with Project Everest

Fiji: Social Enterprise Internship with Project Everest

Indonesia: Public Health Study Tour - $3000 NCP Grants

  • Public Health Study Tour in Indonesia (opens in a new window)
  • 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 will provide 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.
  • Dates: July and November

Indonesia: $3,000-$7,000 New Colombo Plan Grants

  • Western Sydney University is a member of the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS). $3,000 - $7,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants are available for eligible Western students. Find out more (opens in a new window).

Malawi: Social Enterprise Internship with Project Everest

Mexico: Public Health Program

  • Public Health in Mexico Program (opens in a new window)
  • This program explores the development and maintenance of the Mexican healthcare system in the context of how developing countries manage their health systems. The Public Health in Mexico program also has a large focus on looking at community health.
  • Dates: January

Philippines: Community Development - $3000 NCP Grants

  • Community Development in the Philippines (opens in a new window)
  • On the island of Leyte, a one hour flight southeast of Manila, a community development project has been established just outside the capital city of Tacloban. At the very heart of the program volunteers are needed to help staff at the local community centre based in a housing project outside Tacloban. The centre is the lifeblood of the community and provides vital support for the local people. Many locals rely on its resources, and generous volunteers, for help in supporting and bringing up their families.
  • Benefits: 10 x $3000 New Colombo Plan Travel grants available
  • Dates: January and February

South Africa: Have you ever wanted to go on safari to Africa?

  • Western Sydney academic staff will take students on an intensive two-week study abroad unit in the Kruger National Park located in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the world's great parks, with a rich array of species including elephant, lion, giraffe, hippo, rhino, leopard, cheetah, warthog, zebra, hyena, and is home to over 400 species of birds and thousands of plants. On the trip, you will study in the field. Your lectures are out in the park with game guards and in a private teaching/research centre inside the boundaries of the park.
  • Find out more

Timor - Leste: Social Enterprise Internship with Project Everest

Vietnam: Scholarship for Internship - $3000 NCP Grants

  • The Vietnam Immersion Experience offers students the opportunity to gain exposure to life as an expatriate by working and living in Vietnam for a period of six to eight weeks. Students will receive mentorship from senior management within their host organisation as they participate in a structured work placement program that will highlight the accessibility of working in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Dates: End of June 2018
  • Benefits include a $3000 New Colombo Plan Travel Grant
  • Find out more

Mid-Year Break (July)


Indonesia: Public Health Study Tour - $3000 NCP Grants

  • Public Health Study Tour in Indonesia (opens in a new window)
  • 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 will provide 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.
  • Dates: July and November

Indonesia: Exploring the Biodiversity of Coastal Ecosystem

  • Continuing the success of 2012 to 2017 Community and Technological (CommTECH) Camp, ITS International Office is introducing a new innovative program, CommTECH Camp Insight 2018. By compiling and building upon the testimonies of former participants, we decided to extend the program to 13 days in order to provide more interaction among participants and also enhance the learning experience. This program will be conducted on 9 – 21 July 2018. Furthermore, the upcoming CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018 will be presented as a Project based Learning (PbL) program. Groups will be formed among participants as a platform to help solve real life problems faced by the community. With an increased engagement between participants, facilitators, and the community, a more impactful experience will be achieved. It becomes even more attractive because at the end of the program, all participants will have an opportunity to present their project and ideas which were developed during the course of the program in front of a wider audience.
  • Find out more - Indonesia: CommTECH Camp -  Exploring the Biodiversity of Coastal Ecosystem*
  • Indigenous Communities Study Tour (opens in a new window)
  • This project will provide ten Western Sydney University students with an opportunity to live and learn in multicultural Malaysia for three weeks under Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's (UKM) supervision. The course introduces students to the unique cultures of indigenous communities in Malaysia, enabling students to understand the communities' history, their recent marginalisation and the process of cultural transformation.
  • Benefits: 10 x $3000 New Colombo Plan Travel grants available

