New Colombo Plan

  • 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholarships

    Announcing 125 New Colombo Plan Scholarships to talented undergraduates to live, learn and intern in the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • New Colombo Plan alumnus inspired by Tokyo and Bangkok placements

    Raymart said the work and study experiences had reinforced his passion for diplomacy and his goal to work in the field after graduation.

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  • Ballarat student Chris Hams says more rural students should take on a New Colombo Plan experience

    Christopher Hams was the first student from Ballarat’s Federation University to be awarded a New Colombo Plan scholarship.

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  • Reconstruction, development, scholarship: Won-Hae Shim, Nepal

    Construction management student Won-Hae Shim decided to undertake her New Colombo Plan scholarship in Nepal.

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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