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The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities to support Australian undergraduate students’ participation in 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 to 28. Participation by undergraduates over 28 is permitted in some circumstances (as outline in the Guidelines).

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Join the thousands of students who have taken part in the flexible New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

2023 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

The 2023 Round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program open on 20 April 2022 and close on 30 June 2022.

The 2023 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Guidelines and the Advice to Applicants can be accessed below.

Information on previous rounds can be found on the previous rounds page.

Virtual Delivery of New Colombo Plan Mobility Projects

To support New Colombo Plan students' continued engagement with the Indo-Pacific while travel restrictions are in place, Government has agreed to  virtual delivery of elements of the New Colombo Plan.

Australian universities can refer to the ISEO resource centre for details on submitting variations.

Principles for virtual delivery of NCP mobility projects 2021


Enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to the New Colombo Plan Secretariat at

Any enquiries relating to the NCP alumni program, contact:; for Communications, contact:; and for partnership and private sector engagements (including the NCP Internships and Mentorships portal), contact

Undergraduate students interested in participating in a New Colombo Plan mobility project should contact their university's study abroad / international liaison office.

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