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Destination Australia program

Access a scholarship through the Destination Australia program

The Australian Government has designed the Destination Australia program to encourage national and international students to study in Regional Australiato offer students a unique, and above all, high-quality learning experience.

What is the Destination Australia program?

  • It supports eligible tertiary education providers to offer scholarships to national and international students to study and live in a regional area of ​​Australia.
  • It offers Australian and international students the opportunity to undertake excellent education and training. As well as experiencing life in Regional Australia.
  • It ensures that regions share the social, cultural and economic benefits that international students bring.

The Destination Australia program was announced on March 20, 2019, as part of the Australian Government's planning for the future population of Australia.

On May 12, 2020, the Minister of Education, Deputy Hon. Dan Tehan, the Minister of Employment, Skills, Small Business and Families, the Hon. Senator Michaelia Cash and the Minister of Decentralization and Regional Education, the Hon. Andrew Gee MP stated that higher education and vocational training providers with a campus within Regional Australia could apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per year for students to study on their campuses starting in 2021.

In 2021, the program expects to help regional Australian communities and education providers recover from the consequences of the pandemic, bringing students and economic activity to the local area.

The Destination Australia 2021 Program guidelines describe the eligibility criteria, application process and other important information for the grant round. Find them here

How can students apply for a scholarship?

Students will be able to apply for a 2021 scholarship directly with successful education providers. Write to us for more information.

What are the eligible qualification levels that students must be studying to be eligible for Destination Australia scholarships?

The scholarships will be granted to students who are active in one of the following qualification levels on a full-time basis for the duration of the scholarship:

  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Accredited Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Honours Degree
  • Certificado de posgrado o diploma de posgrado
  • Maestrías o doctorados

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Destination Australia 2020

The Destination Australia program in 2020 awarded 1,180 scholarships through 35 providers at 81 locations in the regional areas of Australia.

Where can I find more information?

For more information about the program, you can also email [email protected] 

Destination Australia grant applications for the 2021 scholarships are open to eligible providers of vocational and higher education. The Australian Government invites applications through a competitive process to provide services within the framework of supporting international education.

The Destination Australia 2021 Program round of applications may have a higher proportion of national scholarships awarded due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.

It may also interest you: Why study in a Regional Area in Australia?

This way you will know more benefits that the Australian Government offers to international students for studying in a Regional Area.One of these is to get 5 extra points in your immigration process. This government initiative aims to attract more international qualified talents and help boost the country's economy and development. 

Do you want to study in regional Australia?

Take advantage of the benefits that the Australian Government gives you for your immigration process by studying in a Regional Area, if you have any concerns to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact usStay tuned to our social media and subscribe to our Newsletter, so you'll get all updates and announcements on topics of interest.