Destination Australia Scholarship

  • Round 3 Applications closed at 09:00am 27 Mar 2020
  • Outcome Notice Date:
    31 Mar 2020
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students
  • Value: $15,000
  • Duration: Various

Study on campus at Charles Sturt University – the #1 uni for graduate employment* – and you could receive $15,000 per year for the duration of your degree. This scholarship from Destination Australia – an Australian Government initiative – is designed to encourage students to study in regional Australia. So why not create a world worth living in at Charles Sturt? We’re right here in regional Australia. Studying in a regional area means you’ll become part of a strong community, enjoy a lower cost of living, and benefit from personalised support and hands-on learning. You’ll enjoy a vibrant lifestyle minus the hustle and bustle. Get the best of both worlds when you study at any of Charles Sturt’s vibrant campuses located in beautiful regional cities across New South Wales: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga. Apply now for a Destination Australia scholarship – there’s only a limited number available – and you could get $15,000 per year of financial help for study and living expenses for the duration of your degree.

Destination Australia

Am I Eligible?

Round 3 applications

Round 3 applications will be for domestic students in the following courses and are campus specific as below.

Campus Location Target course Eligible Applicants
Dubbo Diploma of General Studies
Bachelor of Nursing
Domestic students
Orange Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture Domestic students
Port Macquarie Diploma of General Studies Domestic students
Wagga Wagga Diploma of General Studies Domestic students

All other campuses and courses listed in our scholarship guidelines and on this website have been allocated.

To be eligible for this Scholarship you must be:

  1. a commencing student
  2. enrolled as a full-time student
  3. enrolled as an on-campus student
  4. studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  5. an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent Australian resident or an Australian permanent visa holder
  6. enrolled at Charles Sturt University in one or the following courses.
    • Diploma of General Studies
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have another scholarship/grant?

When we determine your eligibility for this scholarship we will take into account any other scholarships for grants you have that help you to relocate or live on campus.

How do I know if I'm in financial need?

You’re considered to be in financial need if you are in receipt of an eligible means-tested Centrelink benefit or are in financial hardship (finding it hard to pay the for basic necessities). Supporting documentation will be required to demonstrate financial need.

Can I save my application and then finish it at a later date?

Yes, you can. Just log back in and submit your application before the closing date. 

What if I didn't receive the email receipt?

It can take up to 24 hours for your email receipt to come through. Or it might have gone to your spam or junk mail folder. Check there first. If you still haven't received the receipt after 24 hours, email us, quoting the application number, your name and student ID, and we’ll sort it out for you.

When will I find out if I was successful?

We’ll send you an email by the outcome notice date, as advertised on the website.

If I am successful when and how do I get paid?

Payments will be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) to your nominated bank account. Payments will be made in two instalments per year, after the census date of session 1 and 2, subsequent to you maintaining your enrolment in the required course.

Simply go to the student portal and click on the My Details section.

You’ll certainly be in with a good shot, but because there are a limited number of scholarships available, it’s not guaranteed.

Forms and Documents

How to Apply

Round 3 applications closed at 09:00am 27 Mar 2020

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