The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program is a prestigious scholarship scheme that provides an opportunity for high achieving Australian undergraduate students to undertake study in one of the eligible host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen. 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
  • 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 2018
  • be undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree, when the Scholarship Program commences
  • have achieved a minimum 70 per cent 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 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grant) while undertaking the Scholarship Program
  • not be a previous recipient of a New Colombo Plan Scholarship
  • commence their Scholarship program between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence a study abroad or exchange program overseas prior to 1 January 2018 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 UQ for at least one year before applying.

About the award

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and work placement undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program is a prestigious scholarship scheme that provides an opportunity for high achieving undergraduate students to undertake study in one of the eligible host locations across the Indo Pacific region. 

Scholarship recipients must undertake a study program (for at least one semester, but may be 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.

Information about the benefits of the Scholarship as well as additional information about eligibility requirements, program objectives and requirements for applicants are available in the Scholarship Program Guidelines and on the website at www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan. 

To be invited by the Government to apply for a New Colombo Plan Scholarship, students must have been nominated by their university. If you would like to express interest in being nominated by UQ, please complete the online expression of interest form by 5pm on Friday, 30 June 2017.

Enquiries about this scholarship

Contact: 
For more information please visit www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan or contact Heidi Benjaminson (h.benjaminson@uq.edu.au) at UQ Global Engagement. For information about current exchange partners and the exchange process, please contact the UQ Abroad team.
uqabroad@uq.edu.au

Opening date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 09:00
Closing date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 17:00