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 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.

"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

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