2020 Destination Australia Scholarships for International Students

Destination Australia scholarships are an Australian Government initiative to attract and support Australian and international students to study in regional Australia at quality tertiary education providers.

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE has four prestigious Destination Australia scholarships to award to new international students commencing at the Mildura campus in 2020:

  • 3 scholarships for 1 year ($15,000 each)

  • 1 scholarship for 2 years ($30,000 each)

To be eligible for one of SuniTAFE’s Destination Australia scholarships you must:

  • be a new student to SuniTAFE
  • be a full-time student studying on campus
  • apply for, and then commence, a Certificate IV or Diploma course at SuniTAFE in 2020
  • live in the Mildura or surrounding area for the duration of the scholarship
  • ​be granted, and maintain, a student visa for the duration of the course for which the scholarship is offered



SuniTAFE will shortlist, interview and select scholarship recipients who are eligible and meet the key selection criteria: 

  1. Academic merit – last two years of high school scores or the academic results of the highest qualification obtained (graduation or interim) and/or results from other academic studies

  2. Community service and involvement – leadership experience, extra-curricular activities, volunteering or other service to the community


In order to accept and take up the Destination Australia Scholarship, successful applicants must:

  1. Accept the offer to study at SuniTAFE and pay the nominated tuition deposit fee

  2. Be granted a student visa for the duration of the course for which they receive the scholarship

  3. Commence studies at SuniTAFE on the course start date and maintain enrolment in that course for the duration of the scholarship

  4. Have an Australian bank account

  5. Participate in survey and evaluation processes related to the Destination Australia scholarship program

Scholarships will be deemed not taken up (not accepted) if the above conditions are not met and the scholarship will be reallocated to another eligible student.


Scholarship monies will be deposited directly into the recipient’s Australian bank account as per an agreed payment schedule.


Scholarship Application Form due
11:59pm AEST, Wednesday 6 May 2020

Students, or their agents, must submit the Scholarship Application Form as well as a complete International Student Application to study at SuniTAFE commencing in 2020.

Shortlisting of scholarship applications
7 – 8 May 2020

SuniTAFE will shortlist the scholarship applications and advise shortlisted candidates of the interview date.

Video interviews
11 – 15 May 2020

SuniTAFE will interview shortlisted candidates by video call. 

Successful applicants notified
By Wednesday 20 May 2020

SuniTAFE will advise successful applicants of the next steps to take up the scholarship. 

Reallocation of scholarships not taken up
By Monday 27 July 2020

Where successful applicants do not take up their scholarship, the Destination Australia scholarship will be reallocated to another student that meets the criteria.


  1. Submit a complete application to study at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE by Wednesday 6 May (please ensure you submit all the required documents)
  2. Lodge the International Student Scholarship Application Form by 11:59pm Wednesday 6 May, 2020 to international@sunitafe.edu.au 

Download application form here.

Download information flyer here.


For more information about the Destination Australia scholarships available for international students at SuniTAFE, please contact us on international@sunitafe.edu.au or phone +61 5022 3956.