Transform your future career
The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which involves a prestigious scholarship valued up to $67,000 to provide Australian undergraduate students with the opportunity of a lifetime -- deepening your Indo-Pacific knowledge, capability and connections, whilst counting towards your degree.
An NCP Scholarship is much more than a student exchange program.
It’s an opportunity to build your employability, create global connections, and set yourself apart -- not just as a high-performing student -- but as an emerging leader with experience in the region in which Australia’s future prosperity is tied.
A feature of the NCP is the opportunity to undertake one or more internships and the ability to learn the local language of your destination. You’ll network and build connections with leaders in government, business and civil society, and deepen your knowledge of the region. Knowledge and experience you will take into your future career.
After you return to Australia, your NCP experience doesn’t end -- you’ll join the active NCP alumni community to support future scholars, promote the NCP and continue to develop knowledge of, and professional links with, the Indo-Pacific.
Please note that the 2022 NCP Scholarship round is now closed. If you are interested in future rounds of the NCP Scholarship, please submit your interest below.
When the 2023 NCP Scholarship round opens in early 2022, USC's International Liaison Officer (ILO) will notify you by email.
Travel to any host location will be subject to the Australian Government's Smartraveller travel advice at the time of travel.
Latest NCP Scholarship newsUSC Newsroom
University transforms life of Chancellor’s medallist5 April
From interning at the Australian Embassy in Japan to graduating with near perfect results, Raymart Walker says his experience at USC has gone beyond all expectations.
Scholarship for IT student pursuing cybersecurity career10 December 2020
A USC student working towards a career as an ethical hacker has gained a prestigious $68,000 Australian Government scholarship to travel to South Korea and Singapore in 2021 to learn more about cybersecurity.
TESS HARWOOD -- USC's first NCP Scholar
USC's first NCP scholar (2014), Tess Harwood, shares how her NCP experience in Indonesia enabled her to access a diversity of opportunities that she draws on in her career.