Study Options

The Mataram, Lombok, program offers eight levels of Indonesian study, each level is equivalent to one unit (also known as a course at some universities) of study at an Australian university. The Kupang, West Timor, program offers levels 1 to 6.

Each intensive program runs for three weeks. Students may study for a six-week block in Mataram by enrolling in two consecutive units (e.g. enrolling in Level 3 and Level 4). However, students may opt to only study for three weeks and enrol in one unit. The Kupang program offers one three-week study period.

Beginners can commence with no prior language knowledge in Level 1. Other students may choose to practice, refresh or extend language skills in intermediate and advanced levels. Usually, if you have already completed first year Indonesian at an Australian university, you would study Levels 3 and 4. If you have completed second year study of the language, you would take Levels 5 and 6. Levels 7 and 8, which are only offered in Mataram, are more rigorous and suitable for those who have undertaken extensive study of the language (equivalent to three years study of the language at a university level) and would like to develop higher fluency and increase their level of communicative competencies through learning how to conduct and present research in Indonesian.

RUILI Level Equivalents*

Students from Charles Darwin University, University of New England, University of the Sunshine Coast, and University of Tasmania please refer to the following table, which indicates which RUILI level of study is the most appropriate for you to enrol in according to the units you have completed (or will complete before undertaking the in-country program) at your home university.

You will be asked to nominate your RUILI level of study during the registration process.

CDU Pre-requisite units UNE Pre-requisite units USC Pre-requisite units UTAS Pre-requisite units RUILI Level
None None None None LEVEL 1
None INDN101 Indonesian Language 1A OR INDN111 Indonesian Language 1A (In-Country) None None LEVEL 2
INI101 Indonesian Language 1 & INI102 Indonesian Language 2 INDN102 Indonesian Language 1B OR INDN112 Indonesian Language 1B (In-Country) IND110 Indonesian A & IND111 Indonesian B HMN101 Indonesian 1A & HMN102 Indonesian 1B LEVELS 3 & 4
INI201 Indonesian Language 3 & INI202 Indonesian Language 4 INDN201 Indonesian Language 2A & INDN202 Indonesian Language 2B IND210 Indonesian C & IND211 Indonesian D HMN207 Indonesian 2A & HMN208 Indonesian 2B LEVELS 5 & 6
INI301 Indonesian Language 5 & INI302 Indonesian Language 6 INDN301 Indonesian Language 3A & INDN302 Indonesian Language 3B IND310 Indonesian E & IND311 Indonesian F HMN313 Indonesian 3A & HMN314 Indonesian 3B LEVELS 7 & 8

*When in-country, students┬ácan negotiate a change of level so that the most appropriate level is taken with the Resident Director from Australia and staff of our local partners (and, if appropriate, the student’s home university lecturer).

In-country study units

To undertake in-country study in Indonesia, please enrol in the following units at your home university.

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Unit to enrol in RUILI Level
INI101 Indonesian Language 1 / INI102 Indonesian Language 2 LEVELS 1 & 2
INI201 Indonesian Language 3 / INI202 Indonesian Language 4 LEVELS 3 & 4
INI301 Indonesian Language 5 / INI302 Indonesian Language 6 LEVELS 5 & 6
LAN211 In-country Language Study / LAN311 In-country Language Study LEVELS 7 & 8

University of New England (UNE)

Unit to enrol in RUILI Level
INDN111 Indonesian Language 1A (In-Country) LEVEL 1
INDN112 Indonesian Language 1B (In-Country) LEVEL 2
INDN211 Indonesian In-Country Study A LEVEL 3
INDN212 Indonesian In-Country Study B* LEVEL 4 or LEVEL 5
INDN311 Indonesian In-Country Study C* LEVEL 6 or LEVEL 7
INDN312 Indonesian In-Country Study D LEVEL 8

* These levels are flexible depending on the strength of the student based on placement test results.

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Course to enrol in RUILI Level
IND222 (one level) or IND223 (two consecutive levels) LEVELS 1 & 2
IND222 (one level) or IND223 (two consecutive levels) LEVELS 3 & 4
IND222 (one level) or IND223 (two consecutive levels) LEVELS 5 & 6
IND222 (one level) or IND223 (two consecutive levels) LEVELS 7 & 8

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Unit to enrol in RUILI Level
HMN Overseas Unit(s) LEVELS 1 & 2
HMN Overseas Unit(s) LEVELS 3 & 4
HMN Overseas Unit(s) LEVELS 5 & 6
HMN Overseas Unit(s) LEVELS 7 & 8