New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program
Up to 19 months
Level of Study
The New Colombo Plan (NCP), launched in 2014, aims to lift knowledge in Australia of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.
The NCP Scholarship Program offers around 120 scholarships annually to a diverse cohort of Australian undergraduates studying a variety of disciplines in up to 40 Indo Pacific locations.
Scholars undertake offshore programs including study, language training and an internship and/or mentorship for up to 19 months. The NCP Scholarship Program has an active alumni community, supporting past Scholars to share their experiences, promote the NCP and continue to develop knowledge of and professional links with the Indo Pacific.
The Strategic Objective of the NCP is to strengthen Australia’s regional standing by building a diverse cohort of Australian alumni with deeper Indo-Pacific knowledge, capability and connections.
The intended outcomes of the NCP are:
To be eligible for a Scholarship, and to remain eligible during their Scholarship program, an Applicant must:
Scholars must continue to meet these eligibility requirements during the term of their Scholarship.
Unless otherwise approved by DFAT, Scholars may not commence another offshore scholarship or mobility grant while undertaking their Scholarship program.
Only students nominated by their home university can apply for a Scholarship. Students interested in applying for a Scholarship should contact the NCP Liaison Officer for Scholarships or the international office of their home university.
Each Australian university may nominate up to ten students enrolled at that university without ranking them. Each Australian university determines its own process for selecting nominees but should consider the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria.
Please read all information provided before contacting the Learn Without Borders team to express your interest.