"Over 225 students will take part in 15 projects in Sri Lanka next year, covering areas from the environment to business studies to medicine," Australia's High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson said.
We look forward to welcoming students from fourteen Australian universities to learn more about the people and the culture of Sri Lanka and Maldives’ he added.
The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentor ships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region.
The Australian Government made an initial commitment of $100 million of funding for the New Colombo Plan over five years.
In 2017, NCP mobility projects will support around 7,400 students from 40 Australian universities to study in 31 host locations across the Indo Pacific.