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James Cook University- Destination Australia Scholarship for International Students

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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Funding Type
Fully Funded
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Destination Australia scholarship is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 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

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The Destination Australia scholarships for international students will be open to competition among candidates who are:

 

  • An international student studying on a valid student visa; and
  • A commencing student in 2021 enrolled full time in any course of two or three year duration.
  • The recipient must maintain a full time enrolment in the course for which the scholarship was awarded.
  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above for ongoing payments to be made.
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement of ongoing eligibility, evidence of special circumstances contributing to the reduced GPA must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration.

Benefits

Benefits

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

 

Scholarship payments will be made in 2 equal installments after census date of Study Period 1 (25 March 2021) and Study Period 2 (26 August 2021).

Program Venue

Program Venue
Townsville
Program Country
Australia

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island, Congo (Republic)

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Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Selection Criteria

 

Applicants will be assessed on four criteria:

 

  • Eligibility under the program guidelines
  • Response to Written Submission questions
  • Academic merit (applicable for Master’s applicants only)
  • Any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

 

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 600 words outlining:

 

  • Why you have chosen to study at JCU and in a regional community;
  • How you plan to contribute to the local community during your studies at JCU; and
  • Why JCU should choose you to receive the Destination Australia Scholarship. Please include examples (and attach evidence) of how have contributed to your local community.

 

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

 

Conditions of the Scholarship

 

  • The recipient must maintain a rural residential address as defined by the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the ABS for the duration of their study.
  • 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.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another campus.
  • 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.

 

Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to
the annual income from the fund. (Only required if restricted fund set up).

 

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an
obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for
that benefit or obligation

 

Obligations of Scholarship Recipients:

 

  • Commence study in an eligible program in the semester nominated in their JCU Offer letter.
  • Make the best possible attempt to successfully complete the program of study in the minimum possible time. If changing programs after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship in the future will be reassessed.
  • Maintain residency in Townsville or Cairns for the duration of the program.
  • Maintain a Australian citizenship for the duration of the scholarship. If changing Australian citizenship status after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship will be reassessed.
  • Permit JCU to share their name and information with the Department of Education.
  • Do not defer the program or transfer campuses.
  • Provide a testimonial and photograph or video for publication and participate in promotional activities if reasonably requested.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

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James Cook University- Destination Australia Scholarship for International Students

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Opportunity Type Type
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Job Type
Full Time
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Destination Australia scholarship is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 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

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The Destination Australia scholarships for international students will be open to competition among candidates who are:

 

  • An international student studying on a valid student visa; and
  • A commencing student in 2021 enrolled full time in any course of two or three year duration.
  • The recipient must maintain a full time enrolment in the course for which the scholarship was awarded.
  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above for ongoing payments to be made.
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement of ongoing eligibility, evidence of special circumstances contributing to the reduced GPA must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration.

Benefits

Benefits

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

 

Scholarship payments will be made in 2 equal installments after census date of Study Period 1 (25 March 2021) and Study Period 2 (26 August 2021).

Program Venue

Program Venue
Townsville

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Selection Criteria

 

Applicants will be assessed on four criteria:

 

  • Eligibility under the program guidelines
  • Response to Written Submission questions
  • Academic merit (applicable for Master’s applicants only)
  • Any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

 

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 600 words outlining:

 

  • Why you have chosen to study at JCU and in a regional community;
  • How you plan to contribute to the local community during your studies at JCU; and
  • Why JCU should choose you to receive the Destination Australia Scholarship. Please include examples (and attach evidence) of how have contributed to your local community.

 

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

 

Conditions of the Scholarship

 

  • The recipient must maintain a rural residential address as defined by the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the ABS for the duration of their study.
  • 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.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another campus.
  • 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.

 

Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to
the annual income from the fund. (Only required if restricted fund set up).

 

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an
obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for
that benefit or obligation

 

Obligations of Scholarship Recipients:

 

  • Commence study in an eligible program in the semester nominated in their JCU Offer letter.
  • Make the best possible attempt to successfully complete the program of study in the minimum possible time. If changing programs after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship in the future will be reassessed.
  • Maintain residency in Townsville or Cairns for the duration of the program.
  • Maintain a Australian citizenship for the duration of the scholarship. If changing Australian citizenship status after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship will be reassessed.
  • Permit JCU to share their name and information with the Department of Education.
  • Do not defer the program or transfer campuses.
  • Provide a testimonial and photograph or video for publication and participate in promotional activities if reasonably requested.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

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James Cook University- Destination Australia Scholarship for International Students

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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Intership Type
Select Type
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Destination Australia scholarship is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 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

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The Destination Australia scholarships for international students will be open to competition among candidates who are:

 

  • An international student studying on a valid student visa; and
  • A commencing student in 2021 enrolled full time in any course of two or three year duration.
  • The recipient must maintain a full time enrolment in the course for which the scholarship was awarded.
  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above for ongoing payments to be made.
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement of ongoing eligibility, evidence of special circumstances contributing to the reduced GPA must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration.

