Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan mobility program provides funding opportunities for Australian universities and consortia to provide grants to 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.

In 2016 $20 million in New Colombo Plan mobility grants will be available for Australian universities to support students engaged in the Indo-Pacific region. Projects that support long term study, internships, language acquisition and that attract private sector in-kind or financial sponsorship will prioritised. Multi-year funding will be available for mobility projects that may be delivered for up to three years.

The program is open to Australian undergraduates aged 18-28 at Australian universities, with capacity to include some students over 28.

Mobility program applications from universities may be submitted from 2 April to 5 June 2015. (Applications will close at 11:59pm AEST)

Please note that the Sample Deed of Standing Offer and Sample Project Schedule are being updated and will be released soon. Please check this page regularly for updates.


University staff and undergraduate students interested in the 2016 round of the New Colombo Plan should contact their faculty or the international liaison office.

The New Colombo Plan Secretariat can be contacted at:

Last Updated: 23 March 2015