New Colombo Plan Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate, Honours
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $2,500 monthly stipend plus other allowances
Scholarship duration 1 year
Opening date 3 April 2020
Closing date 26 June 2020


The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen our relationships through study and work placement in the region. The NCP Scholarship provides an opportunity for high achieving undergraduate students to undertake study, internships and language training in the Indo-Pacific region. 

Scholarship recipients must undertake a study program for at least one semester, or up to two semesters in duration, for which they will receive credit at their home university. The program also includes provision for relevant language studies and internship/ mentorship components.

Learn more about the program on the UQ New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program website.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian University at the time of application
  • be aged from 18 to 28 (inclusive) on 1 January 2021
  • be undertaking a Bachelor degree or Bachelor Honours degree when the scholarship commences
  • have achieved a minimum 70% graded average or equivalent for their undergraduate course at the time of application
  • not be undertaking another Australian Government-funded off-shore scholarship or mobility grant (including the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grant) while undertaking the scholarship
  • not be a previous recipient of a New Colombo Plan Scholarship
  • commence their scholarship between 1 January 2021 and 15 December 2021.

Applicants who have already commenced or will commence a study abroad or exchange program overseas prior to 1 January 2021 are not eligible to apply for a scholarship to continue that study.

As students are required to provide their grade point average and demonstrate academic achievement at the tertiary level, applicants should have studied at the tertiary level for at least one year before applying.

Applicants can not undertake their scholarship in a host location in which they have dual citizenship or residency rights, or in which they have previously been a citizen or permanent resident.




Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Students must be nominated by their university to apply for a New Colombo Plan Scholarship.

To be considered for one of UQ's ten nomination places, complete the online expression of interest form by 26 June 2020.

Selection criteria

Learn more about the program, including guidelines and advice to applicants, on the UQ New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program website.

Applications are closed.

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