The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in participating Indo-Pacific locations.

2017 NCP scholarship recipients

The program is open to Australian undergraduates aged 18-28 currently studying at Australian universities.

In 2018, around 120 to 150 scholarships are expected to be awarded.

University nominations for the 2018 Scholarship round will open on 1 July and close on 31 July 2017 and student applications open on 1 August and close on 31 August 2017. Successful applicants will be announced at the awards dinner later in the year.

The 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Guidelines and FAQs can be found on the previous rounds page.


University staff and eligible undergraduate students interested in the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program should contact their faculty or the international liaison office.

Queries about the nomination and application processes should be directed to the Department of Education and Training at For other matters, including business liaison, internships and mentorships, public diplomacy and alumni, the New Colombo Plan Secretariat within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade can be contacted at

Last Updated: 24 May 2017