New Colombo Plan Scholarships

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program involves a highly competitive student application process where Monash University selects up to 15 students who will be nominated to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for their consideration. The 2024 scholarship program provides prestigious scholarships in Australia, to support high-achieving students to undertake a semester (or year-long) exchange or study abroad program at a higher education institution commencing on or between 1 January 2024 and 15 December 2024.

The NCP, launched in 2014, aims to lift knowledge in Australia of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. The strategic objective of the NCP is to strengthen Australia’s regional standing by building a diverse cohort of Australian alumni with deeper Indo-Pacific knowledge, capability and connections. The intended outcomes of the NCP are:

  • increased number and diversity of Australian university undergraduates with Indo-Pacific capability;
  • deeper people-to-people and institutional relationships between Australia and the Indo-Pacific, and
  • students and alumni connected with leaders in government, business and civil society in the Indo-Pacific.


Submissions to Monash Abroad are due by Monday 17th of July, 11:59PM. Please submit your application here. You must sign in with Google using your email address to have access to the form.

Click here to view Monash Abroad's NCP Scholarship Assessment Rubric.

Information Session

Click here to access the recording of the information session which took place over Thursday, 6 July 2023. Click here to see the presentation slides.

New Colombo Plan, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade