Studying in regional Victoria
Studying in regional Victoria offers many benefits for international students who want to study in Australia. Victoria’s regions are diverse and unique. International students who choose to study in regional locations benefit from a welcoming and friendly community, strong connections between education providers and industry, high-quality education, training and research opportunities, and a relaxed and affordable lifestyle.
As a result of the academic, social and cultural connections gained through living and studying in a regional area, students have a competitive advantage upon graduation. International students who graduate from a regional campus may also be able to receive post-study work rights.
Rural and regional Victoria is home to some of the best education providers in the state, with many of Victoria’s top universities, TAFEs and colleges having regional campuses.
Universities in Victoria’s regional cities offer internationally recognised qualifications, with research in many disciplines is rated at above or well above world standard in the Excellence in Research Australia rankings.
Learn about all of the places you can study in Regional Victoria.
Destination Australia Scholarships
For international students who choose to study in regional locations across Victoria, there are scholarships available to support your studies, including Destination Australia scholarships.
The aim of the Destination Australia scholarships is to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian education providers and offer students a high-quality learning experience.
Destination Australia Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government, and are offered by education providers across regional Victoria.
In Victoria, over 300 scholarships have been provided to nine education providers across 16 campus locations. Scholarships are valued at $15,000 per student per year, and are available for students undertaking a Certificate IV through to PHD. Students must maintain ongoing residency in regional Australia to be eligible.
Students who are interested in applying for a Destination Australia scholarship can do so directly with their preferred eligible provider. A full list of education providers offering Destination Australia scholarships is available on the Destination Australia website.
The following education providers have more specific information available regarding the Destination Australia scholarships at their institutions:
- La Trobe University (Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton)
- Deakin University (Warrnambool)
- Federation University (Ballarat)