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Destination Australia scholarship

Music student Rachel Goddard at Lismore campus

Keen to study in regional Australia? You could be eligible for a scholarship worth $15,000 a year.

Dept of Ed Australian Government | Destination Australia Scholarship logosDestination Australia — An initiative of the Australian Government

The Destination Australia scholarship is designed to support students to undertake their university degree in regional Australia.

Study at one of our regional campuses in Lismore or Coffs Harbour, and enjoy the benefits of two of the most picturesque and affordable university towns in Australia.

Be a name not a number in one of Australia’s most vibrant regional universities with small class sizes, access to world class facilities and unique natural environments within easy reach of the campus.

*Destination Australia — An initiative of the Australian Government.

Application process

Diploma Students Application

Number available

12 places available.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:

  1. An Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent Australian resident, a student with an Australian permanent visa or an International Student Visa.
  2. A commencing student in a course in 2022 with a published full-time duration of 1 years.
  3. Enrolled as a full-time student
  4. Enrolled at Lismore or Coffs Harbour campus
  5. Preference will be given to the following courses:
    Lismore
    • Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences — 2125300
    • Diploma of Science — 2127298
    Coffs Harbour
    • Diploma of Health — 2125150 (not available to International Students)
  6. Recipients must maintain ongoing residency in a regional area as defined by the 2016 Australian Geography Standard Remoteness Structure, for the duration of each study period.
    Where a course includes study outside a regional area (for example, for a clinical placement), residency away from the regional area is permitted for no more than one study period (not exceeding 6 months). In cases where the requirements of a compulsory placement exceed the permitted study period away from regional area, approval must be sought from the Department of Education by the university.
  7. International Students are also required to maintain a student visa for the duration of the scholarship in order to ensure protection under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.

Amount

$15,000 per year

Duration

One year

About our campuses

As a multi-campus university, the regions we call home have unique characteristics as study locations.

Learn more about Lismore campus and Coffs Harbour campus.


* Destination Australia — An Australian Government Initiative.