New Colombo Plan

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    Sholto Douglas used his 2018 New Colombo Plan Scholarship to pursue his passion for artificial intelligence and machine learning in China.

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  • Action and inspiration from New Colombo Plan 2018 ASEAN fellow Hayley Winchcombe

    Inaugural NCP ASEAN fellow Hayley Winchombe made the most of her time in the region, including interning with the ASEAN Foundation in Jakarta.

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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.

How to get involved



Last Updated: 17 August 2018

New Colombo Plan

For New Colombo Plan internship and mentorship opportunities visit the NCP internship portal.

NCP internship portal

Contact us

The New Colombo Plan Secretariat, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Email: ncp.secretariat@dfat.gov.au