Destination Australia Scholarship 2020/2021 for International Students – Curtin University

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Applications are ongoing for the Destination Australia Program, announced as part of the Planning for Australia’s Future Population.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted at any time

About the Award: The Destination Australia Scholarship has been developed by the Australian Government to encourage students to study in regional Australia whist receiving a high quality learning experience. The scholarship is available to mining and metallurgy students who will be completing their full degree at the Curtin Kalgoorlie campus. 

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Whilst studying at Curtin Kalgoorlie, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, learn from experts, and build industry networks. The Kalgoorlie campus also provides access to modern accommodation, a gym, outdoor recreation spaces and a thriving student social club. 

Applications are open until scholarships are exhausted. 

Eligible Field(s):

  • Master of Engineering Science (Mining)
  • Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy) 

Type: Masters (coursework)


  • International, full fee-paying, non-sponsored students
  • International students who are studying on a valid student VISA
  • Evidence of academic merit (minimum of a 75% course weighted average) for the highest completed qualification
  • 75% of your course needs to be completed at our Kalgoorlie Campus for courses of 2 years in duration or less
  • Not available to students who are sponsored
  • Can be revoked at the discretion of Curtin if the recipient already has a scholarship, sponsorship or fee offset for their mainstream course.
  • Enrolled full-time

Eligible Countries: International 

To be Taken at (Country): Australia

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • This Destination Australia Scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum for the duration of your postgraduate degree. 
  • The scholarship will be paid as a cash stipend of $7,500 per semester. 

Duration of Award: 1 year

How to Apply:

Step 1: Submit an application for the course of study

  • Submit an application for an eligible course

Step 2: Destination Scholarship Application

  • Submit a one page Statement of Purpose demonstrating “How the Destination Australian Scholarship will assist you in reaching your career goal and how it will help you make tomorrow better”.

Step 3: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Academic merit

Step 4: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the Curtin International Team prior to the commencement of the upcoming intake
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants will be notified

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept and sign the terms and conditions and return to Curtin International on [email protected]
  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details


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