New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Rules

The New Colombo Plan mobility program is an initiative of the Australian Government to encourage undergraduate students to undertake study or internships in approved countries. .  The funding available for each study group will vary as determined by the Australian Government. Funding must be divided equally between successful grant recipients.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

·be Australian Citizens (please note: students must not hold or have ever been a citizen, permanent resident, or held residency rights in a Host Location); and

·be enrolled in an Australian Univeristy at the time of application and throughout the study overseas program; and

. be undertaking a Bachelor's degree level progarm (Pass or Honours) at the commencement of the program;

have successfully completed at least 36 units of the undergraduate course with a grade point average of at least 4.5 or 18 units of the undergraduate coures with a grade point average of at least 5.0 at the commencement of overseas study; and

·be between 18 and 28 years of age or over 28 on a case by case basis at the commencement of the overseas study; and

·be nominated into and have confirmed their participation the relevant New Colombo Plan mobility program and;

·have their overseas study count as credit or be a mandatory part of their course of study at Flinders University; and

·not be in receipt of any other Flinders University administered award which provides travel assistance.

TENURE

The grant will be awarded for study undertaken overseas for no more than two semesters. Applicants will be eligible for a grant to contribute towards the cost of economy class international airfares and domestic travel with the nominated program, and additional living expenses while in-country including accommodation and meals associated.

The scholarship will be withdrawn if the subsidy holder ceases to meet the eligibility criteria specified above.

SOURCE OF FUNDS

The scholarships are funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

SELECTION

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the extent to which an applicant’s proposed program of study will enhance their Flinders University studies by providing an international perspective. Selection will be made by the  nominated Project Officer for each individual New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant in consultation with Student Finance and the International Centre.

OTHER AWARDS

Grant recipients who obtain other travel assistance awards concurrent with the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant must immediately inform the Student Mobility Manager and Student Finance Services. Student Finance reserves the right to reduce the value of the award if the recipient is offered other scholarships.

PAYMENT

Recipients will be paid in a  single instalment into their nominated bank account.

PUBLICITY

The name and academic qualifications of successful applicants may be published by the Australian Government once the scholarship has been accepted.

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