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, practical and clinical placements.

NCP supported programs are listed under each program type on the main page.


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: There are restrictions and guidelines as to how many grants one student may receive. Contact if you are unsure of your eligibility.

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Apply for short programs

Apply for semester exchange programs

Apply for internships and other opportunities