New Colombo Plan Scholarship

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

StatusOpening DateClosing Date
OpenFeb10th July, 2017

New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting young Australians to study and undertake Internships in the region.

The NCP Scholarships are designed to support Australian students with overseas study in the Indo-Pacific region, and depending on the successful student's overseas study program can be granted up to $20,000 to cover tuition fees along with additional funds to assist with travel, living expenses and language support.

NCP Scholarship programs can be undertaken in 40 Indo-Pacific host locations.


To be considered students must undertake a mandatory study component in an approved location, and may also like to undertake an Internship and or/ Mentoring during their time overseas.

Students must have achieved a minimum of 70% graded average or equivalent in their undergraduate program  at the time of application.

The 2018 round of the NCP Scholarships Program will provide between 120 and 150 prestigious and highly-competitive Scholarships to Australian students between the ages of 18 and 28 years of age undertaking a Bachelor or Honours degree.

Application Process

To be invited to apply for a NCP Scholarship, students must firstly be nominated by their University, so we need your assistance in identifying suitable students that may want to undertake such a wonderful opportunity.

Nominated students are then invited to apply for a Scholarship by DFAT and provided with application guidance.

FedUni can nominate up to 10 students to be invited to apply for a Scholarship.

Your nominations of students is required no later than 10th July, to allow for the internal shortlisting of students and final confirmation of nomination before the nomination deadline for DFAT closes on the 31st July.


For further information please contact:

Tiffany Forbes

Centre for University Partnerships

Ph: (03) 5327 9009