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New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

Value

Various ($1,000 -$7,000)

Status

Open

Open.
Opens
01/01/2018

Overview

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides opportunities for Australian undergraduate university students to participate in semester-based or short-term study in the Indo-Pacific region.

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) includes options to study in 38 40 countries and territories across the region. The funding awarded to UTS is granted for specific study opportunities in nominated countries known as Mobility Projects, some of which fund BUiLD Abroad Programs. For more details about the New Colombo Plan, please visit http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/new-colombo-plan/Pages/new-colombo-plan.aspx

Who is eligible?

Most eligibility criteria apply to both short-term study opportunities and semester based study opportunities.

If you are interested in short-term study opportunities, review approved NCP mobility projects on the BUiLD website under BUiLD Abroad - https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/opportunities/build-program/build-abroad/about-build-abroad

If you are interested in semester based study opportunities, review the approved NCP mobility projects on the Global Exchange website - https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/opportunities/global-exchange/scholarships-and-grants.

 

There are strict eligibility criteria for the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants. To be eligible, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen. You cannot receive a mobility grant to undertake a Mobility Project in a Host Location in which you have dual citizenship or residency rights;
  • be enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian University i.e. UTS, throughout the duration of the Mobility Project;
  • be undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree at the commencement of your Mobility Project;
  • normally be between 18 and 28 years of age at the commencement of your Mobility Project (excluding indigenous students);
  • not have already commenced a period of overseas study in the same Host Location as the Mobility Project; and
  • not receive more than one short-term and one semester NCP mobility grant (with or without an internship) during your Australian course of study.

If you are seeking an NCP mobility grant for a semester study program, you must additionally be:

  • Applying to study at an approved exchange program with a UTS exchange partner institution. Click here for details

Selection process

Build Abroad or Faculty led programs

You must apply for an NCP Mobility Grant as part of the application for one of the eligible Build Abroad or Faculty led programs. UTS International will assess your eligibility applications.

You must demonstrate why you are motivated to participate in your nominated international program and explain how it will enhance your graduate outcomes.

Semester based Mobility Grants

You do not need to submit a separate application for the grant. You will automatically be considered for these grants when you apply to study at an eligible location under the UTS Global Exchange Program. However, you must apply for the NCP Language and Internship Grants (see Other Information below).

To be considered for an NCP Mobility Grant, follow the usual Global Exchange application process. When entering your host university preferences, make sure you indicate as your first preference a university in an NCP eligible country. Check with UTS’s Study Abroad and Exchange team to find out which partner universities and countries offer NCP grants.

If you are nominated to go on exchange to one of the eligible countries, you will be assessed for the NCP grant automatically. Your average grades and the number of grants available will also be considered. The UTS Study Abroad and Exchange team will contact you if you are eligible to receive a grant. Where UTS received more eligible applicants than available grants, the mobility grants will be allocated to the students with the highest WAMs.

How to apply

Build Abroad or Faculty led programs

You must apply for an NCP Mobility Grant as part of the application for one of the eligible Build Abroad or Faculty led programs. UTS International will assess your eligibility applications.

Semester based Mobility Grants

You do not need to submit a separate application for the grant. You will automatically be considered for these grants when you apply to study at an eligible location under the UTS Global Exchange Program. However, you must apply for the NCP Language and Internship Grants (see Other Information below).

To be considered for an NCP Mobility Grant, follow the usual Global Exchange application process. When entering your host university preferences, make sure you indicate as your first preference a university in an NCP eligible country. Check with UTS’s Study Abroad and Exchange team to find out which partner universities and countries offer NCP grants.

Need more information? Contact...

BUiLD Abroad or Faculty led programs

Beyond UTS International Leadership Development (BUiLD)
UTS International

Building 1, Level 3
Phone: +61 2 9514 1970

Email: build@uts.edu.au
Website: 
www.uts.edu.au/Build

Semester based Mobility Grants

Study Abroad and Exchange Team
UTS International
Building 1, Level 3
Phone: + 61 2 9514 7915
Email: 
studyabroad.exchange@uts.edu.au
Website: www.uts.edu.au/global-exchange

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan

Other information

New Colombo Plan Language Grants

In some cases, UTS may have received additional NCP Language Grants of $1000 to support 'not for credit' language studies related to a NCP Mobility Grant. This will support study of the language of the country in which you will be studying, before you commence your semester.

Contact UTS's exchange team to find out whether language grants are available for the country you have selected for your exchange. If available, notify the exchange team of your intention to apply.

After you have been accepted by your host university, you will need to prepare and lodge evidence of enrolment in a 'not for credit' language course before you commence your exchange semester. Language grants cannot be awarded after you have commenced your semester of exchange.

New Colombo Plan Internship Grants

The Australian Government considers internships as integral to the New Colombo Plan. Internships help students prepare for the workplace, enabling them to establish professional connections in the region and link their study experience directly to career opportunities.

In some cases, UTS may have received additional NCP Internship Grants of $1000 to support internships related to a NCP Mobility Grant.

After you have been accepted by your host university, you will need to prepare and lodge evidence of an offer of internship to commence during or after your exchange semester. Internship grants cannot be awarded after you have completed your semester of exchange.