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 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.

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

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Join the thousands of students who have taken part in the flexible New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

Applications for the 2020 Round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program are now closed.

It is expected that applications for the 2021 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program will open in March 2020.

The 2020 Round New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Guidelines are available on the grants website at Mobility Program Guidelines 2020.

Mobility Program Guidelines 2020 [Word 176 KB] | [PDF 1.06 MB]

New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Guidelines and FAQs from previous years can be found on the previous rounds page.


Queries about the 2020 application process 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

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

Last Updated: 20 May 2019