The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an initiative by the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific, by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake Internships in the region.

The New Colombo Plan Secretariat and the Australian Government awarded 125 scholarships in 2019, including scholarships to six University of Melbourne students – a record number of NCP Scholars for the University of Melbourne. Previously, three scholars were awarded in 2018 and 2017; five in 2016; four in 2015; and one in 2014. 

  • Maxine Silbert: Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Sociology)

Destination: China - Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Liam McFadzean-Lodge: Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Studies and Economics)

Destination: Indonesia – Universitas Gadjah Mada through ACICIS

  • Balram Dhillon: Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Studies and Spanish)

Destination: Indonesia – Universitas Gadjah Mada through ACICIS

  • Luke Macaronas: Bachelor of Arts (Art History and French Studies)

Destination: Japan – Waseda University

  • Connor O’Brien: Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Studies and Economics)

Destination: Singaore – National University of Singapore

  • Jamie Wong: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)

Destination: Korea Republic – Korean University

More information about the New Colombo Plan can be found here: https://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/new-colombo-plan/scholarship-program/Pages/scholarship-program.aspx