New Colombo Plan Grant

Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the New Colombo Plan mobility program provides funding to Australian undergraduate students studying in the Indo-Pacific region. Students can receive grants, ranging from $1000 to $7000, to participate in semester based or short term study, internships, practicums, volunteering programs and research.

Applications open

1 Jan 2019

Last day for applications learn more

1 Jan 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

$1,000 - $7,000

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Up to 150

  • Portrait photo of Kaih Mitchell
    "As part of my scholarship program I hope to further develop my understanding of Indonesia’s language and culture so that in future I may be able to work in Indonesia or to work as a translator. Personally, I hope to become more independent and to develop my interpersonal communication skills."
    - Kaih Mitchell
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen and do not hold dual citizenship or residency rights of the host location of the mobility program
    • be enrolled in an undergraduate University of Melbourne course
    • be between 18 and 28* years of age at the commencement of the mobility program (*Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students do not need to be aged between 18 and 28.)
    • have not commenced a period of overseas study in the same host location as the mobility program
    • have not received a Melbourne Mobility Award for the same overseas program
    • have not received an Endeavour Student Exchange Grant, or the Lin Martin Scholarship
    • New Colombo Plan:
      • have not received a Student Grant under more than one Semester Grant
      • have not received a Student Grant under more than one Short-term Grant
      • have not received a Student Grant under both a Semester Grant and a Short-term Grant for the same Mobility Project or for the same period of travel outside of Australia
    • be approved to participate in a University of Melbourne Overseas Program by meeting criteria as listed on the Melbourne Global Mobility site

    Selection criteria

  • Application process

    Students will be invited to apply for the relevant grant following confirmation from Melbourne Global Mobility of your place on exchange for the relevant study period.

  • When will I know the outcome?

What are the benefits?

Short-term grants of between $1000 and $3000 per student for a minimum of 14 continuous days are available for study at host locations.

Semester long study grants of between $3000 to $7000 are available for study at host locations.

Please see location details and dates at Melbourne Global Mobility

For full details on New Colombo Plan eligibility, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

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