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Destination Australia Program - 2023 - Round 4

ClosedGrant Closed: 22nd of November 2022 (extended) Value: Up to $16,500 per student Run By: Australian Government Department of Education Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=b2249c82-de82-42f6-ae2b-c31fd3ed772f

The grant opportunity provides grants to Australian tertiary education providers in regional areas to provide scholarships to domestic and international students, promote those scholarships for students, and promote tertiary education in regional Australia. It helps achieve the International Education Support Outcome by facilitating study in regional Australia for international and domestic students.

For Round 4, preference will be given to applications supporting domestic students and international students studying courses aligned with the Australian Government’s National Skills Priority List.

Domestic scholarships will be prioritised for students from underrepresented groups, such as low-socioeconomic status (low-SES), those who are first in family to tertiary study, those living with a disability and First Nations people.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support higher education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers in regional Australia to provide scholarships to domestic and international students to study in regional Australia
  • facilitate domestic and international students completing an Australian qualification at a higher education or VET provider in regional Australia
  • help fix areas of skills shortages and fill future skills needs by prioritising domestic and international students studying courses that are aligned with the Australian Government's National Skills Priority List
  • provide scholarships for domestic students from underrepresented groups to enable them to access tertiary education in regional Australia.

You are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity if you can demonstrate that you meet all of the following criteria.

  • you are a registered Australian tertiary education provider
  • if you intend to provide scholarships to international students – you are currently registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
  • your campus location at which scholarship students will study is entirely or in part in a regional area.
Last Updated: 31st of October 2022
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