Australian Mobility Grants for Students
The Australian Government encourages Australian students to immerse themselves into social and academic cultures of other countries and provides opportunities for international students to study in and experience Australia. The Government also seeks to support Australian higher education providers in further developing and diversifying their linkages with partner institutions overseas.
Each year there is a funding round for institutions to apply for various mobility grant schemes to support students undertaking credited short-term and semester-based study overseas. This funding is administered through Sydney Abroad on behalf of the University of Sydney. These schemes include:
Endeavour Mobility Grants
New Colombo Plan
Depending on the project, students normally apply directly to the faculties/departments coordinating the successful projects for a place on the study programs. Selection criteria apply.
Students experiences under the New Colombo Plan can be found on the blog.
Currently, applications are open for some of the following projects. Please note only Australian residents are eligible. Other eligibility criteria may also apply for various projects eg: only for undergraduates, age limits, etc.
- 2014 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant Information – Tranche 2 – Indonesia
- 2015 Australian Mobility Grant Information – Open for 2015
- 2016 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program - Opening soon
- Other funding for overseas study
The applications for most projects are typically coordinated by the department/faculty listed below. Many have their own application processes listed on their websites and you are encouraged to contact your faculty/department to find out more.
Applications for University wide projects are managed by and are only available to students who have applied for the International Exchange Program.
If you have any questions, you may complete the Expression of Interest form.
Please note that places are limited for all projects and your faculty will make the final decision regarding your eligibility to participate.
A wide variety of programs offered around Indonesia include:
Rural-Urban Migration Interdisciplinary Fieldschool
Geography Semester Immersion
Transport Interdisciplinary Fieldschool
Architecture Workshop (Placements Allocated)
Medicine Clinical Placement
Veterinary Science Mentorship (Placements Allocated)
Expression of interest
Each successful candidate could receive up to $4,000 to put towards the cost of the program, travel and incidental costs. If you are interested in participating in this program, please click here to complete the form.
Please note that places are limited and your faculty will make the final decision regarding your eligibility to participate.
The following projects were successfully funded under the 2015 Australian Mobility funding rounds. Some are still open for application and you are encouraged to contact the referenced faculty/department for application information. Please note that you are only permitted to access New Colombo Plan funding once.
|Coordinating Faculty/Division||Mobility Program Type||Project Titles||Country/ies||Dates|
|Agriculture & Environment||Semester based||2015 NCP Japan 13697 - Hokkaido Agriculture Internship Program||Japan||Aug – Nov 2015|
|Arts & Social Sciences||Short-term study||2015 ABST Eastern Asian Languages 12942 (1)||China||Jun-Dec 2015|
|Arts & Social Sciences (Bachelor of International & Global Studies)||Semester based||2015 NCP People's Republic of China 13834 - Semester Exchange for Bachelor of International and Global Studies||China||Jul 2015 - Jul 2016|
|Business||Short-term study||2015 ABST Business Management 13034 (6)||Vietnam||Jun – Jul 2015|
|Business||Short-term study||2015 ABST International Business 13060 (9)||Hong Kong||Dec 2014 – Feb 2015|
|Business||Short-term study||2015 STMP Business Management 13176 (3)||France||Jun - Aug 2015|
|Dentistry||Short-term study||2015 ABST Dentistry 13039 (7)||Japan & Cambodia||Dec 2014 – Jan 2015|
|Dentistry||Short-term study||2015 STMP Dentistry 13175 (2)||Vanuatu||Jan-Jul 2015|
|Education & Social Work||Short-term study||2015 ABST Teacher Education: Secondary 13197 (4)||Indonesia||Jun – Jul 2015|
