AUSTRALIAN students could be on campus at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta next year as the federal Coalition road-tests its Colombo Plan scholarships.

Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop said the Coalition, if elected, would trial its student mobility plan in Indonesia and one other country, possibly Hong Kong, in the first 12 months of government.

A variation on the post-war Colombo Plan that brought Asian students to Australia, the Coalition policy is to make a period of study and internship in the Asia-Pacific region a normal part of undergraduate life, thereby spinning a web of personal ties.
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