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Destination Australia Scholarship (Domestic students)

This scholarship will open on 30 November 2023.

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Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Study level
Undergraduate, Postgraduate coursework
Study area
Agriculture and animal sciences, Science and mathematics
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence, Experiences and employability, Financial hardship, Rural or remote
Scholarship value
$15,000 per year
Scholarship duration
For the program's duration (maximum 4 years)
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
30 November 2023
Applications close
31 January 2024


You’re eligible if you:

  • are a domestic student
  • are a commencing student
  • are UQ alumni commencing a different program (for example, Master’s after completing a Bachelor’s degree)
  • have a full offer to study an eligible program delivered entirely at the UQ Gatton campus in 2023 (you don’t need to accept your full offer by the scholarship application deadline).

And you:

And you're starting any of the below programs in 2023:

Dual degrees with the Bachelor of Agribusiness and Master of Agricultural Science (Plant Protection field of study) are not eligible because they are not delivered full-time at UQ Gatton.

Students from low-socioeconomic status (low-SES), and who are first in family to tertiary study, and those living with a disability and First Nations people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 have closed.

Complete the online application form.

You will need to submit a personal statement (limit 300 words).

You’ll need to submit your application by the closing date:​​​​​​

  • Semester 1 (January 2024): 12:00PM AEST on 31 January 2024

Use our tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.

Selection criteria

We’ll consider:

  • academic merit
  • your personal statement
  • UQ values diversity and inclusion and may consider this when we review your application.

What happens next

We’ll send you an email to confirm we’ve received your application.

About this scholarship

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

The scholarship’s objective is to:

  • attract and support study in regional Australia
  • grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers
  • offer students a high-quality learning experience.