Congratulations to the 2023 New Colombo Plan Scholars

2023 New Colombo Plan Scholars
Study Overseas congratulates two University of Adelaide undergraduate students awarded 2023 New Colombo Plan Scholarships to study and undertake an internship in the Indo-Pacific region.

Judah Tan (Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws) plans to study at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Jocelyn (Bachelor of Commerce) at Yonsei University, South Korea.

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government, which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.


The 2023 round of New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships will see the largest cohort of scholars travel to the Indo-Pacific since the initiative began in 2014. 


In announcing the 2023 cohort, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reaffirms the government’s commitment to a renewed and optimistic reconnection with our region. 


We live in an incredibly culturally and economically diverse region, and as we meet the big challenges of this century such as climate change and cyber security, we all benefit from a deeper knowledge of our region and its people. 


The connections and networks forged through the NCP build two of the most vital elements for peace and progress – learning and understanding.


Dr Jessica Gallagher, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) reaffirms the benefits of the NCP Scholarship Program for University of Adelaide students:

“I congratulate Judah and Jocelyn on being chosen as the University’s NCP scholars for 2023,”

“They have a fantastic opportunity to broaden their academic perspectives and develop life-long connections with the people they will engage with during their internships.”


Judah and Jocelyn are excited about the rich opportunities the Scholarship Program offers.

“Being offered an NCP scholarship is an immense privilege as it opens the door wide for me to explore a plethora of study, networking, cross-cultural, and working experiences in Japan that would have otherwise been out of reach,” Judah said.

“This scholarship is very meaningful to me on a personal level as it's a great opportunity for me to explore and strengthen my cultural skills overseas,” Jocelyn said.


NCP scholarships are open to eligible Australian undergraduates currently studying at Australian universities.

University of Adelaide currently has over 25 partners in the Indo-Pacific region where students can take part in semester- or year-length exchange.


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