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Destination Australia

UQ’s Destination Australia scholarships – your ticket to international travel and study

Uni life
Published 16 Apr, 2021  ·  3-minute read

Studying abroad is an incredible opportunity, but it can be expensive. Fortunately, the Australian Government’s Destination Australia scholarship program may help reduce the financial burden.

These generous scholarships are valued at A$15,000 per year (for up to 4 years) and are available to students starting an eligible program at The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Gatton campus.

Harsh Kirpal Pahuja is completing a Master of Animal Science at UQ and received a Destination Australia scholarship.

“My brother is actually funding my study, so receiving the Destination Australia scholarship has reduced the financial burden on him tremendously,” he said.

“It’s a huge scholarship, which has meant I’ve been able to focus more on my studies and try to do well academically.”

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Check your eligibility

Destination Australia scholarships support students to study in regional Australia and provide a unique opportunity to explore life outside of the major cities. Students enrolling in the following programs are eligible to apply:

Scholarships are available to both international and domestic students enrolled in the above programs.

Discover UQ Gatton

UQ is a global powerhouse when it comes to agriculture and veterinary sciences, ranked 26 in the world for both (2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject).

Built on a working farm, UQ Gatton is a specialist rural campus located one hour west of Brisbane in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley, a region known for its expansive, rich farmlands.

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Students at UQ’s Gatton campus have access to a range of specialist agricultural and animal facilities, including the UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital, Production Animal Service facilities and Equine Specialist Hospital. These are in addition to over 1000 hectares of farmland, greenhouses, post-harvest facilities and research laboratories.

Harsh says he has enjoyed the incredible social and cultural experiences he’s had living in Australia and studying at UQ.

“All of the staff at UQ are really good too, they’re really responsive,” Harsh said.

“If you have any doubts you can just send them an email and you’ll get a reply telling you what you need to do and how to get it done.”

So, what are you waiting for? Apply for a UQ Destination Australia scholarship to study at The University of Queensland today.

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