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2021 New Colombo Plan Mobility Round

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
25-Jun-2020 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Secondary Category:
191002 - Higher Education
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The New Colombo Plan (NCP), launched in 2014, aims to lift knowledge in Australia of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. The NCP has two programs: scholarships (for study up to 19 months) and mobility grants (for short and longer-term study). Both programs prioritise internships, mentorships and language training.

The Strategic Objective of the NCP is to strengthen Australia’s regional standing by building a diverse cohort of Australian alumni with deeper Indo-Pacific knowledge, capability and connections.

The intended outcomes of the NCP are:

  1. increase the number and diversity of Australian university undergraduates with Indo-Pacific capability
  2. deepen people-to-people and institutional relationships between Australia and the Indo-Pacific region, and
  3. students and alumni connected with leaders in government, business and civil society in the Indo-Pacific. 

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 16 March 2020. Applications must be lodged in ISEO (International Student Exchange Online) by 11.30pm AEST on 25 June 2020.

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