Undergraduate scholarships up to AU$67,000. Undertake study, plus an internship or mentorship, in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan or Singapore.

New Colombo Plan Scholarships

Hong Kong

Your future could be even brighter…

Are you one of tomorrow's global leaders? The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program is giving Australia's best undergraduates a unique opportunity to undertake up to 1 year international study and an internship/mentorship in one of four destinations: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore.

Scholarship benefits

  • Up to AU$67,000 towards travel and establishment allowances, tuition and internship contributions and health and travel insurance.

Award Structure

  • Scholars must undertake a study component for 1 – 2 semesters commencing Semester 2, 2014. 
  • Scholars must receive credit at their home university. An internship/mentorship component is strongly encouraged during or after the study component.

Selected Destinations

  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Singapore


  • Australian Citizen.
  • Aged between 18 years and 28 years of age at the commencement of the scholarship.
  • Undergraduate Bachelor's degree student who has completed 12 months or more of study.

Selection Criteria

  • Grade point average – students must have a minimum GPA of 5 (70% weighting)
  • Leadership in community (15% weighting)
  • How experience will enhance cultural awareness / employment potential (15% weighting)

How to apply

You must be nominated by your Home University for your application to be eligible.

Please fill out the following University of Newcastle Expression of Interest.

Expression of Interest Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday 21 February 2014.

You will be notified before Friday 28 February if you have been nominated for the scholarship.

Before submitting your expression of interest, please read through the New Colombo Plan Guidelines

Tips on selecting a study location

When searching for a suitable study location the following factors should be considered:

  1. Which universities on the Exchange Partners webpage are located in my preferred country? 
  2. Does the location have courses in my degree taught in English?

Note: Locations not listed on our exchange partner's website are not excluded. If there is another institution in one of the four countries you would like to study, please write the institution name down on the expression of interest.