New Colombo Plan funding
Funding your overseas program is an important part of the planning process. The New Colombo Plan initiative could help you get overseas sooner than you think.
The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in 40 locations across the Indo-Pacific from South Asia in the west, to Mongolia in the north and the Cook Islands in the east.
The New Colombo Plan involves a scholarship program for study of up to one year as well as internships and mentorships, and a flexible mobility grants program for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research.
The New Colombo Plan Scholarship
The New Colombo Plan Scholarship is a prestigious Australian Government program that provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake a semester of study, an internship or mentorship in participating Indo-Pacific locations.
For more information including eligibility and how to apply, please see the New Colombo Plan Scholarship page.
“This scholarship enabled me to give my education an international perspective and start my career in Hong Kong. I am positive that the cultural awareness and communication skills I gained abroad will be invaluable as I commence an internationally-focused career.”
Sam Williams , Swinburne student and previous New Colombo Plan scholarship recipient
New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants
The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
The Mobility Program is open to Australian university undergraduates aged 18–28, with capacity to include some students over 28 years of age.
Advantages of the program
- Be supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to get access to high-level networks and open doors to future opportunities
- Study in the world’s fastest growing region, leading to future career opportunities
To be eligible for a short-term mobility grant:
- You must be currently studying a bachelor or bachelor (honours) program onshore
- You must be an Australian citizen
- You cannot have held dual citizenship or residency for the project destination.
New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants are awarded at the discretion of Swinburne University of Technology. You will be automatically considered for NCP funding when you apply for an eligible study tour or exchange program. You will receive notification if you've been awarded grant funding shortly after applications close.
Learn more about New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
Keep on reading
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Swinburne’s virtual overseas internship program is helping students gain valuable international work experience, without needing to travel abroad.Tuesday 01 June 2021
Five Swinburne students awarded prestigious Colombo Plan scholarshipsAn aspiring astrophysicist and a young Indigenous woman are among five Swinburne students chosen for the 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholarships.Wednesday 27 November 2019
Swinburne students head overseas with New Colombo Plan scholarshipsFor the first time, two Swinburne students have won New Colombo Plan scholarships in the same year.Tuesday 29 November 2016
Want to know more about the New Colombo Plan initiative?
For more information, contact the friendly and knowledgeable team at Swinburne Abroad.