The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in 40 participating Indo-Pacific locations.

2017 NCP scholarship recipients in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra.
The New Colombo Plan Scholarship program is open to Australian undergraduates aged 18–28 currently studying at Australian universities.

2020 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Round

Nominations from Australian universities for the 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Round open on 17 June 2019 and close on 22 July 2019. Applications from nominated students open on 23 July 2019 and close on 21 August 2019.

The 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program Guidelines (Please note: it is necessary to register to access the Guidelines on the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website.)

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

Contacts

University staff and eligible undergraduate students interested in the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program should contact their international liaison office.

Queries on the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program should be directed to the New Colombo Plan Secretariat within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at ncp.secretariat@dfat.gov.au.

Last Updated: 27 June 2019