Destination Australia Scholarships - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

Destination Australia Scholarships

Applications are now open for Semester 1, 2021.

Selections will be held in January/February with all applicants being notified of the outcome of their application by Friday, 26 February 2020.

The Destination Australia Scholarships program aims to attract and support students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience.

Destination Australia is a scholarship program funded by the Australian Government to support students to study in regional Australia.

Destination Australia applications for Semester 1, 2021 are open to full-time undergraduate and diploma students enrolled at the USC Fraser Coast or Gympie campus who are due to commence their studies in Semester 1, 2021 in one of the approved programs (to be confirmed in early October 2020).

The scholarships are valued at up to $15,000 per year for the normal duration of your program and paid in lump sum payments of $7,500 per semester after census.

$7,500 per semester for 1 Year Diploma programs up to $15,000

$7,500 per semester for 3 year undergraduate programs up to $45,000

$7,500 per semester for 4 year undergraduate programs up to $60,000

The money can be used to help cover the costs of studying at uni, including things like tuition fees, textbooks, or costs associated with placements, internships or study-related travel.

To apply, fill out and submit the Destination Australia Scholarship Application Form by Monday, 30 November 2020.

Note: This application is for domestic students only.

Eligibility
  • commencing full-time study in 2021 at USC Fraser Coast or Gympie campus
  • maintain ongoing residency in a regional area
  • enrolled in one of the approved programs (to be confirmed in early October 2020)
Selection criteria
Applicants must submit the Destination Australia Scholarship Application Form, which must include the following:
  • a personal statement demonstrating commitment to studying and supporting the regional community in which you will be studying;
  • evidence of academic merit (examples may include transcripts, awards, and commendations – please refer to the Supporting documentation web page for further information); and
  • other supporting documentation as evidence of your income and any equity considerations, if applicable.
Eligible programs
Approved programs at Fraser Coast and Gympie campuses
Number available
TBC
Value

Up to A$60,000

Application
Destination Australia Scholarship Application Form (PDF 628KB)