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New Colombo Plan 2021 scholarships snapshot

Building meaningful connections

New Colombo Plan Scholarships and Mobility Grants are prestigious national awards that provide Australian undergraduate students with invaluable educational experiences in our region. The scholarships provide undergraduate students with support for up to 19 months of study, internships, mentorships and language training in the Indo-Pacific region. More than 70,000 students have been supported by program scholarships and mobility grants since its establishment in 2014 up to 2021.

Discover the possibilities: scholarship impact

  • 125 Scholarships awarded
  • 38 Australian universities.
  • 26 destinations
  • Top 5 destinations are Singapore, Japan, Fiji, Republic of Korea and China

Positioned for success: diverse scholarship cohort

  • 9 Indigenous Scholars
  • 10 Scholars living with a disability
  • 32 Scholars who are the first university student in their family
  • 32 Scholars who speak a language other than English at home
  • 33 Scholars from a low socio-economic background
  • 44 Scholars from regional or remote areas
  • 79 Female Scholars

Immersed in learning: scholars focus areas

  • 50% Society and Culture
  • 10% Management and Commerce
  • 9% Creative Arts
  • 8% Engineering and Technology
  • 6% Natural and Physical Sciences
  • 6% Agriculture and Environment
  • 11% Other study areas

Student quote

“I certainly see the Indo-Pacific region as somewhere I would like to return to and do further study and work in.”

Joel Ransley, 2019 Scholar

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