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The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

Each year, Bond nominates ten exceptional undergraduate students to apply for the prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship program.

Email [email protected] for more information or to express your interest in the 2022 round.

To be eligible, applicants for a New Colombo Plan Scholarship must:

  • be nominated by Bond University
  • be an Australian citizen. Applicants cannot undertake their Scholarship in a Host Location in which they hold dual citizenship or permanent residency
  • be enrolled in subjects at Bond University during the application process
  • be between 18 and 28 years of age (inclusive) on 1 January 2022
  • be undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree at the time of applying and until completion of overseas study component
  • have achieved a minimum 70 per cent graded average or equivalent for their undergraduate degree at the time of application, as determined by Bond University
  • not be a previous recipient of a New Colombo Plan Scholarship

Successful applicants are not allowed to commence another Australian Government funded off-shore Scholarship Program or mobility grant (including a New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grant) while undertaking their New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program.

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship includes:

  • tuition fees (conditions and limits apply)
  • language training tuition fees (limits apply)
  • a travel allowance
  • an establishment allowance
  • a monthly stipend
  • health and travel insurance for the duration of their overseas Scholarship Program
  • a dedicated Case Manager for the duration of their Scholarship Program
  • New Colombo Plan Fellows (the top-ranked Scholar in each location and top ranked Indigenous Scholar) will receive an additional benefit .

Please visit the NCP Scholarship website for more details on each of the benefits.

Bond University Internal Application Process to be Nominated to Apply for the NCP Scholarship:

  1. Email [email protected] to express your interest and request information.
  2. Watch our webinar about the scholarship and how to apply.
  3. Submit an application to be nominated (applications will open in early 2021 for the 2022 round).
  4. The top 10 candidates who meet the eligibility requirements will be nominated to DFAT in Jun-July 2021 to apply for the 2022 scholarship program.

Nominated students will receive an invitation from DFAT to complete an online application. Watch our webinar about addressing the assessment criteria and writing a winning application.

NCP scholar, Jasmine Valcic and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop MP

2020  |  Hugh Maxey (Bachelor of Commerce)
Study destination: Japan

2020  |  Finn Robinsen (Bachelor of International Relations)
Study destination: Taiwan

2019  |  Jacob Cookson (Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Biomed)
Study destination: Hong Kong

2019  |  Makaela Fehlhaber (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations)
Study destination: Malaysia

2019  |  James Rosengren (Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws) India Fellow
Study destination: India

2018  |  Jasmine Valcic (Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws) Thailand Fellow
Study destination: Mahidol University, Thailand

2017  |  Holli Sargeant (Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws)
Study destination: Singapore

2017  |  Eve Bramley (Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws)
Study destination: Fudan University, China

2015  |  Marryum Kahloon (Bachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws)
Study destination: Fudan University, China