ANU College of Asia & the Pacific wins six New Colombo Plan 2018 scholarships

28 November 2017

Nine ANU students have been selected for the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships for 2018. With six of these students from ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

The NCP Scholarships gives Australian students the opportunity to study up to a year in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as the option to undertake an internship for a further six months.

Two of the ANU scholars, Aidan Myatt (ANU College of Asia and the Pacific) and Betty Xiong (ANU Joint College of Sciences and ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science), were also named as Fellows as the top students for their host countries.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt congratulated the scholarship winners.

"ANU has a strong global outlook with our graduates among the world's most employable," Professor Schmidt said.

"The New Colombo Plan is a wonderful initiative, exposing students to new ideas and different cultures. The University strongly supports opportunities for students to live and study in another country.

"On behalf of the University, I congratulate the ANU New Colombo Plan Scholarship winners."

The NCP Scholars for 2018 are:

  • Adam Silverwood, from the ANU College of Law and ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, who will study at the University of Hong Kong.
     
  • Aidan Myatt, from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, who will study at Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie in New Caledonia.
     
  • Annie Zhou, from the ANU College of Law and ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, who will study at the National University of Singapore.
     
  • Betty Xiong, from the ANU Joint College of Sciences and ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, who will study at the National University of Singapore.
     
  • Catia Rizio, from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, who will study at the University of Yangon in Myanmar.
     
  • Geoffrey Flugge, from ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, who will study at The University of Calcutta in India.
     
  • Oliver Friedmann from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, who will study at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
     
  • Sophie Hewitt, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Law, who will study at the Universitas Gadja Mada and Universitas Muhammadiyah in Indonesia.
     
  • Tracy Beattie, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Law, who will study at Yonsei University in South Korea. 

Image: Aidan Myatt, named as a Fellow for being a top student in his host countries.

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