New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

Facilitating meaningful overseas experiences

UQ staff are encouraged to submit applications for the 2025 round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program

DFAT will be accepting applications for the next round for face-to-face delivery.

This page is for UQ staff members. If you're a student please visit our New Colombo Plan Scholarship page

About the Program

The New Colombo Plan aims to boost Australia’s knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region and strengthen Australia’s people-to-people and institutional relationships through study, internships, and mentorships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region.

Since 2014, nearly 2,000 UQ students received over $6 million in grants to participate in short-term and semester-based programs.

Grants ranging in value are available to support Australian university undergraduates to participate in study, practicums, internships/mentorships and research in the Indo-Pacific region.

All project applications are welcome but applications that have demonstrated links strengthening existing partnerships or developing new ones will be particularly well-received.

The funding covers mobility projects undertaken between 1 January 2025 and 30 December 2026. Mobility projects must provide students with academic credit or count towards the course requirements for the student's course of study.

Global Partnerships provides a range of resources to support the promotion and development of NCP opportunities and can assist academics with developing applications, provide advice on key partnerships, existing projects, and current agreements in the region. 

How to apply

UQ staff should submit a completed application form by email to UQ Global Partnerships by 31 July 2024. For application assistance, please contact us by email or on (07) 3346 9924. 

To be notified of the latest NCP Mobility Grant updates, please complete this online form. 

Locations

Mobility projects can be conducted in the following 40 eligible Indo-Pacific host locations.

Flag of Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Flag of Bhutan

Bhutan

Flag of Brunei

Brunei Darussalam

Flag of Cambodia

Cambodia

Flag of China

China

Flag of Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Flag of FSM

Micronesia, Federated States

Flags of French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Flag of Fiji

Fiji

Flag of Hong Kong

Hong Kong (SAR)

Flag of India

India

Flag of Indonesia

Indonesia

Flag of Japan

Japan

Flag of Kiribati

Kiribati

Flag of Laos

Laos

Flag of Malaysia

Malaysia

Flag of the Maldives

Maldives

Flag of Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

Flag of Mongolia

Mongolia

Flag of Myanmar

Myanmar

Flag of Nauru

Nauru

Flag of Nepal    

Nepal

   

Flag of New Caledonia

New Caledonia

Flag of Niue

Niue

Flag of Pakistan

Pakistan

Flag of Palau

Palau

Flag of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Flag of The Philippines

The Philippines

Flag of South Korea

South Korea (ROK)

Flag of Samoa

Samoa

Flag of Singapore    

Singapore

   

Flag of Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Flag of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Taiwan (ROC)

Flag of Thailand

Thailand

Flag of Timor Leste

Timor-Leste

Flag of Tonga

Tonga

Flag of Tuvalu

Tuvalu

Flag of Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Flag of Vietnam

Vietnam