New Colombo Plan
Joshua Tobin, Mongolia 2017
Only about 400 Australians visit Mongolia each year and in 2017, Dr Josh Tobin was one of them. He says his month-long New Colombo Plan mobility placement in Mongolia was a revelation.
Anton Lucanus, Indonesia 2015
As an undergraduate student of Human Biology at the University of Western Australia, Anton Lucanus intended to return to Australia to study medicine after completing his New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship in Indonesia in 2015.
2024 round of New Colombo Plan scholarships to include record number of First Nations scholars and two new Fellowships
150 Australian undergraduates will be awarded New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships at an awards ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on 5 December 2023.
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 undertake study, language training and internships in the region.
The New Colombo Plan involves a scholarship program for study of up to one year, language training and internships or mentorships, and as well as a flexible mobility program for both short and longer-term study, language study, internships, practicums and research.