New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

A selection of semester and short term exchange, study abroad and faculty global study tour programs have been allocated New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grants funding. Grants are available for students who meet the required eligibility criteria outlined below.
You do not need to apply for these grants as your eligibility will be assessed by Monash University if you are accepted into an NCP Mobility Grant awarded program.

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.

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.

As at September 2019, the number of grants available for eligible exchange programs are as follows:

Departing Semester 1, 2020 to the following NCP locations:

  • People's Republic of China x 10 grants
  • Japan x 4 grants
  • Singapore x 7 grants
  • India x 5 grants

Departing Semester 1, 2020 or Semester 2, 2020 to the following NCP locations:

  • South Korea x 4
  • Hong Kong OR Malaysia x 17

Departing Semester 2, 2020 or Semester 1, 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.