Linking Indonesian and Australian Cultures

Program Title: Linking Indonesian and Australian Cultures: Professional and Indigenous

Program Location: Yogyakarta, Makassar and Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview: This study tour is designed to foster students’ Indonesian in-country, cultural understanding and sensibility, together with development of Indo-Pacific workspace competencies. It will begin to uncover the historic linkages between the Indonesian archipelago and Australian indigenous communities. It also aims to develop an understanding of Indonesian electoral processes and build new relationships with the government post-2019 elections. It builds on Flinders long-standing and extensive Indonesia connections and deepens alumni networks.

Application form

Program Dates: approximately from 22 or 23 November – 7 December 2019

Places Available: 50 New Colombo Plan funded places are available.

Breakdown by College;

Open To: Open to all undergraduate and Honour students who are eligible in BGL and HASS. We welcome limited number of self-funded students who may not be eligible for NCP funding but have space in their study plan and eligible to participate in the program.


  • be Australian Citizens (please note: students must not hold or have ever been a citizen, permanent resident, or held residency rights in a Host Location); and
  • be enrolled in an Australian University at the time of application and throughout their overseas study program; and
  • be undertaking a Bachelor's degree level program (Pass or Honours) at the commencement of the program; and
  • have successfully completed at least 36 units of the undergraduate course with a grade point average of at least 4.5


  • have successfully completed 18 units of the undergraduate courses with a grade point average of at least 5.0 at the commencement of overseas study; and
  • be between 18 and 28 years of age or over 28 on a case by case basis at the commencement of the overseas study;
  • be nominated into the relevant New Colombo Plan mobility program and;
  • have confirmed their participation in the relevant New Colombo Plan mobility program; and
  • have their overseas study count as credit towards their course of study at Flinders University; and
  • not be in receipt of any other Flinders University administered award which provides travel assistance
  • be available to attend compulsory workshops in S2 2019 prior to departure.


Students must be eligible and approved by College to participate in the program. Students will be advised which Flinders University topic to enrol in, which will form part of their course’s study plan.


  • Flights $1,900
  • Accommodation $522
  • Language course $270
  • Three Universities programs $1088
  • Cultural workshops $ 75
  • Scope Global or a Local partner $145

Total: approximately $3,500 – 4,000 per student

Students are responsible for additional expenses such as an application for a passport, visa, vaccination, additional meals, extra activities and transport and personal expenses.

A total of 50 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility grants are available to cover some of the program cost for eligible participants.

How to Apply:

Step 1 >>>  Submit an online enquiry Ask Flinders (click “Request Support”) and;

  1. Under “Enquiry summary” write “Interest in NCP Indonesia November 2019”
  2. Under “Enquiry details” ask them to check if you have a space in your current study plan to undertake this program.

Step 2 >>>  Email with the following documents;

  1. Completed application form (available on this webpage)
  2. Attach an email copy via Ask Flinders that confirms that you have a space in your currently study to participate in the program (see Step 1 above)
  3. Unofficial transcript (download one from the Student Systems)
  4. Your CV and a short (no more than 500 word) statement in response to the following questions:

Why do you want to be involved in this program, and what unique contribution would you make to the team?

What experience or interest do you have with collaboration in the context of Indonesia-Australia relations?

Application Deadline: 5pm Friday 9 August 2019 (extended from 12 June)


Further Information

Michelle Graves, College of BGL (for enquiries from both HASS and BGL students)
Phone: (08) 8201 5464