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.

2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

The successful applicants for the 2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program were announced in July 2018. In 2019, the New Colombo Plan will support 11,817 students from 40 universities across Australia to take part in 792 mobility projects in 36 host locations in the Indo-Pacific.

Summary of New Colombo 2019 Mobility Projects [PDF 467 KB] | [XLSX 64 KB]

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


Queries about the 2019 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: 3 October 2018