Australian Embassy

Australia to Boost the Number of New Colombo Students to Study in Indonesia

Media Release

30 November 2016

The Australian Government will provide prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarships to 14 talented Australians to live, study and intern in Indonesia in 2017.

The students will study a broad range of disciplines including engineering, medical research and public health, law, sustainable development and marine biology at Gadjah Mada University, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bina Nusantara International University, University of Indonesia and Udayana University.

They will also gain the invaluable practical experience of working in an Indonesian workplace through internships and mentorships with a range of government, NGO and business organisations.

The New Colombo Plan is a scholarship scheme to assist Australian students gain a better understanding of the Indo-Pacific by completing their study, and undertaking a work placement.

Australian Chargé D'affaires, Dr Justin Lee said Indonesia remains the most popular destination for young Australians applying for the program.

“The experiences they have, and friendships they make, will help shape Australia’s engagement with Indonesia for many years to come,” Dr Lee said.

New Colombo Plan 2017 scholars will join more than 1,100 New Colombo Plan mobility grant recipients in Indonesia in 2017, taking the total number of students supported by the New Colombo Plan to visit Indonesia in its first four years to more than 3,100.

By the end of 2017, the New Colombo Plan will have supported 17,500 young Australians to live, intern and study in the Asia-Pacific region.

Student profile here

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Images of New Colombo Plan students at the Australian Embassy, Jakarta

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