Destination Australia Scholarship (Domestic Students)


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study All levels of study
Study area Agriculture and Environment
Scholarship value $15,000 per year
Opening date 7 April 2021
Closing date 30 June 2021


The Destination Australia program is a scholarship funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, and aligns with the National Strategy for International Education 2025. 

The objective of the grant is to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience.

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Scholarships are only available to students studying at the UQ Gatton campus and living in a regional area.

Applicants must have a full offer for study in an approved program commencing in 2021, but need not have accepted the offer by the scholarship application deadline.

Destination Australia scholarships can be awarded to Australian students who meet and adhere to the following criteria for the duration of the scholarship:

  • Are new to UQ in 2021
    • Alumni commencing a different degree (i.e. Masters after a Bachelors) are eligible to apply
  • Maintain ongoing residency in the regional area for the duration of the scholarship, as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure 2016 from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Are enrolled and studying at the UQ Gatton campus
  • Are studying full-time in a degree that is fully delivered at UQ's Gatton campus
  • Are studying one of the following qualification levels:
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Bachelor Honours Degree
    • Masters Degree
      • See Terms and Conditions for list of eligible programs
  • Are enrolled in an eligible program

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Destination Australia – an Australian Government initiative

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Information on Destination Australia scholarships for international students can be found here.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be assessed on four criteria:

  • Eligibility under the program guidelines
  • Academic merit
  • Response to personal statement
  • Dean's discretion
Applications are closed.


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Terms and conditions

Download the terms and conditions (PDF, 902.6 KB)

Scholarships are renewable for subsequent years of the degree after commencement, up to four years total, pending maintained eligibility under the Destination Australia guidelines.

Domestic students commencing the following programs in 2021 are eligible to apply:

Note: Dual degrees with Bachelor of Agribusiness are not eligible, as this component of the program does not meet the requirement that the program be fully delivered at a regional campus.

The plant protection major within the Master of Agricultural Science is not eligible, as this major does not meet the requirement that the program be fully delivered at a regional campus.

Applications are closed.