The New Colombo Plan offers Australian undergraduates new opportunities for prestigious scholarships and grants for study and internships/ mentorships in the Indo Pacific region.
11 Apr SA New Colombo Plan students head off to study in region
Meeting with 25 New Colombo Plan grant recipients in Adelaide today, Senator Fawcett said that NCP students would help build closer relationships with Australia's neighbours in the Indo-Pacific region.
6 Apr Prime Minister welcomes New Colombo Plan Tranche 1 students to Japan
The Prime Minister Tony Abbott with New Colombo Plan students from a range of Australian Universities, in Japan studying under Tranche 1 of the program
Prime Minister media release: Japan's participation in the New Colombo Plan
4 Apr WA students benefiting under the New Colombo Plan
The Australian Government today recognised the West Australian students chosen to participate in the first stage of its $100 million New Colombo Plan.
Foreign Minister's media release: WA students benefiting under the New Colombo Plan
31 Mar Parliamentary Secretary Mason congratulates Victorian students
Senator the Hon Brett Mason today congratulated Victorian students heading to Japan, Indonesia and Singapore under Tranche 1 of the New Colombo Plan mobility program.
17 Mar Foreign Minister farewells New Colombo Plan students
Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, met two ACT students, Ms Laura Ferguson and Ms Helen Trezise, who are departing Australia to study in Japan under the New Colombo Plan. Read more
21 Feb Pilot Phase Tranche 2 applications open
Tranche 2 of the New Colombo Plan mobility program is now open!
19 Feb New resource available for university staff
We have created a resources page to assist university New Colombo Plan liaison offices.
Read the new fact sheet and keep an eye out for additional resources.
12 Feb Pilot Phase Tranche 1 outcomes announced
Students from 24 universities will soon be heading off to pilot locations. See Foreign Minister media release.
10 Dec New Colombo Plan Launch
The New Colombo Plan 2014 pilot program was launched at Parliament House on 10 December 2013 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, in the presence of the Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, who is Patron of the initiative. See photos and speeches from the launch.
Don't miss these important dates
21 March—University applications for Tranche 2 mobility program close
28 March—Scholarship applications close
The New Colombo Plan Secretariat
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