Australian Embassy

Indonesia Remains Top Choice for New Colombo Plan Study Overseas

Media Release

5 September 2016  

Indonesia remains the top destination country for Australian university students under the Australian Government’s flagship New Colombo Plan (NCP).

1,113 Australian undergraduate students will live, study and undertake work placements in various locations throughout Indonesia next year, through the NCP Mobility Program.

These latest round of mobility grants adds to the more than two thousand Australian students who have already enriched their studies with a short term study and work placement in Indonesia. By 2017 more than 3,168 Australians will have studied in Indonesia under the NCP, making Indonesia the most popular destination of the 38 countries on offer across the Indo-Pacific region.

Australian Ambassador Paul Grigson said students will study in their respective disciplines, partnering with Indonesian universities, foundations, and companies, with such projects as:

  • Beyond Smoke & Fire: A field school on Peatland in Indonesia
  • Exploring Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Corporate Governance in Indonesia
  • Water Management in West Sumatra
  • Property Economics in Indonesia
  • Midwifery in Global Perspective in Indonesia

“These are exciting projects that demonstrate the many opportunities for Australian students to deepen their academic and life experiences through study and work placements in Indonesia,” Ambassador Grigson said.

“New Colombo Plan Mobility students will return to Australia with new insights and understanding about its closest neighbour, and foster new friendships that will last a lifetime,” he said.

The NCP Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research.

For more information: New Colombo Plan @NewColomboPlan

Click here, here and here for profiles of Australian students studying in Indonesia.

Click here for Indonesian businesses and universities to get involved.

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