New Colombo Plan Scholarships

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program involves a highly competitive student application process where Monash University selects up to 10 students who will be nominated to the Department of Education and Training for their consideration. The 2022 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 June 2022 and 1 September 2023.
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

Application timeline

Expression of Interest due for submission to Monash Abroad

12 July 2021
(applications close at 11:59pm AEST)

Monash Abroad Interviews (Zoom)18 and 19 July 2021
Monash Nomination to DFAT3 August 2021
Nominated students online application4 - 24 August 2021
(applications close at 11:59pm AEST)
Applications are shortlisted and notifiedSeptember 2021
Deadline to submit exchange/ISA application for Semester 2, 2022 in MAP15 October 2021

DFAT Interview for shortlisted students

September – October 2021
Selections are finalised, all successful and unsuccessful applicants are notifiedNovember 2021
Scholars are announced, details are publishedDecember 2021
Scholars commence their Scholarship Programs 1 June 2022 – 1 September 2023

Information Session

A brief information session for prospective 2022 NCP Scholarship applicants is available for viewing here. A copy of the slides for future reference are available here.