New Colombo Plan Scholarship

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) offers you the opportunity to benefit from study and internships / mentorships in the Indo Pacific region for up to 18 months. The NCP is a signature initiative from the Australian Government to increase knowledge of the Indo Pacific with a committed $51 million to support 120 NCP scholarships commencing in 2021. 

We can nominate up to 10 eligible students and nominees are not ranked in any order by us and have equal chances against students from across the country. If we receive more than 10 applications, a committee will determine the quality of all applications and nominate the top 10. 

More information is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website​




Provider:
Australian Government
No. of Scholarships:
120
Duration of Award:
1 year
Level of study:
  Undergraduate
Semester Availability:
  Semester 1
  Semester 2
Study Area:
  Business
  Creative Arts and Communication
  Engineering
  Health
  Law and Criminology
  Science
  Social and Cultural Studies
  Teaching
  Technology

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship you must:​
  • be an Australian citizen
  • not be a current or previous citizen or permanent resident of your proposed primary location or secondary location
  • be enrolled, until completion of all overseas study components, in at least one bachelor degree or bachelor honours degree unit at Murdoch University, excluding Veterinary Science, Nursing and Chiropractic Science. 
  • be undertaking, until completion of all study components, at least one bachelor degree or bachelor honours degree 
  • be between 18 and 28 years of age (inclusive) on 1 January 2121
  • have achieved a minimum of 70% graded average or equivalent for their undergraduate course at the time of application
  • not be a previous recipient of a scholarship under the NCP program. 

How to Apply

If you are eligible and want to be considered as a nominee for Murdoch University, you need to:
  • participate in one of three compulsory online and interactive information sessions. ​​To register your interest in one of these sessions, please email Jeannette Geesmann​, Student Mobility Officer Outbound.
    • Tuesday 19 May - 10am
    • ​Wednesday 20 May - 2pm
    • ​Friday 22 May - 10am​
  • ​find a host university and discuss academic credit with your Academic Chair
  • compile the below required documents and email them to studyabroad@murdoch.edu.au by 5pm (AWST), Monday 22 June 2020.

Next steps

After submitting your expression of interest to us, you will then apply directly to the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) between 22 July and 18 August 2020. In preparation, we will provide feedback on your expression of interest so you can improve your application to DFAT further.

If your application is accepted by DFAT, you will be invited to Canberra to participate in an interview. If you pass this last stage, you will be awarded the scholarship.


Required Documents

This scholarship requires you to provide the following documents: 

expression of interest form, which will be emailed to you once you attend one of the compulsory information sessions 
a copy / scan of your official Murdoch University academic transcript 
a copy / scan of a current federal police check, which you can request here​. ​



Payment Method

Payments apply before and during the study abroad period. You will be paid by the Australian Government. 

Please refer to DFATs website ​ for more information on payment details. 
Scholarship Value:
up to $65,000
Opening Date:
06 Apr 2020
Closing Date:
22 Jun 2020
Student Type:
  • Domestic