The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 38 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.

The Mobility Program is open to Australian university undergraduates aged 18-28, with capacity to include some students over 28.

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced the 2017 Mobility Program outcomes on 31 August 2016.

Media release: 2017 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants, 31 August 2016.

Summary of New Colombo Plan 2017 mobility projects [DOCX 86 KB] | [PDF 569 KB]

The 2018 Mobility Program Guidelines will be available from early 2017.

The 2014, 2015 and 2016 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Guidelines and FAQs can be found on the previous rounds page.


Queries about the 2017 application process should be directed to the Department of Education and Training at The New Colombo Plan Secretariat, within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, can be contacted at

Undergraduate students interested in participating in a New Colombo Plan mobility project should contact their university's international liaison office.

Last Updated: 28 September 2016