Griffith University has more New Colombo Plan Scholarship recipients than any other university this year, with nine students to receive the prestigious scholarship.

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program is an Australian Government initiative, providing opportunities for Australian undergraduate students to undertake semester-based study and internships or mentorships in the Indo-Pacific region.

Griffith students from Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses will jet overseas in 2020 and 2021 to countries including Japan and Taiwan. They will spend time learning a local language, immersing themselves in local culture, as well as learning from experts in their chosen fields.

Vice President (Global) Professor Sarah Todd said the fact nine Griffith students were awarded the increasingly competitive scholarship, out of a maximum of 10 per institution, reflected the high caliber of students nominated.

“These scholarships will truly transform the recipients’ lives and may well determine the focus of their future careers,” Professor Todd said.

“I know all nine, regardless of the destination they are heading to or the program they are studying, will return with an increased awareness and understanding of the issues and challenges facing our neighbourhood, and Australia’s role in the region.”

Read the full article on Griffith News.