New Colombo Plan
Embracing the Unexpected
The experience of being a New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholar brings with it a multitude of new opportunities, but not everything will always goes the way you may have planned, as some of our alumni attest.
Canberra’s Cherry Zheng reaches for new possibilities through her NCP experience in China
2019 New Colombo Plan scholar Cherry Zheng was driven to apply for an NCP scholarship as the program aligned strongly with her own pursuit of intellectual exploration.
Building a brighter future
New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador Rund Alnasser says being awarded a mobility grant to study in Vietnam and Singapore changed her perspective on her future career path.
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 study and undertake internships in the region.
The New Colombo Plan involves a scholarship program for study of up to one year and internships or mentorships, and a flexible mobility grants program for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research.
How to get involved
NCP internship portal
For New Colombo Plan internship and mentorship opportunities visit the NCP internship portal.
The New Colombo Plan Secretariat, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade