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The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.

The Mobility Program is open to Australian university undergraduates aged 18 to 28, with capacity to include some students over 28.

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Join the thousands of students who have taken part in the flexible New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, have announced the successful applicants for the 2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. In the 2020 Mobility Program round, the New Colombo Plan will support 11,196 students from 40 Australian universities to participate in projects in 36 locations across the Indo-Pacific.

Media release: 2020 New Colombo Plan - Mobility Program

New Colombo Plan 2020 Mobility Round [XLSX 56 KB] | [PDF 915 KB]

It is expected that applications for the 2021 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program will open in March 2020.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Guidelines and FAQs from previous years can be found on the previous rounds page.


Queries about the 2020 application process should be directed to the Department of Education and Training at For other matters, including business liaison, internships and mentorships, public diplomacy and alumni, the New Colombo Plan Secretariat within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade can be contacted at

Undergraduate students interested in participating in a New Colombo Plan mobility project should contact their university's international liaison office.

Last Updated: 14 October 2019
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