New Colombo Plan

New Colombo Plan Scholarships

"The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in 40 participating Indo-Pacific locations."

The New Colombo Plan aims to:

  • Lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting young Australians to study and undertake Internships in the region.
  • Deepen Australia's people-to-people and institutional relationships with the region, through the engagement of students, universities, businesses and other stakeholder networks in the Program
  • Establish study in the Indo-Pacific as a rite of passage for Australian undergraduate students, and as an endeavour that is highly valued by the Australian community
  • Increase the number of work-ready Australian graduates with regional experience

The 2019 scholarship program provides up to 120 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 commence between 1 January 2019 and 15 December 2019.
Monash University will nominate 10 applicants through an institution selection process.

Application timeline

Expression of Interest due for submission to Monash Abroad

3 June 2018

Monash Abroad InterviewWeek of 25thJune 2018
Monash Nomination to DFAT31 July 2018
Nominated students online application1 August – 31 August 2018
(application close at 11.59pm)
Applications are shortlisted and notifiedSeptember 2018

DFAT Interview – held in Canberra Interview panel for each destination

September – October 2018
Selections are finalised, all successful and unsuccessful applicants are notifiedNovember 2018
Scholars are announced, details are publishedDecember 2018
Scholars commence their Scholarship Programs 1 January – 31 December 2019