AIYEP 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know if the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program ( AIYEP) is right for you?
Have a look at these frequently asked questions to find out more about your eligibility and learn more program details to help you decide to put in your application.
Am I Eligible?
If you are 21-25 years of age, an Australian citizen, hold an interest in Indonesian culture or language, are eager to expand your knowledge, and wish to contribute to the strengthening of Australia’s relationship with its nearest neighbour, then AIYEP is the program for you.
Is AIYEP for Students?
Applicants from all areas of Australian society are encouraged to apply; including young professionals, teachers, university or TAFE students and graduates.
This program is about representing Australia, as well as offering cultural and personal development experiences to Australian participants.
Do I Need Indonesian Language Skills?
While recommended, Indonesian language skills are not a prerequisite for selection to this program.
However, we expect applicants to show a strong aptitude to learn and a commitment to understand the basics of the Indonesian language before the program starts.
Who will I connect with on the program?
During the program you will connect with other participants, government and business leaders who play important roles in Australia-Indonesian relationships. Throughout the program you will be supported by a mentor.
What are the costs and time commitments for AIYEP 2021?
How much does the AIYEP cost ?
AIYEP awards outstanding young Australians with full scholarships to participate.
In return participants are expected to represent their State and Australia to their best ability and engage fully in all aspects of the program.
How many applicants are selected?
18 Australian participants will be selected for AIYEP 2021.
There will be equal representation of male and female applicants.
18 participants have already been chosen from Indonesia.
How much time do I need to dedicate to the program?
Participants will be expected to allocate approximately 15 hours a week to the program. This time will be distributed between self paced online activities, internship, social activities and facilitated sessions.
What are the application stages and timelines for AIYEP 2021?
Fill out the online application form by 11:59pm AEST on 20 September 2021.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Select applicants will be notified by email and invited to interview during October.
Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by a panel of examiners from DFAT, the Australia-Indonesia Institute and Value Learning.
Successful applicants will be offered a place on AIYEP 2021.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email. We are looking for a diverse participant team - if you aren't offered a place, try again next year.