Destination Australia Scholarship

For students enrolled full-time an aviation program at RMIT’s Bendigo campus; worth up to $15,000

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Applications now closed

The following scholarships are available:

  • Two scholarships for the Associate Degree in Aviation for $15,000 per annum for two years
  • Three scholarships for the Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) for $15,000 per annum for three years

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder or international student
  • be commencing full-time study in semester 1, 2022 in either:
    • Associate Degree in Aviation (AD023BN)
    • Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) (BP345)
  • be studying/taking the flying component at RMIT’s Bendigo campus (not at RMIT’s Point Cook campus)
  • demonstrate commitment to and engagement in your program
  • receive a CASA Class 1 medical certificate by the application close date
  • be residing in a regional area
  • passionate about becoming an airline pilot
  • interested after graduating in a flying career that includes regional Australia.

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage.

Complete the online application form by the application close date. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

Applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • Proof of your permanent residence (such as driver's license or bank account statement)
  • Proof of your residence for the semester (such as driver's license or lease/rental agreement)
  • Proof of your CASA Class 1 medical certificate

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.

  • Why do you want to become an air pilot?
  • What are your future plans and how do they include working in regional Australia?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.


Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Destination Australia – an Australian Government initiative

Destination Australia Scholarships were established to support the sustainability and growth of tertiary providers and communities in regional Australia. The intended outcome for scholarships recipients is to provide support whilst studying in regional Australia and for post-study to live and work in regional Australia.

Recipients of this scholarship:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic performance each semester for the scholarship to continue
  • Are not permitted to change from RMIT’s Bendigo campus and keep the scholarship
  • Must maintain residence in a regional location
  • Are not allowed to take leave or study part-time and keep the scholarship
  • understand that information will be provided to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment of including:
    • name
    • student ID and unique student identifier (USI) and/or Commonwealth Higher education Student Support Number (CHEESN) or PRISMS/Confirmation of Enrolment number for international students
    • age
    • gender
    • diversity and inclusion (e.g. does the student identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, a person with disability, first in family, and/or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background)
    • original postcode and state/territory or country (for international students) for recipients that are relocating to study at the Bendigo campus
    • current permanent address
    • term/semester residency postcode and Australian state or territory
    • amount of funding and when it was paid
    • program of study, campus and qualification
  • Must complete a survey each semester regarding residency, failure to complete and provide current residency information will terminate the scholarship
  • Must complete a survey regarding this scholarship that will provided to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment which will include information such as your experiences while studying regionally

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

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