More than $23M on offer to study in regional Australia
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$23M in scholarships announced to boost regional campus enrolments

by Freya Lucas

December 06, 2023

More than $23 million in scholarships will be awarded to help 551 students at 87 regional campuses undertake tertiary education opportunities over the next four years, Assistant Minister for Regional Development Anthony Chisholm has announced. 


Each student would receive $15,000 for each year of study through round five of the Australian Government’s Destination Australia scholarship program, which has been running since 2020 with more than 2,300 scholarships being awarded.


“These scholarships provide students in regional Australia with the opportunity to complete a tertiary education and set up their careers while also helping their families, friends and communities in the process,” said Assistant Minister Chisholm.


“This program also plays an important role in easing the skills shortages we’re facing in non-metropolitan areas with Destination Australia prioritising students whose courses align with the Australian Government’s Skills Priority List.”


The initiative, he continued, contributes to the growth of education in regional and remote Australia, while also offering students the opportunity to experience a great lifestyle in a regional community and giving those towns a share in the social, cultural and economic benefits that international students bring.”


The full breakdown of scholarships per institution can be viewed on the Department of Education’s website.

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