Mexico: Public Health Program

    • Public Health in Mexico Program (opens in a new window)
    • This program explores the development and maintenance of the Mexican healthcare system in the context of how developing countries manage their health systems. The Public Health in Mexico program also has a large focus on looking at community health.
    • Dates: July

South Africa: Rural Healthcare and Education

  • Rural Healthcare and Education in South Africa (opens in a new window)
  • Through this program you'll enjoy living and volunteering in St. Lucia, South Africa, a small coastal community surrounded by beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife - a UNESCO World Heritage location. Surrounding the beautiful area of St. Lucia are rural villages inhabited by thousands of people with scarce healthcare resources. Working alongside community health workers, care givers, and medical professionals, you'll provide both direct treatment as well as awareness and prevention of HIV, tuberculosis, and lifestyle/social issues such as family planning and nutrition. This project gives you the opportunity to engage with people – young and old – to make a positive impact while at the same time undergoing an unforgettable, life-changing experience.
  • Dates: July

South Africa: Have you ever wanted to go on safari to Africa?

  • Western Sydney academic staff will take students on an intensive two-week study abroad unit in the Kruger National Park located in South Africa. The Kruger National Park is one of the world's great parks, with a rich array of species including elephant, lion, giraffe, hippo, rhino, leopard, cheetah, warthog, zebra, hyena, and is home to over 400 species of birds and thousands of plants. On the trip, you will study in the field. Your lectures are out in the park with game guards and in a private teaching/research centre inside the boundaries of the park.
  • Find out more

Vietnam: Scholarship for Internship - $3000 NCP Grants

  • The Vietnam Immersion Experience offers students the opportunity to gain exposure to life as an expatriate by working and living in Vietnam for a period of six to eight weeks. Students will receive mentorship from senior management within their host organisation as they participate in a structured work placement program that will highlight the accessibility of working in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Dates: End of June 2018
  • Benefits include a $3000 New Colombo Plan Travel Grant
  • Find out more

Short Term Intensives - Units at Overseas Universities


End-of-Year Break (Between December and February)


Costa Rica: Conservation Marine Biology - January

  • Veritas University/ San Jose, Costa Rica
  • The 500,000 species that are located in Costa Rica represent 4% of the total species worldwide and its unique location, geology and coastlines are just some of the reasons why Costa Rica is in the top 20 most biodiverse countries in the world despite its relatively small size.
  • The Conservation Marine Biology program allows students to spend 3 hands-on weeks studying in Costa Rica, coupled with 1 week of online study when they return. Whilst on the ground, students will undertake 5 units on marine conservation biology, physical and chemical oceanography, tropical marine ecosystems and fisheries and coastal management along with field trips including sea turtle monitoring; laboratory work; a bioluminescence tour; and community visits.
  • Visit AIM Overseas (a partner of Western Sydney Uni) and find out more

New Zealand: Science and Health at the University of Otago in Dunedin

  • The University of Otago
  • During your January in New Zealand program you will be a student at the University of Otago – one of the country’s oldest universities in the cultural capital of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin.
  • Your New Home – Within walking distance to beautiful beaches, bush-clad hills and tidal inlets, we just know you’re going to love your new home in Dunedin.
  • World-renowned University – The University of Otago is highly regarded for the quality of research produced by its students and recognised internationally for advancements in higher education. Courses are available to you in business, economics, geography, art history, modern languages, Maori studies, science and more during this six-week short course.
  • Find out more - Science and Health at the University of Otago in Dunedin
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Peru: Biodiversity and Sustainability

  • Universidad Andina del Cusco / Cusco, Peru
  • The course takes place in Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, a world heritage site located in the Urubamba Valley of the Andes Mountain Range.
  • Peru is home to a diversity of ecosystems offering a variety of climatic, geologic and ecological environments. Peru hosts about 25,000 plants species (10% of the world total) and is first in number of fish species, second in bird and fauna, third in amphibians and in mammals, and fifth in reptiles. Peru’s mega biodiversity is one of the pillars of its national economy, and the goal of this program is to give students the skills to analyse the components of the Peruvian biodiversity and to identify the tools to make sustainable use possible. Peru is known as one of the world’s top 12 most biodiverse countries in the world.
  • Visit AIM Overseas (a partner of Western Sydney Uni) and find out more

