Scholarship eligibility and selection criteria remain subject to change
prior to the opening date.
In 2023, UniSQ will offer a number of Destination Australia Scholarships
(Domestic Students), varying in duration from two to three years.
The Destination Australia Program is a scholarship funded by the Australian
Government Department of Education. The program provides financial assistance
in the form of scholarships for UniSQ domestic and international students,
with the aim to promote tertiary education in regional Australia.
These scholarships will have a maximum value of:
$30 000 (2-year award)
$45 000 (3-year award)
be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or a New
have accepted an offer to study full-time, on-campus in Toowoomba, in a
program with a 2-year or 3-year duration
commence their study at UniSQ in 2023:
as a student that is new to tertiary study
as a student that is transferring from another institution
at a program level higher than what was previously studied at UniSQ (e.g., moving up to an undergraduate, postgraduate and/or research program)
maintain full-time, on-campus (Toowoomba) enrolment for the duration of
maintain a sound level of academic achievement for the duration of the
reside and maintain ongoing residency in Toowoomba or surrounding regional
areas for the duration of the scholarship
approved 'surrounding regional areas' must be classified as 'regional' under the Australian Statistical Geographic Standard Remoteness Areas (2016) – Health Workforce Locator map.
submit a personal statement (500 words maximum), in response to the
Why are you interested in studying in a regional area in Australia?
What influenced and motivated you to choose your intended study program?
How have you contributed to your local community, and how do you plan to enrich the UniSQ Toowoomba community?
provide evidence of past academic achievement as directed in the
provide proof of residence as directed in the application process.
Priority will be given to applicants:
studying a program aligned with the Australian Government 's National
Skills Priority List
from underrepresented groups in tertiary education, including those who
from a low-socioeconomic background (low-SES)
first in family to tertiary study
living with a disability
First Nations people.
Please Note: If an applicant holds other UniSQ awarded scholarships, this may
be taken into consideration in selection. There are some scholarships that
cannot be held together.
How to apply
Application must be made via the UniSQ Scholarships Online Application
If you require assistance in completing your application, please download the
Scholarship Online Application Manual.
University of Southern Queensland
Phone: 1800 269 500
Email: [email protected]
UniSQ reserves the right to alter the conditions of the scholarship/bursary
based upon exceptional circumstances. UniSQ reserves the right to not award
the scholarship/bursary in a given year.