New Colombo Plan

  • 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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  • Empowering youth to accelerate the achievement of SDGs

    The Youth Co:Lab programme aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth.

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  • Mitsui and the New Colombo Plan building lifelong ties of friendship between nations

    Mitsui & Co. (Australia) warmly embraced the New Colombo Plan from its launch in 2014.

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  • New Colombo Plan alumni forge promising careers in law and finance in a rapidly changing region

    The NCP Industry Symposium explored ways for business, government & universities to prepare more legal graduates for international careers.

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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