New Colombo Plan - Connect to Australia's future, study in the region. Australian Government

The New Colombo Plan offers Australian undergraduates new opportunities for prestigious scholarships and grants for study and internships/ mentorships in the Indo Pacific region.

Latest News

11 Apr SA New Colombo Plan students head off to study in region

New Colombo Plan mobility grant recipients from the University of Adelaide

Meeting with 25 New Colombo Plan grant recipients in Adelaide today, Senator Fawcett said that NCP students would help build closer relationships with Australia's neighbours in the Indo-Pacific region.

Media release: SA New Colombo Plan students head off to study in region [external PDF]

Photos: Senator David Fawcett farewells SA New Colombo Plan students

6 Apr Prime Minister welcomes New Colombo Plan Tranche 1 students to Japan

West Australian students chosen at the first stage of the New Colombo Plan

The Prime Minister Tony Abbott with New Colombo Plan students from a range of Australian Universities, in Japan studying under Tranche 1 of the program

Prime Minister media release: Japan's participation in the New Colombo Plan

4 Apr WA students benefiting under the New Colombo Plan

West Australian students chosen at the first stage of the New Colombo Plan

The Australian Government today recognised the West Australian students chosen to participate in the first stage of its $100 million New Colombo Plan.

Foreign Minister's media release: WA students benefiting under the New Colombo Plan

31 Mar Parliamentary Secretary Mason congratulates Victorian students

Senator the Hon Brett Mason today congratulated Victorian students heading to Japan, Indonesia and Singapore under Tranche 1 of the New Colombo Plan mobility program.

Media release: Farewell to pioneering New Colombo Plan students from Victorian universities

Photos: Parliamentary Secretary Mason farewells Victorian students

17 Mar Foreign Minister farewells New Colombo Plan students

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, met two ACT students, Ms Laura Ferguson and Ms Helen Trezise, who are departing Australia to study in Japan under the New Colombo Plan. Read more

21 Feb Pilot Phase Tranche 2 applications open

Tranche 2 of the New Colombo Plan mobility program is now open! 

19 Feb New resource available for university staff

We have created a resources page to assist university New Colombo Plan liaison offices.

Read the new fact sheet and keep an eye out for additional resources.

12 Feb Pilot Phase Tranche 1 outcomes announced

Students from 24 universities will soon be heading off to pilot locations. See Foreign Minister media release.

Foreign Minister's statement on the New Colombo Plan

Summary of New Colombo Plan Tranche One Offers

10 Dec New Colombo Plan Launch

The New Colombo Plan 2014 pilot program was launched at Parliament House on 10 December 2013 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, in the presence of the Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, who is Patron of the initiative. See photos and speeches from the launch.

Don't miss these important dates

21 March—University applications for Tranche 2 mobility program close

28 March—Scholarship applications close

 


Contact us

The New Colombo Plan Secretariat

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Email: ncp.secretariat@dfat.gov.au