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25 June 2021

See the world while you study with a $70k scholarship!

Keen to broaden your horizons and your boost your CV with an unforgettable international study experience? Deakin International encourages you to apply for a 2022 New Colombo Plan Scholarship!

What is the New Colombo Plan scholarship?

The New Colombo Plan is an Australian Government initiative which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region by supporting Australian undergraduates to live, study and intern in the region*. Each scholarship is worth up to $70,000 and provides you with endless educational, professional and personal development opportunities across multiple Indo-Pacific countries. Since 2017, 32 Deakin students have been awarded a scholarship – in 2022, this could be you!

But don’t delay – applications for the 2022 New Colombo Plan Scholarship close on Sunday 11 July 2021!

What do Deakin students have to say about the scholarship?

Hafi Khan, an optometry Honours student at Deakin, received the scholarship to study and work in Hong Kong in 2018. In this YouTube interview, Hafi said not only was living abroad amazing but his time at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University allowed him to expand the scope of his research into a ‘multi-site, multi-population eye study’ with important implications.

‘[This work] hasn’t been done before… we hope to make a medical breakthrough with the way we treat different eye conditions,’ he said.

Jasmine Daneshvar, who is completing a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin, was recently awarded the scholarship for 2021. Jasmine will soon head to Malaysia to study at Taylor’s University and undertake internships with both the Securities Commission Malaysia and international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. The former Sacred Heart College student said the scholarship was an amazing opportunity to challenge herself in a foreign environment and gain legal knowledge and experience from an international perspective.

‘From this experience, I hope to deepen my understanding of the development of regulation and policy surrounding E-commerce and Fintech in the Indo-Pacific,’ she said. Read more about Deakin students who received the 2021 New Colombo Plan Scholarship.

Apply today!

You must submit your application for the 2022 New Colombo Plan Scholarship by 11 July 2021. If you’d like more information, you can learn more about the New Colombo Plan eligibility criteria and application process on the Deakin application portal, Deakin’s student website and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. You are also welcome to email Deakin Abroad at [email protected] or call (03) 9246 8506 with any questions you may have.

*Please note travel to any host location is subject to the Australian Government’s Smartraveller travel advice at the time of travel, and due to the scholarship’s requirements to live and study abroad, this scholarship is strongly recommended for students with at least two years left in their degree.

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