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New Colombo Plan Scholars Announced

Monday, December 5 2016

The New Colombo Plan will continue to expand in 2017 with 105 scholarships for Australia’s best and brightest undergraduate students to live, study and intern in the Indo-Pacific region.

New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholars will study in 17 Indo-Pacific locations next year, including Pakistan and Papua New Guinea for the first time. The NCP scholars will join more than 7,400 New Colombo Plan mobility grant recipients in 2017, taking the total number of students supported by the NCP in its first four years to more than 17,500.

Interest from undergraduate students to engage their peers in the Indo-Pacific region by applying for opportunities under the New Colombo Plan remains strong.

The scholars represent 30 Australian universities across every State and Territory, and will pursue a broad range of studies including law, business and engineering.

The NCP is part of a whole-of-government approach to encouraging people to study In Australia and also for Australian students to engage with the region. International mobility of students is a vital part of building long term people-to-people links which are fundamental to Australia’s economic and cultural prosperity into the future.


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