New Colombo Plan Scholarship – The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to raise awareness about the Asia Pacific in Australia and strengthen ties between Australia and countries in the region through study and work placements.
NCP scholarship program offers an opportunity for high achieving undergraduates to undertake study, internship, and language training in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
NCP Scholarship Program Overview
The NCP Scholarship Program is open to eligible applicants enrolled full-time at an accredited tertiary institution in Australia. Applicants must demonstrate substantial academic achievement and commitment to international development.
Successful candidates will receive up to $40,000 per year over three years for postgraduate studies and up to $20,000 per year for one year for undergraduate studies.
It supports Australian undergraduates to study, learn about, and experience life in another part of the world while allowing international students to study and work in Australia. In 2014, the program supported 40 scholars and over 1500 mobility students to study and work in 40 countries, including Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia.
Since then, there has been significant growth in the number of mobility opportunities offered under the New Colombo Plan. Students can choose from many areas of expertise, including arts, business, education, health, law, media, social sciences, technology, tourism, and veterinary science.
Students can also participate in short-term projects, such as cultural exchange programs, student exchanges, and language immersion courses.
What kind of study is supported by the New Colombo Plan?
The New Colombo Plan supports students studying overseas for periods ranging from one month to one year.
Students can study at universities around Australia and internationally, including institutions in Asia, South America, North America, and Europe.
Eligibility for The NCP Scholarship
Students are eligible to apply for the New Colombo Plan Scholarship if they meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in an Australian tertiary institution
- Have completed Year 12 or equivalent qualification
- Hold a current student visa
- Be under 30 years old on 31 December 2018
- Study full-time for at least one academic year
- Not hold a Bachelor’s Degree
Please refer to their scholarships page for further information about the New Colombo Plan.
What can an NCP Scholarship provide?
An NCP scholarship provides students with financial support to attend college while working toward a career. Recipients receive monthly allowances ranging from $2,500-$2,500 per month, depending on the number of hours worked each week. They are also given travel allowances and mental health allowances.
For those interested in pursuing a degree in nursing, there are scholarships specifically designed for that field. Students must apply directly to the program and complete the application requirements.
How to apply
Applications are now open for the ANU Global Programs Summer Study Abroad program. This is an excellent opportunity for you to experience Australia and study abroad during one of our summer programs.
For more information about how to apply, please refer to the link above.
ANU selection process
The Australian National University (ANU) has announced it will select up to 40 students for 2023 NCP scholarships worth $20,000 annually for four years. This selection round will take place over three games, starting in May this year.
Students are required to complete an online application form, including essays, and upload relevant supporting documentation. They must also provide evidence of English language proficiency.
Applicants must demonstrate their interest in studying at ANU and their ability to succeed academically there.
DFAT selection process
The Australian National University (ANU) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Academic Advisor to support the development of academic programs within the School of International Policy Studies (SIP). This role is part of the ANU Global Programs team, which supports international students and scholars studying at ANU.
The successful candidate will work closely with SIP academics and researchers to advise prospective and current international students regarding study options, course requirements, funding opportunities, visa issues, immigration matters, English language proficiency, cultural awareness, career pathways, and professional development.
This position requires a postgraduate qualification in education, social sciences, or related field; experience working with international student populations; excellent communication skills; ability to manage multiple priorities; and strong organizational skills.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Academic Adviser to support the development of undergraduate and graduate degree programs within the School of Law.
This position provides strategic leadership and oversight across the school’s legal research program, including coordinating curricula design, teaching and learning strategies, assessment processes, library resources, and administrative support.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent qualifications, possess demonstrated leadership capabilities, and demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional written and oral communication skills and familiarity with law journals, databases, and electronic publishing platforms.
Guidelines for New Colombo Plan Scholarship
ANU offers students the opportunity to study in over 50 countries worldwide.
To apply for a place, you must meet specific criteria, including:
- Completing Year 12 within the last three years and being enrolled full-time at an eligible Australian tertiary education provider
- You are required to complete an application form, submit supporting documentation and pay fees
- You’ll need to make sure you’re eligible to study in Australia and that you meet their entry requirements. If you don’t, they won’t accept your application
Once accepted into one of their programs, you’ll start work on your chosen course(s).
The duration of your placement varies depending on whether it is a domestic or international program. For further information, click HERE to get started.
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