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New Colombo Plan recipients

ANU awarded seven New Colombo Plan Scholarships for 2017

29th November 2016

Seven ANU students have been selected for the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship for 2017.

The NCP Scholarship 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.

The winners are looking forward to increasing their language skills and immersing themselves into a new culture.

Mashaal Khan is currently studying Law and Asian studies, and will be studying at the University of Yangon late next year.

"The scholarship will allow me to study and intern in Myanmar during a watershed moment in history, right after the southeast Asian nation opened up to the world," Mashaal said.

This story originally appeared in the ANU Newsroom "It will be fascinating to be able to witness the reform process firsthand."

Gina Zheng is studying Law and Development studies and will be going to Papua New Guinea.

"I really appreciate the Australian government's recognition of the importance of investing in our Indo-Pacific neighbours from all angles and opportunities," Gina said.

The NCP Scholars for 2017 are:

Lauren Booth, from the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, who will study at the National University of Singapore.

Benjamin Clarke, from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, who will study at Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan.

Mashaal Khan, from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and the ANU College of Law, who will study at the University of Yangon in Myanmar.

Bonnie McLean, from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, who will study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in Japan.

Harriet Roberts, from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and the ANU College of Law, who will study at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia.

Abigail Slater, from the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, who will study at the National Taiwan University.

Gina Zheng, from the ANU College of Law and the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, who will study at the University of Papua New Guinea in Papua New Guinea.

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