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2021 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program

Live, work & study in the Asia-Pacific region.

Scott Fordyce

Community development student

Hi, I’m Scott, a community development student in VU. I’m a New Colombo Plan scholar for 2020!

Mia Dunphy

VU alumna

Hi, I’m Mia, a VU alumna and was VU’s first New Colombo Plan scholar in 2018.

Scott Fordyce

With the support of the New Colombo Plan Scholarship, I’m going to Fiji this year to study in the University of the South Pacific, and to undertake an internship with the Partners in Community Development Fiji.

Mia Dunphy

The NCP Scholarship program is an Australian Government initiative to support Australian undergraduate students to live, work and study in the Asia-Pacific region for to up to 19 months.

There are 40 host locations for you to choose from.

My exceptional NCP journey in 2018 allowed me to travel to Indonesia and Fiji to study and work there.

Scott Fordyce

I’ve already kicked off my exciting NCP journey, and now it’s your turn!

Express your interest in being nominated by making a two-minute video to introduce yourself, explain why you’re applying, where you’d like to study, and how you hope to benefit from the scholarship.

Then upload it to a video-sharing site like Panopto or YouTube, and send the link together with your CV to Victoria Abroad.

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Apply now for 2021.

Make a two minute video. Explain:

  • why you’re applying
  • where you’d like to study
  • how you will benefit.



[email protected]

Expressions of interest closing 29 May 2020.

Mia Dunphy

So have a chat with Victoria Abroad to learn more about this life-changing opportunity, and work on your ideas now!

If you need inspiration for why you should apply, the New Colombo Plan website shares many amazing stories from the NCP alumni.

Scott Fordyce

Hope to see you in the NCP community soon!

Mia Dunphy

Good luck!