Destination Australia Scholarship Program is modeled for meritorious students who wish to receive financial aid to live and study in regional Australia. The scholarships, available to both domestic and international students, are funded by Australia’s Department of Education.
Destination Australia Scholarship applicants need to apply to a recognized tertiary education provider who has been accepted as a partner for this program. Students can apply for Certificate IV to Ph.D., for the reception of this scholarship.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, Easy-to-Apply ( NO RECOMMENDATION )|
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||Australian Government, Dept. of Education, Skill and Employment|
|Application Deadline||Jul 07 ,2021|
|No. of Scholarships||1000|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.education.gov.au/destination-australia|
To be eligible for the Destination Australia Scholarship Program, applicants must opt for a full-time
Along with the choice of program, international students are required to fulfill the following criteria:
Note: Eligibility requirements for domestic students are slightly different than the international applicants.
There is no single or common application process for Destination Australia Scholarship Program. Since applicants need to apply for the scholarship via 35 eligible education providers, it is up to them how they want to distribute these scholarships.
Amongst various regional education providers, there are institutions like University of Melbourne where eligible students will be automatically considered for the scholarship. On the other hand, there are universities like Curtin University which have a detailed application process for Destination Australia applicants. The step-by-step application process for such universities is mentioned below:
Step I: Submit an application for an eligible course of study.
Step II: Write and submit a one-page statement demonstrating “How Destination Australia Scholarship will assist you in reaching your career goals and how it will help you make tomorrow better.”
Note: students must check in with respective Universities/institutes for Destination Australia Scholarship application deadlines before applying.
Step III: The assessment panel will evaluate your application and SOP for the scholarships.
Step IV: Outcome notifications will be sent via university to successful candidates. All unsuccessful candidates will also be notified.
Step V: Selected students will have to confirm their acceptance of Destination Australia Scholarship within the specified time and via specified mode of confirmation like email.
Each Australian university selects recipients for Destination Australia Scholarship on the basis of the fact that they have been offered a full-time degree program at the institute and have ongoing residency in the region of Australia where the campus is located.
For instance, students who have applied to the Edith Cowan University, will have to stay in the Burbury region for the duration of the course. Apart from the fulfillement of university-specific terms and conditions, students are shortlisted based on two factors:
Furthermore, interview as a criteria depends on the university enrolling students for instance, James Cook University has interview as an eligibility criteria. Students' application shall be individually assessed by committee members and a decision shall be formulated on the basis of it.
As mentioned, annually the number of scholarships and educational providers varies. While the details for the Destination Australia Scholarship 2022 is yet to be announced, that for scholarship session 2021 are mentioned below:
|Scholarship Provider||Scholarship Type||Scholarship Numbers|
|Academies Australasia Institute||International Only||15|
|Charles Stuart University||International & Domestic||63|
|SAE Institute||International & Domestic||45|
|Southern Cross University||International & Domestic||32|
|TAFE NSW||International & Domestic||85|
|The University of New England||International & Domestic||59|
|The University of Wollongong||International & Domestic||25|
|Charles Darwin University||International & Domestic||43|
|Dynamic Learning Services||Domestic Only||12|
|Cairns Beauty Academy||International Only||10|
|Central Queens University||International & Domestic||38|
|James Cook University||International & Domestic||36|
|Queensland Rural Medical Education||Domestic Only||10|
|TAFE Queensland||International Only||28|
|The University of Queensland||International & Domestic||40|
|University of Southern Queensland||International & Domestic||34|
|University of the Sunshine Coast||International & Domestic||40|
|Flinders University||International & Domestic||12|
|University of South Australia||Domestic Only||20|
|TasTAFE||International & Domestic||17|
|University of Tasmania||International & Domestic||58|
|Australian Catholic University||International & Domestic||42|
|Deakin University||International & Domestic||34|
|Federation University Australia||International & Domestic||56|
|La Trobe University||International & Domestic||94|
|Partners in Training Australia||Domestic||20|
|Skillinvest Limited||International & Domestic||10|
|Sunraysia Institute of TAFE||International & Domestic||10|
|University of Melbourne||International & Domestic||18|
|Wodonga Institute of TAFE||Domestic Only||25|
|Curtin University||International & Domestic||45|
|Edith Cowan University||International & Domestic||22|
|The University of Notre Dame||Domestic Only||40|
|University of Western Australia||International & Domestic||15|
The Destination Australia Scholarship program aims to offer students the best opportunities for education in Australia. Students get to experience the culture and habitats in Australia away from the major cities. To be shortlisted, applicants just need to focus on creating a noteworthy personal statement that highlights their academic and extracurricular achievements.