Program Title: Investigating the history, culture, politics, and science and technology capability of  Malaysia.

Program Location: National University of Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia and Langkawi Research   Centre, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Program Overview: An intensive 3 weeks program devised by the International Relations Centre UKM, where in weeks 1 and 3 you will undertake courses on Malaysia’s history, culture and political and economic development (including visits to sites of cultural significance). While in week 2 you will decamp to the Langkawi Research Centre to undertake research projects relevant to your undergraduate degree.

Program Dates: January/February 2018 (the exact departure date is yet to be fixed).

Places available: 10

Open To: All currently enrolled undergraduate students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year in Archaeology and the College of Science and Engineering.

Application Deadline: A 1/2 page expression of interest should be sent to the CSE Office ( by 5pm on Friday, October 27th.

Eligibility: Hold Australian Citizenship, be under 28 years old and have a GPA ≥ 5.
Students should seek advice from a course coordinator and must enrol in an approved Flinders topic prior to leaving for the program. 

Credit: Acknowledgment of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) award on your Academic Transcript. Credit towards your degree program. The actual course to enrol in for credit will be advised later.

Costs: A $3,000 mobility grant from DFAT is available to assist in your costs. Students may also be eligible to apply for an OS Help Loan.  Flinders University will provide students with complimentary travel insurance.

How to apply: Interested students should consult with Professor MJ Brunger ( in the first instance. They should also read the attached ‘ EOI UKM 2018 (DOCX 14KB) ’ document.

Testimonial: 2017 NCP alumnus Waleed Al-Dabbas wrote in his blog post:
 “This trip has been one of the best experiences I have had in my life. If I get another chance to travel as a part of my study I will definitely do it. And to all the students that are looking to travel as a part of their study I definitely recommend the New Colombo Plan, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it!”

 2017 NCP alumnus Catherine Hopkins wrote in her blog post:
 “For students looking to travel to study I highly recommend, Malaysia, in particular UKM. The staff and student buddies at this university were incredibly helpful and ensured that we had the best experience possible.”

Further Information: Please see the attached call for Expression of Interest Sought document. Further information on UKM can be found at