Skip to menu Skip to content Skip to footer
Banner only

Destination Australia Scholarship (Domestic students)

This scholarship will open in August 2024.

Add reminder to calendar

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
August 2024
Applications close
February 2025


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 2025 (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 2025:

Dual degrees with the Bachelor of Agribusiness 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

Complete the online application form.

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

​​​​​​Applications for Semester 2 2024 commencing students have now closed.

Online applications for Semester 1 2025 commencing students will open in August 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 2021-2030. 

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.



Sponsored Students Unit