Students are being encouraged to study in regional Australia, with the third round of the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Destination Australia scholarship program now open.
Regional universities and vocational education providers can apply to offer scholarships at their institutions for up to $15,000 per student a year, and for qualifications ranging from a Certificate IV through to PhD.
The Destination Australia program is a great opportunity for regional education providers to entice students not only to study, but also experience the benefits of regional living.
Round three of the program will support around 380 students starting this year while also delivering $19.5 million in government funding to continue supporting 800 ongoing scholarship holders.
NSW Nationals minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education Andrew Gee said the scholarships would help country communities as they recover from drought, bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our regions have a lot to offer students. Not only can they benefit from an exceptional quality of life escaping the big cities but they can also access a world-class education,” Mr Gee said.
“In turn, these students can bring new skills to our regions and provide a much-needed economic boost to country Australia.”
Applications close on 15 June.
For more information visit www.dese.gov.au/destination-australia