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AIYEP 2023 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 lodge your application. 


Am I Eligible? 

If you are 21-25 years of age, an Australian citizen or permanent resident, 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 2023?

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? 

21 Australian participants will be selected for AIYEP 2023


There will be equal representation of male and female applicants. 


21 participants will also be chosen from Indonesia.

How much time do I need to dedicate to the program? 

Participants will be expected to allocate approximately 2 hours a week to the online program including facilitated sessions. 


The in-country program is for 4 weeks, including living with a host family,  an internship, and social activities


What are the application stages and timelines for AIYEP 2023?

Apply Online

Applications for AIYEP 2022 open on Monday  15 May and close strictly at 11.59 pm on Friday 30 June 2023.  

Applications are made online.


Select applicants will be notified by email and invited to interview during July.

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by a panel of examiners from  DFAT, the Australia-Indonesia Institute and Value Learning.

Placement Offers

Successful applicants will be offered a place on AIYEP 2023. 

Unsuccessful applicants are notified by email. We are looking for a diverse participant team - if you aren't offered a place, try again next year. 

You are on your way! 

A pre program orientation will be held online on  4 October.


The program will kick off on Wednesday 11 October and end on 

6  December for Indonesian participants and 8 January 2024 for Australian participant s after each cohort has finished their in-country experience.

I have more questions who can I contact? 

If you have further questions, please ask us!
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