Other End-of-Year Intensive Units

To find out about other opportunities, see the End-of-Year Intensives (opens in a new window)

Mid-Year Intensive Units (July)


Costa Rica: Conservation Marine Biology Veritas University, San Jose

  • This program is a unique opportunity for students to undertake a practical Marine Biology program in Costa Rica this July!
  • The 500,000 species that are located in Costa Rica represent 4% of the total species worldwide and its unique location, geology and coastlines are just some of the reasons why Costa Rica is in the top 20 most biodiverse countries in the world despite its relatively small size.
  • The Conservation Marine Biology program allows students to spend 3 hands-on weeks studying in Costa Rica, coupled with 1 week of online study when they return. Whilst on the ground, students will undertake 5 units on marine conservation biology, physical and chemical oceanography, tropical marine ecosystems and fisheries and coastal management along with field trips including sea turtle monitoring; laboratory work; a bioluminescence tour; and community visits.
  • Find out more - Conservation Marine Biology Veritas University, San Jose*
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Denmark: Aarhus Summer University Health, Science, and Technology

England: Cambridge Sciences Summer Program

  • This program presents a great opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary study in the Sciences with some of Cambridge University’s finest teachers. The course has an interdisciplinary approach and includes a range of topic areas drawing from a wide range of experts. Sessions make use of some of the many splendid collections, museums and facilities within Cambridge.
  • Find out more - Cambridge Sciences Summer Program
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:
  • Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers you the opportunity to study at the University of Leeds and immerse yourself in British culture as part of an exciting four-week programme. Taking advantage of the vibrant, student friendly city of Leeds, and the rich history, culture and natural beauty of the area, the summer school combines world-class tuition with local knowledge, academic-related field trips, and a wide variety of social activities.
  • Find out more - Leeds International Summer School (opens in a new window)
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

France: Science at Universite Catholique de Lille

  • This program is perfect for students seeking to take science courses in a vibrant and culturally distinct city. This experience in Lille offers students two possibilities:
    • Take one intensive French language unit and one elective unit in science
    • Take two elective courses in science
  • Course details:
    • Units  courses are taught in English and cover a variety of topics. Many of these courses have a strong focus on environmental sciences, renewable resources, and sustainability and their political and economic impact.
    • French courses are taught in French, and there is no language pre-requisite for this program. Language courses are available at all language levels (from true beginning to high superior).
  • Find out more - Science at Universite Catholique de Lille
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Hong Kong: You and Your Health

  • Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), has established its position in Hong Kong's tertiary education sector by emphasising academic excellence and whole-person education. HKBU is committed to creating a cosmopolitan learning environment by offering an array of activities that promotes internationalisation on campus to expose students to more international experience.
  • You and Your Health is an introductory course to student on the basics of human body and how factors from the living environment may affect our health. Topics chosen are closely related to health and diseases. Specific health problems and issues of interest will be selected for discussion.
  • See other units available.
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Italy: Sports and Health Sciences in Florence

  • As a student in the Tuscan city of Florence, you will quickly feel like a local as you wander through busy piazzas in search of your favourite pasta trattoria! The Florence University of the Arts (FUA) is where you will spend your July in Florence program.
  • Study within your major to further your degree in Australia or attempt a new hobby by taking an elective such as Intro to Photography. Or study Italian in Florence – what better place to learn a new language?
  • For a list of all courses on offer for July 2018, please click here.
  • Find out more - July at the Florence University of the Arts (opens in a new window)
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Mexico: Public Health July Program, Universidad de La Salle / Mexico City, Mexico

