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Destination Australia Scholarship - Domestic

The Destination Australia scholarship is funded by the Australian government Department of Education. The aim of the Destination Australia Program is to attract and support International and Domestic students to study in regional Australia and receive a high quality learning experience.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy

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Student TypeNew Students commencing in 2020
Value$15,000
Applications Open13 December 2019
Applications Close15 February 2020

Domestic Students commencing in 2020 applying for any of the following courses may be eligible to apply:

CourseCampus
Diploma of Higher EducationCairns or Townsville
Master of Data ScienceCairns or Townsville
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality ManagementCairns
Master of Social Work (PQ)Cairns  or Townsville
Master of Global DevelopmentCairns
Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)Cairns  or Townsville
Bachelor of Nursing ScienceMount Isa
Bachelor of Education (Primary) [RATEP]Thursday Island

The Destination Australia scholarships for Domestic Students will be open to competition among candidates who are:

  • A domestic student, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa; and
  • A commencing student in 2020 enrolled full time in a course listed in the table above; and
  • Have relocated to within 50km from the campus where they are enrolled for the duration of their study.

Preference will be given to students relocating from a major city as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The value of the scholarship will be $15,000 per year for the minimum number of years to complete the course.

Scholarship payments will be made in 2 instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.

Applications must be submitted on the official online application form and be received no later than the advertised close date.

  1. Applicants must submit with the official form:
    1. Written statement of no more than 500 words outlining:
      • The reasons and motivation for choosing to study in a regional location;
      • Why are you applying for the scholarship and how do you believe the scholarship will assist you.
    2. No more than 2 references attesting to the applicant’s good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship and:
    3. Evidence of residential address prior to moving to study. Examples of Supporting Documentation.

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you ensure that you include all relevant documents (including a completed application form) and that your application is submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Introduction

The Destination Australia scholarship is funded by the Australian government Department of Education. The aim of the Destination Australia Program is to attract and support International and Domestic students to study in regional Australia and receive a high quality learning experience.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Value and payment of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship will be $15,000 per year for the duration of the course.

Scholarship payments will be made in 2 instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.

Eligibility Criteria

The Destination Australia scholarships for Domestic Students will be open to competition among candidates who are:

  • A domestic student, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa; and
  • A commencing student in 2020 enrolled full time in a course listed in the table above; and
  • Have relocated to within 50km from the campus where they are enrolled for the duration of their study.

Preference will be given to students relocating from a major city as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • Content of the written statement;
  • the character of the candidate for the award; and
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official online application form and be received no later than the advertised close date. Applicants must submit with the official form:

  • Written statement of no more than 500 words outlining:
    • The reasons and motivation for choosing to study in a regional location;
    • Why are you applying for the scholarship and how do you believe the scholarship will assist you.
  • No more than 2 references attesting to the applicant’s good character and/or suitability to receive the scholarship and:
  • Evidence of residential address prior to moving to study. Examples of Supporting Documentation.
  • When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you ensure that you include all relevant documents (including a completed application form) and that your application is submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Ongoing eligibility

  • The recipient must maintain a full time enrolment.
  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above in each Teaching period.
  • The recipient must maintain a regional home address as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, for the duration of the scholarship period

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • The recipient must maintain a full time enrolment in the course for which the scholarship was awarded.
  • The recipient must maintain a regional home address as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, for the duration of the scholarship period
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another campus.
  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above in each Teaching period to remain eligible for payments in the next Teaching period.
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement evidence of special circumstances contributing to the reduced GPA must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration of ongoing eligibility.
  • If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award.
  • If the holder of an award takes an official leave of absence, the award will be terminated.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.

Administration of the Scholarship

The scholarship shall be administered by the scholarships office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The selection committee will be responsible for shortlisting and/or interviewing of candidates;

The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by Scholarships Office.

Please refer to Glossary of Terms.