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2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Round

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
16-May-2019 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Internal Reference ID:
2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Round
Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Secondary Category:
191002 - Higher Education
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government, which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in the region.

The NCP Mobility Program’s strategic objectives are to:  

  • support more study experiences in as many Indo-Pacific locations as possible;

  • enable a diverse range of Australian undergraduates to develop a greater understanding of the Indo-Pacific region and build people to people links;

  • fund innovative Mobility Projects that facilitate increased student mobility to the region and new or strengthened partnerships between universities and other organisations;

  • encourage a substantial number of Students to undertake longer-term study, in-country language study and Internships;

  • encourage private sector collaboration and sponsorship of the NCP Mobility Program;

  • engage NCP Students, Australian Universities, and other stakeholders in public diplomacy and outreach; and

  • continue to develop an active alumni community for Students to share their experiences, promote the NCP and continue to develop knowledge of and professional links within the Indo-Pacific region. 

Mobility Projects must include at least one of the following components: 

  • study;

  • in-country language study;

  • Internships (including clinical placements, practicums or artist residencies); or 

  • Research.

Successful Applicants (Funding Recipients) will be awarded funding to be used for Semester or short-term Mobility Projects in Host Locations.


Applications for funding will be accepted from all Australian Universities (defined as a registered higher education provider under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (Cth) in a provider category that permits the use of the word “university”) and consortia of Australian Universities.

Instructions for Application Submission:

The application round opens on 19 March 2019. Applications must be lodged in ISEO (International Student Exchange Online) by 11.30pm AEST on 16 May 2019.

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