  • AIM Overseas’ ground-breaking Public Health in Mexico program is run by the University of La Salle, home of one of Mexico’s most important medical and health sciences faculties. This 3 week program explores the development and maintenance of the Mexican health system in the context of how developing countries manage their health systems.
  • The program also looks at community health – the university has excellent linkages with community organisations working in some of the poorer areas of Mexico City. This allows participants to get a feel for the ‘front line’ of dealing with health issues in a developing country.
  • La Salle University never fail to deliver beautiful courses and fantastic service to students and this program is no different. The course includes 36 hours of lectures and seminars, 30 hours of presentations and site visits, an extensive number of cultural activities and much more.
  • Find out more - Public Health in Mexico Program (opens in a new window)
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Netherlands: Amsterdam – Multi-Disciplinary Studies with a Fieldwork Component

  • In this interdisciplinary and academically rigorous program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), students will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look into their chosen course of study. Course offerings are highly specialized, focusing on research methodology across various disciplines. Each course also has an experiential learning component. Students will use Amsterdam as their classroom as labs, field trips, and other activities facilitate deeper engagement with course material.
  • Find out more - Amsterdam – Multi-Disciplinary Studies with a Fieldwork Component
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Peru: Biodiversity in Peru - Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola / Cusco, Peru

  • AIM Overseas’ partner in Peru, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, teaches this fascinating program on Biodiversity in Peru. The course takes place in Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, a world heritage site located in the Urubamba Valley of the Andes Mountain Range.
  • Peru is home to a diversity of ecosystems offering a variety of climatic, geologic and ecological environments. Peru hosts about 25,000 plants species (10% of the world total) and is first in number of fish species, second in bird and fauna, third in amphibians and in mammals, and fifth in reptiles. Peru’s mega biodiversity is one of the pillars of its national economy, and the goal of this program is to give students the skills to analyse the components of the Peruvian biodiversity and to identify the tools to make sustainable use possible. Peru is known as one of the world’s top 12 most biodiverse countries in the world.
  • The course takes full advantage of the location and is a great mix of 45 hours of lectures, plus additional sites visits, field trips and cultural activities, making for a very dynamic program.
  • Find out more - Biodiversity in Peru - Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola / Cusco, Peru
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Scotland: Anatomy & Global Health at the University of Glasgow

  • The Anatomy & Global Health program is designed for students intending to apply for medical (or dental) school, or those currently enrolled in a clinical school that lacks hands-on anatomical experiences. The level of the course is suitable for students with no anatomy background, but is fast paced and is best suited to those with at least a strong biology background. Students can enrol in each summer session separately, or can choose to take both programs back-to-back in order to maximize credits earned and time abroad.
  • Find out more - Anatomy & Global Health
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

South Africa: Rural Healthcare and Education

  • Through this program you'll enjoy living and volunteering in St. Lucia, South Africa, a small coastal community surrounded by beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife - a UNESCO World Heritage location. Surrounding the beautiful area of St. Lucia are rural villages inhabited by thousands of people with scarce healthcare resources. Working alongside community health workers, care givers, and medical professionals, you'll provide both direct treatment as well as awareness and prevention of HIV, tuberculosis, and lifestyle/social issues such as family planning and nutrition. This project gives you the opportunity to engage with people – young and old – to make a positive impact while at the same time undergoing an unforgettable, life-changing experience.
  • Find out more - Rural Healthcare and Education
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

USA: Study Natural, Physical, or Sport Sciences at Boston University

  • Spend six weeks studying at one of the best universities in the world – gain credit while experiencing a global city and campus experience second to none.
  • In 2013–2014, Boston University (or BU) was ranked 50th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is one of the oldest universities in the United States and boasts notable alumni like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • As a BU ‘summer’ (July) session student you have access to over 700 academic courses. With the options of on and off campus accommodation and all of the university facilities – including modern fitness centre, eateries, an arena for sports and concerts, art galleries, museums and libraries… everything you need.
  • Find out more - Study Natural, Physical, or Sport Sciences at Boston University
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