Benefits

Benefits

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

 

Scholarship payments will be made in 2 equal installments after census date of Study Period 1 (25 March 2021) and Study Period 2 (26 August 2021).

Program Venue

Program Venue
Townsville

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Selection Criteria

 

Applicants will be assessed on four criteria:

 

  • Eligibility under the program guidelines
  • Response to Written Submission questions
  • Academic merit (applicable for Master’s applicants only)
  • Any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

 

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 600 words outlining:

 

  • Why you have chosen to study at JCU and in a regional community;
  • How you plan to contribute to the local community during your studies at JCU; and
  • Why JCU should choose you to receive the Destination Australia Scholarship. Please include examples (and attach evidence) of how have contributed to your local community.

 

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

 

Conditions of the Scholarship

 

  • The recipient must maintain a rural residential address as defined by the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the ABS for the duration of their study.
  • 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.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another campus.
  • 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.

 

Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to
the annual income from the fund. (Only required if restricted fund set up).

 

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an
obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for
that benefit or obligation

 

Obligations of Scholarship Recipients:

 

  • Commence study in an eligible program in the semester nominated in their JCU Offer letter.
  • Make the best possible attempt to successfully complete the program of study in the minimum possible time. If changing programs after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship in the future will be reassessed.
  • Maintain residency in Townsville or Cairns for the duration of the program.
  • Maintain a Australian citizenship for the duration of the scholarship. If changing Australian citizenship status after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship will be reassessed.
  • Permit JCU to share their name and information with the Department of Education.
  • Do not defer the program or transfer campuses.
  • Provide a testimonial and photograph or video for publication and participate in promotional activities if reasonably requested.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

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January 1, 1970
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FUNDING TYPE

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Fully Funded

Description

The Destination Australia scholarship is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 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

BENIFITS

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

 

Scholarship payments will be made in 2 equal installments after census date of Study Period 1 (25 March 2021) and Study Period 2 (26 August 2021).

Eligibilities

The Destination Australia scholarships for international students will be open to competition among candidates who are:

 

  • An international student studying on a valid student visa; and
  • A commencing student in 2021 enrolled full time in any course of two or three year duration.
  • The recipient must maintain a full time enrolment in the course for which the scholarship was awarded.
  • The recipient must maintain a course GPA of 4.0 or above for ongoing payments to be made.
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement of ongoing eligibility, evidence of special circumstances contributing to the reduced GPA must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration.

For Further Queries:

For additional queries, email at [email protected]

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

It will be held in Townsville.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Selection Criteria

 

Applicants will be assessed on four criteria:

 

  • Eligibility under the program guidelines
  • Response to Written Submission questions
  • Academic merit (applicable for Master’s applicants only)
  • Any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

 

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 600 words outlining:

 

  • Why you have chosen to study at JCU and in a regional community;
  • How you plan to contribute to the local community during your studies at JCU; and
  • Why JCU should choose you to receive the Destination Australia Scholarship. Please include examples (and attach evidence) of how have contributed to your local community.

 

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

 

Conditions of the Scholarship

 

  • The recipient must maintain a rural residential address as defined by the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the ABS for the duration of their study.
  • 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.
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another campus.
  • 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.

 

Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to
the annual income from the fund. (Only required if restricted fund set up).

 

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an
obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for
that benefit or obligation

 

Obligations of Scholarship Recipients:

 

  • Commence study in an eligible program in the semester nominated in their JCU Offer letter.
  • Make the best possible attempt to successfully complete the program of study in the minimum possible time. If changing programs after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship in the future will be reassessed.
  • Maintain residency in Townsville or Cairns for the duration of the program.
  • Maintain a Australian citizenship for the duration of the scholarship. If changing Australian citizenship status after commencing the degree, eligibility to continue receiving the scholarship will be reassessed.
  • Permit JCU to share their name and information with the Department of Education.
  • Do not defer the program or transfer campuses.
  • Provide a testimonial and photograph or video for publication and participate in promotional activities if reasonably requested.

 

 

Applications will be closed at:
February 5, 2021
please read the FAQs while completing your application.
February 5, 2021
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