New Colombo Plan Scholarship

New Colombo Plan Scholarship

UGTR1037

Key
High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Rural
UAC & EAS
Criteria
Stage
Minimum Value
$35,000
available for 1 year
Residency
Aus Citizen
Opens
01/05/2023
Closes
See below
Outline

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) 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.

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship is a prestigious and competitive program that provides the opportunity for Australian undergraduates to undertake up to one academic year of exchange in one of the approved locations. The program also includes provision for relevant language studies, internship / mentorship and community engagement components.

UNSW is calling for expressions of interest from students planning to go on Student Exchange to one of the approved destinations in 2024. UNSW will nominate up to 10 students to apply to the prestigious Scholarship Program.

2024 NCP Scholarship Programs can be conducted in approved Indo-Pacific Host Locations where UNSW has an Exchange Agreement including P.R. China, India, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. It is important you are flexible with your exchange locations, and you will be asked to indicate your location preferences in the Expression of Interest form.

Please note: UNSW continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and all travel is subject to UNSW approval. We recommend you are flexible with your plans as information can change quickly.

Eligibility

To be eligible for nomination you must:

  • be an Australian citizen;
  • not be a current citizen or permanent resident of your proposed host location(s);
  • be enrolled in and undertaking, until completion of all study components of the NCP Scholarship Program, at least one Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree;
  • be between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive) on 1 January 2024;
  • have achieved a minimum 70 per cent graded average or equivalent for your undergraduate course at the time of Application;
  • be planning to undertake a Student Exchange in 2024. The next Exchange Application deadline is mid September 2023 for Exchange in T2/T3 2024.
  • receive credit from your Exchange towards your UNSW degree;
  • satisfy the NCP Study component;
  • not be a previous recipient of a Scholarship under the NCP Scholarship Program;
  • not be an employee of the branch of DFAT that administers the NCP.

Before applying, please ensure you:

Selection

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

  1. Demonstrated academic excellence at the tertiary level
  2. Evidence of leadership and engagement in the community
  3. Adaptability and resilience skills
  4. Ability to contribute to New Colombo Plan objectives and outcomes

To Apply: please complete the Expression of Interest form by 11:45pm 29 May 2023.

Interviews

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.