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New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program (opens an external site) 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 includes options to study in 38 countries and territories across the region.

UTS has been awarded the following grants to be awarded in the Autumn 2016 Autumn 2017 sessions. All grants below are worth $7,000

  • 5 x Thailand
  • 5 x Japan (Sophia University, Meji University and Chuo University)
  • 5 x South Korea
  • 10 X Singapore
  • 10 x Hong Kong
  • 5 x Malaysia
  • 4 x Indonesia under the ACICIS (The Australian Consortium for `In-Country Indonesian Studies) Please see our website for more information

For students studying in South Korea, there are also 2x $1000 internship grants available.

UTS has been awarded the following grants to be awarded in the Autumn 2016 session. All grants below are worth $7,000;

  • 5 x The Philippines
  • 10 x Thailand

For students studying in Thailand, there are also 5 x $1000 internship grants available.

Note: These grants are for Australian citizens only. If you are an international student, please view scholarships for international students.

Value and duration

New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grants are valued at $7000. For students studying in Thailand, there are also five $1000 internship grants available.

Who is eligible?

The eligibility criteria for the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant you must be:

  • An Australian citizen (in the case of dual citizenship, students may not study in a country where they have citizenship); and
  • Be between 18 and 28 years of age upon commencement of their study program; and
  • Enrolled at an on-shore campus of an Australian university and are undertaking a Bachelor or Bachelor Honours level program; and
  • Applying to study in an approved exchange program with a partner institution Click here for details
  • Studying in an eligible country where UTS has been awarded funding

Course area(s)

All courses.

Selection process

Students allocated to an eligible location will be automatically considered. UTS International will assess all applications. Scholarship allocation will be based on academic merit as determined by a student's weighted average mark in their current UTS degree at the time of assessment. You must apply for the NCP Language and Internship Grants

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.

Applications

You do not need to apply for the grant. You will be considered automatically if you apply to go on exchange to one of the applicable countries. However, you must apply for the NCP Language and Internship Grants.

To be eligible 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 UTSs 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 considered 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.

For further information contact

For more information on exchange and short-term overseas study programs in Asia, contact UTS's Study Abroad and Exchange team or check out the range of programs that UTS:BUiLD offers.

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