|Education & Social Work||Short-term study||2015 NCP Indonesia 13868 - Investigating social work in Indonesia: Australian social workers developing personal and professional understandings of own and others’ practices||Indonesia||Nov - Dec 2015|
|Health Sciences||Short-term study||2015 ABST Community Health 13024 (5)||Cambodia, India, Nepal & Vietnam||Nov 2014 – Feb 2015|
|Law||Short-term study||2015 ABST Law, n.e.c. 13169 (8)||Nepal||Jan-15|
|Medicine||Short-term study||2015 ABST Community Health 12963 (3)||Timor Leste, Philippines & Vietnam||Nov 2014 – Mar 2015|
|SSEAC Sydney Southeast Asia Centre||Semester based||2015 ABSEM Policy Studies 13052 (1)||Indonesia||Jul 2015 – Jul 2016|
|SSEAC Sydney Southeast Asia Centre||Short-term study||2015 STMP Mixed Field Programmes, n.e.c. 13174 (1)||Cambodia||42005|
|SSEAC Sydney Southeast Asia Centre - Arts and Social Science (Indonesian Studies, Sociology), Medicine, Science (Biology)||Short-term study||2015 NCP Indonesia 13868 - SSEAC Interdisciplinary Field School: Educating Health Consumers on the use of Traditional Medicines||Indonesia||Dec 2015|
|SSEAC Sydney Southeast Asia Centre - Agriculture and Environment, Arts and Social Science (Social Policy), Science (Geosciences), Veterinary Science||Short-term study||2015 NCP Laos 13872 - SSEAC Interdisciplinary Field School: Rural Livelihoods and Food Security in Laos||Laos||Jul 2015|
|SSEAC Sydney Southeast Asia Centre - Arts and Social Science (Indonesian Studies, Sociology, Media and Communications), Business||Short-term study||2015 NCP Indonesia 13868 - SSEAC Interdisciplinary Field School: Cultural Industries in Central Java||Indonesia||Jul 2015|
|Sydney Medical School||Clinical Placement||2015 NCP Japan 13697 - Sydney Medical School Clinical Placement||Japan||Dec 2015 – Mar 2016|
|United States Studies Centre (Arts and Social Sciences; Business)||Short-term study||2015 NCP People's Republic of China 13834 - Shanghai Study Abroad Program||China||Jun - Jul 2015|
|University Wide (Sydney Abroad)||Semester based||2015 ECKSEP People's Republic of China 13143 (1)||China||Jul 2015 – Jul 2016|
|University Wide (Sydney Abroad)||Semester based||2015 ISEP Germany 13145 (1)||Germany||Jul 2015 – Jul 2016|
|University Wide (Sydney Abroad)||Semester based||2015 ISEP Denmark 13147 (3)||Denmark||Jul 2015 – Jul 2016|
|Veterinary Science||Short-term study||2015 ABST Veterinary Science 12948 (2)||Laos||Dec 2014 – Dec 2015|
Under the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program in 2016, 100 New Colombo Plan scholarships for Australian undergraduates will be awarded. Studies should be for least one study period (semester) and up to a full academic year with an Internship/Mentorship component strongly encouraged.
The scholarship provides students with up to $67,000 of funding including travel and establishment allowances, a monthly location stipend as well as health and travel insurance for the duration of their overseas Program. Scholarship Programs can be conducted any of the 38 eligible Host Locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
The University of Sydney will conduct a highly competitive internal selection process before submitted the top 10 candidates as New Colombo Plan Scholarship nominees to the Government. The Government undertakes a highly competitive external selection process before determining the final recipients.
Applications will open soon for the 2016 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program.
If you are interested in studying overseas and are seeking funding for this, please refer to the following available funding options. These range from $1,000 to $10,00.
- Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarships
- International Exchange Program Scholarships
- Faculty Exchange Scholarships
- ECKSEP Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program Mobility Subsidies (China only) - contact the for information
- ISEP International Student Exchange Program Mobility Subsidy (Denmark only) - contact the for information
- ISEP International Student Exchange Program Mobility Subsidy (Germany only) - contact the for information
- Scholarship Office Exchange Scholarships
- OS-HELP Loan Scheme - HELP loan added to your HECS-HELP debt