New Colombo Plan opportunities

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is funding from the Australian Government to support Australian students studying in the Indo-Pacific region. Programs can range from semester based study, short programs, internships, prac and clinical placements.

Mid-year short programs

Country(s)RefProgramDisciplinesTravel datesFunding
available
Spain, Germany & EnglandBusiness Study Tour - CIS AustraliaFBLMid-yearYes
Cambodia22665Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in CambodiaHealth Science Mid-yearNCP
Cambodia25860Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in CambodiaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCP
China22668Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in ChinaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCP
China25863Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in ChinaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCP
India22671Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in IndiaHealth Science Mid-yearNCP
India25868Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in IndiaHealth ScienceMid-yearNCP
IndonesiaPublic Health Study Tour (PHST) - ACICISHealth ScienceMid-yearNCP
Indonesia24613Public Health Study Tour Health PromotionMid-yearNCP
Indonesia26885Telkom University Indonesian InternshipsScience & EngineeringMid-yearNCP
Japan22636Pharmacy Student Placement in Kumamoto, JapanPharmacy Mid-yearNCP
Japan25720Work Integrated Learning Pharmacy Student Placement in Kumamoto, JapanPharmacy Mid-yearNCP
Laos27011Physiotherapy Abroad Program - Clinical Placement in LaosPhysiotherapyMid-yearNCP
Malaysia18597GO Communications Curtin University Public Relations InternshipCBS Public RelationsMid-yearNCP
Malaysia22529Indigenous and cultural experience along with internship program in Borneo, MalaysiaScience and EngineeringMid-yearNCP
Malaysia22648Get Equipped Occupational Therapy Placement Miri, Malaysia OTMid-yearNCP
Malaysia24050International Indigenous Student Development ProgramMulti-discipline Mid-yearNCP
Malaysia27135Indigenous Cultures Beyond Our Shores (ICBOS): Field Study into the living cultures of indigenous communities in Malaysia. Multi-discipline Mid-yearNCP
Maldives23819Simdi Group Maldives Human Resources Internship & Immersion ProjectHuman Resource ManagementMid-yearNCP
Maldives25665Maldives Management and Commerce Semester InternshipCBSMid-yearNCP
Nepal22645Physiotherapy Abroad Program in NepalPhysiotherapyMid-yearNCP
Nepal22657Social Work Students Forging Community and International ConnectionsSocial WorkMid-yearNCP
Nepal22660Curtin Social Work Nepal Fieldwork ExperienceSocial WorkMid-yearNCP
Nepal25742Social Work Internship Experience: Forging Community and International Connections in NepalSocial WorkMid-yearNCP
Singapore22639Pharmacy Student Hospital Placement in SingaporePharmacy Mid-yearNCP
Singapore25189Singapore Teaching Practicum: WACE Curriculum in South East AsiaEducationMid-yearNCP
Sri Lanka25671Sri Lanka Management and Commerce Semester InternshipCBS Mid-yearNCP
Thailand27251Mahidol Actuarial Sciences InternshipActuarial ScienceMid-yearNCP
VariousInternships - CIS AustraliaMulti-discipline Mid-yearYes
Vietnam22651Occupational Therapy Clinical Placements in the Provinces of Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamOTMid-yearNCP
Vietnam22674Go Global Interprofessional Community Health Placement in VietnamHealth ScienceMid-yearNCP
Vietnam25200Vietnam Teaching Practicum: WACE Curriculum in South East AsiaEducationMid-yearNCP

End of year short programs

Country(s)ProgramDisciplinesTravel datesFunding
available
ChinaForgotten Heritage - A Chinese conservation project for Australians - ref# 27167Multi-discipline End of yearNCP
IndonesiaBusiness Professional Practicum (BPP) - ACICISFBLEnd of yearNCP
IndonesiaCreative Arts & Design Professional Practicum - ACICISHumanities - Art and DesignEnd of yearNCP
IndonesiaJournalism Professional Practicum (JPP) - ACICISJournalismEnd of yearNCP
IndonesiaLaw Professional Practicum (LPP) - ACICISLawEnd of yearNCP
IndonesiaSustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP) - ACICISFBL - Tourism End of yearNCP
IndonesiaPublic Health Study Tour (PHST) - ACICISHealth ScienceEnd of yearNCP
VariousInternships - CIS AustraliaMulti-discipline End of yearYes

Semester programs

Country Host university ProgramDisciplineTravel datesFundingRef
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeLaw studentsSem 2, 2019NCP*25441
CanadaUniversity of Saskatchewan, Thompson Rivers and Semester exchangeIndigenous studentsSem 2, 2019Endeavour*24916
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeAccount studentsSem 2, 2019NCP*25444
Hong KongCity University of Hong KongSemester exchange and internshipAllSem 2, 2019NCP26913
JapanToyo UniversitySemester exchange Urban & regional planningSem 2, 2019NCP27000
MalaysiaCurtin MalaysiaSemester exchangeScience and engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*26882
IndiaIIT MadrasSemester exchange and internshipScience & engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*27252
Sri LankaSLIITSemester exchangeScience and engineeringSem 2, 2019NCP*27338
JapanVariousSemester exchangeAllSem 2, 2019NCP*27812
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Eligibility

New Colombo Plan eligibility

To be eligible to apply for New Colombo Plan funding, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen and not have dual citizenship or residency rights in the program host location.
  • Be enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian university.
  • Be undertaking a bachelor or bachelor honours degree as defined by the Australian Qualifications Framework at the commencement of the program.
  • Be aged between 18 and 28 years of age (some exceptions may apply).

Note: You can only receive one NCP semester mobility grant and one NCP short term grant.

 

Endeavour Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Endeavour funding, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian university.
  • Be undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate course as defined by the Australian Qualifications Framework at the commencement of the program.

Apply for short programs

Apply for semester exchange programs

Apply for internships and other opportunities