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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.

2022 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

Applications for the 2022 Round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program are now closed.

It is expected that applications for the 2023 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program will open in early to mid 2022.

The 2022 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program guidelines and the advice to applicants can be accessed below.

Mobility Program guidelines 2022 [DOCX 175 KB] | [PDF 380 KB]

Advice to applicants 2022

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

Contacts

Enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to the New Colombo Plan Secretariat at ncp.secretariat@dfat.gov.au

Any enquiries relating to the NCP alumni program, contact: ncp.alumni@dfat.gov.au; for Communications, contact: ncp.communications@dfat.gov.au; and for partnership and private sector engagements (including the NCP Internships and Mentorships portal), contact ncp.business@dfat.gov.au

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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