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Feature Scholarship: Destination Australia Scholarship

The Destination Australia Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and provide new international students commencing studies in 2021 with A$15,000 per year for the minimum number of years required to complete their degree.

International Students commencing in 2021 in any course of two or three year duration may be eligible to apply.
Applications close 5 February 2021.

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Destination Australia Scholarships
Meet current recipients of the Destination Australia Scholarship at James Cook University.

Scholarships and Grants

A range of scholarships and grants are available to international students applying to study at James Cook University.

For eligible students from the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Europe.

The JCU International Excellence Scholarship provides a significant tuition fee reduction throughout the entire duration of approved full degree study programs, provided recipients maintain a strong GPA each semester.

Scholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the JCU admissions process. Eligible students will receive an offer for their program of study and the International Excellence Scholarship concurrently.

Please note: some programs are ineligible for the International Excellence Scholarship. This includes, but is not limited to, the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Master of Engineering (Professional), and online and non-award programs.

For eligible students from Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea and the Middle East.

The JCU International Student Merit Stipend provides monthly payments of A$700 to assist with expenses throughout the duration of study at JCU, providing a strong GPA is maintained.

Scholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the admissions process. Eligible students will receive an offer for their program of study and the International Student Merit Stipend concurrently.

Please note: some programs are ineligible for the International Excellence Scholarship. This includes, but is not limited to, the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Master of Engineering (Professional), and online and non-award programs.

Available for international students enrolling into the Diploma of Engineering, Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway), Diploma of Science, and Diploma of Technology.

The JCU College Pathways Scholarships provide a 25% reduction in tuition fees.

All applicants will be considered for the scholarship, therefore there is no application required. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship offer with their course offer letter, which will include full terms and conditions of the scholarship.

Please note: JCU College Pathway Scholarships do not apply to JCU College’s English for Academic Purposes subject or courses delivered as ELICOS.

These Scholarships offers students who transition from JCU College Diplomas to JCU Bachelor's degrees, after completing the JCU College Diploma with a GPA of 4.5 or greater.

Available to students from Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea and the Middle East.

No application is required.

Australia Awards are an Australian government scholarships and fellowships program administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

For more information about Australia Awards visit Australia Awards Scholarships.

The Destination Australia Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and provide new international students commencing studies in 2021 with A$15,000 per year for the minimum number of years required to complete their degree.

International Students commencing in 2021 in any course of two or three year duration may be eligible to apply.

Applications close 5 February 2021.


Further information.

Chile

The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT) offers scholarships to candidates from Chile. For more information visit CONICYT.

Ecuador

Scholarships are available to candidates from Ecuador who are pursing postgraduate academic studies abroad. For more information visit SENESCYT.

Japan

The Australian Embassy Japan provides information about a range of scholarships that are available to students from Japan wishing to pursue studies in Australia. For further information visit the Australian Embassy Japan.

Mexico

The National Council of Science and Technology, the United Mexican States (CONACYT) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to candidates from Mexico. For more information visit CONACYT.

Peru

The Universitat de València and the Peru Education Ministry Scholarship Program (PRONABEC) offers scholarships to candidates from Peru pursing  postgraduate studies. For more information visit PRONABEC.

USA

The American Australian Association awards fellowships to Americans for advanced research and study in Australia. For more information visit USA to Australia Fellowship Applications.

JCU offers highly competitive scholarships to students commencing research degrees at Master or Doctoral level. Students must be accepted for a place in a research degree program to be considered for scholarship support.
For more information on eligibility criteria and application deadlines, visit JCU Research Scholarships.