Australian Embassy

Press Release 2019 - NCP mobility grants

                 2020 New Colombo Plan Thailand mobility grants   

29 October 2019

The Australian Government is pleased to announce that 341 Australian university students will undertake study and work-based experiences in Thailand as part of the 2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

“Next year, Australian universities will mobilise students through 18 exciting projects in Thailand including business and public health in ageing society”, Australian Ambassador to Thailand HE Mr Allan McKinnon said. 

“We are supporting a new generation of young Australians who want to deepen their understanding of the people, the business environment and the culture in Thailand, strengthening the ties between our nations.”

In the 2020 Mobility Program round, the New Colombo Plan will support more than 11,196 students from 40 Australian universities to participate in 685 projects in 36 locations across the Indo-Pacific. 

This brings to 60,000 the total number of students awarded New Colombo Plan scholarships and mobility grants since 2014,  demonstrating the Australian government’s commitment to building mutual understanding and partnerships in the region. 

The New Colombo Plan is providing Australian students opportunities to gain the cross-cultural awareness and experiences that are vital to today’s globally connected workforce.

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