Taking applications from NSW students NOW

Two week immersion course, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, 2 to 13 January 2017.

The Australia Indonesia Association of NSW (AIA) is offering 2 scholarships to NSW high school students for an intensive 2-week Indonesian language course. The course includes daily tuition and real life tasks to practice what has been taught. It is held in Jogjakarta, Java, and is delivered by the AIA Victoria who has been providing language courses in Indonesia since 2007.

The AIA CommBank Scolarship includes
  • Return flight Sydney - Jogjakarta (domestic transfers if necessary)
  • Accommodation at a homestay with an Indonesian family
  • 2 week language course
  • Meals
Exclusions: Passport, visa and travel insurance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • NSW Student in Yr 10 or 11 who is studying beginners, continuers or extension Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Demonstrable ability in Bahasa Indonesia. Note: All levels are encouraged to apply.
  • Intention to continue with Bahasa Indonesia studies.
  • Engaged with the wider school and community in a range of activities.
  • Maturity, determination.
  • Interest in being a cultural ambassador.
  • Open to sharing experiences via a blog or diary or blog and promoting the study of Bahasa Indonesia.

Why apply?
  • Increase confidence in using Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Incentivise language learning for your final years at school.
  • Have an experience of a lifetime.
  • Unique opportunity to share daily life with an Indonesian family.
  • Be inspired and encouraged to further your study of Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Explore Yogyakarta's rich cultural history
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the world's 4th most populous nation and Australia's neighbour.

How do students apply?

  1. Apply online here: by 3rd August
  2. Download and complete the Consent Form from Indonesian Scholarship and email to by the closing date. This will need to be signed off by the school principal.
  3. Shortlisted candidates to complete a Skype interview with AIA NSW.

These scholarships are made possible with the generous support of the Commonwealth Bank.


3rd August, 2016 Applications Close
End August, 2016 Winners announced
Nov - Dec, 2016 Orientation and Liaison with host family
1 - 14th Jan 2017 2 week immersion program

If you are unsuccessful and would like to attend this program, or others, as a paying student you can find out more here:


The Australia Indonesia Association of NSW is a social organisation that unites people with a cultural interest in Indonesia. It was established to promote friendship, understanding and good relations between Australians and Indonesians through art, culture and education.
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