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Destination Australia Scholarship (International students)

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
AUD $15,000 per year
Scholarship duration
For the program's duration (maximum 4 years)
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
26 February 2024
Applications close
17 June 2024


You’re eligible if you:

  • are an international student
  • hold a student visa for the scholarship's duration
  • 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 2024 (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 2024:

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 are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1 2024 commencing students have now closed.

Online applications for Semester 2 2024 commencing students will close on 17 June 2024 at 12pm (noon).

You will need to submit:

  • a personal statement (limit 300 words).

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

Selection criteria

We’ll consider:

  • eligibility under the program guidelines
  • 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.


Download and read the scholarship terms and conditions before you apply.


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