• Michelle Landry MP

Attracting more students to Capricornia

Federal Member for Capricornia and Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry said 11 scholarships would be available to international and domestic students to study in Capricornia next year.

Ms Landry said tertiary education providers in Capricornia had been provided $478,500 to offer the scholarships through the Coalition Government’s $93.7 million Destination Australia program.

Destination Australia provides scholarships worth $15,000 a year to students who study at a regional university or vocational education provider.

In Capricornia there will be:

  • 9 scholarships at the Rockhampton campus of Central Queensland University

  • 2 scholarships at the Norman Gardens campus of Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation

“Our region has a great story to tell and we can be an attractive destination for international and domestic students,” Ms Landry said.

“That’s why I have worked with local providers and the Education Minister to secure these scholarships for our electorate.

“Attracting more students to study in Central Queensland will be good for our community, good for local businesses and good for tourism.

“International students who study in regional Australia rate their living and learning experience higher than students based in metropolitan centres yet just three per cent of our 690,000 international students were enrolled in regional Australia last year.

“Our Government’s Destination Australia program is helping to attract more students to study in regional Australia and we can help by promoting Central Queensland as an attractive study destination because of our lifestyle, lower cost of living and smaller class sizes.”

Students can apply directly to institutions. Successful tertiary education providers can be found at www.education.gov.au/destination-australia.


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