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The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia 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 to 28, with capacity to include some students over 28.

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

2021 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

The 2021 Round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program opens on 16 March 2020 and closes at 11.30pm AEST on 25 June 2020

The 2021 NCP program guidelines and Advice to Applicants is now available on the Australian Government’s grants portal - grant opportunity GO3699 for the Mobility Program.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Guidelines from previous years can be found on the previous rounds page.


Enquiries regarding the 2021 application process should be directed to the New Colombo Plan Secretariat within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 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 international liaison office.

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