Destination Australia – Scholarships to study in regional Australia

Almost 1,200 scholarships are now available for international and domestic students to study in Australia’s regions following the announcement of the Destination Australia Program.

The $93.7 million Destination Australia program aims to attract international and domestic students to study in regional Australia. It’s also designed to develop regional tertiary education institutions and offer students a high-quality learning experience without geographical restrictions.

Scholarships are available for students planning to undertake Certificate IV through to PhD qualifications.

Students who are interested in applying for a Destination Australia Scholarship can do so directly with their preferred successful provider.

The scholarships will provide eligible students with the opportunity to explore a unique life outside metropolitan cities while undertaking a world-class tertiary education.

Students can now apply for a scholarship directly with a successful tertiary education provider for the 2020 academic year. A list of successful providers is now available.

Apart from the scholarship opportunities, students will be able to access additional 2 years of Subclass 485 Graduate (Post Study Work) visa for courses from bachelor’s degree or higher. Therefore, someone studying a PhD in one of these regional areas would be eligible for a 6-year 485 visa (previously 4 years duration).

Read more about benefits of living, studying or working in regional areas here.

What is the definition of regional used for the Destination Australia program?

For the purposes of the Destination Australia Program, a regional location is classified as any area outside of Major Cities of Australia, in line with the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure.

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