USA: Science and Health in Chicago

  • Spend six weeks at an internationally ranked university while getting the chance to experience one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world. Founded in 1870, Loyola University of Chicago was ranked 106th in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report for 2015. There is never a shortage of things to learn and experience in such a culturally diverse city and university.
  • Set in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, both in terms of education and recreation, Loyola University of Chicago offers something for every student. July term students will find study primarily at the main Lake Shore Campus. Set alongside Lake Michigan, students can grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the refreshing breeze by the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world. Business students might take some classes in the downtown Water Tower Campus.
  • Find out more - Science and Health in Chicago
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

USA: Science and Health in Los Angeles, California at UCLA

  • Spend six weeks studying at one of the best Universities in the world – gain credit while experiencing a global city and campus like no other!
  • In 2013–2014, UCLA ranked 12th in academics and 8th for reputation in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
  • As a UCLA ‘summer’ (July) session student you have access to hundreds of academic courses, on and off campus living options, all of the university facilities, including multiple gyms, pools, libraries…..everything you need!
  • Find out more - Science and Health in Los Angeles, California at UCLA
  • To apply for this opportunity, complete the following steps:

Other Mid-Year Intensive Units

To find out about other opportunities, see the Mid Year Intensives (opens in a new window)


International Work Experience

Boost your resume with a hands-on experience while working and living overseas. Many degrees at Western provide an opportunity to participate in domestic or international work experience. These are offered as core units (e.g. a clinical or professional experience placement) or as an elective. Find out more (opens in a new window).


Other Volunteering Opportunities

Would you like to go to Costa Rica and participate in Sea Turtle Conservation? Or maybe you like to contribute to Marine Conservation and Dolphin Research in Tanzania. Find out more (opens in a new window).


Semester Studies

Go Global Exchange Program

One of our cornerstone Go Global opportunities is the semester or year-long study opportunity, the Go Global Exchange Program. If you want to immerse yourself in another diverse culture (but getting the option to study units completely in English) then one or two sessions abroad as part of your Western degree could be perfect for you. To support the participation in overseas semester and year-long exchange, eligible students can receive an International Exchange Scholarship of AUD $1,750 and a deferred OS-HELP loan valued up to AUD $7,700. Find out more about opportunities world-wide (opens in a new window).

Agriculture Semester Program in Indonesia

ACICIS’ Agriculture Semester Program (ASP) allows students to take units in a number of internationally accredited study programs at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), including subjects in agribusiness, agronomy and horticulture, plant protection, forestry, food science and technology, and animal production technology. Western Sydney University is a member of the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS). New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants of $7,000 are available to ACICIS member university students participating in this program in 2018 and 2019. Eligible students can receive a deferred OS-HELP loan valued up to AUD $7,700. Find out more.

Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP)

ACICIS’ Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP) is a semester-long community development study program hosted by Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This program allows participants to gain valuable ‘hands-on’ experience in the field of international development through frontline community development projects. The DSIP offers students the opportunity to undertake either an eight-week community development fieldwork module known as ‘Student Community Service (SCS)’, or an eight-week professional development placement with a local community-based organisation, as part of their semester in Yogyakarta. Western Sydney University is a member of the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS). New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants of $5,000 are available to ACICIS member university students participating in this program in 2018 and 2019. Eligible students can receive a deferred OS-HELP loan valued up to AUD $7,700. Find out more.

Flexible Language Immersion (FLIP)

The Flexible Language Immersion Program is ACICIS’ largest and longest standing in-country study program. Hosted by one of Indonesia’s premier universities, Gadjah Mada University (UGM), the language immersion program offers participants great flexibility in designing a study program to meet home university equivalency requirements or to suit a student’s personal interests. Western Sydney University is a member of the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS). New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants of $5,000 are available to ACICIS member university students participating in this program in 2018 and 2019. Eligible students can receive a deferred OS-HELP loan valued up to AUD $7,700. Find out more.


Scholarships, Grants, and Special Opportunities

Find out about opportunities available for students across the University - see Scholarships, Grants and Special Opportunities


Need further advice?

If you have any questions, please see Contacts.