New Colombo Plan Scholarship
The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program is an Australian Government initiative to provide opportunities for high-achieving Australian undergraduates to undertake study as part of their degree and an internship/mentorship in one of 40 Countries in the Indo-Pacific.
USQ will select the top 10 students who meet the eligibility criteria, submit a completed application and best address the selection criteria, and send these applications to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Department will then choose the Scholarship winners to represent Australia as part of the New Colombo Plan program. The 10 USQ nominees will contend for a Scholarship against other students at other Australian universities.
What does the Scholarship include?
The New Colombo Plan Scholarship consists of:
- travel allowance - up to $2500
- establishment allowance - up to $2500
- monthly stipend (for study and internship/mentorship) - up to $2500 per month
- health and travel insurance for the duration of the Scholar's program.
Other benefits may include:
- Payment of up to 1 academic year of tuition fees payable to the host institution (if required) - up to $20 000
- Asian language training allowance payable to the language institution (if applicable) - up to $1500
be an Australian citizen
have achieved a minimum 6.0 GPA for your undergraduate course to date
be between 18 and 28 years old (inclusive) as at 1 January 2020
be enrolled at USQ in a bachelor degree or bachelor honours degree
have completed at least one year (8 courses) at commencement of the scholarship
be eligible to study for one or two semester at an Indo-Pacific University and receive credit towards your degree
demonstrated leadership in the community
undertake the program in a host country where you have previously been or currently hold dual citizenship or permanent residency.
undertake another Australian Government funded off-shore scholarship at the commencement of, or currently with, the scholarship
Eligible host locations
Scholarships programs can be conducted in the below 40 Indo-Pacific host locations:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
How to express interest in this scholarship
Submit an expression of interest nomination form and supporting information by Friday 29 March to firstname.lastname@example.org
Determine which universities are located in your preferred country
Check whether your chosen university has English-taught courses equivalent to the courses in your current program
Contact USQ International for information on the application process