New Colombo Plan Grants

New Colombo Plan Grants

New Colombo Plan mobility grant funding has been awarded to Monash University, as part of this 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.

A selection of semester and short term exchange, study abroad and faculty programs have been allocated funding. Grants are available for students who meet the required eligibility criteria (detailed below). New funding opportunities are announced throughout the year. Interested students should check this page regularly for updated opportunities.

1.  Semester length exchange programs

A limited number of grants up to the value of $7000.00 are available for Monash University students for study at selected exchange partners.  Students who meet the eligibility requirements for a New Colombo Plan semester exchange grant will be automatically considered by Monash Abroad for the grant -  there is no requirement to submit a grant application. These grants are awarded on the basis of academic merit (cumulative WAM/GPA in current program and units completed). Successful recipients notified by Monash Abroad of the funding outcome after they have been accepted into the exchange program.

For eligible exchange programs departing between 1 January 2019 – 30 June 2019 to the following NCP locations:

· Hong Kong x 20 grants

· Republic of Korea x 20 grants

· Thailand x 20 grants

· People's Republic of China x 6 grants

For eligible exchange programs departing between 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020 to the following NCP locations:

· Japan x 10 grants

For eligible exchange programs departing between 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021 to the following NCP locations:

· Japan x 10 grants

2.  Faculty study tours

A small number of undergraduate study tours have been awarded NCP funding. If you are participating on a faculty overseas study tour, the unit coordinator will advise you if NCP funding is available. All enquiries in relation to study tours should be directed to faculties.

Eligibility for New Colombo Plan Grants

To be eligible for consideration of one of the Grants detailed above, students will:

· Have met all the required eligibility criteria for participation in exchange, study abroad, short faculty program or study tours as a for-credit student.

  • Have been successfully approved for credit by the appropriate Monash Abroad faculty.
  • Have been successfully accepted by Monash Abroad
  • Be aged between 18-28
  • Be an Australian Citizen*
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Have not previously received a New Colombo Plan Short-Term Grant and/or a New Colombo Plan Semester grant

*Students cannot receive a Student Grant to undertake a Mobility Project 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.