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.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, announced the New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellowship at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018 in Sydney.
New Colombo Plan 2018 Singapore Scholar Hayley Winchcombe, from the University of Western Australia, is the inaugural New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow.
Joint media release: Strengthening ASEAN-Australia Education Exchange
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