Australian Mobility Grants for Students

Introduction

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.


Open for application

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.

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.


2014 New Colombo Plan Tranche 2 Grants – Indonesia

A wide variety of programs offered around Indonesia include:

Batam, Indonesia
Rural-Urban Migration Interdisciplinary Fieldschool

Jakarta, Indonesia
Geography Semester Immersion
Transport Interdisciplinary Fieldschool

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Architecture Workshop (Placements Allocated)
Medicine Clinical Placement
Veterinary Science Mentorship (Placements Allocated)
Law Fieldschool

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.


2015 Australian Mobility Grant Information – Open

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

2016 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program - Opening soon

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.


Other funding for overseas study

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.