Government Funded Scholarships available for Students

Posted on 10/05/2021

The Australian Government offers a number of grants and scholarships* to help students with their studies. These scholarships are either offered directly by the Australian Government or are available through education providers. These scholarships can also be used towards the cost of your accommodation. Here are some of the scholarships that are available that you may be eligible for.

1) Tertiary Access Payment Schemes

The Tertiary Access Payment Schemes provide financial support to students who are moving from outer regional or remote areas for tertiary study.

Available to students who have finished year 12 or equivalent, the scheme offers a one-off payment of $5000 which is paid in two instalments.


  1. An Australian resident

  2. Should be doing a Vocational Educational and Training (VET) course at a university or non-university provider OR higher education course at a non-university provider OR a Higher education course at a participating university

  3. From an outer regional, remote or very remote area

  4. Moving to study at a tertiary education provider that’s more than 90 minutes away from your family home by public transport

  5. Have completed year 12 or equivalent

  6. Studying a tertiary course at certificate IV or above in the next available study period after year 12 with no gap year

  7. Younger than 22 on the day you start your tertiary course.

  8. Have parents or guardians whose income is under the current combined parental income limit of $250,000.

Find out more about this scheme

2) Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship (RRES)

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program helps Australians in regional and remote areas to access higher education, from Certificate IV through to PhD level. Available to eligible students, the scholarship supports flexible study arrangements.

Eligible students may receive up to $18,000 each (e.g. for a full-time, four-year qualification). Shorter, part-time qualifications are paid on a pro rata basis. An extra $500 is also available to support an internship.


  1. Commencing a new course of study in 2021

  2. Studying on campus, online or via distance education

  3. Studying from six months full-time up to eight years part-time

Find out more about this scheme

3) Destination Australia Scholarship

Destination Australia provides funding to eligible tertiary education providers to offer scholarships to domestic and international students to study and live in regional Australia. The scholarship offers students an opportunity for Australian and International students to undertake education, training and research, and to experience life in regional and remote Australia.

Students can apply for this scholarship directly with eligible education providers

Find out more about this scheme

*Terms & Conditions Apply. Refer to the T&C's of each scheme for further information and the application process.

Disclaimer: These Scholarships are government-funded scholarships, not provided by Campus Living Villages. Applications are submitted directly to the providers

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