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New Colombo Plan – Scholarship Program (worth up to AU$67,000)

Posted by on January 16th, 2014 · 2014, Art and Design, Arts and Social Science, Built Environment, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Scholarship Opportunities, Science, Student Exchange, UNSW organised, UNSW Partner Institution

New Colombo Plan: Scholarship Program

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and work placement undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.

UNSW is calling for expressions of interest from students wishing to go on Student Exchange to one of the destination countries between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.

Valued at up to AU$67,000 the New Colombo Plan – Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for Australian undergraduates to undertake study in one of four eligible pilot destinations: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. The program also includes provision for relevant language studies and internship / mentorship components.


To be eligible for nomination you must be:

  • An Australian citizen. Applicants with dual citizenship are eligible, however you must undertake the scholarship in a third country, of which you are not a citizen;
  • Between 18 and 28 years of age at the commencement of your scholarship program;
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree level program (Pass or Honours) at UNSW at the commencement of the scholarship and be in at least the second year of your program.
  • Applying to go on exchange during Semester 2 -2014 to one of four eligible pilot destinations for either 1 or 2 semesters
  • Receive credit from your exchange towards your UNSW degree


Selection Criteria:

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria. Applicants should address each criterion and limit their responses to 300 words per criterion.

  1. Demonstrated academic excellence (70 per cent weighting)
  2. Demonstrated leadership in the local community (15 per cent weighting)
  3. Describe how this experience enhances your cultural awareness, employment potential and ability to operate in new and changing environments (15 per cent weighting)


Further Application Information and Deadline

For further information please click on NCP_Scholarship Student Information 2014. The deadline to apply is February 17th 2014.

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