Program Title: Science, Science Policy, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia

Program Location: University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Program Overview: An intensive 3 week program devised by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, UM. Two projects dealing with Network Theory and Cryptography, as well as master classes in Bahasa Malaysia and visits to sites of cultural significance will be offered. Science Policy, through the Malaysian Academy of Science in Malaysia will also be examined as well as Innovation in Malaysia. Plenty of time has also been set aside for you to explore on your own.

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

Places available: 2

Open To: All currently enrolled undergraduate students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year in 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 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 UM 2018 (DOCX 14KB) ’ document.

Testimonial: 2016 NCP alumnus Ms Renata Kucera wrote:
 “Receiving the NCP scholarship allowed me to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to complete a month-long research project. This was an incredible opportunity to further my skills while also being able to travel around Malaysia in my spare time learning about the culture, history, making new friends and having so much fun! This trip has been the highlight of my time at University so far and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”

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