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 universities to apply for International Student Mobility Program funding to support students undertaking short-term and semester-based study projects overseas. Students apply directly to the faculties coordinating the successful projects for places on the study programs. Selection criteria apply.

Under the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program which was launched in 2014, 60 New Colombo Plan scholarships for Australian undergraduates will be awarded for credited study commencing in 2015. Studies should be for least one study period (semester) and up to a full academic year with an Internship/Mentorship component strongly encouraged.

The NCP pilot launch focused activities on 4 pilot countries - China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. The University was successful in its Tranche 1 submission for Singapore and its Tranche 2 submission in Indonesia, both submitted through the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC).

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.

Each university must 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 selection process before determining the final 60 recipients.

The selection process for the 2015 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program has now closed. Applications will re-open in 2015 for the 2016 round of the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program.


Open for application

Currently, applications are open for some of the following projects, with many for 2015 opening late in 2014 or throughout 2015. 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

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

Mid-way through its pilot year, The New Colombo Plan continuous to offer a growing number of Australian undergraduate students opportunities to broaden their study and internship experiences in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Following the announcement of the second tranche of funding, The University of Sydney will be supporting additional students in a variety of programs in Indonesia.

The programs

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 for 2015

The following projects were successfully funded under the 2015 Australian Mobility funding rounds. These do not include the 2015 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program projects which are still under assessment by the Government. The outcome of this submission should be announced in November 2014.

Coordinating Faculty/Division Mobility Program Type Project Titles Country/ies Dates
Arts & Social Sciences Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Eastern Asian Languages 12942 (1) China Jun-Dec 2015
Business Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Business Management 13034 (6) Vietnam  Jun – Jul 2015
Business Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST International Business 13060 (9) Hong Kong Dec 2014 – Feb 2015
Business Short-Term Mobiity Program 2015 STMP Business Management 13176 (3) France Jun - Aug 2015
Dentistry Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Dentistry 13039 (7) Japan & Cambodia  Dec 2014 – Jan 2015
Dentistry Short-Term Mobiity Program 2015 STMP Dentistry 13175 (2) Vanuatu Jan-Jul 2015
Education & Social Work Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Teacher Education: Secondary 13197 (4) Indonesia  Jun – Jul 2015
Health Sciences Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Community Health 13024 (5) Cambodia, India, Nepal & Vietnam Nov 2014 – Feb 2015
Law Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Law, n.e.c. 13169 (8) Nepal Jan 2015
Medicine Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Community Health 12963 (3) Timor Leste, Philippines & Vietnam Nov 2014 – Mar 2015
SSEAC Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Asiabound Semester 2015 ABSEM Policy Studies 13052 (1) Indonesia  Jul 2015 – Jul 2016
SSEAC Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Short-Term Mobiity Program 2015 STMP Mixed Field Programmes, n.e.c. 13174 (1) Cambodia Jan 2015
University Wide Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program 2015 ECKSEP People's Republic of China 13143 (1) China Jul 2015 – Jul 2016
University Wide International Student Exchange Program 2015 ISEP Germany 13145 (1) Germany Jul 2015 – Jul 2016
University Wide International Student Exchange Program 2015 ISEP Denmark 13147 (3) Denmark Jul 2015 – Jul 2016
Veterinary Science Asiabound Short-Term 2015 ABST Veterinary Science 12948 (2) Laos Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

Other funding for overseas study

If you are interested in studying overseas in July semester 2015 and are seeking funding for this, please refer to the following available exchange funding options. These range from $1,000 to $10,00.