Destination Australia Scholarship (International Students)


Enrolment status New students
Student type International 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 20 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 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 available only to students studying at UQ's regional Gatton campus and living in a regional area.

For the current scholarships round, 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 international 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
  • Maintain a student visa for the duration of the scholarship.

Note: Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, students can apply for this scholarship and study one semester online while the Government travel restrictions are in place. Students will be required to attend the UQ Gatton campus following the lifting of the Government travel restrictions. See Terms and Conditions for more information.

For more information on available scholarships for a Higher Degree by Research program, contact the Graduate School.  

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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 domestic 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
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Terms and conditions

Download the terms and conditions (PDF, 612.7 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.

International 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 is 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 is fully delivered at a regional campus.

For more information on available scholarships for a Higher Degree by Research Program, contact the Graduate School

Applications are closed.