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Australian Government’s 2020 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grants Program

Australian Government’s 2020 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grants Program


Deadline: 16 May 2019

The Australian Government is seeking applications for its 2020 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake Internships in the region.

Program Objectives

The NCP Mobility Program’s strategic objectives are to:

  • Support more study experiences in as many Indo-Pacific locations as possible.
  • Enable a diverse range of Australian undergraduates to develop a greater understanding of the Indo-Pacific region and build people to people links.
  • Fund innovative Mobility Projects that facilitate increased student mobility to the region and new or strengthened partnerships between universities and other organisations.
  • Encourage a substantial number of Students to undertake longer-term study, in-country language study and Internships.
  • Encourage private sector collaboration and sponsorship of the NCP Mobility Program;
  • Engage NCP Students, Australian Universities, and other stakeholders in public diplomacy and outreach.
  • Continue to develop an active alumni community for Students to share their experiences, promote the NCP and continue to develop knowledge of and professional links within the Indo-Pacific region.


Mobility Projects must include at least one of the following components:

  • Study
  • In-country language study
  • Internships (including clinical placements, practicums or artist residencies)
  • Research

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Mobility Program is open to Australian university undergraduates aged 18 to 28, with the capacity to include some students over 28.
  • Applications for funding will be accepted from all Australian Universities (defined as a registered higher education provider under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (Cth) in a provider category that permits the use of the word “university”) and consortia of Australian Universities.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via the given website.

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