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

Eligible students can access funding through two different programs: the Scholarship Program and the Mobility Program.

New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake a semester-based study and internship in participating Indo-Pacific locations.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

Semester-based funding

The semester-based funding subsidises the cost of going on exchange for one or two semesters to partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Short-term study funding

The short-term study funding helps off-set the cost of participating in for-credit short-term experiences within the Indo-Pacific region.